Favorite Fall Recipes - Caramel Apple Pie

Squirrel Acorns and Wee Folk Art started about the same time over a year ago. In that past year, Tina has shared several recipes. I have made most of them, and I can personally attest to the fact that each was yummy. Today, I am very pleased to share Tina's recipe for Caramel Apple Pie. I haven't made this yet, (I can guarantee I will), but going on past successes, I'm sure this is going to be delicious... and more than slightly decadent! Thank you so much, Tina, for sharing this recipe. Make sure to visit Tina at Squirrel Acorns and have a look around! There is still plenty of time to share one of your favorite fall recipes. Just send it to weefolkart@yahoo.com, include a little bit about the recipe, and if you have a blog and would like a link back to it, make sure to include your site info!

My favorite cooking has always been baking, so of course my favorite fall recipe is a baking recipe! For me, fall is all about apples. Yummy apples. A nice apple crisp is a wonderful, tasty, quickie fall dessert....Read more

Paint Bucket Jack-O-Lanterns

Do you ever feel like you're a character in Rocky Horror Picture Show? I feel like I'm doing the Time Warp. I've been making fall crafts... but I have to start on Christmas... and there is a special project I'm working on for Spring! Uh, what day is it?

Okay, focus, Kimara... fall... Halloween... Christmas stockings... no, no, no. HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN. Okay, I'm back. Halloween. So... here is my completed Paint Bucket Jack-O-Lantern. If you were over at Wee Folk Activities last week, hmmm... was it just last week? Anyway... if you were over there, you would have seen the Jack-O-Lanterns Bug, Fairy and Pixie made for Trick-or-Treating. I started mine last week... at least I got it primed and painted, but I finished it up today. I got the idea for these last spring when I turned some paint buckets into planters for my front steps.

Although the Jack-O-Lanterns themselves do not take a lot of time... the leaves aren't even embroidered, can you believe I ACTUALLY let felt go unembroidered?... but you do need to allow for plenty of drying time. So, if you would like to make your own Paint Bucket Jack-O-Lanterns for...Read more

Favorite Fall Recipes - Lentil and Root Vegetable Soup

It is funny to see how many people think "soup" when they think fall. Makes sense. After a day in chilly weather, not only are we looking for nourishment, we want warmth and foods that hug us! I would like to thank Megan for sharing her recipe for LENTIL AND ROOT VEGETABLE SOUP and her story of how it became a family favorite. This is a vegetarian soup, but whether your family is vegetarian or not, it is nice to plan one or two meals a week that are meatless. When soups sound as yummy and hardy as this, I'm sure even the die-hard meat eaters will love it! Make sure you visit Megan over at  Ducks In A Row. It's always nice when friends, even new ones, drop in! Remember, if you have a favorite fall recipe you would like to share, email it to us at weefolkart@yahoo.com.

I stumbled across this recipe in one of my myriad of cooking magazines (I don't recall which one) but it has become a fall staple in my family. It features vegetables that are still growing in my garden this time of year and it's hearty in spite of being...Read more

Christmas Corner - Christmas Tree Applique Block


Although we are not done sharing fall crafts, we all know if we want to get things done in time for the holidays, we have to start now (or in July if you're really together!) So, we would like to share our first item in our Christmas Corner. We mentioned in an earlier post that we planned to take a simple applique design and show how to use it in many different ways. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing many different projects using this basic Christmas Tree design. We will also have a wonderful give-away which we will be sharing soon. You may decide to make one of the projects or many. Either way, I think it will be fun using different materials to craft different projects using the same design.

Today, we are sharing a basic applique block. As always, this was designed to fit a 6" x 6" block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. It can be crafted plain, snow can be added to the branches, or you can even add ornaments with buttons or embroidery stitches....Read more

Favorite Fall Recipes - Gypsie Soup

When I first meet Tim, I told him most of my family's favorite meals were soups. He had this quizzical look upon his face... which for some reason he often has when talking to me... and said he just didn't think of soup as a meal. After I made him my first soup... thick and rich... wholesome and filling... he changed his mind. I LOVE getting other people's favorite soup recipes. I want to thank Laurie Anne for her recipe for Gypsy Mermaid Soup and sharing her soupy story! The soup sounds great and I can't wait to try it. Make sure to stop by Laurie Anne's Blog, The Rebel Blossom, (edit: this blog is no longer active) and say "hi"! Remember, if you have a favorite fall recipe you would like to share, email it to us at weefolkart@yahoo.com.

This recipe has been in my family for many years now but it was never on paper...every time someone makes it, they tweak it and it tastes a little bit different.
I remember my Nanny Ilda making it while I sat at the table with my grandpa Jerry {who was a sailor} and he would...Read more

Braided Barrettes

My children were little kiddos during the 80s. Michelle wore a jean jacket covered in pins, slouchy socks, and side ponytails. I also made her about a million sets of braided barrettes... colors to match every outfit! Funny, I made so many of these puppies I seriously think I could have braided them in my sleep. But today, when motivated to make a pair to go along with the new party dress I'm making for Fairy's up-and-coming birthday on Friday, I felt like I had 6 thumbs! (It wasn't soooo awkward that I felt like I was all thumbs!) Anyway, I had to play with it a while until I got the hang of it again. Trust me when I tell you that the second one practically made itself. It all came back... rather like riding a bike!

Perhaps braided barrettes are nostalgic for you or maybe you've never seen them before. One way or another, they are darn cute and worth making for yourself or some wee one in your life. They make super great birthday gifts and, of course, incredible stocking stuffers. The directions for our Braided Barrettes can be found HERE or...Read more