Felt Tree Forest


After a year and a half, I have finally completed the tutorial for our Felt Tree Forest. Better late than never, right? And before anyone asks... and I know you will... I do not have a tutorial for the Holiday Gnomes. They were part of last year's Holiday Giveaway. I have the pattern, and a few of my personal, mostly decipherable notes on making Holly and Noel, but I'm not sure if they will find their way to this year's Master List!

In the meantime... you can find the pattern and directions for our Felt Tree Forest HERE or with our FREE Patterns. Enjoy! Read more

Felt Tree Forest


Our Christmas gnomes, Holly and Noel, are in the Evergreen Forest dicussing the possibility of snow! Directions for a large tree (6"), medium tree (4") and bush (2") can be found below.

Gathering Materials for the Felt Forest

Long, long ago... in an enchanted forest far, far away...

Last year I posted directions for making the wooden peg gnomes. They were standing in front of some felt evergreens I had just thrown together. I didn't bother writing up the directions at the time... I wasn't featuring the trees... they were just a backdrop for the gnomes. Welllll.....as it turns out, those felt evergreens have been requested time and time again since that time. I PROMISED readers that I would write up directions before this holiday season. Well, here we are, and I still haven't written up instructions. After a rather heartfelt request yesterday, the felt forest has moved up to the top of my To-Do list. So, some time over the weekend, I'll get instructions together for making your own felt evergreens. But for those of you that are just waiting for the directions, I thought I could at least give you a materials list so you can get things together for the project.

I made 3 different sizes: tall, medium and a bush.

1/4" dowel rod: (6" tall, 4 1/2" medium, and 2 1/2" bush.)
base: approximately 1 1/2" sliced...Read more

Gnome Pillow Dolls

Materials:
Gnome Doll Panel (available from Spoonflower)
Thread
Batting
Knitting Needle or other long tool to push out corners

 

 

If you bought a yard of gnomes, cut the gnomes apart.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Corner - Wooden Pine Forest


Here is our second variation of our Christmas Tree Applique Block. Because art is suppose to imitate life... we've mixed our Wooden Pine Forest in with our Wooden Autumn Forest! (We will have a winter scene closer to Christmas with snow and decorations!) But for now, it is still autumn in the Thicket!

As far as the pattern goes, when you start with a simple design, there are so many different things you can do with it! I used the outside shape of our Christmas Tree Applique Block for our small trees, and I enlarged the pattern for the larger trees. Both sizes are included on our pattern, along with the star and the birds. For directions for cutting out the wood, painting and finishing, follow the general directions of our Wooden Apple Orchard.

Here are a couple of notes that pertain to the Wooden Pine Forest. When laying out the patterns on your wood, fit the birds and stars around the trees. Trying to cut the little pieces out of little pieces of wood is both difficult and more dangerous. So, trace them near your...Read more

Fairy Ribbon Rings


There is a joy in running free and dancing til you wear out your shoes! Running and dancing with Fairy Ribbon Rings makes the experience more delightful. Here are the very easy, non sewing directions for making your own Fairy Ribbon Rings. This is a great craft to do with your children, from picking out their own ribbons, to tying them on the rings. These are easy and a pure joy to work with lovely ribbons.

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