Wreath Cookies


NOTE: There is still plenty of time to share your favorite Christmas cookie with us. Just mail us the recipe, photo if you have one, and a little "background" about the cookie. Also, if you'd like your blog shared, make sure to include your URL. Then email all the info to weefolkart@yahoo.com!

(First published 12-17-2008)

Every year we do a very informal family poll.

Question: If we can only make 3 cookies this year, what 3 do you want us to make?

Answer: There is always a variety of answers. I can be sure Michelle will include Russian teacakes, Tim ... kiss cookies, Liz...snicker doodles, Drew ... pecan tassies, Meghan ... rum balls, etc. BUT I can guarantee you, that among their top 3 "must have" cookies, every one of them will request wreath cookies. Now, I'm not proud of wreath cookies. The recipe is an off shot of your basic Rice Crispy Treat. Melt some margarine and marshmallows, toss in enough green food coloring to tint Lake Michigan, then mix with cornflakes, and there you have it folks. Not a stroll down Epicure Lane! It does, however, appeal to the plebeian tastes...Read more

Christmas Tree Picture Ornament

 

Every year Michelle adds a picture ornament to the tree with Bug's, Fairy's and Pixie's pictures and year. This year I made the ornaments using our Christmas Tree Applique Block. The wonderful thing about this ornament, besides being adorable :) is the pocket on the back. The pocket makes it possible to give this as a gift and the recepient simply needs to add a trimmed down wallet sized photo. BTW... this is a pic of Bug two years ago... while going through his Beatles... particularly George Harrison... phase! I love the locks!

Anyway... this ornament lends itself to plenty of personalization. Add a date, a name, buttons or embroidered ornaments. If you'd like to make your own, the directions for our Christmas Tree Picture Ornament can be found HERE or with our FREE Patterns. Enjoy!Read more

Honey Cookies


NOTE: There is still plenty of time to share your favorite Christmas cookie with us. Just mail us the recipe, photo if you have one, and a little "background" about the cookie. Also, if you'd like your blog shared, make sure to include your URL. Then email all the info to weefolkart@yahoo.com!

I am one of those rare people that enjoys coffee and tea... depending on circumstances. Morning? Definitely coffee... helps jump start my day. Bedtime? A hot steamy cup of tea with a little honey... guaranteed to make me drowsy. Breakfast foods? Coffee. Looking at these cookies, I'd say... tea! And if they taste half as good as they look, I'm sure they'll become a favorite. These cookies were brought to us by Julie, from Payne Family Fun blog. Make sure you stop by her blog for a visit. Thanks, Julie!

This is one of my husband’s favorites from his childhood. I love to surprise him with a batch. The dough is great to work with and you don’t even have to refrigerate it before rolling them it in the...Read more

Support Handmade Holidays

Still in need of a couple of Handmade gifts for family and friends? Make sure you check out our friends' shops on Support Handmade Holidays first! Lots of beautiful gifts available, and you'll be supporting a handmade Christmas!Read more

Grasshopper Applique Block


There are two things you should know right now. No... this is NOT a Christmas grasshopper. It's not like grasshoppers are jumping around all over the place here in the Midwest at this time of year. As a matter of fact, normally, we'd be buried under a blanket of snow and grasshoppers would be hidden away... wherever grasshoppers go when it snows. And second, left to my own devices, I would NEVER have designed a grasshopper. Not a fan. In my opinion, they are sneaky, ninja insects, that attack you when you're least expecting it. Then they have those claw like feet that hang on when you try to flick them off. And if they get annoyed... they spit tobacco on you... or at least that's what we called it when we were kids.

No... this grasshopper is a testament to our devotion to our readers. Someone needed a grasshopper to finish a project, so I could hardly say no. So, here, is our Grasshopper Applique Block. As always... made to fit a 6" x 6" block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. The Grasshopper Applique Block can be found HERE...Read more

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