Additional Crafts & How Tos

With just a stack of rainbow origami paper, card stock paper, and glue, you can create a flock of beautiful paper bird ornaments! Whether you make one of these sweet paper bird ornaments… hmmm… I mean “tweet” paper bird ornaments… or a whole flock, I am sure they will captureRead More →

One of  our fall traditions is to visit the Michigan Renaissance Festival. The kids of course, love to dress up and are beginning to want more authentic looking costumes. They are slowly adding pieces to their wardrobe. A set of bracers from last year, a cape I made eons ago,Read More →

Transfer Patterns to Fabric: Getting Started Today on Wee Folk Art we are going to cover how to transfer patterns to fabric. Over the years, we have shared a large collection of applique patterns and are now working on a growing collection of embroidery patterns. There are several different techniques that youRead 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 →

One of the projects in our Winter Wonderland unit is to create tin can lanterns. My kids loved this project when they were little, Bug especially enjoyed hammering holes all over his can. Unfortunately we did it before I was consistently blogging. It is a project that I just don’tRead More →

Many years ago I gave my friend some mittens for Christmas. I still remember them. I used the same yarn for both mittens, but knit different patterns into each so they were mismatched. They were whimsical and beautiful. My friend loved them. About a month later I got a teary phoneRead More →

This week my Fairy-Girl will be hitting double digits. We were lucky enough to celebrate her birthday along with her little cousin’s 4th birthday this past weekend. She got some amazing things, including the top two items on her wish list, a gym mat for acro practice and most importantlyRead More →

  We spent a lovely day yesterday at one of our favorite places, Greenfield Village. The weather looked a bit iffy in the morning, following a series of bad storms the night before, which seemed to delay the crowds until later in the afternoon. For the first couple of hoursRead More →

While learning about the South Eastern Coastal states, we made these cute Seashell Beeswax Candles. Although the kids were able to some of the work, for safety reasons this project requires parental supervision and assistance. Materials: Filtered Beeswax Braided Cotton Wicking (lead free) Coconut Oil Large Seashell (cleaned well –Read More →

  It’s Spring! I have yet to see a butterfly in my gardens, but I’ve got butterflies on my brain. The other day I was playing in my journal, and I painted a picture of a butterfly. As is usually the case, I take certain liberties with nature and tendRead More →

For years I've wanted a light box… not the kind for taking photographs, but rather for tracing designs. As a designer, I am always tracing, while putting together a finished product. I don't like using the thin tracing paper because it smudges… I'm not a neat drawer… and I tendRead More →

You’ve heard of Snowflakes… well, get ready for what we have termed “Flowerflakes”! This past winter I did a blog on creating traditional snowflakes. The post can be found HERE. Besides adding beauty to the house, it served a purpose. Our bird feeders are right outside this window. Our feathered friends can mistake theRead 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 →