appliques

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 →

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 →

UNDER MY UMBRELLA – Kimara Wise While sleep still held me in its arms, Safe and sound, far from harm, A raging tempest shook the eaves, It tumbled branches, scattered leaves. By time I woke from dream’s sweet rest, The storm had vanished as if in jest, And in its wakeRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

So, it’s like this. I love bunnies. I love them when are all tiny and cute and I love them when they are all grown up. We even invite rabbits into our yard. In our greenbelts, we keep piles of brush mounded high. Makes a perfect place for rabbits toRead More →

I grew up listening to and reading fairy tales. My favorite stories came from The Grim Brothers and Hans Christen Andersen, with Mr. Andersen being my very favorite. I loved The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling. I remember seeingRead More →

February is a great time to share sweet treats with all the "sweeties" in our life. And what's sweeter than an ice cream cone with sprinkles on top? Our Ice Cream Cone Applique looks yummy enough to eat!  We added sprinkles using a straight stitch and 6 strands of floss, but you could easily add glass beads for extra glitter. Or, cover in French knots. This appliqueRead More →

A couple of weeks ago I got a request for a squirrel applique. I realized it has been a while since I added any new applique blocks. Yikes! I really can’t believe I haven’t included a squirrel sooner. Our backyard is teaming with wildlife… totally encouraged by us. We provideRead More →

I was working on project (which I will share later in the week) and I needed a moon and stars applique. I was rather surprised I had never designed one for Wee Folk Art, but since I needed to design one now, I made one up as an applique block. Designed to fitRead More →