Summer

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 →

“When I was a kid”… boy, that sounds like something your dad would start out a conversation with when he was trying to make a point of “how easy you kids got it today”, right?  Let’s try this again… “back when I was a child” (sounds better, right?) all we needed was a piece of chalk,Read More →

I just completed my first project from More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns to Knit for Kids… a summer weight shrug for Fairy-girl, my little ballerina. It turned out adorable… but a bit big (sarcasm here). Huge is more like it. I really should have paid more attention toRead More →

Welcome to “In The Good Old Summertime” at Wee Folk Art! This summer we are taking you ALL the way back to the summers of my youth… yes, back to the good old days 🙂 When I was a little girl, I use to love listening to my grandparents talk aboutRead More →

Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Yes, life moves pretty fast, so when I get a chance to slow down, I relish EVERY minute. Tim was busy finishing our new deck, but we managedRead More →

Yesterday I went to Wee Folk Art’s Applique Blocks to get a pattern for a butterfly. What? I never designed a butterfly? That’s crazy! I thought for sure I had. I know I designed a butterfly for another project, but with butterfly season upon us, I decided I needed toRead More →

You’ve just made of quart of lemonade, and you are headed outside to garden. It’s hot, and those first few drinks of lemonade are so refreshing. But because of the heat, before long, the ice is melted, and your ice cold lemonade is now a tepid liquid. What you need isRead More →

Three selfish frogs learn a valuable lesson about sharing from a toad and a very scary thunderstorm in Leo Lionni’s It’s Mine. I created the pattern for the Water Lily and the Lily Pads to extend the story but you can certainly use these for decorating or adding to aRead More →

This isn’t exactly the time of year I’d feel inspired to design a Firefly Applique Block, BUT we got a request from one of our readers. Seems her wee one LOVES fireflies and she wanted to craft something using a firefly applique pattern, and since we didn’t have one… well, let’sRead More →

It’s summer. Ever since I was a child summer equalled excessive reading! My tastes in reading ran the gamut of literary genres, BUT the one commonality amongst all my summer books I read was my ability to chose them for myself. These were not books selected by my teachers, although I often readRead More →

Here is a sweet little mouse bookmark with a long and useful tail! This one is made out of felt and sewn, but if you’re doing the project with young children, you can glue the felt pieces together or use card stock or construction paper. Whichever way you make him,Read More →

Beginning tomorrow I will be “off” for the next 2 weeks. Tim is on vacation and we are excited about spending the next couple of weeks AT HOME. Now, this may not be exotic, but we are so looking forward to it. We are locking up the cell phones (mostly)Read More →

Being an obsessive person, I have a tendency to have a one track mind. And at this time of year, it is near impossible to keep me indoors. My gardens call to me, and it would be down right rude, not to answer. So, this means I tend not toRead More →

There are 6 flower fairies frolicking among the flowers. Can you find them? Spring has hit the Thicket and the flower fairies have returned! Britta has been busy getting the house ready for the warmer months ahead. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing various projects for theRead More →

Just a little sunny shot of Fairy enjoying her Treasure Pouch. She used it today on our Annual Family Girl Trip. She got to tuck some wonderful treasures in it including a jar full of purple shoe shaped beads (not sure why she filled a whole jar with shoe shapedRead More →