February 2009

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The expression "bitten off more than you can chew" must have been coined by some cockeyed optimist that took on a project that was far more complex than she anticipated! Yikes! I’ve never designed a pattern for anything this complex before. When I made my crooked house, I winged it. Far more complicated trying to duplicate it for others toRead More →

Edit: The pattern for the Owl Doorstop can be found HERE. This evening at 9:00 p.m. est the contest for Percy the Owl Doorstop Giveaway will be over. As promised, I have completed the directions, and they are now available in the FREE Crafting Club Patterns. Percy is made inRead More →

Materials: Felt Color A – back, front, bottom Felt Color B – chest, eyelids Felt Color C – eyes Felt Color D – wings Felt Color E – beak Embroidery floss Color B Embroidery floss Color C Embroidery floss Color D Embroidery floss Color E 2 3/4” buttons with 2Read More →

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse. And they all lived together in a little crooked house. Several months ago I shared a project I had justRead More →

  Often when I’m sitting around doodling, I draw cupcakes. (Second only to my old dog, Fred, doodle wise!) I’m not sure if it’s because they are relatively easy to draw, because I’m hungry, or because they are just so darn cute! Anyway, it only makes sense that it wouldRead More →

  Tim’s daughter, Liz, has been busy adding a little pizazz to some of her t-shirts. Smart person that she is, she realized she could buy inexpensive t-shirts, add some appliques, and turn them into totally awesome, one of a kind shirts. She started by using Wee Folk’s Curved HeartRead More →

The directions to make these wonderful "building blocks" are found in the following three blogs. Step 1 – Cutting the Wood Step 2 – Painting the Wood Step 3 – Finishing the Wood Despite the length of the blogs, they really are quite easy to make, and a relatively fastRead More →

Several weeks ago we shared a pattern for a Knit Basket Weave Dishcloth. We threw together a few easy patterns to help our noobie knitter friends practice their knitting skills with relatively quick results. Today we’re sharing a pattern for another dishcloth. Although the pattern itself is easy, we areRead More →

Easy to make, and the "bumpiness" of the rope stitch makes them very effective when wiping down counters. Make one for yourself and make several to give away as gifts. Materials: 1 skein Lily “Sugar ‘n Cream" 100% cotton yarn (4 ply – 2 oz.) Knitting needles US 7 (4.50 mm)Read More →

  THE DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING THESE BOOKS INCLUDING CUTTING, PAINTING AND FINISHING CAN BE FOUND  HERE.   After several weeks of felt work, I’m getting a bit antsy and I need to change medium. I’ve been craving a little wood in my life…am I alone or are there other folksRead More →

What could be more fun and eco friendly than packing a lunch in our Reusable Lunch Bag? These highly functional cuties are fashioned after the old fashioned, standard brown lunch bag, with a touch of "green"! They are easy to make, too. A couple of hours on the applique and an hourRead More →

What could be more fun to carry and better for the environment than this reusable, eco friendly lunch bag! Fashioned after the standard brown paper bags, this lunch bag will hold all the lunch time goodies you’ll be needing! It’s a snap to make, so make a few! A NOTE ABOUTRead More →

  I just finished up our Slumbering Owl Lunch Sack and wanted to share it. This reuseable sack is both eco friendly and cute as a bugs ear! It is much too late (at least for me) to write up the directions tonight, but I will get them done someRead More →