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Links to individual patterns can be found HERE. I am a fan of baby caps. Whether you live in a frigid climate or go in and out of overly zealous air conditioned buildings, those adorable, but often bald wee heads can chill an otherwise comfortable baby. And, on sunny days,Read More →

FREE PATTERNS from Wee Folk Art Although there is a virtual cornucopia of free patterns on Wee Folk Art that would be perfect to make and tuck into baby’s Easter basket, we picked out a few of our favorites. Of course, these aren’t limited to just babies, but their size andRead More →

When Bug was just a wee lad, he was in love with his frog umbrella. You’d never hear him complain on a rainy day because out came “Froggy” and together the 2 would brave the elements. Bug was also known to tote Froggy on sunny days, too. You just can’tRead More →

Several weeks ago we shared a tutorial for a SQUARE WOODEN STACKER. If you have never worked with wood before, the Square Wooden Stacker was a great project to cut your teeth on. I have to be honest, this Wooden Flower Stacker is a bit more challenging. There are lotsRead More →

Recently, I’ve been thinking about button bracelets. My Grandma Pearl use to make them back when I was a child. They were these big, bulky things, crocheted with gold buttons. Although I learned much of my crafting from Grandma Pearl, I did not share her enthusiasm for button bracelets. JumpRead More →

I have a confession to make… I cheat. There, I said it. Oh, not in anything important like a game of Candyland with the wee ones or on my taxes, BUT, I’m always on the lookout for shortcuts. Sometimes, I’ve made some awesome discoveries that I use over and overRead More →

The only thing better than giving a child a wooden toy that can last for generations, is giving them a wooden toy that you made yourself. If you are new to woodworking, and the thought is rather intimidating, this is a wonderful project to start with. Simple sawing, sanding andRead More →

“In the meadow we can build a snowman”. Oh, how I love our “Winter Wonderland”! There can be the slightest sprinkling of snow and  wee ones will be outside, carefully scooping up what precious little snow there is, hoping to build a towering snowman. But, when the weather’s right, and theRead More →

You would think, after 59 Christmases, I would run out of new things to make. HA! Not even close! Over the years my tastes have changed, and as they do, my house changes with me. My tastes, although eclectic, now run on the “simple side”. That is why when I sawRead More →

The Little Lady has a kitchen set, but didn’t have “company” dishes and placemats, so that’s what I made her for Christmas! I bought her 2 sets of the beautiful wooden dishes, which includes a plate, bowl, fork, knife and spoon, and made her 4 napkins and placemats. They were quick toRead More →

The question… which came first, the chicken or the egg?… is a debate best left for scholars, BUT, I can answer this question… which came first, the Pig Pull Toy (aka Pulled Pork) or this Little Piggy Applique Block?… and the answer is… the applique. I did a series of 4 barnyard animalsRead More →

“With an oink, oink, here and an oink, oink there”… sing along… you know the rest! What could be more fun for a new walker than a little piggy to take for a walk? This year, for the Little Guy’s first birthday, we wanted to make him a wooden pull toy. When weRead More →

Like much of the world, I anxiously awaited the arrival of Britain’s newest member to the royal family. The news of the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge was a delightful change from the often heart-breaking news that usually fills our screens. What joy to celebrate the birth of a healthyRead More →

I think the first time someone dreamed about fairies, it must have been after watching a graceful dragonfly flit about a garden. Their translucent wings, and their tendency to dart about, almost disappearing at times, has fairy written all over them! I adore dragonflies 🙂 Over the years I’ve had many gardensRead More →

Here is our latest applique block. I love doing hand sewing, so all these lines were right up my alley! As always, they were designed to fit a 6″ x 6″ block, but you can enlarge or reduce the pattern to meet your needs. I’m often asked what to doRead More →

You’ve heard of Snowflakes… well, get ready for what we have termed “Flowerflakes”! This past winter I did a blog on creating traditional snowflakes. The post can be found HERE. Besides adding beauty to the house, it served a purpose. Our bird feeders are right outside this window. Our feathered friends can mistake theRead More →