Patterns & Crafts (Page 25)

Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend! This hardly proved to be the last “lazy” days of summer; we were busy, busy, busy. Not to say we didn’t have a great time, but I am getting antsy for the fall and a little more routine! Having said all that, IRead More →

    Please read all directions before starting. If you have any questions, please contact us at weefolkart@yahoo.com.   Unless otherwise stated, seams are 1/2 inch.   Before beginning make all necessary calculations to insure a proper fit.   Materials:           Fabric: There are 4 tiers to this skirt. YouRead More →

It’s not a shocker that both Michelle and I would embrace the same craft at the same time. We seem to travel in pairs, so we’re exposed to the same things, at the same time. I happened to be born with a pair of knitting needles in my hand, whichRead More →

I just finished one of Pixie’s Birthday gifts last night, a sack full of froggies! I fell in love with some of the cute free Amigurumi toy patterns on the Lion Brand site, namely the frog. Of course they were all crocheted so I decided it was time to embraceRead More →

There’s an old maxim…You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. I’d now like to start a new one…you can’t make a drop dead gorgeous outfit out of a potato sack! When Michelle asked me to “cuten up” a couple of plain jumpers, I tried, I reallyRead More →

About this time each year, I begin to fill a basket with homemade Christmas gift items. While making them, I don’t have a particular recipient in mind. They are usually things I can make in an evening or two, and ultimately they find their way into stockings or as aRead More →

This week’s Unplugged Challenge theme was Trees. I had been wanting to try the Freezer Paper Stencil T-shirts for awhile now and leaves seemed like a fun inspiration for the design. We started by going on a leaf scavenger hunt. Each of the kids gathered 5 leaves with completely differentRead More →

We went to visit my mom and dad yesterday. (Hereafter known as Nana and Papa.) My mom brought out two jumpers she bought for Pixie and Fairy. She got them at the senior center where she plays bridge. Seems the senior women’s club was running a fund raiser, and sheRead More →

Back when I was a child, the half apron was all the rage. Although not as efficient as a full cobbler style apron, it did offer some protection, and the women made lovely aprons to wear while entertaining. These were also useful while cleaning, because they had extra pockets for storingRead 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 →

Pixie has her second birthday coming up in September. She loves domestic play. Dolls are her life! She also loves tea parties, her kitchen set, playing in her doll house and Gammy’s gnome house. For her birthday, Tim and I bought her The Child’s Cleaning Set from Magic Cabin. So,Read More →

 Our house guest has gone so I was able to get back in the sewing room and make Pixie’s jumper. I made just a little change on the border location on the skirt, but I’m pleased with both of them! Unfortunately, this is doing nothing to squelch my anxiousness for Fall! It’s still aRead More →

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So, I told myself I wasn’t going to start a new project until I finished a few ongoing ones. I didn’t listen. The new fabric I bought for the girls’ jumpers called to me. I got Fairy’s made up last night using Simplicity pattern 5936. Looking at it today IRead More →

  We created the Nubbie Doll with babies and mommies in mind. Nubbies have everything a baby loves; satin blanket binding to rub between their fingers, nubbie hands that are perfect for chewing on, and soft cotton flannel body for snuggling and they are small enough to carry everywhere! ForRead More →

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Today I was making a quick trip to my local craft store to buy crafting glue. I swear that is all I planned to buy. My pile of to do, already started, and near completion projects is stack precariously high in my sewing room. I’m well aware that one moreRead More →

Okay, I got a little carried away. There were so many pretty batik patterns I got a few more than I needed. It’s okay. I ALWAYS can come up with ways to use them. I enjoyed making the treasure pouch so much I think I’ll make a few to putRead More →