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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 →

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 →

  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 →

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 →

In our family, rolled cookies mean something special. Because they require more work than drop cookies, we tend to make them at holidays and other days of celebration. Over the years we have acquired many different cookie cutters, but a few years ago we discovered the joy of making our own cookie cutters, and we’ve never lookedRead More →

Quilting Basics – Part 1 Quilting Basics – Part 2 Quilting Basics – Part 3 Quilting Basics – Part 4 Let's face it, the more we do something, the better we get. Sometimes when we try to explain a technique to someone, we find the chore daunting. We know when the bread has beenRead More →

Below are the general directions on how to cut out wood and prepare it for finishing. You will need to use a scroll saw, a dremel, and sandpaper. I consider myself to be a novice woodworker, and do not offer advice on how to actually use the equipment necessary to complete these projects. I highly recommend youRead More →

SPREAD THE WORD… PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDS. At Wee Folk Art we strive to create designs that are natural, beautiful and safe for children to play with. But if we had to pick one of those attributes, hands down, it would be safety first! Have you everRead More →

EDIT: Whenever somebody works with any materials long enough, they come up with shortcuts and techniques that save time and give better results. Last year I shared a tutorial on how to cut out felt. I got so many “thank you”s from people that followed the instructions and got the resultsRead More →

Imagine the delight on your children’s faces when they open this carton of eggs… and find these lovely gems inside! No, it is not a dozen hard boiled eggs, but rather a dozen Soy Crayons! It is easy to sing the praises of soy crayons; brilliant colors, smooth drawing without flaking,Read More →

I finally finished Part 4 of the hairpin lace tutorial. If you would like to try this technique, I hope you find this tutorial helpful. Although there are tons of pics and instructions, I tried to break each individual step down. In a perfect world, I would be able to haveRead More →