Winter (Page 2)

  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 →

What is it about an ice cream cone that makes us feel like we are 8 years old? Few things conjure up such feelings of mirth as licking your favorite flavor on a summer’s day. Oh, and the delight of getting every last drip as it meanders down the cone.Read More →

Whether you are 1 or 91, when it comes to celebrating a birthday, it doesn’t seem complete without a yummy cake and a candle to blow out. So, make a wish and blow! I hope all your birthday wishes come true! This Birthday Cake coloring page is based on ourRead More →

In Michigan Valentine’s Day falls among some of our coldest, snowiest days of the year. So, a hot, steamy mug of cocoa, served in a sweet mug, piled high with whipped cream and sprinkles is a great way to combat the cold and to bring a little sweetness into yourRead More →

THE SNOWFLAKE by Kimara Wise You flit, you fly, your float around, Before you settle on the ground. Unique you are from all the rest, You take your place on nature’s breast. Although you disappear from sight, One of millions in the night. It makes me happy just to know,Read More →

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day when we give sweets to all the sweeties in our lives. So, seems only fitting that our February Applique Blocks are a collection of sweet confections. We have a yummy cupcake, piled high with icing, and even a cherry on top. Then, a delicious iceRead More →

Winter Trees by George Szirtes Aren’t you cold and won’t you freeze, With branches bare, you winter trees? You’ve thrown away your summer shift, Your autumn gold has come adrift. Dearie me, you winter trees, What strange behaviour, if you please! In summer you could wear much less, But comeRead More →

“In the meadow we can build a snowman, And pretend that he is Parson Brown. He’ll say are you married, we’ll say “No man”. But you can do the job when you’re in town.” from Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist)   Here is our HappyRead More →

Today we are sharing our Winter Tree Applique Block. Although it may seem rather stark and boring, I can relate to our leafless winter  trees, contently hibernating, yet at the same time preparing for their busy growing months that loom just around the corner.  Like all of our applique blocks, ourRead More →

There was no white Christmas this year. Those of us that live in the Northern United States, like Michigan, tend to feel cheated when our Christmases aren’t white. It’s what we’ve come to expect after all. It’s what “they” sing songs about, center movies around, and it is the quintessentialRead More →

FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN Wishing all of our Christian friends and their families a most blessed and joyous Christmas and for all of our other friends, hoping the joy of the season touches your lives, too! Merry Christmas! Fondly, Kimara and Michelle Michelle and I will beRead More →

I must admit as a young child I did not read much poetry. Oh, sure, I had learned most of the nursery rhymes by heart and marveled at lines like “Mary, Mary, quite contrary” and “Peter, Peter pumpkin eater” and would say them over and over again, enjoying the sensationRead More →

  One of my family’s favorite treats at Christmas is Peppermint Bark. It is very easy to make, festive looking, and happily for Fairy-girl… gluten free. It also makes a nice gift to share with teachers and friends. Although I love the peppermint, chocolate combination, I also love the chocolate,Read More →