Nativity Applique Block

I can't believe how quickly time scurries by... Four years ago we shared our Advent Celebration with our readers. It is a four week long program and each week we focused on a different theme: Week 1 - Gift Giving from the Heart, Week 2 - Symbols of Christmas, Week 3 - Celebrating with Family, and Week 4 - Birth of Jesus. I never completely finished Week 4, and I know at this time of year I start getting emails asking me if I would. So, finally, I am finishing our Advent Celebration. If you are interested in checking it out to use with your family, you can read all about it HERE. Over the next week I will make sure all the links work properly and I will finish all the tutorials for Week 4. 

Each week has an applique block that goes along with the week. Today, we are sharing our Nativity Applique Block.  Like all of our appliques, it was designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block but it can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. These year we hope to turn...Read more

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wishing you and yours a

joyous holiday filled with love

and peace!

Kimara and Michelle

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Wooden Christmas Stars

You would think, after 59 Christmases, I would run out of new things to make. HA! Not even close! Over the years my tastes have changed, and as they do, my house changes with me.

My tastes, although eclectic, now run on the "simple side". That is why when I saw a photo of simple wooden stars hanging from twine, I fell in love! Although I thought of cutting out my own stars, I quickly nixed that idea, and bought packaged 4" wooden Folk Art Stars from CraftParts.com.

Make a few or fill your whole house with stars. It is easy to do, and is "simply" beautiful!

(Added bonus: we have several bird feeders outside this window. We have trouble with birds running into the windows. When we hang things in the window, it helps the birds realize it isn't open space. You are welcome, birds :)

Materials:
Pre cut wooden stars - Mine are 4" wooden Folk Art Stars from CraftParts.com
Twine
Paint - I used white milk paint

Directions

Gather your supplies. (Include a cup of coffee or tea for...Read more

Waldorf Meets the Muppets :: Knit Doll Sweater & Pants Pattern

Last week Meghan and I were talking about Christmas gifts for the wee ones. She said the Little Guy was always running off with the Little Lady's doll that I made, and she wasn't were happy about sharing her dolly. Meghan suggested I make a doll for LG. I was all over that. I had already created a pattern for a knit-in-the-round doll, which can be found HERE, so all I had to do was create a pattern for pants and a sweater. In 2 days time I had made the doll, including the clothes. Yippie! Love when everything comes together quickly.

Just a comment about his hair... I used some fun yarns for his hair (more about that later.) My intention was to give him a haircut when I was done. When I saw his floppy mop, I said... Hey, he looks like Jon Bon Jovi! A young Bon Jovi! Before I had a chance to cut his locks, my family convinced me to leave Bonjovi's hair long and perky! It is awesome hair! It is so super soft and floppy. It is also very light weight so it doesn't weigh down his neck. I can always trim...Read more

Little Mouse Applique Block

 

 

Wishing You and Yours a Blessed and

Joyous Christmas from our family to

yours!

Fondly,

Kimara and Michelle

It is that time of year when Michelle and I tuck away Wee Folk Art for a few weeks to spend time with the family and enjoy a little rest and relaxation. Before "heading out" (actually, we are staying put and everyone else is coming to us :), we wanted to share a little Christmas Mouse with you. Thank you, Fairy, for providing the inspiration. Although I'll still be kicking around Facebook, we will see everyone back here in 2013 :)

This year, Fairy tried out for and won a roll in a local production of the Nutcracker. We were all so proud of her, and not just for landing a roll, but for being brave enough to enter a totally unknown situation and giving it her all! 

Fairy was a gray mouse. Perhaps I'm biased, but I thought she was the most talented and adorable little mousey out there...Read more

Gnome Christmas Stockings

The other day I saw the most adorable wee stockings at Little Cotton Rabbits. If you've never been to Little Cotton Rabbits, you are in for a real treat. Julie Williams is a gifted designer and knitter. She makes the most a.dor.able little creatures that she sells. The demand for her work far exceeds her ability to keep up, so periodically, she announces that she has a new gaggle of lovelies to sell, and you can place a comment, hoping that her random drawings will give you the privilege to purchase one of her creations. When you look around here blog, you will understand why her work is so highly sought after!  To learn more about Little Cotton Rabbits, visit her SHOP and her BLOG.

Now, onto my Gnome Christmas Stockings. I saw no reason to reinvent the wheel, and decide to use the pattern for Mini Christmas Stockings Julie graciously shared. The pattern is available HERE. These are the only changes I made:

I used a single ply yarn instead of a worsted yarn. I had some beautiful Mini Mochi Rainbow yarn (it is Crystal Palace - Mini Mochi, #101...Read more

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