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Giveaway!!! Fall 2014 Giveaway – 3 will win. Could it be you?

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 I am giving away THREE prizes to THREE  lucky winners. This giveaway is OPEN WORLDWIDE. Ends November 22, 2014. Enter here.

Come One, Come All! Castle of Costa Mesa at Journey School Harvest Faire this Saturday, November 8, 2014

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Enjoy a lovely day of crafts, fairy cafe, food trucks, games, music, artisan booths. The Harvest Faire is one of Journey School’s biggest and most spectacular events!

Come support local artisans:

  • Castle of Costa Mesa (flower fairies, gnomes, playscapes, wool pictures, toys)
  • Michaela’s Open Ended Creations (curvy boards)
  • Miss Phyllis Gilmer’s handmade dolls, wooden strollers, cradles)
  • …and more!

Harvest Faire at The Journey School
Date: November 8, 2014, Saturday
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Location: 27102 Foxborough, Aliso Viejo, California 92656, USA.

You may also win a $50 gift certificate to Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy store while supporting a Waldorf School!

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Here are some offerings from my booth… $10 Finger warmer gnomes, small wool pictures, …

Upside Down Flower Fairies

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Guardian Angels

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140919 Framed Needle-felted Castle of Costa Mesa Brunette Guardian Angel in Cherimoya tree.

Wool Pictures

141015 Il Faut Cultiver Notre Jardin Cinderella and pumpkin patch by CastleofCostaMesa


140904 Woodland Snow White and Rose Red playscape vertical.

131109 Felt gnome home at Tanager square cropped

141005 The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Anderson Night Galloping on White Steed towards The Palace Needle-Felted wool picture by Castle of Costa Mesa

Castle of Costa Mesa on Etsy

140922 Mother and babe of the morning stars needle-felted.

Mother and Child of the Morning Stars by Castle of Costa Mesa.

and much, much more!

Be sure to “Like” CastleofCostaMesa on Facebook. I will be doing a HANDMADE GIVEAWAY in November 2014!

Handmade mermaid doll giveaway by CastleofCostaMesa.Com Fall 2012 back view poster

New Handmade Offerings in Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy Store

Dear friends,

Happy Easter! Please check out my Castle of Costa Mesa on Etsy. We have added many new handmade items. Here are some examples below.

$20 Fairy Godmother wool picture

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$20 May Faire by my 9 year old daughter Nunu

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$20 Boy flying a kite wool picture

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My spring Apple Blossom Upside Down Surprise Flower Fairy on Etsy. Give it as a bouquet to your child on their next concert/birthday/event. It will surprise your child as she transforms into a flower fairy, when turned upside down! Unlike cut flowers, this handmade wool felted flower will not wilt and will blossom forever in the heart and imagination of your child! My Etsy store...

140327 Little Apple Blossom Flower Fairy with wild blonde golden hair  mini bouquet nosegay diptych

Planning to give a bouquet of flowers to your child for a recital, ballet concert, birthday or event? Why not give her this one-of-a-kind, memorable “Rose” to commemorate the occasion? When facing one way, it is a beautiful pink rose, when turned upside down, it stands as a doll! This handmade flower of natural wool fibers will not wilt. It will blossom always in your child’s heart and imagination! This flower fairy is made with much love.

140327 Woodland Rose Upside Down Surprise Spring Flower Fairy by CastleofCostaMesa

Castle of Costa Mesa on Etsy

Little gnome burrows into a hole on the hill top. This hole leads him to his safe, cozy home underground. Jzin’s Etsy store, Castle of Costa Mesa

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Castle of Costa Mesa store on Etsy

My 9 year old Nunu wishes to start her own craft business. Here is one of the wool pictures we made together to sell. She calls it “gnome land’. It’s now in my Etsy store here:

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Detail of the above

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Thank you for supporting HANDMADE! Thanks! – Jzin

Also, I have started a new art blog ( for my drawings and paintings. Click below to enter.

Click here to view my life drawing works. There are academic nudes here.

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Please “like” my art facebook page, so you will be able to see my future art works.  I will not be posting them here on CastleofCostaMesa.Com. Thank you!

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Click here to view my masterpiece studies.

130315 Bacchus et Ariadne by Jzin Teng 1998. Detail Laocoon

 Thank you for supporting our endeavors! – Jzin, CastleofCostaMesa.Com



Unique Offerings from Waldorf School of Orange County 2014 Gala and Auction

Our community has lovingly prepared many wonderful one-of-a-kind offerings which are full of heart and soul for our Waldorf School of Orange County 2014 Annual Gala and Fundraiser. Here are some examples of treasures you will not find else where! Hurry, this is time sensitive and ends this Saturday, March 15, 2014 8pm Pacific Standard Time.

$20 for a chance to win. Raffle No. 900: Dream Castle Kiki grand raffle.

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Auction No. 615. A Testament of Abundance and Community: Our Knitted Stone Soup

130311 Stone Soup knitted and crocheted vegetables and other ingredients in a wooden salad bowl. square cropped with logo

Raffle No. 902. Starry Night Hooked Rag Rug by Christine Newell and WSOC Craft Group

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Raffle No. 901. Stunning Heirloom-Quality Community Knitted Afghan Blanket

140305 5 women holding up Kim et all community knitted afghan blanket. Square cropped.

Auction No. 533 Handmade Offerings by our children: Fairy Tale Dolls Set in A Vintage Suitcase

140310 square cropped. Monday after school. Sophia and Sarah with handmade fairy tale dolls by children with logo

Auction No. 107. The Foundry. Original Framed Fine Art by Jzin Teng

130315 Feb 2012 Entrails of the Polite One by Jzin Teng. Acrylic on dry watercolor paper red clouds. square cropped with logo

Our community has worked hard to bring quality and beautiful handmade, one-of-a-kind offerings to those who support our fundraiser. Please shop here to pour some loving encouragements into our endeavors. Thank you!

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 Click here to view photos from the weekly craft group at the Waldorf School of Orange County, led by our wonderful handwork teacher, Christine Newell.

Dream Castle Kiki 2014 Raffle Prize

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The Waldorf School of Orange County is overjoyed to offer “The Dream Castle Kiki” as our 2014 community raffle offering. One person is guaranteed to win this magical package which includes:

(1) A large, pre-loved Schlingl European wooden castle
(2) An epic cast of handmade fairy tale dolls (Knights, steeds, fire-breathing dragon, King, Queen, Merlin, beggar, frog-prince, goose-girl and more)
(3) Three wool felted playscape blankets (The Dragon’s Lair, The Moat and The Lily Pond)
(4) 2 beautiful out-of-print Fairy Tale books
(5) A handsome vintage suitcase to neatly house and preserve this heirloom set.

Buy your raffle tickets here. You can buy more than one to increase your chances.

View more pictures here

Click here to buy raffle tickets.

Our Local Waldorf Weekly Craft Group Pictorial Gallery

Our Waldorf School of Orange County craft group meets by the Company of Angels school store weekly, on Tuesday mornings 8:45am-11am. Come join us for chat, hot tea and crafting! Supply fees varies for the craft we make that day. – Jzin

Here are some examples of the crafts we make. Clicking on the pictures will take you to photo diaries of our creative process.

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Click on this image below to visit our gallery page.

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Let’s Have a Kiki! Broadway Style

Come join our Kiki… Broadway Style! You can support our Waldorf School of Orange County Annual Gala and Auction. March 15, 2014 by clicking on the image below!

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Waldorf School of Orange County Annual Gala and Auction. March 15, 2014

Click here to shop the gorgeous items on Bidpal and support our Waldorf School of Orange County. Thank you!

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Select Waldorf School of Orange County Gala and Auction treasures added daily from now until March 15, 2014


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View the rest of our fabulous auction items here:

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Photo Gallery and Tutorials from our Weekly Craft Group

Come join our friendly craft group every Tuesday morning at the Company of Angels school store! Click on the image below to view our Waldorf School of Orange County weekly craft group projects.

121202 Vintage Life photo show girls crafting inside trailer at war times. Post button for Wednesday Morning Craft Group

Support Our Local Waldorf Community/ Place a Free Ad

If you are interested in placing an ad on “Support Our Southern California Waldorf Community” (free if you are a member of Southern California Waldorf community) please e-mail me a good picture and a link.

Meanwhile, please support our local peeps! Thanks! – Jzin

My Friend Michaela’s Curvy Board Sale

My friend Michaela of OpenEndedCreations (The Curvy Board) is offering 15% off with the Coupon Code “CastleOfCostaMesa”, which is good through January 31st, 2014. Please share and take advantage of this savings! Shop Openendedcreations here:

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Shop OpenEndedCreations’ Etsy store here.

Giveaway!!! The Great, Big, Winter 2013 Giveaway on Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy store!

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Happy Holidays! Welcome to the Great, Big, Winter 2013 Handmade Giveaway by CastleofCostaMesa.Com!!! I am giving away…

  • ONE (1) $50 gift certificate
  • ONE (1) $30 gift certificate
  • and ONE (1) $20 gift certificate

… to my Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy store! Giveaway ends on Monday December 16, 2013. Enter here.


Please Support Handmade: Shop Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy store

Dear friends,

Please consider supporting handmade this holiday season. You may shop my Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy store here. Thank you very much! – Jzin

Click here to enter my Castle of Costa Mesa on Etsy store.

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131109 Felt gnome home at Tanager square cropped

131113 Pansy Flower Fairy ready to do a cartwheel logo

130219 Mermaid mother beckoning her merbaby with logo

… and more on Etsy. I also take custom orders! – Jzin