October 2015

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Back when my son, Adam, was 18 months old, we managed to lose his favorite blankie at a street fair. When we realized it was gone, we went looking for it, going up and down aisles, asking vendors and attendees if they saw his blankie. It was never recovered 🙁 I’m not sure whyRead More →

Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some sheep E-I-E-I-O With a baa baa here And a baa baa there Here a baa, there a baa Everywhere a baa baa Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O This coloring page is based on our Barnyard Sheep Applique TheRead More →

Over the weekend our friends at Prairie Point Junction, home of Wool Felt Central, did a guest blog on adorable Fall and Winter Treat Bags. You can find the tutorial HERE. Although the bags are adorable, I was thrilled that they offered our readers a whopping 20% off all non-saleRead More →

Working with the Florentine Frieze Pattern The Florentine Frieze pattern creates a fair-isle style pattern. This is another one of those patterns that would look great worked up in more than two colors. You can alternate the either the background or the foreground color every ten rows for more variation betweenRead More →

Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had a pig E-I-E-I-O With an oink oink here And an oink oink there Here an oink, there an oink Everywhere an oink oink Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O This coloring page is based on our Barnyard PigRead More →

What’s one of the very best things about autumn? Nature walks, of course. Whether your saunter through your backyard with a cup of coffee or take the family on a meander through a woods, you are sure to see, smell and feel autumn all around you. While you are takingRead More →

Here’s a super easy, super adorable, and super fun craft for the whole family. Begins with a walk in the woods. Already a winner, right? Collect up some nicely shaped pinecones. Shake them out to get rid of any wee beasties and bring them home. If pinecones are wet theyRead More →

Working with the Scale Quilting Pattern The Scale Quilting block creates a beautifully patterned fabric. When the fabric is aligned vertically, it does in fact appear like scales. It has great potential for costuming as dragon scales, bird feathers, etc. When the fabric is turned horizontally, it reminds me a fish tessellationRead More →

  Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had a cow E-I-E-I-O With a moo moo here And a moo moo there Here a moo, there a moo Everywhere a moo moo Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O This coloring page is based on our BarnyardRead More →

Ever since I first happened upon DROPS Design Free Patterns, our collection of Free Knit Boot Slippers and Free Crochet Boot Slippers have been a favorite of our readers. Recently, I’ve gotten several requests for similar children’s slippers. I guess with Christmas and cold weather just around the corner that makes senseRead More →

Several years ago my brother Kipp and his family left their suburban home in Michigan and moved to a small Vermont homestead complete with time worn outbuildings and a babbling brook meandering through their property. While dreaming about this lifestyle change, my sister-in-law, Jennifer, always ended each discussion with… “AndRead More →

Working with the Instant Plaid Pattern The trick with the Instant Plaid pattern is to wrap the yarn around your needle twice when you go to knit the stitches that will be slipped across the front. The double wrapping give those stitches twice as much yarn so that they won’t pullRead More →

  I love pumpkins. I love everything about them. I love how their creeping vines seem to grow miles over night. I love watching a pumpkin grow from flower to full grown fruit. I love the looks of a field of pumpkins… it virtually screams autumn. I love the color.Read More →

  Hark the Herald Angels sing. Glory to the newborn king. Make a single angel or a Heavenly Host. Have them visit Baby Jesus at our Advent Nativity which can be found HERE or add a string and hang them as Christmas ornaments. Materials: 3 1/2″ angel body for largeRead More →

What is it about autumn that makes it so many people’s favorite season? Is it the break from oppressive summer heat? Perhaps. If you have children, is it the return to school and “normal” routines. Could be. Don’t even get me started on the foods and spices! There are anyRead More →

Congratulations Carol Shih! Please email me within 3 days to claim your prize. Carol Shih says October 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm I liked Bella Luna toys on Facebook! COUPON: 20% off for the first 20 Wee Folk Art readers who place an order this week with coupon code: WEEFOLK20 (discount is not applicable onRead More →

Working with the Hexagon Pattern This is a fun block to make, although it is not very “square.” The edges want to curl up in a wonky way and blocking this square was a bit of a challenge. You will often see this pattern worked with a wide garter stitch borderRead More →