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Although my kids are getting a bit older, they still enjoy picture books and I must say I’m still very drawn to beautifully illustrated books. I have several books sitting in my Amazon cart that I’m debating purchasing for Christmas gifts. I have not seen any of these books inRead More →

Note: I DO NOT share my watercolors because I think they are perfect. Quite the contrary. I am self-teaching and learning, and I hope I can encourage other would be painters to join me in the journey 🙂 Remember… I’m not seeking perfection, I’m seeking JOY. As my love affairRead More →

Several weeks ago I stumbled upon this picture somewhere… out there… on the net. After a bit of searching, I came up with the original. It is titled "The Reader's Path", which was digitally created by "jerry8448". I purchased a 20" x 30" print of it from Deviant Art. http://browse.deviantart.com/art/The-Reader-s-Path-345536889 (NoticeRead More →

If you happened to miss it, my DIL Meghan is pregnant with baby number 2. She is due August 31. So… the Little Lady will be a BIG sister to her brother, the Little Guy 🙂 Now that I've managed to make some time for myself, I've set to work making some special things for LG.  A while back, I askedRead More →

“Once there was a peddler who sold caps. But he was not like an ordinary peddler, carrying his wares on his back. He carried them on top of his head.” So begins the tale of Caps for Sale, the lovely story of an unorthodox peddler and a tree full of peskyRead More →

The spring issue of Bamboo Magazine is now available online, and we are proud to say Wee Folk Art has an article in their regular feature “root and stem”. We shared a tutorial on how to make a very simple Rainbow Stacker. The article is quite timely since so many of you have expressed a desire to work withRead More →

      When it comes to children’s books, I find my favorite books tend to be the classics. As a preschool and elementary school teacher, I was exposed to the latest books, and although there were many wonderful new books, my top 10 still would have been the tried and true.   I find even today, asRead More →

Last day of January already… yikes! It's been a busy week, but I have made time to work on the new sweater for the Little Lady. I shared a link to the pattern last week… a lovely sweater knit in 1 piece. I've finished the back, one sleeve, and half of another. Cruisin' 🙂 I was going toRead More →

This is definitely a "quickie" book review, but I wanted to get something up before people considered buying this book. The other day I mentioned that I ordered the book A Bird in Winter: A Picture Book Inspired by Pieter Bruegel The Elder, by Helene Kerillis and Stephane Girel, I'm sad to say, this isn't a book I'd recommend. Although I thinkRead More →

Back in early November, I had my idea for Bug’s Christmas gift. He LOVES to draw, and I thought it was high time he had his own supplies. So, I got him a sketch book, a couple of “how to draw” books, and a nice set of pencils and erasers. Read More →

  I have completed my second project from More Knitting in the Sun, the Ramona Racerback Tank. Actually I finished it, with the exception of the crocheted edge around the arm holes while in Vermont and Fairy has worn it several times at this 99% done stage. I finally satRead More →

I just completed my first project from More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns to Knit for Kids… a summer weight shrug for Fairy-girl, my little ballerina. It turned out adorable… but a bit big (sarcasm here). Huge is more like it. I really should have paid more attention toRead More →

Normally I don't knit much in the summer. It's hot and my energy is usually more focused outdoors. This year has been different. I don't know if this has been because this season has been mostly cold and rainy so far or due to the fact that my Raverly QueueRead More →

If you want to get into a heated discussion with a group of people, forget talking about politics or religion… talk about fairy tales. Parents either love them and expose their children to them, or parents find them too violent or sexist and banish them. Some parents want to preserveRead More →