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Felt Clowns and Other Handworks. December 12, 2012. Wednesday.

121212 Michaela knitting leg warmer with Sara watching on 2

Wednesday, December 12, 2012. 9am – 11am.

Our Winter Festival last weekend (December 8, 2012 Saturday) was a success! I will post pictures from the Elves Workshop soon. (If you have good photos of the Elves Workshop or of your child with their Elves Workshop treasures that you want to share with me, I will be happy to post them.)

On this cold morning our craft group huddled together inside the craft room of The Company of Angels store for yet another crafting session. Our mystery craft project was revealed to us this morning: We would be making felt clowns. Some of us took on that project while others picked up the “Magic Wool Fairy” project that we did last week. Others brought their own projects to work on, in the company of each other.

Thank you Rachel Skelly and Christine Newell for organizing our craft morning. – Jzin

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Today We Made Felt Clowns

Felt Clown page excerpt from Feltcraft by Petra Berger 7

Photo of today’s project  from Feltcraft by Petra Berger

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Book Reference: Feltcraft by Petra Berger

You may purchase a copy by stopping by our school store, The Company of Angels in Costa Mesa, or you may purchase a copy online.

Felt Craft by Petra Berger book cover cropped.

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Excerpt on felt clown page 82. Feltcraft by Petra Berger

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Images From Our  Joyful Crafting Times Together Today.

December 12, 2012. Wednesday morning. Today Lynne and Gloria joined us for our crafty morning. Welcome!

121212 Crafting with friends. Many busy crafting hands and craft supplies materials

121212 Alena holding up almost completed felt clown marionette

Anichka decided to add hair to her felt clown.121212 Anichka decided to add hair to the felt clown

Kim's process of making felt clown.

Completed! Yay!121212 Kim with completed felt clown 2

Close-up of Kim’s felt clown. What a sweet face!

121212 Close-up of Kim's felt clown completed with simple face

Lynne and Josephine’s felt clown crafts in the process of being made.

Lynne and Josephine's felt clowns in process of being made 2

Josephine’s completed felt clown on the Christmas tree in the craft room. Click here to read Josephine’s blog 柳橙海岸記事 mandarin chinese.

121212 Josephine's completed felted clown on Christmas tree 4

I think the bi-colored hat was a nice touch.

121212 Josephine and handmade felt clown

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Some Interesting Tidbits On Our Sunshine Girl.

Guess who was “Miss Sunshine Girl” ? A beauty in our midst…

121212 Miss Sunshine Girl Christine Newell newspaper clipping

Christine Newell in the fashion world:

121212 Christine Newell in the fashion world

121212 The dish on Christine Newell. Fashion. Shells from Caribbean adorn exclusive gown

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Michaela knitting leg warmers.

121212 Michaela knitting leg warmer with Sara watching on 2

Check out Michaela’s rocker boards on Etsy.com!

121212 Michaela and Sara knitting 3

121212 Michaela and Sara knitting, Judy needle-felting

Sweet little Nova saying hello to pictures of her big sister in school.

Nova checking out pictures of big sister

A stray blue bell flower fairy doll handmade by Christine. I urged her to host another workshop in spring for season table fairy dolls! Click here to see the last flower fairy workshop by Christine.

121212 Christine Newells blue bell flower table top fairy

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Upcoming: 16″ Waldorf Doll Workshop in January 2013

Christine Newell will be teaching another 16″ Waldorf Doll workshop in January 2013. Do not miss this very popular class. More info below…

121212 Christine with 16 inch Waldorf cuddle dolls

Click here to look at the page for our B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L  16″ Waldorf cuddle dolls.

Kimmy and Luka’s handmade dolls from the previous workshop:

121107 Kimmy and Luka's 16 in Waldorf dolls on trees

Doll Making Workshop Starting January 14, 2013

Our Waldorf School handwork teacher Christine Newell is offering evening workshops on making 16″ Waldorf Dolls.

  • Dates: January 14, 2013, for 4 consecutive weeks
  • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Location: Craft Room inside The Company of Angels Store, Costa Mesa, California.
  • Fees: $85 all supplies included.
  • Please stop by and sign up at the Company of Angels Store.

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Luka’s Magic Wool Fairy

Luka missed our craft session last week where Christine showed us how to make pulled magic wool fairies. Click here to see the many magic wool fairies we made last week.

Luka made a beautiful magic wool fairy for her mother-in-law.

Luka with her red magic wool fairy

Close-up of Luka’s angel that she handcrafted this morning.

121212 Close-up of Luka's red magic wool fairy

Click here to look at our page for 16″ Waldorf cuddle dolls. Luka made one gorgeous one for her little girl.

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Gisela’s Magic Wool Fairy

The artist at work…

Gisela crafting magic wool fairy

Gisela’s magic wool fairy on the Christmas tree.

121212 Gisela's magic wool fairy completed on the Christmas tree

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Gisela brought back some beautiful handmade dolls from Germany.

The four elements: Rain, Wind, Air and Sunshine.

121212 Gisela's handmade nature elements season table dolls from Germany Sun, Wind, Rain, Air

The Snow Fairy.

121212 Gisela's German handmade snow fairy season table doll on Christmas Tree

Apple, raspberry and strawberry children for the nature table.

121212 Gisela's handmade German season table nature dolls fruits apple, raspberry and strawberry on Christmas Tree

Mother Earth and her children.

121212 Gisela's Handmade German Waldorf Steiner Seasons Table dolls. Mother Earth and her children

Toadstool, dandelion and chinese lantern plant children. Click here to see Seasons Table Dolls/Flower Fairies handmade by our own craft group.

121212 Gisela's German handmade season nature table dolls toadstool mushroom, dandelion and chinese lantern plant children

Gisela's German handmade season nature table flower fairies dolls

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“Snow White and Rose Red Fairy Tale Set” available for purchase at our Waldorf School of Orange County Spring 2013 Fundraiser

Denise is currently accepting craft (and other noncraft) donations for our Waldorf School of Orange County Spring 2013 Gala Fundraiser. Here is an auction donation form you can print out.

Here is a “Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm” Fairy Tale puppet show playset donated by Jzin for our Spring 2013 fundraiser.

121213 with logo Cherimoya tree with dew drops Snow White, Rose Red, Dwarf set for Waldorf School Fundraiser

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Click here to view the craft making process of the above fairy tale set.

Click here to view Jzin’s homemade “Snow White and Rose Red” Fairy Tale puppet show (tons of eye-popping pictures!) performed for Nunu’s 7th birthday:

Once Upon a Time. Snow White, Rose Red and Old Widow in front of cottage.Post Pretty. Handmade Waldorf Fairy Tale puppet theater. CastleofCostaMesa.Com

The wedding scene. Oh! I love a happy fairy tale! – Jzin

Snow White and Rose Red wedding scene. Handmade and homespun puppet theatre by CastleofCostaMesa.com

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Jzin’s Craft Box…

December 12, 2012. Wednesday. I started making the second character to my “Apple Cake by Nienke Van Hichtum” puppet dolls set. I made the Old Woman last week. Now this is the young gooseherd. Here is what I managed to complete so far at craft group today.

121212 Jzin's doll making work in progress 2

The next day…

December 13, 2012. Thursday. It rained last night. I enthusiastically took my camera out to the cherimoya tree in the morning to photograph the dew drops. Here is the goose girl doll between the dewy cherimoya leaves. The smell of the herbs and fruit trees after the rain was lovely.

121213 needle-felted goose girl in progress between dewdrops in the cherimoya tree

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The Waldorf Palette Cookbook, A School Fundraiser. Now you know what to buy your friends for Christmas!

A treasury of delicious healthy foods. A fundraiser for our school. Makes a great holiday gift!

You can purchase your copy at our school store, The Company of Angels (no shipping) or on Etsy.com

Bonus to the Waldorf Palette cookbook: Julie Fish’s The Waldorf Life comic strip. I love it!

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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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Proud Mama to A Little Mouse

December 13, 2012. My little Nunu, age 8 is now performing as a mouse at the Nutcracker Ballet. Here are some photos from last night’s dress rehearsal. Boundless enthusiasm!

121213 Backstage dress rehearsal Little Mice Nutcracker Ballet Tchaikovsky

Tickets can be purchase  by clicking on the image below.

2012 Festival Ballet. Nutcracker Ballet. Irvine Barclay Theater.

121213 twirling mice

121213 in line. Festival Ballet backstage dress rehearsal Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet. CastleofCostaMesa.Com121213 in line. Festival Ballet backstage dress rehearsal Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet. CastleofCostaMesa.Com

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