Memory Bouquet

Although I'm not "officially" back until Monday, I was just finishing up a project for Fairy and I thought I'd share a little. Last year Fairy was in her first dance recital. Tell me if there is anything cuter than a 3 year old in a tutu!!! I wanted to get her flowers... all dancers deserve flowers after a performance, right? Anyway, after giving it some thought, I decided that flowers die after a few days and there's nothing left but stinky water! So, I started one of those "traditions" that I might come to regret later (Tim and I have 5 children... so far only 1 of them has procreated... what I do for 3 grandbabies now seems reasonable, if that eventually turns to 15+ these "traditions" may seem excessive!) Anyway, I decided instead of buying fresh cut flowers, I would make a felt flower to commemorate the big events in her life. Saturday is her 2nd dance recital and I've finished her 2nd felt flower. They may not look like much now, but just think how the bouquet will eventually look with a couple dozen flowers. When I return next week, I...Read more

USAF Roundel Applique

I have added a USAF Roundel Applique Patch to our Free Appliques Database. This one was not designed to fit on our standard 6 inch squares but instead I made it 7 inches wide to fit nicely across my son's shirt. Of course you can reduce the size if you would like to make a square from it. I love how patriotic this applique and outfit turned out. He loves it so much he wore it two days in a row.

Note: Roundels are the images painted on planes to identify which country the aircraft is from. They are called roundels because most of them are round.




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WINNER OF THE Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway!

We drew a winner at random...
Congratulations to Beth Moore...

Submitted by Beth Moore
how cute, I have two little ones who would love to play with that little guy

Beth, just send us your snail mail address and we will have this little guy and his sleeping bag in the mail immediately! We are sure you and your children will give him a great home.

To everyone else... we wish we could give everyone a gnome, but since we can't, we do have directions for the gnome and sleeping bag available in our free patterns. Thanks to everyone for participating. It was a blast!

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Something for the Boy

Ok, some of my other projects got derailed this week. Bug has been asking when am I going to make him something. I do tend to sew more for the girls... but let me clarify that he gets his fair share of knitwear. Gammy (Kimara) took it upon herself to stock up on lots of boy fabric this past week, letting Bug choose a few favorites himself. I was actually a bit surprised with what he declared to be his absolute favorite... an air force print. So boy. When did he pass that little kid "anything with puppies" stage? Anyway, I used McCall's Pattern 3193 and managed to whip up two pairs today and cut out a third. Bug loves that the shorts have pockets. I'm working on some appliques to make matching t-shirts to go with the shorts. I should have those done over the next few days.



Here he is modeling his new flame shorts. He wasn't interested in holding still so mom could get a photo for her blog... hmm... but he was thrilled with the shorts and called them...Read more

Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway Winner!

EDIT: Contest is closed. Thanks for participating!

We are very excited to be participating in Sew Mama Sew's May Giveaway. We wanted to share something that said "Wee Folk Art" so we crafted a cute little wooden peg gnome and a sleeping bag for him to cuddle in on chilly nights.

To enter simply leave a comment HERE. A winner will be drawn at random. We will gladly ship internationally, so everyone can join in the fun. The contest will be open until 9:00 p.m. est, May 31. Good luck to all and make sure to check out all the great participants at Sew Mama Sew!Read more

Filling In

So, I guess I have been handed over the reigns over here at Wee Folk Art with mom's instructions of "feed the fish, don't kill the plants." Sounds pretty easy... but what to post about? I do have a couple things I've been working on... some summer dresses for the girls, a couple dinosaur quilt blocks for the boy, some really cool special fabric that should be arriving any day now and I dug through my old files.

The first pattern I am going to share is an oldie for us... a super snuggly ring sling. In another life, my mother and I made and sold slings and diaper bags at farmer's markets. I have to sort through the old photos and rewrite the directions but look for the completed pattern early next week.




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