Rainbows

We have all heard the adage “Actions speak louder than words” and in the realm of artistic expression, nothing could be more true. If you want your children to be creative beings, model the behavior by being creative yourself. Being creative does not mean you have to have exceptional talent.Read 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 →

Of course, everyone knows by now that I’m doing lots of crafting for grandbaby number 6! Here of 2 new Rainbow Felt Balls I’ve made for the little Peanut. Following the pattern for Felt Baby Balls which can be found HERE, I made one in bright, primary colors, and theRead More →

Over the years I’ve probably made 1,457 baby quilts. Yeah, so I might be exaggerating a little bit, but seriously, I’ve made a lot. I have a favorite pattern, which I will be sharing soon, that is a quilt-as-you-go blanket and it is super easy to make. It begins byRead More →

  When it comes to drinking hot beverages, I’m the equivalent of being ambidextrous… I’m just as comfortable and content drinking coffee or tea. Of course, they both have their place. First thing in the morning… give me coffee and keep it coming. Confession time… sometimes my last thought beforeRead More →

I know I should be packing up all the Christmas stuff and knitting more practical things right now (the kids could all use more mittens) but I wanted to make something new for my sweet, little yarn tree this year and didn’t get a chance to during the holiday season.Read More →

It is now time to focus on our family’s wondrous holiday events, so we will be tucking Wee Folk Art in until January 2, 2012. No matter how you celebrate the season, we hope you are surrounded by those you love.     We Wish You the Merriest Christmas, filledRead More →

A few days ago I was poking around in Etsy, when I came upon this awesome shop, ATERGcrochet, owned by Greta Tulner, from Netherlands. It is one of the most colorful shops in Etsy World, and I immediately fell in love with her crocheted creations. I was especially drawn to her beautiful Crocheted Christmas balls. Aren’t they incredible? Well, she sells the pattern for them, andRead More →

Pixie is a sorter. Actually, she was born a sorter. Seems like from the minute she could collect a stash of toys around herself, she was dividing things into piles. Sometimes the categorizations were self evident, other times, we just had to assume their was method to her madness 🙂 To this day, given a chance, she sorts.Read More →

I’ve managed to get in a few late night hours knitting my rainbow mittens. Size two needles do not make for quick knitting! This mitts are knitted in the round, and I can’t say I’m a huge fan of purling in the round. I’m all thumbs 🙂 Despite that, theRead More →

  I do not normally post on the weekend, but this morning I came across this pattern for a beautiful pair of mittens (which can be found HERE):       and was dying to find out if my local yarn shop carried this yarn/color. (It is Crystal Palace – MiniRead More →

  I am a sucker for color. Although my favorite or “comfort color” changes like a kaleidoscope, I always surround myself with color… no beiges or whites for me! Since last winter, I’ve embraced a brighter colorway than usual. I have been accenting my spring green and golden walls with redsRead More →

I absolutely feel in love with this Coiled Rag Bowl last summer. I made this bowl to hold all the other rainbow gifts I made for Pixie’s birthday. I’ve meant to return to this project and make other containers using this technique, but alas, I have yet to. Hmmm… The roping canRead More →

  On the 23rd of December I finished up the last of my Christmas knitting and wanted something super simple to work on while visiting with family. This little shawl is what I made over those festive days. I followed the simple pattern Traditional Icelandic Three Cornered Shawl available from Ragga GoesRead More →

My mom made a request, actually it was more of a passing comment… she wanted a Wee Folk Art tote bag to carry around some of her crafty supplies. So I went off and designed a logo to have printed on a tote bag for her. Before ordering the bagRead More →

This is a project this kids and I did last fall. It was orginally post on Wee Folk Activities Oct 12, 2009. We used yarn but scraps of tissue paper or construction paper would work as well. For this week’s Unplugged Challenge theme Wheel, we made fuzzy yarn color wheels. WeRead More →