Halloween

Here’s a collection of October Appliques… more cheery than scary… but just right for Halloween! In previous years we have shared the Black Bird and the Black Cat Applique Blocks. Over the next two weeks we will share the directions and patterns for the Stacked Pumpkins and the Cheery SunflowerRead More →

Saturday, our family hosted our 21st Annual Pumpkin Carving Party. Truth be known, it began as a ploy, to give 12 year old Missy (our nickname for Wee Folk Art’s very own Michelle) a chance to meet the cute new boy that moved in across the street. She and herRead More →

Here is a fun, quick handprint craft project that can add to your spooky Halloween decor. Make your own recycled handprint sand candles. We are going to be revisiting this project today. It was originally published Sep 18, 2008 on Nature’s Way Learning/WeeFolkAcitivies. This afternoon we made handprint sand candlesRead More →

The gnome’s lives are rich with stories and folklore, and there has never been a story teller in The Thicket that could weave a tale as well as Axel. As a master storyteller, over the years the job has fallen on him to share the history of The Thicket, but it is sometimes hardRead More →

Saturday night is our 19th Annual Pumpkin Carving Party… I’ll tell you more about that later. But when the decorations were unpacked, a devastating discovery was made. Mice had gotten into one of the boxes and ate one of the family’s most beloved decorations… our Gourd Ghost Sculpture. I really findRead More →

What happens when you combine a compulsive doodler, orange paint and an hour long phone conversation? A gaggle of pumpkins, of course! Seriously, I’m on the phone and there was my cheese box of paints sitting next to me. I was playing with the paint bottles… because compulsive doodlers areRead More →

Turn a new paint can (available at hardware stores) or a used paint can that has been thoroughly cleaned, into a festive Paint Bucket Jack-O-Lantern. Click here to see our wee folks making their own for trick-or-treating! Do you ever feel like you’re a character in Rocky Horror Picture Show?Read More →

I got a chance to make Bug a darker vest for his pirate costume (check out the pirate shirt un-pattern here) and took a bunch of pictures along the way. Here is the Dress Up Vest Un-Pattern or you can find it in our Free Patterns Section. I will alsoRead More →

I love cloth napkins. I could never bring myself to use paper. First, they don’t work very well, and second, waste paper? I think not! Over the years I’ve bought and made many different kinds of napkins. Recently, however, I’ve started making what I refer to as “rip and tear”Read More →

This year is our family’s 18th Annual Pumpkin Carving Party. Although there are lots of things to do at the last minute, I’ve developed a working list over the years that makes the actually planning a snap. Our family provides the hot dogs, desserts and hot and cold cider. EveryoneRead More →

For fun Halloween decorations, make these Hanging Fabric Ghosts to haunt your home. We created these Hanging Fabric Ghosts to go along with this week’s Unplugged Challenge theme: white. I’m sure I’m not the only one who took the theme white and combined it with upcoming Halloween and thought… hmmmRead More →