Craft Books

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 šŸ™‚ Remember… I’m not seeking perfection, I’m seeking JOY. As my love affairRead 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 šŸ™‚ 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 →

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 →

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' šŸ™‚ I was going toRead 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 →

(You knew I would have to do this tutorial sooner or later šŸ™‚ A couple of fun things happened in the past few weeks. First, a lovely reader sent us the book Magical Window Stars (thanks Sarah!) and second, we got a stack of kite paper from Bella Luna Toys.Read More →

We just found out last week that my son Drew, and his wife Meghan, are having a baby girl! We are all very excited… well ALMOST everyone is excited. Poor Bug is surrounded by girls and was hoping that his new cousin would be a boy. Pixie and Fairy couldn’tRead More →

Just about everyone I know knits. If they didn’t know how to before meeting me, chances are I’ll be teaching them. Although I am a multi-crafter, knitting is often my "go to" craft I use for television watching, chatting with friends, or waiting in doctors’ offices. It’s neat, easy toRead More →

We’ve gotten a few inquiries about the little Fairy sitting in a tree in the Felt Forest. In answer to every one’s questions, no, we do not have a pattern for the fairy. He was made using the directions for pipe cleaner fairies in Salley Mavor’s incredible book, Felt WeeRead More →

I had been eyeing the book “Knitted Toys” by Zoe Mellor for some time. When the latest KnitPicks catalog came out they featured several toys made up from the book including the Floppy Dog done up in blue. It made me think of Blue’s Clues and my 23mo old lovesRead More →

  I’m very excited. Just got in my new copy of the fall Living Crafts magazine. Our friend, Tina, at Squirrel Acorns blog, introduced us to it last spring. The magazine premiered last winter, and yes, I did buy the back issue, and since that time I’ve devoured each issue.Read More →