January 2009

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  This weekend I designed our Slumbering Owl Applique Block. He was a hoot to make! (Sorry, that had to be said!) He is a little more complex than some of our other appliques because of the detail in the feathers. It’s a little lost in the photo, but theRead More →

We have a brooch, we have a necklace, all that’s left is a bracelet! Here is a super duper easy bracelet that goes together in no time. With supervision, your 4 year old can help string the beads and your 8 year old can make their own! If you’re havingRead More →

For a young child’s bracelet 2 1/2″ diameter. Add more hearts and beads to enlarge.  Materials: small piece red wool felt small beads .7mm Stretch Magic elastic red embroidery floss heart pattern [1] Copy pattern. [2] Cut out 2 hearts for each heart on bracelet (I needed 4 finished heartsRead More →

Welcome to our first Friday Show and Tell. We are hoping that this will become a favorite with our readers and that many will participate by sharing projects they are working on now or have completed. Anyone can join in the fun. You DO NOT need to be a registeredRead More →

The directions are now complete for turning our Valentine Brooch into our Valentine Necklace. I made the necklace first, and as an after thought, removed the heart and turned it into a brooch. When Fairy came over, she was heartbroken. She loved the necklace. Well, it took Gammy about 2Read More →

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, who couldn’t use a little heart? Check out our new Valentine Brooch in the Free Patterns. You say brooches aren’t your thing?  No problem! Use the pattern as an applique on anything that screams for a little bling! Later this week I’ll show you how to turnRead More →

I have completed the Small Doll Sweater and added it to our Free Patterns Section. It was custom designed to fit our 12" Waldorf style dolls (made from kits from Weir Dolls). When I get a chance I do plan to work on a larger size for bigger dolls… butRead More →

This Sweater was designed to fit our 12 inch Waldorf style dolls. Size 6 Needles 1 Skein DK Weight Yarn Gauge 7 stitches per inch 3 – ¾” buttons CO – Cast On SSK – Slip two stitches as if to knit, return to left needle, knit them both togetherRead More →

I wanted to share these great needlework pieces I recently dug out of storage. My mom made these while she was pregnant with me, and they hung in my nursery. I had them out briefly in our old house, but they have sadly been packed away for the past threeRead More →

  BRRRR! It is so cold outside right now that basically all of our Nature Studies are being done at the kitchen window. Fortunately the bird feeders really provide a lot of Nature Entertainment. When we have gotten outside over the last few weeks, we have been collecting snow trackRead More →

I am currently working on my third doll sweater. These are so much fun to make. Such a fast project! Love that immediate gratification. Anyway, I have made some minor adjustments each time. I still have just a little bit more tweaking to do to feel like I have finished theRead More →

  As promised, I completed the pattern and directions for our Puppy Dog Doorstop, Horace. Although I love the Kitty Cat Doorstop, Jasper, I’m a dog person, and this little guy just tickles my fancy! In the directions I included the felt and embroidery floss colors I used, but goRead More →

When I was a little girl, I learned a nursery rhyme is school called "Lucy Locket". Lucy Locket, lost her pocket, What a silly thing to do. If you’re not careful, Lucy, Next you’ll lose your shoe! As a young child I found this so absurd. How in the worldRead More →

Edit: Directions for our Doorstop Puppy can be found HERE. Yesterday I turned my doggy doodle into our Puppy Dog Doorstop. Meet Horace. And despite common misconceptions, cats and dogs can exist harmoniously! Horace and Jasper have become fast friends and can be found skulking about, looking for mischief and mayhem.Read More →

Just another teaser… Over break I have been working on some new projects too. The first one I am sharing is this cute sweater I came up with for our 12" homemade dolls. Fairy had found a sweater on a stuffed bear and switched it to her doll (although it wasRead More →

The good news is I got the directions for the Kitty Cat Doorstop posted in the Crafting Club Patterns. If you are new to the site you'll see that many of our patterns are FREE for public viewing, whereas some can only be viewed by Crafting Club members. Membership and patternsRead More →

  Materials: Felt color A Felt color B Embroidery floss color A Embroidery floss color B 2 3/4” buttons with 2 holes for eyes Contrasting embroidery floss for sewing on eyes Stuffing (wool or polyfil) Beans, fish gravel or large grained sand for weighting the bottom Pattern Directions: (All seamsRead More →

As promised, we are able to offer our readers a 20% coupon from Prairie Point Junction. (Use the button at the top of our right column to receive the coupon.) This is where Michelle and I get all our wool felt from. This is not 100% wool felt, but rather aRead More →