Winter

As a kid, my Nana always had these hand crocheted lace snowflakes on her tree. Her mother-in-law (my great-grandmother) had made them. They were delicately made and starched until they were firm. There was definitely something about them that said ‘old lady’ but in a traditional, comforting sort of way.Read More →

THE SNOWFLAKE by Kimara Wise You flit, you fly, your float around, Before you settle on the ground. Unique you are from all the rest, You take your place on nature’s breast. Although you disappear from sight, One of millions in the night. It makes me happy just to know,Read More →

There was no white Christmas this year. Those of us that live in the Northern United States, like Michigan, tend to feel cheated when our Christmases aren’t white. It’s what we’ve come to expect after all. It’s what “they” sing songs about, center movies around, and it is the quintessentialRead More →

Note: I DO NOT share my watercolors because I think they are perfect. Quite the contrary. I am self-teaching and learning, and I hope I can encourage other would be painters to join me in the journey 🙂 Remember… I’m not seeking perfection, I’m seeking JOY. As my love affairRead More →

“In the meadow we can build a snowman”. Oh, how I love our “Winter Wonderland”! There can be the slightest sprinkling of snow and  wee ones will be outside, carefully scooping up what precious little snow there is, hoping to build a towering snowman. But, when the weather’s right, and theRead More →

  “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Brighton copper kettles and warm woolen mittens.” When Drew Drew Buns (the inexplicable name I called/call my youngest) was 4 years old, he came in from the season’s first snowfall in tears and told me his “wrists were broke”. The coat and mittens he woreRead More →

The other day on Facebook I shared a link to a posting for handmade Christmas cards on Back to the Drawing Board. The designer made a landscape using tissue paper trees, had them reduced and photo coped, then used them to make some awesome Christmas cards. Do check out her project. I thought theRead More →

(Our new snowflakes) A few years ago I shared a tutorial for making snowflakes out of dollies. You can find that tutorial HERE. Originally, I had made them to hang in my preschool, so I had laminated them. Here it is, some 20 years later, and they look as freshRead More →

  Have you ever been to Art Projects for Kids? If not, run there, right now, but be prepared to stay for a long, long time. Kathy Barbro is an experienced and gifted art teacher, and she shares over 600 projects on her blog. Whenever I need inspiration for kid crafts, she’s one of the first places I turn. SheRead More →

This is definitely a "quickie" book review, but I wanted to get something up before people considered buying this book. The other day I mentioned that I ordered the book A Bird in Winter: A Picture Book Inspired by Pieter Bruegel The Elder, by Helene Kerillis and Stephane Girel, I'm sad to say, this isn't a book I'd recommend. Although I thinkRead More →

Our winner of the Winter Wonderland Give Away is… Submitted by Kristy on Sat, 01/15/2011 – 10:38. What a nice thing to do! I would share these books with my 3 nature loving, homeschool girls. Congratulations, Kristy. Just send your snail mail address to weefolkart@yahoo.com and we will send itRead More →

EDIT: The Giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced soon. Check back soon for the winner. Good luck one and all 🙂 Here is an email we got a couple days ago from one of our readers: Hello, I have been following your home school curriculum and haveRead More →

Here is a fun and fast little Valentine project to do with the kids… Tissue Paper Stained Glass Hearts. They are fun to make and will brighten up your window even on a gloomy winter day. An added bonus, they can help stop kamikaze birds from flying into your windowRead More →

EDIT: This Give-Away is over. Thanks to everyone that participated, and a special thank you to Juile, at Prairied Point Junction for providing the materials for the Give-Away! We weren’t planning on having a Valentines Day Give-Away, but then we received an offer from Julie over at Wool Felt Central (A.K.A. PrairieRead More →

Let’s face it. It’s the little things we do that make a house a home. And when we are in tune with nature, our homes often reflect the "goings on" outside. That certainly is one of the reasons houses have windows… so we feel the connection with the out-of-doors. Well, the mistressRead More →

The gnomes enjoy decorating their houses seasonal just like the rest of us. Britta saw the Traditional Snowflakes we scattered throughout the house, and wanted some, too! So, I got right on it for her. She loves them! If you’d like to make some snowflakes for your gnome or dollRead More →

You don’t need to wait for a blizzard to play in a Winter Wonderland… not if you make your own indoor snowstorm! Grab a sharp pair of scissors and doilies, and before it know it, it will be snowing inside! Materials: Doilies – different sizes Transparent Nylon thread Laminating film orRead More →

The 2 earliest crafts I remember making are paper chains, held together with a flour paste my mom made, and snowflakes. I can remember folding construction paper into eighths, instead of sixths, because eighths were easier to fold, and cutting through 8 layers of construction paper with those blunt end,Read More →

When we made plans to take a trip to visit my son and his wife, I wanted a project that I could work on in the car, and one that wouldn’t be too complicated. I designed this pattern to be attractive but also easy enough that I could knit inRead More →