Holidays

Warm holiday wishes from Oak Meadow! Save 10% with code holidays2016-WeeFolk through December 31st! Visit http://www.oakmeadowbookstore.com/   10 Ways to Keep the Holidays Simple Guest post from our friends at Oak Meadow 1. Focus on the traditions you love most. Ask everyone in the family what they most enjoy at the holidays.Read More →

This week as part of our State Studies Unit, our art project was to recreate the salt glazed pottery, commonly found in the New England and Mid-Atlantic states. More on that in a moment. When I was little, my mom could be uber-organized in the big things. She was greatRead More →

Snow, snow, and more snow…. but mostly cold. How to hold off cabin fever… keep your hands (or more importantly your kids’ hands) busy. Fortunately most of my kids’ Christmas gifts were activity based and as this winter has keep us mostly indoors… we have greatly appreciated all the craftyRead More →

First off… HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all. I hope everyone had a lovely Holiday, and wish everyone blessings for the coming year 🙂 As you know, we've been on "break" for the past 2 weeks. 2 weeks… where DID the time go? Anyway, as everyone gets back into their normal routines… Michelle and the wee ones will fall into their schoolRead More →

Back in early November, I had my idea for Bug’s Christmas gift. He LOVES to draw, and I thought it was high time he had his own supplies. So, I got him a sketch book, a couple of “how to draw” books, and a nice set of pencils and erasers. Read More →

I have been busy finishing up Christmas gifts for the wee ones. I thought I might spend some time this week sharing their gifts, plus a tutorial on the drawstring bags I made for the Little Lady and Pixie. First off… every year I buy the grandbabies a piece toRead More →

Today marks the first Sunday of Advent. It seems that no matter how far away Christmas may seem throughout the year, those last 4 weeks fly by. Although I’m sure all of you know that we keep a pictorial gallery of our past crafts, it can be accessed by hittingRead More →

  Several weeks ago a reader asked me for a applique block for a cardinal. I finally got it done 🙂 Although we have cardinals in our backyard year round, they look their loveliest in the winter world. Here, we have a male cardinal perched in a tree. I’m sureRead More →

We are trying something new this year… and I must admit I’m a little bit nervous. As a family, we decided that we wanted to simplify Christmas and focus on the joy of being together. So, for the first time ever, the adults are not exchanging gifts. Gulp and Yikes! I amRead More →

Saturday, our family hosted our 21st Annual Pumpkin Carving Party. Truth be known, it began as a ploy, to give 12 year old Missy (our nickname for Wee Folk Art’s very own Michelle) a chance to meet the cute new boy that moved in across the street. She and herRead More →

Last week I shared Paperclay Leaves – Part 1. Today, we are going to finish the project by painting and sealing the leaves. After that, you’ll just have to decide where they should fall! I made 12 leaves, and put them on my Harvest Cupboard. They look so beautiful IRead More →

This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced shortly. EDIT: Daria is from Israel. She will ship anywhere. All are welcome to enter 🙂 Several months ago I introduced you to Daria, from Art of Felting, when we commissioned her to needle felt a tapestry to commemorate myRead More →

Wander back a few days and read the first couple of paragraphs of the post I had on reusing craft designs. Here, is yet another way to use our little gnome. Follow the basic directions there except use the pattern found HERE. The biggest difference, is you will be placing the pattern on aRead More →

With the 4th of July just days away, here in the USA, many streets and buildings proudly display our flag and many flag based decorations. Today we are sharing our version of the flag… an applique with lots of "heart" for our nation 🙂 My plan was to turn this intoRead 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 →

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing everyone a wonderful 2011 full of love, peace and a generous helping of crafty goodness! See everyone back here next week! Fondly,   Kimara and MichelleRead More →

Whether you live in an apartment, condo, or house, the place we call “home” is often an alias for “family”. Our home is where we gather with our family at the end of the day. Our home is where we keep the things that are most important to us. AndRead More →

Every family has their favorite traditional foods they make for Christmas. In Michelle’s house, Christmas breakfast always includes a birthday cake for Baby Jesus. Although pancake men are not a part of our holiday celebration, the children enjoyed them just the same 🙂 In the book Christmas in the BigRead More →

For a long time now I’ve been meaning to turn some of our applique blocks into coloring pages. Well, today when Michelle and the wee ones were over, Pixie was looking for something “crafty” to do, as Pixie often does, and I thought this week’s Primitive Angel Block would beRead More →

Christmas is a time for not only making memories but for remembering. Certainly, when we look back on Christmases past, we are sure to conjure up some memories of food. In just about every conceivable celebration, you will find food. Not surprising… food sustains life. Since eating is necessary, even onRead More →