Embroidery Pattern :: Needle Work Owls

I have been working on an embroidered pillow project for the last couple of weeks. I started with drawing up several cute little owls. These owls were designed to fit on a 5" square. You can download the Owl Embroidery Pattern here.

I then chose a light and dark colored floss in similar colors for the owl bodies plus a peach color for the beak and feet. The face, eyes, and wings are done in one color. The body and chest pattern are done in the other. I mixed and matched the faces with different wing shapes to create more variety. I also made up the patterns on the wings as I went along. You can just leave them plain if you prefer. I love how much individual personality each owl seems to have.

These owls are stitched on natural muslin. I cut the muslin into approximately 10" squares to fit in my hoop. All of the lines are backstitched with 2 strands...Read more

Sarah's Silks :: Growing Up with Silks Give-Away

Growing Up With Sarah's Silks

Comments are now closed. The winners have been selected. Congratulations Stacy and Jenn.

 

How much fun?!

Permalink Submitted by Stacy Adams (not verified) on Sat, 05/31/2014 - 08:36

I love the mini silks book, and the mini's. The large ones are fantastic too. What little one wouldn't want to get lost in them!

 

starry night & rainbow

Permalink Submitted by Jenn S (not verified) on Sat, 05/31/2014 - 14:14

starry night & rainbow playsilks & a crown!!!

If you are one of the lucky winners, please email us with your contact information. If you did not win, remember that Sarah has offer all of our readers 10% off your next purchase. Our next give-away will be in two weeks. Be sure to stop by and try again.

Use the code WEEFOLKART and save 10% off your next order.

 


Sponsor: Sarah's Silks

Give-Away Date: Saturday, May 31, 8am EST – Sunday, June 1, 8pm EST

Number of Winners: 2

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Restoring Order to the Gnome Home

Our building project not only had an effect on our lives, but our poor gnomes also felt the strain. They were "put up high" on our dry sink, hoping to keep them safe from the work crews and general disarray. One day, I walked into the living room, actually, it was more like blazing a trail since the entire contents of our downstairs were sequestered in the room, to find Pixie, teetering on an ottoman, which she managed to place on the couch, just to get to the gnomes! Finally, yesterday, the living room was set right, and the gnome home was once again put in place. Pixie and Fairy spent oodles of time arranging and rearranging the house. Finally, Pixie told me that they moved all the furniture out of the kitchen, and it was turned into a ballroom so all the gnomes and their friends could celebrate moving back into their house.

From the sounds coming from the gnome house, I would say they partied well into the night! Welcome back, wee friends!

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Simple Silk Skirt Tutorial

This weekend we are excited to be working with Sarah's Silks to offer our readers another awesome give-away. My children have "grown up" draped in Sarah's Silks. They have been a part of their dramatic play, turning every day children into knights and fairies. They've added rivers to the gnome village, ponds for ducklings and starry nights to play areas. They've decorated their rooms, lined baskets, and made Boho head scarves, just 'cuz.

Although the wee ones are getting older, silks are still important to them. Fairy is a dancer. Much of her free time is spent moving to music. She takes 8 individual dance classes. She LOVES dancing! And, with just a wee bit of effort... and truly... this is a super simple project, 2 Sarah's Silks can be turned into a lovely dance skirt. Make sure to visit Sarah's Silks to see all the possibilities, then gather together a sharp needle, a little thread, a piece of elastic, and tah dah a skirt fit for a growing "Fairy" dancer! 

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To create a Fairy Skirt, fold...Read more

Inchworm Coloring Page

Here is our newest coloring page based on our Inchworm Applique Block. Children... or you... can use markers, crayons or paintings. The only requirement is to have fun :)

Pattern for Inchworm Coloring Page can be found HERE.

Inchworm Applique Block can be found HERE.

A VERY basic watercoloring for your Coloring Pages tutorial can be found HERE.

After you are done coloring or painting your Coloring Page, you can always add detail using a thin, permanent marker. Both ways look good. Just depends on your mood!

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State Studies Unit 2 :: Overview

 

Here is the Overview Schedule for the State Studies Unit 2. The quizzes and journal pages will be available shortly. I plan to have them all done by the end of July. I will be posting the directions for the crafts over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

Week 10: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina

Week 11: Georgia, Florida, Alabama

Week 12: Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi

Week 13: Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas

Week 14: Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona

Week 15: Colorado, Utah, Nevada

Week 16: Idaho, Wyoming, Montana

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