Black Eyed Susans

When I was a little girl, I fell in love with Black Eyed Susans. They weren't flowers in my mother's garden, but rather they grew wild in the park by our house. I was intrigued by how alike and how different they were from daisies, another favorite. Once I had a garden of my own, I filled it with Black Eyed Susans. Who knew I would spend the next 3 decades in a love/hate relationship with the flower! I still love them, but I'm always battling them to keep them under control (They can be so pushy :)

Anyway... this year, like all of my plants, my poor Black Eyed Susans are looking a bit frumpy from the heat. It got me to thinking, and before long, I decided to make some playful Black Eyed Susans for inside. I have visions of surrounding the gnome house with flowers!
Of course, who wants flowers around your gnome house unless they have personality? So, you simply push the petals down and...

tah dah... meet our newest little flower fairy. We will be...Read more

Rainbow Flowers Applique Block

With the high temps we've been having this summer, many of my poor flowers are showing the strain. But here, appliqued on black felt, a garden of rainbow flowers are bright and perky! Made entirely with one small petal, these flowers look awesome together but one by itself would look sweet. As usually, The Rainbow Flower Applique Block was made to fit on a 6" x 6" block, but you can enlarge or reduce the pattern to meet your needs. The pattern can be found HERE.

Often, we get emails from our readers saying they love our applique blocks, but they want suggestions on how to use them. Do you have any ideas on what to do with these Rainbow Flowers? Share your suggestions :)

For example... I'm thinking it would be really cute if you cut the flowers out of kite paper, and attached them to your window. You can paint on the stems and leaves. Wouldn't it be bright and cheery?

 

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Variations Galore of Our Gnome Bookmark


You know how we are always saying that our patterns are just a starting point? We encourage our readers to use them as is, but also want you to use your imagination to personalize our designs. Well... I hardly know what to say here, but I got this email from Bonnie, an avid WFA reader. It said:

Hi - Your bookmark/greeting card template gave me lots of ideas.  So far, I have come up with about 40.  Here is a sample of my imagination at play.  (If you are interested in seeing the rest, please let me know via email.  I do not have a blog, so I will have to send the pages one at a time.  I am on dial-up & don't know how to send more than one.  There are 13 pages.  Sorry.)  (((hugs))) Bonnie
This first "installment" was included in the email.

She included these 3 as her first installment.

1 - made from paint chips (you know - those paint samples?)
2 - made from scrapbook paper
3 - plastic canvas; 10-count, I think

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Moon and Stars Gnomes and Sleeping Bag


It's summer... time for camping under the moon and stars. Whether you throw a sleeping bag on the grass in the backyard or trek into the wilderness, there is nothing like lying on your back, on a clear night, and looking up at the wondrous night sky.

Naturally, our gnomes also enjoy star gazing. Here are our latest gnomes and there sleeping bag, perfect for a night under a blanket of stars and the moon!

To complete this project, you are going to need to do a little scavenger hunt through our site. You will need:

The Waldorf Inspired Gnomes found HERE.

The basic Sleeping Bag Directions found HERE.

The directions for how to make the woven stars found HERE.

And the actual pattern for THIS sleeping bag found HERE.

And, in the event you want to set up your own campfire scene you will need:

The campfire found HERE.

The felt trees found HERE.

And the mushrooms found HERE.

Okay... I think that is everything :)  To embellish your gnomes, simply add some woven stars on their hats and...Read more

Moon and Stars Applique Block


I was working on project (which I will share later in the week) and I needed a moon and stars applique. I was rather surprised I had never designed one for Wee Folk Art, but since I needed to design one now, I made one up as an applique block. Designed to fit our standard 6" x 6" block, it can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. (I had to reduce the size to 40% for the project I was making.) The pattern can be found HERE

Below is a diagram for the embroidered stars I made, which I call a Woven Star. When I made my first star, I simply used straight stitches to make the five point stars, overlapping the threads, but I didn't like the way the threads laid. So, I wove the floss, under and over, making the stars lay flatter, and giving an interesting look to the stars.     

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Firecracker Applique Block

Happy 235th birthday, USA! We hope everyone has a "blast" celebrating the day. To help, we've designed a Firecracker Applique Block! As always, it was designed to fit a 6" x 6" block but it can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. The pattern can be found HERE. Enjoy!

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