Wee Folk and Critters

A few weeks ago I shared a tutorial for making Peg Owls using an “adult” size, 2 3/8″ x 7/8″, wooden peg. Today, I am sharing a pattern for making a Large Peg Owl, perfect for wee hands, using the large wooden pegs, 3 9/16″ x 1 1/8″, making them largeRead More →

Whoooo wants a couple of adorable owls to come stay at their house? I think the real question is Whoooo wouldn't 🙂 Using traditional wooden pegs and felt, these little guys can take their place with your gnomes, fairies and other woodland animals. And, using our basic pattern, you canRead More →

I will be going to visit Little Lady and Little Guy in a few weeks. Of course, what proper Gammy would go calling empty handed? So, I've been already thinking about what I'd like to make for them. I want something small and light weight that will fit nicely inRead More →

  [We took one of our favorite patterns and made it lovelier by adding more embroidery. I love the end results!] If Fairy Dust is sprinkled on a flower as the last dew of morning evaporates, something magical happens… a Flower Fairy is born! If you are lucky enough to have Flower Fairies in your garden, thenRead 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 →

  Part 1 can be found HERE.   Part 3 can be found HERE. Here are the next two gnomes in our Big Gnomes for Little Hands series. For instructions on how to make these “big guys”, check out the tutorial HERE. The actual pattern for our Sun Gnome andRead More →

The gnome home is finally all decked out for Spring and our wee ones have been busy on adventures with our friends that dwell there. We thought we’d take you on a tour, floor by floor. (BTW… we are in the process making several ladders and an elevator to makeRead More →

I have always been fascinated by unique collective nouns. For instance, did you know a group of mice is called a “mischief”? Sounds about right, doesn’t it?  Or that dolphins travel in pods? Other names are band, horde, tribe, and coalition. (For a bunch of animal collective nouns, check out this list.) When IRead More →

I know Britta must be thinking… why would a perfectly lovely lady (me) knowingly encourage leprechauns to run amuck in the Thicket? Well…. because at heart, I think we all have a little leprechaun in us, especially at this time of year! So, I would like to introduce you to our littleRead More →

Materials: people turnings (wooden pegs) (2 3/8" x 7/8") felt pieces craft glue pattern Important Note: People turnings (wooden pegs) are not all created equal. Even pegs bought from the same company can be slightly different. I highly suggest you make a copy of the pattern, cut it out of paper, andRead More →

Bug was so right when he said our gnome house needed a Santa! Here is our version of Santa Gnome, along with his sack of goodies for all wee gnome children! Following our basic Waldorf Style Gnome directions, I created Santa, with a few variations. Since these are super fast toRead More →

It’s Christmas and I can guarantee you, little gnomes are waiting for a visit from Santa Gnome. Here’s our version to join in the Holiday fun! Materials: Wool felt pieces 6 strand embroidery floss or pearl cotton “fluff” for pompom (this can be roving, yarn or cotton balls) stuffing forRead More →

Materials: 3 colors wool felt pieces – one should be green for leaves 6 strand embroidery floss People turnings (wooden pegs) – We buy our wood turnings from Casey’ Wood Adults 2 3/8″ x 7/8″ Children 1 11/16″ x 5/8″ Craft glue Pattern for Flower Fairies Pattern for Flower BudRead More →