October 2011

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Saturday, our family hosted our 21st Annual Pumpkin Carving Party. Truth be known, it began as a ploy, to give 12 year old Missy (our nickname for Wee Folk Art’s very own Michelle) a chance to meet the cute new boy that moved in across the street. She and herRead More →

Lesson Five: The Purl Stitch So now that you have been knitting for awhile, it is time to learn the purl stitch. You actually already know the mechanics… IN, AROUND, UNDER, OFF… but this time instead of working to the back, we will be working in the front. To getRead More →

It seems like the autumn winds are finally picking up, pushing the last of summer into our memories. It’s a magical time of year, when you can gather pumpkins, watch flocks of geese flying south, and gather bouquets of colored leaves to bring indoors. And what could be better whenRead More →

You should NEVER let me set foot in a yarn shop when I have other things to do. A few days before Drew, Meghan and the Little Lady came for a visit, I stopped at the shop to pick up some yarn I needed for another project. I had actuallyRead More →

When I was working on the Paperclay Leaves last week, I was absent-mindedly rolling some of the cut-away clay in my hands. Before I knew it, the blob was shaped into a peg form. Well, it took me about 3 seconds to decide to make some gnomes. What a shocker,Read More →

Have you been working on your knit blocks for your Block-Work hat? My kids are going to be completing the ones that they have been working on for the last couple weeks, this week in class. I’ve updated the pattern below to include all the finishing directions. I designed thisRead More →

Last week I shared Paperclay Leaves – Part 1. Today, we are going to finish the project by painting and sealing the leaves. After that, you’ll just have to decide where they should fall! I made 12 leaves, and put them on my Harvest Cupboard. They look so beautiful IRead More →

Monday morning we unveiled our new website. So, of course, we’ve got about 3 weeks of “tweakage” ahead of us. You know about “tweakage”. It’s the little changes that take something from great to awesome. And since Michelle and Tim work for free… to quote Po from Kung Fu Panda,Read More →

Newbie Knitting Lesson Four : Making Pom-Poms If you are following along with our Newbie Knitting series you will need to make two pom-poms to complete your Block-Work Hat. There are a couple different ways you can make pom-poms. I’ve included a pattern and directions for using a cardboard homemadeRead More →

Stitch Glossary: Here is a collection of detailed illustrations to help you with our most commonly used embroidery stitchces. How Tos: Here is a collection of tutorials and tips that will help you with things like working with felt or reducing and enlarging patterns.Read More →

Surprise! I’m not a great secret keeper (understatement noted), so it’s been driving me crazy not to share the progress of our new web design with you guys. I must admit I had very little to do with the actual change… it was all Michelle’s design and Tim’s computer skills. My contribution?Read More →

We have a winner for our Holiday Giveaway from Art of Felt! Gorgeous! Submitted by Leigh Ann  Wed, 10/12/2011 – 13:42. What incredible talent. I’m in awe of her work and her creativity. If I were to win, I think I’d select the King Winter. I have several nativity setsRead More →

Desktop Wallpapers Kids Games Wee Folk Art Share Buttons Gnome Stories Coloring PagesRead More →

    Latest Update: 09/21/2015 Note: Policies can change. Please check back for changes đŸ™‚ As I sit here, faced with the task of updating our Frequently Asked Questions, I understand why legislators are so reluctant to update their state’s constitutions… it’s NOT FUN! But given the fact that weRead More →

  Using just PaperClay and paint, you can create an autumn scene that will last for years! The clay has a natural white color, air dries, can be painted, and is non-toxic and acid free. Something that the wee ones can use with supervision. Before beginning, collect some leaves. You need toRead More →

This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced shortly. EDIT: Daria is from Israel. She will ship anywhere. All are welcome to enter đŸ™‚ Several months ago I introduced you to Daria, from Art of Felting, when we commissioned her to needle felt a tapestry to commemorate myRead More →

Drew, Meghan and the Little Lady are still visiting and our days have been busy, busy, busy. We’ve had lots of at home snuggle time, but we’ve also had many day trips. All of this has given me time to do some “just for fun” knitting. Luckily, Meghan is aRead More →

What could be more wonderful than a cider mill in the fall? How’s about going to the cider mill with all 4 of my grandbabies! We had a wonderful day, although if I were splitting hairs, it could have been a tad bit cooler. Bug, Fairy and Pixie are enjoying theirRead More →

Fairy is taking my beginning knitting class and she has been diligently working on her projects. She wanted to share photos of her Baby Chick with strict instructions on the copyrights. “You can put it on Wee Folk Art on it but it needs to say Fairy next to theRead More →

Project Three : Block-work Hat I designed this hat project to help us review everything we have learned so far. This hat requires you to complete casting on, knitting, binding off and seaming multiple times. For this project you will need to make 4 rectangular blocks. Two will be completedRead More →

We are on our way to our favorite apple orchard for a wagon ride, apple picking, and, of course, delicious cider and hot donuts. YUM! There is also a wonderful petting zoo and barnyard play area. Bug, Fairy and Pixie are looking forward to sharing the experience with Little Lady. While weRead More →

We have got out-of-town visitors for next two weeks. Drew, Meghan and the Little Lady are here, and as you can well imagine, my time will be spent with them, and there will be little time left for crafting đŸ™‚ Of course I will be sharing some pics of our adventures, and MichelleRead More →