Applique Block Patterns

Happy July! Oh, when I think of summer I can’t help but think of strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, watermelons and an assortment of other tasty fruits. Yum! We eat them right off the bushes, sugared on shortcakes, or swirling in smoothies. It’s not surprising that for our summer appliques, fruitsRead More →

Happy June! In the summertime not only do we enjoy watching all the animals romping in the yard, we also love observing all the bugs and creepy crawlers. They are so fascinating! You might ask, “Can you truly appreciate a snail when it’s munching on the leaves in your garden?”Read More →

As a child few things thrilled me more than a new box of crayons. Oh the possibilities, oh the beauty, oh the smell… is there anyone out there that can’t conjure up the smell of a new box of crayons? To this day, when I buy a new box ofRead More →

If I had to give a definition of artist it would be “anyone that answers the call to create”. Whether we take paint brush to canvas, write a poem, sculpt an attractive crust on an apple pie we are baking, sing a delightful ditty in the shower or move perennialsRead More →

Tim and I went to Boredine’s Nursery this weekend. It’s a local chain in Michigan and one of our favorite haunts in the spring and summer. They have yet to stock the store with the year’s annuals and perennials, but it doesn’t stop hard core gardeners from congregating. Like TimRead More →

Every year at this time Tim and I make plans for our yard. We always have a project or two or three or four just waiting for the nice weather, but no matter what other projects we do, we always take the time to make sure we are providing theRead More →

April has long been a favorite month of mine. Although Spring “officially” begins in March, in our neck of the woods, April is truly the beginning of spring. There is that sense of rebirth that occurs each year, and as a child, you sense anything is possible. Plus, my birthdayRead More →

We are blessed to live in an area that has a million… perhaps a wee bit of an exaggeration… lakes and ponds. Also, we live in an area that has 4 very distinct seasons. And, as if that wasn’t all good enough, our area has a great many parks andRead More →

When I was a child, we lived just shy of a mile away from school. Children that lived farther than a mile took a bus, but we walked to and from school every day. Of course, in inclement weather our moms would drive us, but many families did not haveRead 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 →

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 →

Here is the third applique from the December Applique Blocks Collection.  As always, the Gingerbread Star Applique was designed to fit on a 6″ x 6″ block, but it can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. Since I designed this, I was thinking they would be so cuteRead More →

Over the years Michelle and I have done many projects that actually haven’t wound up on Wee Folk Art. Usually, we just get too busy to worry about our cameras or sometimes we’ve had other plans for our projects, and we haven’t included them on the blog. One of theseRead More →

I can’t believe how quickly time scurries by… Four years ago we shared our Advent Celebration with our readers. It is a four week long program and each week we focused on a different theme: Week 1 – Gift Giving from the Heart, Week 2 – Symbols of Christmas, WeekRead More →

I love serendipitous occurrences. Case in point… Monday night I got an email from one of our readers. It said: “I’ve been a fan for sometime. Thank you for the beautiful work. I get so much inspiration from your site. I’d love to see a Flamingo Applique. Any chance??? Angela” SittingRead More →