March 2011

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So, if you know me at all… if you’ve read my blogs for at least a year… you know I don’t “do” Spring Cleaning. If you are so inclined, and haven’t done so already, you can read my sage words on the topic HERE. Having said THAT… I do helpRead More →

If you can believe it, I’m still sick. I’ve been watching this flu/cold change directions so many times I’m dizzy. Seems this week I’ve settled in to a nice case of laryngitis! Can’t complain, though, I am feeling lots better than I did last week at this time! Having said allRead More →

Are you or your child new to sewing and want to make something simple? Do you have a friend expecting a baby? Do you just have a couple of free hours this afternoon and want to do something productive? These little sweethearts are fast and easy to make. They are wonderful projects for childrenRead More →

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.” Quite true. Also true… stones in the Michigan forests don’t do much rolling 🙂  They also get enough shade and dampness to cover most of the stones with moss. For a long time I’ve been wanting to make some Felted Stones for my house and theRead More →

First off, we’d like to thank everyone that entered Sarah’s Silks Giveaway sponsored here at Wee Folk Art. The prize includes: Silk Lined Basket Hand Dyed Rainbow Wings Mini Rainbow Streamer Lavender Playsilk And, Reversible Blue/Rainbow Crown  Next, remember to watch for Sarah’s Silks new blog that will go live shortly.Read More →

You can just imagine what the Little Lady’s thinking… What the heck’s going on in there??? Well, this is what’s going on in there! Fortunately, she’s having a pretty easy go with her teething. Just give her something to chew on and she’s a pretty happy camper. One of her favorite things toRead More →

I absolutely feel in love with this Coiled Rag Bowl last summer. I made this bowl to hold all the other rainbow gifts I made for Pixie’s birthday. I’ve meant to return to this project and make other containers using this technique, but alas, I have yet to. Hmmm… The roping canRead More →

Edit: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone that participated! WHERE Michelle and I chose to buy toys for the wee ones is every bit as important to us as WHAT we buy the children. We seek out shops and products that carry the finest materials and ones thatRead More →

I must say, I think this little guy might be the cutest doorstop in the bunch so far. My girls were excited to see him. Pippin will make a great spring guest in your home. Enjoy!     Materials: (yardages are approximate and based on optimal placement) Felt Embroidery flossRead More →

After due consideration, I decided to make a bunny doorstop for several reasons; it got the most votes, it is seasonal, it is both a barnyard and woodland creature, and finally, and probably most importantly, Pixie wanted a bunny 🙂 Due to widespread family illness, I actually had a Sunday withRead More →

If you have been following our progress on Wee Folk Art Team Heifer, you will notice that a few days ago our contributions dropped down to $145.00! We contacted Heifer via email and they said that there records reflect only $145.00 was donated! I donated another $10.00 myself last night to testRead More →

  EDIT: Thanks to one and all for your suggestions. Now Mommy and Daddy are now armed with lots of ideas. The Little Lady will definitely be appreciative 🙂 Look what I just received… the Little Lady sitting up in her St. Patty’s garb. The green certainly brings out theRead More →

It’s sheer magic when a child begins making music for the first time. Fairy just got a new violin yesterday. She will be starting lessons in the fall, but she was anxious to “meet” her new friend 🙂 She has been watching videos of orchestras playing and you can justRead More →

If you had to guess which of our projects were most linked to, what would you guess? Our Waldorf Style Gnomes? Our Knitted in the Round Doll Pattern? What about our Hair Pin Lace Tutorial? Although those are amoung the most popular patterns, the most frequently visited patterns are for our Doorstop Cat, DogRead More →

All the Waldorf art talk on the blog recently has inspired me to pull out the art supplies a bit more this week. My older two kiddos have been enrolled in an art program at our co-op this year and I will admit that we haven’t done as many familyRead More →

  EDIT: We’ve had a few people ask how long this fundraiser is going to run so thought there might be other people interested. We are running it until Easter Sunday, April 24. So, if you’d like to work on contributing as a family, or if you’d like to becomeRead More →

  We have all experienced this at one time or another. We buy our child the perfect gift, whether it is a new playhouse or their first tricycle. We follow the directions and assemble it with love and care, and perhaps a few colorful euphemisms for the uncooperative wrench. WhenRead More →

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for participating 🙂 Yesterday, Sarah Baldwin, Waldorf educator and owner of Bella Luna Toys, shared some thoughts on the importance of Artistic Expression in the life of a family. Today, we are sharing a wonderful give away with our readers through the generosity of Sarah.Read More →

        When a child’s basic needs are met, i.e., food, clothing, shelter and love, they are free to explore the world around them with confidence. Artistic expression is a natural outpouring of this assurance. Today we are talking again with the ever charming and wise Sarah Baldwin;Read More →

In an ongoing quest to keep Pixie in coloring pages, I just added our Little Birdies Coloring Page, inspired by our Little Birdie Applique Block, inspired by our Little Birdies Eye Case. I love these Little Birdies. I added a limb of a tree, and I think the three look veryRead More →

There have been many interesting ideas of how to use the design in the Little Birdies Eye Case for other projects. But then I thought, I might be thinking too small! It occurred to me that these little guys could, and should, be included in our Applique Blocks. So, IRead More →