Spring Gnome Sleeping Bag

Spring may bring with it warming days and flowers, but the nights can still get mighty chilly in The Thicket. But just because the gnomes may still need sleeping bags, there's no reason they can't be light and springy! These 2 sleeping bags use bright, cheerful colors, and the heart and flowers speak spring! Follow the general directions in our FREE Crafting Club Patterns for The Gnome Sleeping Bags with this Spring Sleeping Bag Pattern. Your gnomes will sing your praises. Enjoy!

 
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Flower Fairy Directions

Materials:
3 colors wool felt pieces – one should be green for leaves
6 strand embroidery floss
People turnings (wooden pegs) - We buy our wood turnings from Casey' Wood
Adults 2 3/8" x 7/8"
Children 1 11/16" x 5/8"
Craft glue

Flower Fairies

Britta awoke to the smell of hyacinths and daffodils. That could only mean one thing. Spring had finally come to The Thicket and the Flower Fairies had returned!

Whether you have a gnome house or just a little nook and cranny that Flower Fairies would like to inhabit, these little sweeties are a welcome addition to any home. The mother flower fairy, along with her little bud, will bring a smile to the faces of the wee ones in your life. 

The directions and patterns are available in our FREE Open Patterns. Start by making the flower fairies with the patterns provide, then get crazy and with little tweeking and alterations, the flower fairies can become as unique as the flowers in your own garden. Because this is such a quick, easy project, it won't be long til you have a bouquet of Flower Fairy Friends. Enjoy!  Read more

Contour Clip Barrette Covers

I am notorious for losing, oh, let's call it misplacing, things. My son has a Montblanc pen. He's had it forever. NEVER give me anything of value unless it is screwed to my person. I go through pens and pencils like they were kleenex. I have no idea what I do with them... they just disappear. I'm also awful with hair clips. Pairs of barrettes soon become solos. So I can hardly get upset with young children for losing their hair clips. For that reason, when making barrettes for Pixie and Fairy, I wanted some that were super quick and easy to make, so when they inevitably get lost, it's no big deal.

 

Today, I'm sharing apattern for felt covered contour barrettes. They are cheap to buy, quick to stitch up, and cute as can be. The thing I like about my design is the "hood" in the back. Unlike barrette covers that can slide out of the cover, this design will keep the barrette snug as a bug in a rug! I plan to make a mountain more, but I did want...Read more

Contour Clip Barrette Cover Directions

Once you get started making barrette covers, you'll be addicted! You can sew them by hand or machine. In some cases you can applique before you sew fronts and backs together, in other cases you'll have to wait until the barrettes are attached. Go wild or just leave them plain, the choice is yours.

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