Peach Pit Strawberries

The other day I shared a post about my love for strawberries, although I was very allergic to fresh strawberries when I was a little girl. So, I guess you can say I had strawberries on my brain. It reminded of the song "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries" that my dad use to sing when I was young. It was a song from 1931, and was telling people that were living through The Great Depression in the United States, to take heart, and to still enjoy life. I was singing the song, but replacing "strawberries" for "cherries". 

Life is just a bowl of cherries (strawberries).

Don't take it serious; it's too mysterious.

You work, you save, you worry so,

But you can't take your dough when you go, go, go.



So keep...Read more

Hand Dipped Beeswax Candles

 

We spent a lovely day yesterday at one of our favorite places, Greenfield Village. The weather looked a bit iffy in the morning, following a series of bad storms the night before, which seemed to delay the crowds until later in the afternoon. For the first couple of hours we were able to meander through the village chatting with all of the period dressed workers. The highlight of the day for the kids was making hand dipped beeswax candles in colonial fashion.

Since I imagine we will be making these again at home sometime soon, I thought I would go over the process of how to make Hand Dipped Beeswax Candles.

There was a large pot of melted beeswax sitting over hot coals and another pot filled with cool water. To start with each of the kids was handed a dowel rod that had two wicks attached. They prepped their wicks by letting the wicks hang down into the pot of melted wax for a minute.

Then they took their started candles...Read more

For the Love of Strawberries

When I was a little girl, I LOVED strawberries. I loved the way they tasted, I love the way they looked, and I loved that inevitable trickle of juice that meandered down my chin when I took a bite, only to be cleared away with a swipe of my tongue. Strawberries were sun and summer and long afternoons in my girlfriend's backyard, where a strawberry tier overflowed with these scarlet gems!

One problem... I was very allergic to strawberries. Fortunately, my throat didn't shut down, but within minutes of eating a fresh strawberry, my face swelled up, becoming red and blotchy, and I turned into the strawberry version of Willy Wonka's "blueberried" Violet Beauregarde.

Now, life is short, and sometimes a swollen face is worth a mouthful of succulent strawberries... my mother disagreed. She was fearful, that one of these days, it would turn into a life threatening allergic reaction, and no berry, no matter how tasty, was worth that. Funny thing, I could eat frozen strawberries, the kind that come out all...Read more

Bella Luna Toys Give Away :: Fairy House Kit

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Fairy House Kit

In preparation of this weekend's give-away sponsored by Bella Luna Toys, we received a Fairy House Kit to try out and review. It is an all inclusive (you just provide a screw driver and your imagination) kit designed by Pied Piper Crafts that even includes a hot glue gun.

Although Gammy (aka Kimara) has an amazing Gnome House, we have a much smaller Fairy & Gnome set up in our own home. The girls loved putting together their own Fairy House and especially enjoyed coming up with furniture using the included natural materials (plus a few things from our nature table) and the now "oh so cool" hot glue gun. We have obviously not used the hot glue gun much because the girls thought it was awesome.

The kit comes with three wooden platform pieces, 2 hardwood log supports, screws, hot glue gun, rocks, shells, bark, moss, pinecones, twine, and some other fun nature items.

The girls started by planning...Read more

Unfinished Projects

I am in the process of making my way through our entire blog. This summer we are celebrating our 6th Anniversary, and there are a LOT of old blog posts to go through. Because we are a crafting blog, with tutorials throughout, posts shared 6 years ago are just as relevant today. With Wee Folk Art's new format, and the wonderful new Galleries (you can access them all my clicking on the flower icons right under the large Wee Folk Art logo at the top of each page of the blog) it makes it easier to find all our past projects, HOWEVER, there are gems, like these hobby horses, that aren't in a Gallery because I never shared the tutorial!

You can see the original post with lots more photos HERE

The wee ones have been playing with their hobby horses for 6 years but I forgot all about my plans to come back and write a tutorial. At the time, I did not take photos of the whole process, and I discovered that there are a few things I would change anyway, but a post-it note has gone up on my cupboard, which...Read more

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