The Abandoned Cart

My last shopping trip to Plastic and Batteries R Us occurred about 25 years ago. I normally got my Christmas shopping done early. Many years I was done by Halloween, but that particular year I was behind schedule. Not because I was lacking spirit. Not even that I was lacking the money necessary to finance the event. No… the reason for my delay was that my children were indecisive about what they wanted. The way I see it NOW… the problem was that they already had all the toys they needed AND the industry had not managed to produce an original toy that truly caught their fancy.

But it was Christmas. And Christmas meant gifts under the tree… many gifts under the tree. If my children were uninspired, I’d have to make the choices for them. So I joined the masses of other bedazzled parents, grabbed a cart, called on the Spirit of Christmas to inspire me, and started out. As it turned out, my strategy was simple that day. Buy what other parents were buying. I soon figured out what the “hot” items were, as parents stood in line to grab these toys off the shelf...Read more

Stocking Stuffers - Nubbie Dolls


One of the nicest things about our ever growing data base of patterns and appliques, is the ability to mix and match projects, or to repurpose projects for different needs. For example, take the pattern for our Nubbie Doll, make it in a beautiful Christmas flannel, and you have an absolutely perfect stocking stuffer for the wee ones on your list! Think of all the gorgeous flannels out there today. The possibilities are endless!

We have baskets of Nubbie Dolls in our house, and even as the grandbabies get older, they still play with them. But wouldn't this be PERFECT for Baby's First Christmas? The pattern for Nubbie Dolls can be found HERE or with our FREE Patterns. And frantic moms... if you have all the materials on hand, you really can make one of these during naptime! Enjoy!
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How to Cut Out Felt


I threw together a tutorial on How To Cut Out Felt. That may sound a little silly, but the difference between a quality felt piece is as much about neat cutting as it is neat stitching. Fair warning... this was not on my plate for today, so I did rush through this a bit. Let me know if you encounter any problems. Also, I seldom look at other people's techniques... it's the explorer in me that wants to make my own discoveries! There may be many other techniques out there that work as well or perhaps better. This is just the way I do it. Hope it proves helpful. The directions for How To Cut Out Felt can be found HERE or with our FREE Patterns.   Read more

HOW TO CUT FELT LIKE A PRO!

This is going to be my shortest blog ever! In the past 24 hours I have been bombarded with questions from people wanting to know how I cut my felt. I gave an explanation in a comment, but I've had follow up questions. I think the easiest way to handle this is to do a little tute. I don't have time now, but I will get something posted tonight. So check back later :)Read more

Felt Tree Forest


After a year and a half, I have finally completed the tutorial for our Felt Tree Forest. Better late than never, right? And before anyone asks... and I know you will... I do not have a tutorial for the Holiday Gnomes. They were part of last year's Holiday Giveaway. I have the pattern, and a few of my personal, mostly decipherable notes on making Holly and Noel, but I'm not sure if they will find their way to this year's Master List!

In the meantime... you can find the pattern and directions for our Felt Tree Forest HERE or with our FREE Patterns. Enjoy! Read more

Fairy In the Tree


We've gotten a few inquiries about the little Fairy sitting in a tree in the Felt Forest. In answer to every one's questions, no, we do not have a pattern for the fairy. He was made using the directions for pipe cleaner fairies in Salley Mavor's incredible book, Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects. Making the fairies is not hard but there are many steps. She has detailed directions on how to make them, in various sizes, and with many different outfits. Plus, she has lots of other goodies to share. I highly recommend her book. I could not do a better job than her... so I won't try :)

(Update by Michelle) BTW: If you are looking for a kit... I have seen that the Klutz Series has one out... Fairies: Petal People You Make Yourself. Might be a good gift idea for crafty little girls... or the slightly older gals too ;)....Read more

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