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Part III of “Enchanted Woodland Fairy Tale” Playscape Craft Group Project. February 13, 2013

130213 Prince and Princess by Gisela's cottage 3

130227 Overall View Enchanted Fairy Tale Woodland Playscape Blanket with Words

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Part III of “Enchanted Woodland Fairy Tale” Playscape Craft Group Project. February 13, 2013

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013. This is the third week which our craft group is working on our group project to donate to our Waldorf School of Orange County Gala + Auction (March 9, 2013). Here is our work so far up to this week.

Our Morning Together. Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Our Wednesday morning craft group met again this morning in the back room of The Company of Angels store to continue making our “Enchanted Woodland Fairy Tale Playscape” blanket to donate to our school’s for our upcoming Spring Gala Auction event.

Gisela added a wonderful, wonderful cottage to our playscape!

130213 Princess and rabbit in a woodland cottage

A work in progress. Please check back in a week or so on this link to bid on this auction item.

This lovingly made “Enchanted Springtime Fairy Tale Woodland” playscape will be available to bid on for our Waldorf School of Orange County’s 2013 Bliss Gala and Auction. Event: March 9, 2013. You will be able bid on it shortly on this link below!

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Week I. Friends, creating and HOT soapy water: Our First Week working on this project…

130130 Wet felting playscape. Craft group photo outdoors

Week II. More things were added to the playscape blanket…

130207 Waldorf School of Orange County. Bliss Annual Spring Gala and Auction 2013. Wednesday morning craft group Part 2 wetfelted Enchanted woodland playscape

Jzin added a waterfall with a secret…

130209 Secret of the waterfall 2

Today is Week III.

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Gisela Added A Sweet Little Cottage In The Woods

So delicious, I could eat this up!

130213 Gisela's felt woodland cottage front view door closed

The front door opens and closes!

130213 Gisela's felt cottage front door open ajar 3

130213 Prince and Princess by Gisela's cottage 3

 Top view. Such a lovely roof!

130213 Gisela's felt cottage top down view

The top opens so you could peek inside to see who’s at home!130213 Gisela's felt cottage with top removed

Gisela add a brown felt base to her woodland cottage.

130213 Gisela adding brown felt base to felt cottage 2

Gisela needle-felting wooden floor boards and a little vegetable garden to the cottage.

130213 Gisela needle-felting wooden floor boards and cabbage patch for her felted woodland cottage

130213 Gisela's cottage features quartet

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Jzin Added A Little White Boat

130213 damsel in a white boat in a lake

This boat was an experiment in wet-felting. Conclusion: do not use corrugated cardboard as armature for a boat. It gets soggy during wet-felting and you cannot needle-felt over the cardboard in the end.

130213 making boat shape by cutting out corrugated cardboard

… but it was fun to experiment!

130213 Prince and Princess sitting in a corrugated cardboard paper boat cutout

midnight boat ride.

130213 Jzin's miniature felt Prince, Princess in a wet felted fairy tale boat

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Renuka Completed A Family of Unicorns

Adding pink mane to mommy unicorn.

130213 Renuka felting pink roving onto mommy felt unicorn

Come join us at craft group! Note how our craftsters are well nourished: locally grown kumquats and dates!

130213 Prancing unicorns, prince and princess in a boat by waterfall

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Julie Made a Large Tree

A large majestic tree. Alas, we will have to wait to see it after it’s wet felted.

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Christine Made Some Woodland Animals

Christine made these two adorable hedgehogs for our playscape.

130213 Christine's knitted hedgehog and Julie's toadstool

Christine whipped up this knitted bunny in no time during the morning!

130213 Christine knitted a miniature bunny this morning

The little bunny invited himself over to the little cottage in the woods.

130213 Christine's knitted bunny by the side of Gisela's felt cottage

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I Needle-Felted Some Grass and Meadow Flowers

Using regular and thick pencil yarn, I needle-felted grass and meadow flowers to the playscape blanket.

130213 adding yarn and pencil roving as grass for wet-felted playscape

Should I cut the grass and make them stand upright or leave them uncut and loopy? “Loopy!” was the unanimous vote. Here’s the loopy grass…

130213 Jzin added yarn as grass and meadow flowers on wet-felted playscape

My favorite needle-felting “pen”. This one works well if you are working with smaller items such as miniature dolls and details. It takes 3 needles and comes with a cap. I recommend it. You can get these from Amazon.com.

Clover felting pen

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Nunu Added Flowers

Since the next week is ski week and we do not meet for craft group, I brought the playscape blanket home to work on.

Wednesday. February 13, 2013. My second grader added flowers to an area by the waterfalls. For this work, she tucked her small felt foam board underneath the playscape.

130213 Nunu needle-felted white flowers to Enchanted Woodland Playscape

After dinner, we added some TLC to the playscape. Nunu needle-felting the “grass” down around the flowers.

130213 Nunu felting grass around meadow flowers on Enchanted Woodland Playscape

February 16, 2013. Before you know it, we have more needle-felters at home during school break.

130216 Nunu and Anicka needle felting geodes by playscape blanket

Nunu (8 years old) and Anicka (7 years old) in their ballet buns and leotards needle-felting geodes.

130216 Nunu and Anicka needle-felting geodes

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Crochet Blanket Squares for Keep America Warm Project

Some of us came in to crochet blanket squares for the “Keep America Warm” project.

130213 Crocheting blanket squares for Keep America Warm project

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Faceless. Work by A Recent Graduate of Waldorf School of Orange County.

Check out the work of our recent Waldorf School of Orange County graduate, Misha Evans. (Rachel’s daughter!) I am so impressed!

130212 Faceless. TRAFFICKED///PURCHASE WITH A PURPOSE. Misha Evans fashion journalist, studying at London College of Fashion. Graduate of Waldorf School of Orange County, Costa Mesa, California, USA. Be the support for one another. Support Our Waldorf Community of Southern California. CastleofCostaMesa.Com

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Books on Felting

A Felt Farm by Rotraud Reinhard. Good instructions on wet-felting.

A Felt Farm by Rotraud Reinhard

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Feltcraft by Petra Berger.

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Carnival of Felting by Gillian Harris

Carnival of Felting by Gillian Harris SIGNED COPY  Think of a carnival, what does it conjure up? - a celebration of bright colours, lots of fun, excitement and spectacle - all these elements are featured in Gillian's new book - hot off the press this Spring. Following on from the successful Complete Feltmaking, Gillian draws on the carnival atmosphere to create a diverse range of stylish felt-making projects....  UK Hardback - Special author signed copy £11.99

Amazon.com. Check out Gillian’s website: http://www.gilliangladrag.co.uk/

Creating Felt Artwork (Instant download) E-Book by “Handmade by Rosiepink” Handmade by rosiepink. Creating Felt Artwork E-Book

Art in Felt & Stitch: Creating Beautiful Works of Art Using Fleece, Fibres and Threads by Moy Mackay.artinfeltandstitchlarge

Too-dle-loo! See you next Wednesday morning! Thanks! -Jzin

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Check out my handmade Fairy Tale Dolls: Dolls and Tales page.

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My handmade dolls for Waldorf Seasons Nature Table

All Seasons

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Waldorf School of Orange County Spring 2013 Bliss Fundraiser

Here are some auction items to get your bidding mojo running! Auction items are being added daily to the Waldorf School of Orange County Bidpal site so please check back periodically and do share this link with your friends and family!

130226 Worldwide Raffle $10 Free Shipping. Support our Waldorf School of Orange County. Magic Wooden Tree House with miniature doll family with words.

Waldorf School Auction items on Bidpal. Share the magic fairy tree house on Facebook.

Mermaid mother and baby handmade by Jzin. Bid on this silent auction here.

130219 Mermaid mother beckoning her merbaby with logo

Jzin’s needle-felted miniature Snow White, Rose Red and Dwarf set is available for bidding on Our Waldorf School’s Gala and Auction bidding site.

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Bid on Snow White, Rose Red and Dwarf miniature handmade dolls set onWaldorf School Bidpal site.
Here’s a partial list of Waldorf School of Orange County auction items (mainly crafts are listed here) on Pinterest…(check back periodically for new additions)…

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This beautiful bracelet, created lovingly by hand by Andrea Hubert, features antiqued brass and several charms including an antiqued brass unicorn, flower and bird. A treasure to own!

130214 Victorian charm bracelet on dew moistened tropical palm leaf

Two necklaces to be worn together, separately, or keep one and give one to a loved one! Measuring 14″ each, the necklaces are painstakingly handmade with freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, glass beads and silverstone metal accents. Perfect for day or night wear and truly one-of-a kind. Handmade by Andrea Hubert.

130213 Handmade Double Necklace by Andrea Hubert on palm leaf better picture

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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 this community) please e-mail me a good picture and a link.

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

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Please “Like” Castle of Costa Mesa on Facebook

Please “Like” CastleofCostaMesa.Com on Facebook (top left sidebar of this page). You will be connected to what we do here, plus you will be notified on our up coming handmade giveaways. Click here to view our past handmade doll giveaways. Thank you! – Jzin

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