Dolls & Gnomes (Page 2)

Dressed in her finest, Gertrude and her family are ready to walk into town to celebrate with the villagers. They have spent the last 3 days preparing; washing and mending, gathering and baking. The children could speak of little else, and Gertrude, along with her husband, have shared tales of celebrations from their childhood. Now, they are readyRead More →

Newbie Knitting: Project One Updates! I had some corrections to make and wanted to get some better photos up. Sorry for any confusion. We had out of town guests all week and Pixie’s birthday this weekend! I didn’t get a chance to edit like I normally do. This week’s assignmentRead More →

The adage “necessity is the mother of invention” is never as obvious as when a parent is trying to fashion a toy for a child when traditional toys are unavailable. A hankie becomes a “pew doll”, a piece of paper becomes an airplane or a “cooty catcher”, and a handful of vinesRead More →

You know that quiet play that as a parent you hate to interrupt because your intrusion, even just for a moment, can break the spell of wonderful imaginative play? Of course this same quiet can also mean total chaos is going on, but the little imps are being sneaky enoughRead More →

*UPDATE: Fairy got a huge grin when I read her all the lovely comments. It is very encouraging.* Fairy wanted me to share some of her photos. She has recently finished her  first “bigger” knitting project… a blankie sized to fit one of her lovey dollies. She has been workingRead More →

When I was a little girl, I fell in love with Black Eyed Susans. They weren’t flowers in my mother’s garden, but rather they grew wild in the park by our house. I was intrigued by how alike and how different they were from daisies, another favorite. Once I hadRead More →

The other day I shared our latest gnomes… the Old World Wooden Gnomes. In the past we’ve made Peg Gnomes, Knit Gnomes, Sewn Baby Gnome Dolls, and Michelle even designed Gnome Pillow Panels that you can buy from Spoonflower to sew and stuff. So, it only seems natural that we would eventually have gotten around to making wooden gnomes 🙂 NOTE: ForRead More →

Are you or your child new to sewing and want to make something simple? Do you have a friend expecting a baby? Do you just have a couple of free hours this afternoon and want to do something productive? These little sweethearts are fast and easy to make. They are wonderful projects for childrenRead 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 →

It seems like all things knit these days are being done from the top down… or at least I’m drawn to all the patterns that have been done that way. My Ravelry Favorites list is packed with top down projects. I’ve even been tempted to purchase a few patterns… butRead More →

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PIXIE! Today is Pixie’s birthday and I just finished her Rainbow Doll… with 3 hours to spare! Actually, I didn’t get a chance to make the bag to hold her beanbags, but I’ll get it finished up for her tomorrow. Here is a sneak peek at all theRead More →

  The next two weeks are non stop busy. Time to put away the crafts and focus on what’s important, right? Well, for me, crafting is important. And the busier I am with life, the more important crafting becomes. It’s how I find balance. It gives me serenity. That isRead More →

Several months ago we received an email from Michelle at Will Knit For Food. She asked for permission to use our Basic Knit Doll Pattern to create dolls to send to a village in Africa were her sister Hallie was volunteering this summer. Our answer… a resounding YES! We did ask her, however,Read More →