Woodworking

  Like many people, I love Pinterest. It is a wonderful way to bookmark projects, recipes and clothing that you may actually make/buy some day. It also is a place to dream. People pin things for their dream house, their dream weddings and in Tim’s case, his dream shop. AllRead More →

Several weeks ago we shared a tutorial for a SQUARE WOODEN STACKER. If you have never worked with wood before, the Square Wooden Stacker was a great project to cut your teeth on. I have to be honest, this Wooden Flower Stacker is a bit more challenging. There are lotsRead More →

The only thing better than giving a child a wooden toy that can last for generations, is giving them a wooden toy that you made yourself. If you are new to woodworking, and the thought is rather intimidating, this is a wonderful project to start with. Simple sawing, sanding andRead More →

You would think, after 59 Christmases,ย I would run out of new things to make. HA! Not even close! Over the years my tastes have changed, and as they do, my house changes with me. My tastes, although eclectic, now run on the “simple side”. That is why when I sawRead More →

“With an oink, oink, here and an oink, oink there”… sing along… you know the rest! What could be more fun for a new walker than a little piggy to take for a walk? This year, for the Little Guy’s first birthday, we wanted to make him a wooden pull toy. When weRead More →

Just about ready to post the pattern for our Knights and Squires, BUT, how successful can a knight be without a mighty steed? With the help of The Red Knight and his Squire, I designed a horse, to be cut out of wood this weekend. Starting next week, I will shareRead More →

When it comes to decorating our house for the seasons, Pixie is my "go-to" helper. Out of Michelle's 3 wee ones, she has the strongest interest in artistic pursuits, and arranging and showcasing our finished projects is almost as important to her as the project itself. She is forever collectingRead More →

Autumn… traditionally a time to harvest the bounty from our gardens and a time of gratitude. The simple words "GIVE THANKS" reminds us to count our blessings and to Give Thanks. With just some inexpensive pine 2" x 4"s and a little paint, you can share this message with family and friends.  Read More →

After being home for a couple of weeks, I finally feel like I'm caught up enough to start tackling some projects. My list is long and mighty of things I want and need to do, so you can expect to see many new projects shared over the next couple ofRead More →

Bug has the heart of a knight… bound by honor and tradition… well, most of the time ๐Ÿ™‚ He is a history buff, fascinated by the Middle Ages. He participates in sports, archery and fencing, that would have prepared him for knightly duties. This year he has also begun "dramatic sword play".Read More →

  EDIT: One of our readers just contacted Casey’s Wood Products where I put the wood parts for the products. They suggested buy the pot #7 which is Premium Wood Bean Pot Candle Cup – 1-9/16″ , (not #7C) . Just should fit nicer than the one I used and you shouldn’tRead More →

The spring issue of Bamboo Magazine is now available online, and we are proud to say Wee Folk Art has an article in their regular feature “root and stem”. We shared a tutorial on how to make a very simple Rainbow Stacker. The article is quite timely since so many of you have expressed a desire to work withRead More →

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone that entered ๐Ÿ™‚ With all our shop talk recently, it is nice to take a break and “formally” (as formally as anything CAN get around here ๐Ÿ™‚ introduce everyone to Amanda and Dustin of Armadillo Dreams. To help you get to know them and their shop a little better, please sit back and enjoy this interview IRead More →

Memory games of all types have long been a favorite of children. This version has children matching acorns of the same color. Besides enhancing memory skills, color recognition, counting and sorting abilities, it also encourages agility and dexterity in wee hands. And, because they are beautiful, they add to the warmth and charm to any room! To make your own you will need:Read More →

Continuing with our Out of the Block Series, we are sharing ways in which our Applique Blocks can be used in non-traditional ways. This month, we took our Kite Applique Block and turned it into a wooden kite with a peg suitable for hanging “stuff” ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course, if you just want to use them for decoration, simply leave the pegRead More →

I remember as a little girl getting nearly giddy when the spring winds began to blow. On the wind there were scents of thawing dirt, decaying vegetation and worms! But, there was also the smell of LIFE. All around there were signs of spring… trees budding, bulbs tentatively pushing upRead More →

Pixie is a sorter. Actually, she was born a sorter. Seems like from the minute she could collect a stash of toys around herself, she was dividing things into piles. Sometimes the categorizations were self evident, other times, we just had to assume their was method to her madness ๐Ÿ™‚ To this day, given a chance, she sorts.Read More →

I have been busy finishing up Christmas gifts for the wee ones. I thought I might spend some time this week sharing their gifts, plus a tutorial on the drawstring bags I made for the Little Lady and Pixie. First off… every year I buy the grandbabies a piece toRead 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ NOTE: ForRead More →