Can't See the Trees For the Forest

We've all heard the expression "You can't see the forest for the trees" meaning someone gets so bogged down with the details that they fail to see the big picture. I'm just the opposite, I get so immersed in the big picture that I often lose sight of the detail. Because of that, I can often be non-observant... VERY non-observant.

Once Tim bought me a park bench for my birthday and as a surprise he set it up in the living room. I was getting ready for work, went through the room several times that morning and never saw the bench. To be fair, I was thinking about work and not about living room decor! Could happen to anyone, right? Anyway, worse still, when I got home from work, I actually sat in the room TWICE before I finally noticed the bench. We are talking about a WHOLE PARK BENCH! This was early in our relationship, and thank goodness Tim continued to love me in spite of this personality quirk! 

My family is use to this behavior and often uses it for their own amusement. There is a game they play called HOW...Read more

Warm Woolen Mittens Coloring Page

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,

Brown paper packages tied up with strings,

These are a few of my favorite things."

from Favorite Things by Rodgers and Hammerstein

Here is our Warm Woolen Mittens Coloring Page based on our Warm Woolen Mittens Applique Block.

The Warm Woolen Mittens Coloring Page can be found HERE.

The Warm Woolen Mittens Applique Block can be found HERE.

The January Applique Collection can be found HERE.

The Coloring Page Gallery can be found HERE



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Modeling Creativity

We have all heard the adage "Actions speak louder than words" and in the realm of artistic expression, nothing could be more true. If you want your children to be creative beings, model the behavior by being creative yourself. Being creative does not mean you have to have exceptional talent. I sing all the time and no one would ever accuse me of having a good voice, as a matter of fact, I can hit exactly 7 1/2 notes if the planets are aligned. Does that stop me from singing? No way! Why? Because it feels good to sing! On our trip home from South Carolina, Tim and I put on the Pandora station "British Invasion" and sang for 4 hours straight. He has a good voice and hit all the notes. Me, not so much so, but my philosophy is... when in doubt, sign louder! No foundation for this belief, I've just decided to embrace my vocally challenged voice and sing with gusto and abandonment!

When I finally had the courage to begin watercoloring, I held close to the same philosophy, and decided I wasn't competing with anyone, I just wanted to paint because...Read more

The Denim Dilemma

I remember a time when jeans were my go-to, super comfy, wear all the time wardrobe staple. Maybe this was because I spent my high school and college years sporting the 90s "grunge" look with loose, carpenter jeans (that were actually made out of cotton), flannel shirts, and generally comfy clothes. I stole sweaters from my brother's Abercrombie & Fitch collection that were not skin tight (and always smelled like Woods cologne) and I wore boots, big old Doc Martins. Sure I had a few sweaters that barely met the top of my jeans, but for the most part, I was warm and comfortable and I loved my jeans which seemed to last forever. For proof... below is one of my high school senior portraits. Doesn't that look comfy?!

Then something happened. My senior year in college the jeans started to change. The waist line started dropping. Lycra was added to everything. The fabric became a bit thinner. The knees wore out faster. My go-to brand just didn't seem to fit right any more. Ever since then buying jeans has become a struggle. A joke really. My friends and I sit...Read more

Happy Snowman Coloring Page

"In the meadow we can build a snowman,

And pretend that he is Parson Brown.

He'll say are you married, we'll say "No man".

But you can do the job when you're in town."

from Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist)


Here is our Happy Snowman Coloring Page based on our Happy Snowman Applique


The Happy Snowman Coloring Page can be found HERE.

The Happy Snowman Applique Block can...Read more

Fairy Dust

Ever since we added our master bedroom suite onto our house last spring, it's become a hub of activity for our grandbabies. It is right off our family room and they tend to spread toys out on the floor, relax in the whirlpool or jump on our king-sized bed. Tim and I don't mind one bit, as a matter of fact, it thrills us to share the room with them.

On Christmas Eve they were all in the room, doing this or that, but from the sounds of it, there were many monkeys jumping on the bed in their beautiful Christmas dresses. When it was time to gather them together for dinner, my son came out of the room and said, "Mom, I'm so sorry but there is so much glitter in your room. It's everywhere. You'll be finding glitter next summer.

My reply... "I hope so."

For anyone with girls, you know all about the trail of glitter that comes off their party dresses. Heck, it's on half the things the girls own. Glitter comes off in the washer and dryer. It comes off on the couch. It's...Read more





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At Wee Folk Art we combine our love of Wee Folk with our love of Folk Art, creating designs that are uniquely Wee Folk Art! We are a mother/daughter team who share mutual love of crafting and the gentle art of homemaking. Craft along with us or join in our homeschooling adventures!

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