(First photo on Wee Folk Art)
 

In some ways it is hard to believe Wee Folk Art is 3 years old. Three years... wow. We certainly had no idea of where or what Wee Folk Art would become when we first started. Here is our initial Welcome, posted on July 29, 2008.

No matter how you happened to stumble upon this blog you are most certainly welcome! This blog is written by a mother/daughter team. Although our personalities and personal style differ, we hold true to the same values. Family and home, crafting and creating, guide us through our days. The purpose of Wee Folk Art is twofold. First, we hope to share arts and crafts that enhance the lives of children and beautify the home. Second, we will share our family’s creative adventures and exploration of the natural world. We are ever conscious of the environment and how our actions impact it. We generally use all natural materials and believe, especially with children, homemade is best and less CAN be more. (Okay…this does not apply to the stashes in our craft rooms!) We hope you make a point of stopping by often, and not only do we welcome, but encourage your comments and feedback. The plan is to offer free monthly patterns and sell a limited number of kits and finished products, as time permits. A monthly give away will give you a chance to win our latest kits! So, once again, welcome. We are a work in progress. Be patient and vocal! Watch us evolve! 

So... we have held true to most of this with a couple exceptions. First, we certainly offer more than 1 FREE Pattern a Month, I think we average 2 a week, and second, we do not sell kits, nor do we seem to find the time to create projects that we can sell. But all in all, Michelle and I are very proud of our site and are thrilled with the friends we've made over the years. As a group, you continue to challenge us through requests and encouragement. We love what we do, and it makes it more joyous because we are able to share with thousands of readers each day.

Some of you have been with us from the beginning, following us from the other blogs Michelle and I hosted. Others are spankin' new, with the numbers growing everyday. We are grateful for each and every one of you and hope to continue doing that thing we do for a long time :)

So, here's a few trivia questions:

What was the first tutorial we shared? Click HERE for the answer.

Where do our gnomes live? Click HERE for the answer.

What was the first edible recipe we shared? Click HERE for the answer.

What was our first applique block? Click HERE for the answer.

What tutorial is most frequently visited? Click HERE for the answer.

Who are you guys? Click HERE for the answer :)

To celebrate our anniversary, as is the blogging community's custom :) we are having a giveaway. What better way to celebrate than to give a little Wee Folk Art Gnomey Love away? We've had a Cafe Press account for the past year and have many readers that surround themselves with Wee Folk Art "stuff". One of the most common suggestions we've had, however, was to expand our wares beyond the organic line that was featured. The organics are more expensive, and the selection was limited, so, we've added many more products to the store to hopefully meet everyone's needs for gnomes!

To celebrate our Third Anniversary, two lucky winners will receive a Wee Folk Art mug... brimming with gnomey love :) Anyone can enter.

To enter, simply visit Wee Folk Art's Cafe Press Shop, look around, then come back here and tell us what your favorite item/s are in our comments. Wouldn't hurt to give us a big hug, too! (Doesn't better your chances of winning, but it will make us feel good :)The contest will run from today, until Monday, August 1, at 9:00 p.m. EST. The winners will be drawn at random then have 1 week to contact us with their snail mail address or a new winner will be drawn.

You know you want to wake up each more with your hands wrapped around a mug covered with sweet gnomes:) And, again, thanks to one and all for your love and inspiration. We wouldn't be doing this without you!

 

 

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Comments

FIRST comes the big hug and the thank you for offering so many wonderful projects on your blog. Your gnome pattern was used to make a Christmas Stocking for someone with a love of gnomes.

I think my favorite item is actually the large mug. I love a good size mug!

Hi,
I like the thermos food jar best!
I am a preschool teacher and think it very cute indeed.
Congratulations on your 3 years!
Gina

Hi Wee Folk!
I love the pyjamas, who wouldn't want to snuggle up in bed with some gnome love?!
The ceramic travel mug would be useful too as I'm not allowed an open mug in the classroom where I work, although a traditional mug would be perfect at home to share the gnomey goodness!
Massive hugs to you! Keep sharing that Wee Folk Art. xx :)

My favorite item has to be the coffee mug. I say this because I collect coffee mugs and they are plastered all over my coffee themed kitchen. I also love Gnomes and Wee Folk Art so this would be PERFECT. Huge hugs on your third anniversary!! ((((wee folk art)))) Thank you for everything you do and share :)

I am fairly new...just a few months ago I discovered your site. I instantly fell in love with gnome making! Can't thank you enough for the joy they bring me and my kids. this is the first time I looked at your shop! Love it. My favorite would be the your tote bag. But I would love a mug! Thanks!

Well, the cup is obviously adorable. I also love the messenger bag because it happens to be my favorite color! Honestly, it's all covet-worthy. Big hugs from New England!

*Big hugs* :) (I love them too, so I totally understand)

My favorite item would have to be the traditional tote bag. If you see my house you'd understand I've had the love of cloth totes for quite some time.

My second love would be the gnome love mug since I have coffee or tea just about every morning.

Happy anniversary!

Happy Blogging Birthday!! Today is our youngest daughter's 3rd birthday! :) I love the pjs and the beach tote bag.(((((hugs)))) to you both for sharing such wonderful projects. I have enjoyed making so many of them.

Happy 3rd Anniversary and may you continue for many, many more years! My favourite items are the organic cotton t-shirts and the stainless steel waterbottles - so cute and healthier too - fantastic! Oh ..... and BIG HUG lol

Happy Anniversary. :-) *Hugs* I like the beach tote it is pretty darn cute!

Time fly's when you're having fun!!
I love the Messenger Bag!!
And one can never have enough coffee cups!
Hugs, Kisses and Snuggles!

I don't know why my name did not show up, I put it in.

I love everything you do here, and I love you! Thank you and congratulations on three wonderful years of sharing your love of creating!

Many cool items...travel mug being my fav!

I had no idea you had so many items at cafe press. I love the thermos, the beach tote, the water bottles...

and many more to come!
Thank you for 3 wonderful years of inspiration!
My favs articles from the shop are Art Apron and Stainless Water Bottle :)

Happy anniversary! i love the gnome love hoodie!

I just love all that gnome goodness! The jr ringer t shirtis my fav tho! Crossing my fingers!! I'd love to have that mug for my morning coffee or tea! :)

Hmmm, I guess the apron and the raglan hoodie are my favorites. It's hard to choose. I like the mugs too, especially the large one.

As a (feels like eternally) nursing mama I like the 1 litter water bottles! Cute and handy to have around all day!

I became a follower of your site the day I found you guys! Because of your patterns and ideas my kids have accumulated quite a collection of peg gnomes!

Can I just say that I love them all?!?! The baby blanket, and the shirts, the tote bag and the THERMOS STUFF?!?! I'm definitely going to have to get some!

I love the beach tote. Congrats on your anniversary and thanks for the giveaway! Hugs, cokelush at gmail

I LOVE the kids pajamas! They are nothing short of awesome. I also love this blog--it is the only blog I check on a daily basis. Big hugs to you guys. Thank you for what you do!

I love the mug! It will be used on all those cold and snowy days, filled to the brim with steamy, minty cocoa

H U G S! Congratulations on your blogiversary! While I'd love to wear one of your shirts, I think I might have to get a Long Sleeve Infant Bodysuit for my little girl.

I love the mouse mat, would cheer up desk in my work room no end :) x

I love the shirts and especially love the messenger bag. I love your blog too. one of the first i discover in blog land and one of my favorites. thanks so much for all you do.

I love the canvasy tote bag best of all. But its a tough call - I like the PJs too, and the framed prints (I'm wondering if I could fit one on my daughters bedroom wall.... Hmmmm.....) Anyway, I really love your blog so much. Everything is just so darned cute! (I'm just about to start making some gnomes for my daugther thanks to your tutorial so I can have some gnome love in my house too!) Congratulations on your blogiversary!

I love the baseball jersey and the pajamas! :)

I just found you this week and I've been searching a LOT! I love your creations and can't wait to spend more time lurking (I've already spent a lot of time, but I know there is more!)

Thanks for sharing your creations!

Leigh Ann

I like the kids' pjs, the apron, and the messenger bag. Though actually I think the mug is my favorite! Congrats on the anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!
I love the Men's sleeveless tshirt, that is what I like to wear in the summer and they don't make them like that for woman;)

Debbie

I LOVE the Women's Light PJ's. I also am dying to drink coffee from that adorable cup! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

I love your water bottles and travel mugs!
I'd LOVE to win one of your mugs so here are big hugs coming your way ......(((((())))))))

Did not know that site existed - WOW! Everything is so cute. I love the Made in the USA t-shirt, and the wall prints! :)

What a wonderful place. I love the coffee cups they will make wonderful gifts for my childrens teachers. I will be visiting more often

HAPPY Annirversary

Gnome hugs!!!I love the stainless water bottles...two sizes....great!

I love the gnome messenger bag. I could spread gnome love on public transit!

Congratulations on 3 years. I came across your blog about a year and instantly fell in love. My house (and my daughter's childhood) are now full of gnomes :-)

The shirts are also the body's adorable, but I love it :-) mug

Congratulations and thank you for the opportunity

I LOVE the Sigg water bottles. I'm addicted to them already and think I need to add these to my stash. ;) I'm not crafty in the slightest, but with an almost 2yo daughter whom I want to homeschool someday, sites like yours give me inspiration to give it a try!

Wow! it was so hard to choose!!!!!!!!! So, if I HAVE to choose I will choose the Organic Baby Bodysuit. I can just envision a baby in one! But all of your designs are wonderful, homey, comforting and peaceful! Thanks so much for a wonderful site!

i LOVE the thermal bottle!! http://www.cafepress.com/WeeFolkArtGnomes.492364624 i also LOVE the tote bag and messenger bag and the coffee mug. Thank you for the chance! i love your website/blog and all your amazing crafts and tutorials. Thank you for the chance!!
enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

Such fun items! I love the mug. It would make me smile every time I made a cup of herbal tea. And the baby hat super cute! Congratulations on three years of sharing! Thank you. Hugs all around:)

I love them all but my favorite is the messenger bag.

I love the mugs and the refrigerator magnet but would love to get the T-shirt for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats of the 3 year anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stainless Water Bottle 1.0L

$16.99 - I went with the larger size b/c of course it would be for me!! I'm also very fond of the bumper sticker!

Wow- three years already- I found you about 1 1/2 years ago and check you our almost daily- and am disappointed if there is nothing new on my Wee Folk fix! :) The mug is great but the food jar thermos would be perfect for my kids lunches! Blessings to you and your family!

I love the sigg water bottle and the food thermos! Oh, and the toddler organic t shirt and the women's fitted t-shirt and...and... Totally sweet products.
Thanks for the chance to win a mug!

Congratulations for your 3rd anniversary! I like the mug most and seems to be really interesting concepts. I would love to follow your other products.

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I've only been with you for a year but have a fantastic blog and I find something new everytime.
I have to say i could decide on one, I likes the all! The ones that stood out for me were the pj's the baby hat the messenger bag and the food jug.

I really like the messenger bag. I think it was seeing those cheerful gnomes on a bright color that did it for me. Of course the baby onesie suckered me in as well...what is it about baby clothes. :)

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