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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Stay at Home Vacation

Beginning tomorrow I will be "off" for the next 2 weeks. Tim is on vacation and we are excited about spending the next couple of weeks AT HOME. Now, this may not be exotic, but we are so looking forward to it. We are locking up the cell phones (mostly) and using the net for pleasure, not work (mostly). We plan to do some relaxing in the gardens, see a couple of movies, and track down a couple of new organic farms in the area. We will both be in the gardens, but Tim plans to devote most of his time to working on our kitchen renovating. We are about a year and a half into the project, and oh, I'd say about 1/3 of the way done. He assures me, given this time at home, he plans to get another 1/3 done. Very exciting stuff!

As for me... I have been gnawing at the bit to get my sewing room and adjacent attic closet under control. If all goes well I plan to share my work space with our readers after the break. Although I will not be blogging at Wee Folk Art, I will be active on ...Read more

Crazy Little Bird Applique Block


Here is our Crazy Little Bird Applique Block. You'll notice a few changes from the one on Pixie's shirt, but all in all, it's the same little guy. I made the pattern to fit on our 6" x 6" blocks. The one on Pixie's t-shirt is about 85% the size of this one, but you can increase or decrease the size to meet your needs. I used light weight cotton calico for Pixie's shirt. I then used Wonder Under to hold it together, and when that failed me, I simply stitched every which way over the whole design! You can always take the designs, add a 1/4" all around, turn the seams under, and applique stitch the pieces in place. You can also use a running stitch about 1/8" around the edge, leaving the raw edges exposed, allowing them to fray. The possibilities are endless... well, maybe not endless but numerous! This was a total hoot to design and to stitch. Watch for other "crazy" animals over the next few months. The pattern can be found in our FREE  Applique Patterns or HERE....Read more