Seasons & Holidays

Last week… or was it two or even three weeks ago now… I made 18 paper birds in a rainbow of colors. I finally got a chance to turn them into a mobile. Since I don’t know where I’m going to hang them yet, I took them outside to aRead More →

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 →

Even if you don’t have a white thumb… the baking counterpart to a gardener’s green thumb… you can still make something delicious to bring with you to this year’s Easter celebration! Easter Bunny Bark is a fun variation of a basic chocolate bark candy. Have I ever mentioned my favorite foodRead More →

Just imagine a basket full of these “country garden” dot painting on wooden eggs. Easy to do with fun results. Paint one or an entire basket full! Same eggs with extra dots added after I though I was done. I actually like them both ways. Over the years I haveRead More →

As a kid, my Nana always had these hand crocheted lace snowflakes on her tree. Her mother-in-law (my great-grandmother) had made them. They were delicately made and starched until they were firm. There was definitely something about them that said ‘old lady’ but in a traditional, comforting sort of way.Read More →

Warm holiday wishes from Oak Meadow! Save 10% with code holidays2016-WeeFolk through December 31st! Visit http://www.oakmeadowbookstore.com/   10 Ways to Keep the Holidays Simple Guest post from our friends at Oak Meadow 1. Focus on the traditions you love most. Ask everyone in the family what they most enjoy at the holidays.Read More →

Patchwork Turkey Applique Pattern and Thanksgiving Pillow Project This scrappy Thanksgiving Turkey pillow came together very quickly. It was a fun project that used up the littlest bits of fabric and some coordinating embroidery floss. This a great applique project for beginning sewers and kids. It can be made evenRead More →

Although our trees are just beginning to turn colors, I’m speeding the season along by hanging painted wooden leaves in my windows. They will look extra special beautiful when the trees in the background begin to turn colors! I’m ready for fall even if my trees aren’t! Until my treesRead More →

So we finally did it. This year we made our own natural Easter egg dyes using a variety of food items. The results were fine if I were doing the eggs myself, but my kids eventually requested the old tablets to get some of the deeper colors. They also likeRead More →

Give your eggs a nice, aged looked with our crackle eggs tutorial. Learn how to paint and apply crackle to create small or large cracks in your eggs. With the first day of Spring just a few weeks off, it’s time to start thinking about spring crafts. And what saysRead More →

Over the years we have helped Britta, the matriarch of our wee gnome family, decorate for the holidays. Here are a few of the Gnome Valentines Crafts we have shared. Hope you find something your gnomes will like! In many ways gnomes are just like you and me. They loveRead More →

Today we are going to learn how to make a beautiful button heart picture using buttons from your stash. Although the timing is perfect if you’d like to make a gift for someone for Valentine’s Day, it will also look smashing left up on your walls all year long. IRead More →

Here is a collection of Valentine Craft ideas in bright colors and natural materials. We love all these colorful Valentine hearts and enjoy how they are made with a variety of materials including fabric, felt, paper, wool roving, and yarn.   my felt forest of hearts by revlie Create a felt forestRead More →