Christmas

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 →

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 →

LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH AND LET IT BEGIN WITH ME! Michelle and I would like to wish all our friends who observe Christmas a most blessed and joyous Christmas. We would also like to wish EVERYONE a joyous season filled with love, friendship, family, and most importantly, PEACE!Read More →

As you know, this year Michelle and I have been busy making new ornaments for her tree. Because of children and dogs… mainly 1 furry beast that goes by the name of Fargo… she decided not to put any of her breakables on the tree this year. Instead, she putRead More →

Create beautiful Paper Fan Angels with just a piece of paper, a small bead, and some twine. It only takes minutes to make a heavenly host for your tree! I remember the first time I made Paper Fan Angels. I was in the third grade and my teacher, Miss Hayes,Read More →

Here is another free felt Christmas ornament in our Santa’s Workshop Applique Collection. Toy trains are a part of childhood and look lovely on the tree! These ornaments were based on our Santa’s Workshop Toy Train Applique which can be found HERE. I made them two different ways. The first ornamentRead More →

Learn how to make felt pinwheel ornaments and bring a splash of color and whimsy to your Christmas tree this year. Easy and fast. Perfect holiday gift. Today we are sharing a tutorial for making pinwheel ornaments. These have got to be the easiest ornaments to make… EVER! Basically, youRead More →

This pattern makes an approximately 48″ Christmas tree skirt. The bobble trim adds a retro flair and a bit of whimsy. It is easy to sew and makes a great pattern for a beginner. You can use Christmas print fabrics or you can do as I did and choose toRead More →

These ornaments were based on our Santa’s Workshop Rag Doll Applique which can be found HERE. I made them two different ways. The first ornament has a border around the design and in the second ornament there is no border. Decide which you like best and sew away! Materials: Bordered Pattern orRead More →

This is our month of ornaments! Today we are sharing simple rag ball ornaments. Simply rip and tear strips of fabrics, wrap them around Styrofoam balls, add a little ribbon and you are good to go. If you have a large stash of yarn balls, you can wrap them, too.Read More →

Believe it or not, I am almost done with my Christmas shopping! I just have a couple more things to get for Tim’s stocking. I spent a very enjoyable evening on Etsy wandering through shops, dropping items in my cart that I wanted to take a closer look at laterRead More →

  In our Advent Activities Guide we shared a tutorial for making a Paper Poinsettia Wreath. This was based on a Poinsettia Garland we had made before. (You can find the links below.) Using the same pattern as the paper wreath we created this beautiful Felt Poinsettia Wreath that you can reuseRead More →

Here are all the retro toys in our Santa’s Workshop Applique Collection. When designing these I thought of toys that were popular before batteries were synonymous with playthings. Of course, these toys are still popular with wee ones. Can anything take the place of a beloved doll or teddy? Also, whenRead More →

These ornaments were based on our Santa’s Workshop Spinning Top Applique which can be found HERE. I made them two different ways. The first ornament has a border around the design and in the second ornament there is no border. Decide which you like best and sew away! Materials: BorderedRead More →

  Hark the Herald Angels sing. Glory to the newborn king. Make a single angel or a Heavenly Host. Have them visit Baby Jesus at our Advent Nativity which can be found HERE or add a string and hang them as Christmas ornaments. Materials: 3 1/2″ angel body for largeRead More →