Sewing (Page 5)

Next week is Pixie’s birthday, but we are having a family celebration on Sunday. Her birthday theme is “apples” so it only seemed right that she should be decked out in an apple print. We found some fun fabric at the local craft shop, and I just finished it…way ahead of schedule, IRead More →

Daisy is the newest addition to our family. Finished just last night for an eager Fairy. She is the 4th Waldorf style doll I have made now… all using the awesome kits from Weir Dolls. I think she has the sweetest face yet. Pixie’s favorite lovey, Rosie, is the one I originallyRead More →

Yikes. I haven’t been on all day. The site really is a mess, isn’t it? Thought I’d throw on some bits and pieces of a project I’m working on. I know I should be working on Christmas gifts, but every once in a while I need to do something that I keep!!!Read More →

Just wanted to remind everyone about the drawing for September’s Pattern of the Month. The winner, drawn at random from those who make a Nubbie Doll and post a comment and a pic of their completed doll by September 30, will receive a kit for next month’s Pattern of theRead More →

    So, after all the “girlie” knitting and sewing that has been going on around here, I got a chance to make a tabard and cloak for Bug. I must admit I’m thrilled with how it turned out. When Bug saw it, the only word out of his mouthRead More →

Please read all directions before starting. If you have any questions, please contact us at weefolkart@yahoo.com. Unless otherwise stated, seams are 1/2 inch. Before beginning make all necessary calculations to insure a proper fit.   Materials: Fabric: There are 4 tiers to this skirt. You may choose to use 1,Read More →

Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend! This hardly proved to be the last “lazy” days of summer; we were busy, busy, busy. Not to say we didn’t have a great time, but I am getting antsy for the fall and a little more routine! Having said all that, IRead More →

There’s an old maxim…You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. I’d now like to start a new one…you can’t make a drop dead gorgeous outfit out of a potato sack! When Michelle asked me to “cuten up” a couple of plain jumpers, I tried, I reallyRead More →

Note: Tutorial for the peasant skirt can be found HERE. It seems like lately everything I make for Pixie turns out too big and ends up in Fairy’s possesion. I think, in part, this is a fear of making something too small with no one else to hand it down to,Read More →

Back when I was a child, the half apron was all the rage. Although not as efficient as a full cobbler style apron, it did offer some protection, and the women made lovely aprons to wear while entertaining. These were also useful while cleaning, because they had extra pockets forRead More →

  Finally had a chance to finish the vintage apron tutorial. Had a wee bit of trouble with my camera and the quality of the pictures leaves a little to be desired. I assumed my camera was broken. Tim assumed I hadn’t read the manual. He was right! It’s amazing the thingsRead More →

We went to visit my mom and dad yesterday. (Hereafter known as Nana and Papa.) My mom brought out two jumpers she bought for Pixie and Fairy. She got them at the senior center where she plays bridge. Seems the senior women’s club was running a fund raiser, and sheRead More →

Pixie has her second birthday coming up in September. She loves domestic play. Dolls are her life! She also loves tea parties, her kitchen set, playing in her doll house and Gammy’s gnome house. For her birthday, Tim and I bought her The Child’s Cleaning Set from Magic Cabin. So,Read More →

 Our house guest has gone so I was able to get back in the sewing room and make Pixie’s jumper. I made just a little change on the border location on the skirt, but I’m pleased with both of them! Unfortunately, this is doing nothing to squelch my anxiousness for Fall! It’s still aRead More →

I just finished Bug’s and Fairy’s treasure pouches. The kids love them. It was fun creating designs to match their personal tastes and they really were quick to throw together. I will now work on a tutorial and will hopefully get it posted soon!   These will definitely be useful onRead More →

While drinking my cup of tea this morning, I was thinking about the grandbabies need for bigger pockets on nature walks. I decided to throw together something they could use for collecting treasures. I wanted to make it small enough to be uncumbersome, and unlike a backpack, something they couldRead More →