August 2008

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    Please read all directions before starting. If you have any questions, please contact us at weefolkart@yahoo.com.   Unless otherwise stated, seams are 1/2 inch.   Before beginning make all necessary calculations to insure a proper fit.   Materials:           Fabric: There are 4 tiers to this skirt. YouRead More →

It’s not a shocker that both Michelle and I would embrace the same craft at the same time. We seem to travel in pairs, so we’re exposed to the same things, at the same time. I happened to be born with a pair of knitting needles in my hand, whichRead More →

Looking at our blog to date, it seems we’ve offered very little for boys. Our apologies to all the wee men out there! Believe me, Bug has not been overlooked over the years, however, we’ve been rather fixated on girl projects the past few weeks. For all of you craftersRead More →

I just finished one of Pixie’s Birthday gifts last night, a sack full of froggies! I fell in love with some of the cute free Amigurumi toy patterns on the Lion Brand site, namely the frog. Of course they were all crocheted so I decided it was time to embraceRead More →

There’s an old maxim…You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. I’d now like to start a new one…you can’t make a drop dead gorgeous outfit out of a potato sack! When Michelle asked me to “cuten up” a couple of plain jumpers, I tried, I reallyRead More →

Note: Tutorial for the peasant skirt can be found HERE. It seems like lately everything I make for Pixie turns out too big and ends up in Fairy’s possesion. I think, in part, this is a fear of making something too small with no one else to hand it down to,Read More →

About this time each year, I begin to fill a basket with homemade Christmas gift items. While making them, I don’t have a particular recipient in mind. They are usually things I can make in an evening or two, and ultimately they find their way into stockings or as aRead More →

A couple days ago Bug asked me for some fabric. His Lego Knights needed capes. So we went to the scrape pile and pulled out some natural muslin and he set to work dressing them up.   I love it when the kids come to me with their own craftRead More →

Today we taught the kids a new marble game. It didn’t take long before they were making up their own games! Pixie saw it as a new twist on “put and take”! Watching them play convinced me of one thing…we need more marbles! Fortunately, I’m working on a few projects right nowRead More →

To get more information and photos of this project, click HERE. Recently, I’ve been totally obsessed with felting, especially knit felting. I’ve been making purses, bowls and various children’s toys. Every time I finished a skein, I’d roll the left over yarn into a small ball and put it inRead More →

Back when I was a child, the half apron was all the rage. Although not as efficient as a full cobbler style apron, it did offer some protection, and the women made lovely aprons to wear while entertaining. These were also useful while cleaning, because they had extra pockets forRead More →

  Finally had a chance to finish the vintage apron tutorial. Had a wee bit of trouble with my camera and the quality of the pictures leaves a little to be desired. I assumed my camera was broken. Tim assumed I hadn’t read the manual. He was right! It’s amazing the thingsRead More →

Just a little sunny shot of Fairy enjoying her Treasure Pouch. She used it today on our Annual Family Girl Trip. She got to tuck some wonderful treasures in it including a jar full of purple shoe shaped beads (not sure why she filled a whole jar with shoe shapedRead More →

This week’s Unplugged Challenge theme was Trees. I had been wanting to try the Freezer Paper Stencil T-shirts for awhile now and leaves seemed like a fun inspiration for the design. We started by going on a leaf scavenger hunt. Each of the kids gathered 5 leaves with completely differentRead More →

We went to visit my mom and dad yesterday. (Hereafter known as Nana and Papa.) My mom brought out two jumpers she bought for Pixie and Fairy. She got them at the senior center where she plays bridge. Seems the senior women’s club was running a fund raiser, and sheRead More →

Back when I was a child, the half apron was all the rage. Although not as efficient as a full cobbler style apron, it did offer some protection, and the women made lovely aprons to wear while entertaining. These were also useful while cleaning, because they had extra pockets for storingRead More →

I had been eyeing the book “Knitted Toys” by Zoe Mellor for some time. When the latest KnitPicks catalog came out they featured several toys made up from the book including the Floppy Dog done up in blue. It made me think of Blue’s Clues and my 23mo old lovesRead More →

Pixie has her second birthday coming up in September. She loves domestic play. Dolls are her life! She also loves tea parties, her kitchen set, playing in her doll house and Gammy’s gnome house. For her birthday, Tim and I bought her The Child’s Cleaning Set from Magic Cabin. So,Read More →

  I’m very excited. Just got in my new copy of the fall Living Crafts magazine. Our friend, Tina, at Squirrel Acorns blog, introduced us to it last spring. The magazine premiered last winter, and yes, I did buy the back issue, and since that time I’ve devoured each issue.Read More →

 Our house guest has gone so I was able to get back in the sewing room and make Pixie’s jumper. I made just a little change on the border location on the skirt, but I’m pleased with both of them! Unfortunately, this is doing nothing to squelch my anxiousness for Fall! It’s still aRead More →

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So, I told myself I wasn’t going to start a new project until I finished a few ongoing ones. I didn’t listen. The new fabric I bought for the girls’ jumpers called to me. I got Fairy’s made up last night using Simplicity pattern 5936. Looking at it today IRead More →

  We created the Nubbie Doll with babies and mommies in mind. Nubbies have everything a baby loves; satin blanket binding to rub between their fingers, nubbie hands that are perfect for chewing on, and soft cotton flannel body for snuggling and they are small enough to carry everywhere! ForRead More →

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Today I was making a quick trip to my local craft store to buy crafting glue. I swear that is all I planned to buy. My pile of to do, already started, and near completion projects is stack precariously high in my sewing room. I’m well aware that one moreRead More →