November 2011

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Even if you possess the most rudimentary sewing skills, this project will be a breeze for you. Just in time for the holidays, this is perhaps the simplest apron you’ll ever make! Let the kids wear them for cookie making or wrap them up as gifts for all the weeRead More →

      First off, we again would like the thank Sarah, from Sarah’s Silks, for this lovely giveaway. Obviously, there are many imaginative ways for your wee one’s to play with this beautiful Starry Night Silk Scape. Wish we were able to send 1 to everyone 🙂 Now, onRead More →

Today marks the first Sunday of Advent. It seems that no matter how far away Christmas may seem throughout the year, those last 4 weeks fly by. Although I’m sure all of you know that we keep a pictorial gallery of our past crafts, it can be accessed by hittingRead More →

  Several weeks ago a reader asked me for a applique block for a cardinal. I finally got it done 🙂 Although we have cardinals in our backyard year round, they look their loveliest in the winter world. Here, we have a male cardinal perched in a tree. I’m sureRead More →

I’ve managed to get in a few late night hours knitting my rainbow mittens. Size two needles do not make for quick knitting! This mitts are knitted in the round, and I can’t say I’m a huge fan of purling in the round. I’m all thumbs 🙂 Despite that, theRead More →

    EDIT: This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced Monday, November 28. Good luck to all 🙂 A few weeks ago we had a lovely new sponsor quietly join our family… Sarah’s Silk. Actually, Sarah isn’t new to Wee Folk Art. She hosted a wonderful giveawayRead More →

  I do not normally post on the weekend, but this morning I came across this pattern for a beautiful pair of mittens (which can be found HERE):       and was dying to find out if my local yarn shop carried this yarn/color. (It is Crystal Palace – MiniRead More →

We are trying something new this year… and I must admit I’m a little bit nervous. As a family, we decided that we wanted to simplify Christmas and focus on the joy of being together. So, for the first time ever, the adults are not exchanging gifts. Gulp and Yikes! I amRead More →

First off, we’d like to thank ALL our readers for indulging our silliness, but sometimes silliness over rides sensibilities! Then, let me say, Tim, Michelle and I were floored by how many people entered this giveaway, and how humorous many of the answers were! We had a blast reading eachRead More →

  I am a sucker for color. Although my favorite or “comfort color” changes like a kaleidoscope, I always surround myself with color… no beiges or whites for me! Since last winter, I’ve embraced a brighter colorway than usual. I have been accenting my spring green and golden walls with redsRead More →

  EDIT: The giveaway in now closed. The winner will be announced on Wednesday morning, 11/16/11. Thanks for playing. We had an unbelievable amount of entries, and we had fun reading all of them 🙂 Comments are now open on this blog entry. First off, let me apologize to allRead More →

To practice knitting and purling I have included 2 wash cloth patterns. These make a great gift when paired with a special bar of soap. When working in stockinette stitch (when you knit one side and purl the other) it helps if you can visualize how the knit side andRead More →

How would YOU like to become a Blanket Stitch Whiz? One of the most common questions I receive is, “How do you get your stitches so even?” Well, my normal reply is practice, practice, practice, and although that is true, over the years, I have developed some habits that haveRead More →

After bath time last night, my barely five year old Pixie brought me a skein of yarn and asked if I could teach her to knit. I think the kids know that the best way to delay bed time around here is with impromptu crafting. I also believe it was encouragedRead More →

A couple of weeks ago I got a request for a squirrel applique. I realized it has been a while since I added any new applique blocks. Yikes! I really can’t believe I haven’t included a squirrel sooner. Our backyard is teaming with wildlife… totally encouraged by us. We provideRead More →