Trouble in the Larder

Ever since the Leprechauns returned to The Thicket, Britta has been noticing a few oddities. Jackets and shawls disappear and reappear, the order of the shoes lined up by the backdoor get rearranged, and her bookmark gets moved nightly. Whenever Britta complains to Axel about the leprechauns, he shrugs and chuckles. "No harm done", he always says.

This morning Britta prepared Axel's favorite breakfast; blueberry tarts and acorn omelets. After his first couple of bites, Axel pushed away from the table with a confused look on his face. 

"Britta, what's going on? Breakfast is awful!"  

Sure enough. The blueberry tarts were too salty to eat, and the acorn omelets were too sweet to swallow. Britta had a bad feeling. She went to her larder. Sure enough, those pesky leprechauns switched the sugar and the salt!

Britta mimicked Axel and in a deep voice said, "No harm done, right?"

But I don't think Axel heard her. With his stomach rumbling, he left the house in a huff, and...Read more

Bella Luna Give Away

THIS GIVE AWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Winners will be announced shortly. 
 


A couple of weeks ago we introduced you to Sarah Baldwin, Waldorf educator and owner of Bella Luna Toys. She gave an incredible interview, which from this point forward I think I’ll fondly refer to as Waldorf 101 :) She most graciously offered to sponsor a Give Away, too. Of course we jumped at the chance. Bella Luna Toys, right? EVERYTHING is lovely over there! So, to enter, here are the totally fun rules!

Head over to Bella Luna Toys. Do yourself a favor and look at absolutely everything. Not to worry… you’ll have a blast. Put together a wish list. Then come back to Wee Folk Art, and list your 3 favorite things. If you would like, tell us why you made your selections. It is that simple.

The contest runs from today, Wednesday, February 24, to Sunday, February 28 at 9:00 p.m. EST. At that time 2, yep, 2 winners will be drawn at random and each will receive a $25.00 gift certificate...Read more

Bath Tub Paints

This is a recycled post from Wee Folk Activities, first published October 2008. We have made this recipe for Bath Tub Paints several times now... with some modifications (namely I've added more cornstarch over time). The recipe shared below reflects those changes.

I googled bath tub paints and ended up combining a few directions to accommodate what we had in the house. No shaving cream and I wasn't about to use up our California Baby shampoo (although if we do this again in the future I will definitely use a tear-free clear shampoo instead of the dish soap - we got some bubbles in the eyes!).

Ingredients:

1 cup mild clear dish washing soap or baby shampoo

8 TBSP cornstarch

food coloring

Directions:

Mix slowly mix in corn starch to dish washing soap until you get the right finger paint texture. It should be thick enough to not be drippy. Divide into separate containers (you can use ice cub tray for small amounts...Read more

Gnome Leprechauns


I know Britta must be thinking... why would a perfectly lovely lady (me) knowingly encourage leprechauns to run amuck in the Thicket? Well.... because at heart, I think we all have a little leprechaun in us, especially at this time of year! So, I would like to introduce you to our little Gnome Leprechauns. And, yes, we do have multiple leprechauns in The Thicket, although it seems the ring leader of the group is this feisty little lad named Ronan. Ronan and his cohorts are country leprechauns, donning modified gnome hats, unlike the top hats and bowlers often seen on city leprechauns. (For those in the know... it looks a lot like a Gandalf or Sorting Hat :)

If you dare, you can make your own leprechaun... but be warned, Wee Folk Art accepts no responsibility to the havoc they may wreak! You can get the directions HERE or with our Free Patterns.  Read more

Hairpin Lace Part 3 of 4 - Joining the Strips


Finally, step 3... joining the strips. It is now time for your project to take shape. There are some people that wait until they have finished all their strips before they start joining them. Not me... that whole immediate gratification thing I've got going. I need to feel a sense of accomplishment, and I'm not above rejoicing with baby steps! Joining the strips is as easy as 1, 2, 3... quite literally. I LOVE this part!!! The last part of the tutorial, Finishing Your Project and Project Ideas, should be finished by the end of the week. Watch for it.  

1] Working from the left side of your project, lay 2 completed strips side by side. Unroll just enough of the the strips so you can work with them, being very careful not to twist the strips.

For the complete tutorial, click HERE.Read more

In the Pink!

I had hoped to make 3 bunnies today... only made one... oh, well! Basically, I followed the old pattern for the Walking Bunny Finger Puppets but added long hearts for the inside of the ears, curved the whiskers up, used buttons for the eyes, and gave her a flower brooch. Other than that, everything else was the same. I did make her a cute little gathered apron but it just didn't look right, and when tied, you couldn't get your fingers into her legs. NOT a well thought out garment! I do think she is adorable as is, and I'll tuck her away for Pixie.
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