Valentine’s Day

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 →

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 →

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 →

Sending everyone a "felt heart", um, we mean a"heartfelt" wish for a Happy Valentine’s Day! Fondly, Kimara and Michelle Like all our blocks, this one was made to fit a 6” x 6” but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. (Note: I forgot to add the little groupings of 3 tiny flowers onRead More →

What a busy time in the Thicket. Britta is bustling around readying the house for a Valentines Party she is throwing for some friends. She just finished this lovely banner with flowering vines meandering over a Valentine’s heart. Although cold weather is still evident throughout the Thicket, hearts are warm with Valentine Cheer. There isRead More →

Here is a fun and fast little Valentine project to do with the kids… Tissue Paper Stained Glass Hearts. They are fun to make and will brighten up your window even on a gloomy winter day. An added bonus, they can help stop kamikaze birds from flying into your windowRead More →

  Although this little nosegay isn't exclusively a Valentine's design, made up in reds, pinks and maroons, this would happily embellish many Valentine's projects. One of my favorite late spring flowers is the peony. They are bold and flamboyant and their colors are lovely. The only problem is… their bloomsRead More →

For a young child’s bracelet 2 1/2″ diameter. Add more hearts and beads to enlarge.  Materials: small piece red wool felt small beads .7mm Stretch Magic elastic red embroidery floss heart pattern [1] Copy pattern. [2] Cut out 2 hearts for each heart on bracelet (I needed 4 finished heartsRead More →

The directions are now complete for turning our Valentine Brooch into our Valentine Necklace. I made the necklace first, and as an after thought, removed the heart and turned it into a brooch. When Fairy came over, she was heartbroken. She loved the necklace. Well, it took Gammy about 2Read More →

Materials: Cranberry Wool Felt – small amount Rose Wool Felt – small amount Off White Wool Felt – small amount Cranberry Embroidery floss Green Embroidery floss Stuffing – wool, cotton or polyfil – small amount 3/4” – 1” bar pin Copy of Pattern [1] Print pattern and use to cutRead More →