Spring (Page 2)

Yesterday we shared this month’s Out of the Block project… a wooden kite made using today’s Kite Applique Block. What is it about kites that excites us so? Is it the fact that a little paper, wood and string, can be transformed into a soaring vision? Or is it, that for justRead More →

I must say, I think this little guy might be the cutest doorstop in the bunch so far. My girls were excited to see him. Pippin will make a great spring guest in your home. Enjoy!     Materials: (yardages are approximate and based on optimal placement) Felt Embroidery flossRead More →

Spring has sprung… at least on our side of the equator… and flowers are in the forecast! Here is a cheery little flower to applique on a pillow or t-shirt or anywhere else aching for a little sunshine. Four layers of petals and a center make up this flower, and the onlyRead More →

Want to go a little crazy with your Easter eggs this year? Instead of the standard dyed eggs, try this easy technique. With a little tissue paper and Mod Podge, you can turn out these colorful and fanciful eggs in no time. This is definitely a craft you can do withRead More →

Last year before Easter we did a number of egg projects. It seems like an good time to tackle eggs, with Easter and spring just around the corner. I wanted to pull all our egg projects together here, as a reminder, and for those of you that may not haveRead More →

EDIT: I thought I was going to dodge the creepy crude that’s been working its way through Michelle’s house the past two weeks, But, alas, I finally caught the bug! I was working on a project but for the past 24 hours sleep seemed like a better idea. So, I thought I’d share our felt eggs… again. This is a great early learning project. Fast and easy, and they are lovely withoutRead More →

I had hoped to make 3 bunnies today… only made one… oh, well! Basically, I followed the old pattern for the Walking Bunny Finger Puppets but added long hearts for the inside of the ears, curved the whiskers up, used buttons for the eyes, and gave her a flower brooch. Other thanRead More →

Yesterday was Bug’s birthday… 7 years old! Normally we do Sunday dinner at our house, but since he had his party here yesterday, Tim and I have a quiet Sunday ahead of us. I want to start making a few things to tuck away in Easter Baskets, so I think IRead More →

Using the same directions as the Patchwork Pot, Bug, Fairy and Pixie were busy making flower pots for their mommy for Mother’s Day. They needed assistance putting the trim on, and I did put the 2nd and 3rd coat of Mod Podge on for them, but they picked out theRead More →

  I’ve finished decorating the gnome house for spring. Below you can see the projects that we will be sharing. We will take you through the whole process including treating the wood and putting up decorations. There will be patterns for the felt flower garland on the bridge, spring sleeping bags, crocheted braidedRead More →

There are 6 flower fairies frolicking among the flowers. Can you find them? Spring has hit the Thicket and the flower fairies have returned! Britta has been busy getting the house ready for the warmer months ahead. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing various projects for theRead More →

Materials: Wool roving – I used Alpaca wool roving Form – real, plastic, styroform, or wooden eggs Dish soap Agitator – wash board, sushi mat, or griddle (optional)   1] Prepare a bowl of hot, soapy water. I use 1/4 cup of dish soap to 2 – 3 cups ofRead More →

9” x 18” piece of felt Scrap felt for heart Embroidery floss 15” of 3/8” grosgrain ribbon Stuffing – Polyfil or wool Pattern   1] Make copy of pattern.   2] Cut out felt as follows:      2 – full bodies      1 – leg piece (this will be usedRead More →