Wrapping a Fall Gift


Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go! And you certainly don't want to go empty handed. So, you make a lovely gift to bring along... say, our Wool Penny Coasters or a set of three autumn colored Knit Basket Weave Dishcloths. Now, to wrap them. There is no reason why your packaging should be any less beautiful than the gift you bring, or any less homemade!

This morning we got a last minute invite for dinner at friends. I wanted to bring them a little something, so I hit the cupboard, and grabbed a set of the Wool Penny Coasters. (Note to self... make a new set to replace these. Always nice to have a stash of last minute gifts.) But I wanted to wrap the gift to reflect the season and give it that handmade goodness. It also needed to be done with supplies I had on hand. So, I hit our stash of brown paper bags, (we use reusable grocery bags, but I occasionally brown bag it so I have a few on hand for recycling newspapers and crafting. Anyway...)...Read more

Advent Tree Kit Giveaway!!!

EDIT: The Giveaway is Closed. Thanks to everyone that entered!

My Busha use to say, "If you haven't gotten half your day's work done by 10:30 a.m., you'll never get it all done." Well, it's 10:30 folks, in a metaphorical Christmasy kind of way. So, we are doing an early Christmas Giveaway BECAUSE, you simply can't wait to the day before Christmas to make an Advent Calendar!

Our Advent Tree is yet another variation of our basic Christmas Tree Applique Block. The pattern has been enlarged 325%... sounds crazy, right? Why 325%? I guess that is some industry standard, but there will be more discussion about that in our directions. For the time being suffice to say, the finished Advent Tree is 24" x 28". There are painted wood buttons that meander up the tree. A wool felt star moves its way up the buttons on the tree to count-down the days to Christmas.

NOW... about the Giveaway. We are beyond excited that we are partnering with the awesome folks over at PRAIRIE POINT JUNCTION on the Giveaway. They have graciously provided 2 kits for us to Giveaway. Totally, generous, right? We certainly think so! AND, Julie, at Prairie...Read more

Cattail Applique Block - Or how to Avoid Pre-mature Christmasing!


I don't know about anyone else, but this time of year poses a real problem for me. Every fiber of my being wants to embrace Christmas. I want to listen to Dean Martin singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and on that same note, lame as it is, I want to watch Will Ferrell's "Elf". I want to pack away all my Thanksgiving decorations with the Halloween ones, and start sneaking out stars and angels, evergreens and mangers. I want the absolutely joy instilling, peace invoking feeling of the Christmas season!

But, I stop myself. Although the Christmas Season officially opens for me when the last vestiges of our Annual Pumpkin Carving Party are  packed away, I've learned from experience, that if I pull out Christmas too soon, including the music, the Holiday itself can feel anti-climatic. Also, if not EVERYONE in your family has the same obsession with Christmas, they are apt to mutiny, and throw you, and all the Christmas trimmings overboard before Thanksgiving!

So, I've learned to bide my time. One of the ways to combat my impulses, is to throw in at least a couple more Thanksgiving and autumn crafts during the month of November. They can't be anything too big,...Read more

Gnome Pillow Doll... Meet Willow

I don't know about your house, but around here, you can NEVER have enough gnomes! Meet Willow... Pixie's new friend. I made Willow this morning using a doll panel I designed and had printed at Spoonflower. (These are available for sale at Spoonflower if anyone is interested.) They are super easy to make, a great early sewing project for kids, and come four dolls on one yard. They are also available as fat quarters. You'll receive one gnome and the color will be a surprise! To learn how to make Pillow Dolls, in particular our Gnome Pillow Doll click HERE or directions can be found with our FREE Patterns.

In the picture above you have to wonder what the little gnomes were thinking when they were visited by the giant Gnome Pillow Doll ;)

 

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Stacking Birdie Applique Block

Okay, I'll admit it... I'm like everyone else. I love our Wooden Pine Forest, but my heart was captured by the little birdies! So, it only seemed fitting that I "immortalize" them in one of our applique blocks. I took the little bird and made 2 larger variations. On our directions you'll find patterns for 3 different sized birds. For our applique block, I simply stacked the birds on top of one another. This is a very easy pattern, and went together quickly. I can think on many places this could be adorably placed! As always, it was made to fit a 6" block, but the pattern can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. The Stacking Birdies Applique Block can be found HERE or with our FREE Applique Patterns. Enjoy!

Note about patterns: We are sharing patterns we have designed and made for our own children, families and friends. Every effort is made to share information in a clear and accurate manner. We offer preemptive apologies for any mistakes that may be made. Please let us know via comments or...Read more

Christmas Corner - Wooden Pine Forest


Here is our second variation of our Christmas Tree Applique Block. Because art is suppose to imitate life... we've mixed our Wooden Pine Forest in with our Wooden Autumn Forest! (We will have a winter scene closer to Christmas with snow and decorations!) But for now, it is still autumn in the Thicket!

As far as the pattern goes, when you start with a simple design, there are so many different things you can do with it! I used the outside shape of our Christmas Tree Applique Block for our small trees, and I enlarged the pattern for the larger trees. Both sizes are included on our pattern, along with the star and the birds. For directions for cutting out the wood, painting and finishing, follow the general directions of our Wooden Apple Orchard.

Here are a couple of notes that pertain to the Wooden Pine Forest. When laying out the patterns on your wood, fit the birds and stars around the trees. Trying to cut the little pieces out of little pieces of wood is both difficult and more dangerous. So, trace them near your...Read more

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