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I have been working on an embroidered pillow project for the last couple of weeks. I started with drawing up several cute little owls. These owls were designed to fit on a 5″ square. You can download the Owl Embroidery Pattern here. I then chose a light and dark coloredRead 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 →

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 →

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, we are prompted to think about romantic love. But I must admit, I've never really bought into Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong, I love romance, really, big fan of it, HOWEVER, I don't like "traditional holidays" that mandate romance. Getting flowers on Valentine's Day or Sweetest DayRead More →

At the end of summer I gave everyone a sneak peek at an applique block I had just finished. My plan was to enlarge the pattern 300% and make a Halloween banner. ((Sigh)) THAT never came to past… so many other projects we are in the middle of, but IRead More →

On a cold winter afternoon, there is nothing like snuggling into your favorite reading corner with a cup of hot tea and a snowflake inspired lap quilt. Enjoy a good book or surfing your favorite blogs while staying toasty warm. For a fun twist on a classic appliqued quilt weRead More →

Early in the Fall, I realized that Fairy had outgrown basically all of her sweaters. So of course I set off to rectify that situation. One of the main places she wears sweaters is in the dance studio. When I asked her what she wanted she just said “light blueRead More →

To practice knitting and purling I have included 2 wash cloth patterns. These make a great gift when paired with a special bar of soap. When working in stockinette stitch (when you knit one side and purl the other) it helps if you can visualize how the knit side andRead More →

Project Three : Block-work Hat I designed this hat project to help us review everything we have learned so far. This hat requires you to complete casting on, knitting, binding off and seaming multiple times. For this project you will need to make 4 rectangular blocks. Two will be completedRead 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 →

Anyone who knows me well, knows I NEVER make “just enough” food for dinner. When I make chicken soup, you would think I planned to feed the villagers… and, in fact, sometimes I do 🙂 But here is my philosophy… it really doesn’t take that much more time to makeRead 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 →

Think of this as our “close up” of the Monkey Madness Applique Block. Wouldn’t this look great centered on a bib or a onesie? Blow it up a bit, and put it on your 8 year old’s t-shirt. Blow it up a lot, and make a throw pillow. Shrink it,Read More →

Back when Michelle was in high school, her and a group of her friends decided to have a "formal" girls night out. Most of the girls had boyfriends, but they decided it would be fun to get all dressed up, go to a lovely restaurant, and party WITHOUT boys. And,Read More →

We all have a collection of "basic" things. The "basic" black dress, the "basic" muffin recipe, and the "basic" sock pattern. These "basics" have proven to be dependable, familiar, and most importantly, adaptable. "Basics" can be altered slightly, tweaked and accessorized to create a different look or taste. "Basics" are theRead More →

This past week I got a chance to make myself the ever popular Shalom Cardigan. Working in bulky yarns made this a quick knit and the twisted rib yoke made it interesting while still being an easy pattern. Colorwise, I wanted a fairly neutral sweater that would work with khakis or jeansRead More →

It’s Friday… in household across America, it means PIZZA! So what better day of the week to introduce our play Felt Pizza? And not just ANY pizza. We have enough toppings here to satisfy the most discerning palate, or the pickiest eater! And with 6 different toppings… pepperoni, mushrooms, greenRead More →

My mom has this thing for scarves and shawls. Once the temperature dips below 70 degrees (not kidding) she starts layering them on. She can be seen wearing 2 or 3 at a time… in the house. Mocking aside… for Christmas a couple years ago I bought her a beautiful,Read More →

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ONE AND ALL! Please accept a little Valentine from Michelle and I to you. First, an applique made up entirely of hearts! As always, this was designed to fit a 6″ x 6″ block but it can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. The pattern for the PutRead More →