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Inspirations for Enchanted Woodland Wet Felted Playscape Blanket. Craft Group Project for WSOC 2013 Gala Fundraiser

130117 Needle Felted Mermaid and Waterfall and Lagoon by PhaedraPhoenix, via Flickr

130117 Needle Felted Mermaid and Waterfall and Lagoon by PhaedraPhoenix, via Flickr

Wonderful felted playscape by PhaedraPhonenix. (We did not make this one above!)

Thanks to all the inspiration from those who have worked before us, we were inspired and made our first craft group playscape below!

130311 Prince, princess and unicorns galloping across the woodland Thank you logo

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Our Craft Group is making a group project for our Waldorf School of Orange County Annual Fundraiser in Spring, March 9, 2013. This page is started to stir creative juices and to plan for our “Enchanted Woodland Wet Felted Playscape Blanket” craft group project donation for this event.

Click here to view the playscape that we made: Wednesday morning craft group gallery of past projects.

Many gorgeous items will be available to bid on, including this Magical Fairy Tree House below.130114 Wooden Fairy Tree House

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Waldorf School of Orange County Annual Gala and Auction 2013:

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Bliss cropped event banner. Dress it. Feel it. Be it. Bring it to the Waldorf School of Orange County's Annual Gala and Auction on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Harborside Grand Ballroom, Balboa Pavilion. Support Steiner Waldorf School of Orange County. WSOC, Costa Mesa, Orange County, California, USA. Bidpal silent auction. CastleofCostaMesa.Com

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Theme

  • Fairy Tale, Magical, Mystical
  • wet felted, needle-felted, knitted, crocheted, lovingly handmade from wool and other natural materials
  • Woodland Theme
  • Many Secret Hiding places, homes, nests, surprises to delight a young child
  • Size would be about 40″ x 40″. Material has to be durable to sustain a child’s play

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Possible Secondary Theme

  • Secrets and surprises in the woods. Secret doorways, caves, nests, homes for animals, discoveries for children.
  • Playful: swing, hammock, slide, rides, boat, teeter-toter, logs and trunks for hide and seek
  • Fairy Tale characters

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Basic Landscape

Ideas to include in the basic Landscape:

  • Cave for gnome with fire pit
  • Hills and Valleys
  • hill with snowy slope for rolling down or sledding
  • Grey granite rocky terrain for quests, dangers and an eagle’s nest
  • Pine Trees
  • Water feature: Waterfall, swirling river, serene pond, sea. Bridge, boat.
  • Pond with swan, lily pads, frog prince
  • Spring meadow with wildflowers for the unicorn to frolick in
  • Woodland Cottage with vines, hollyhocks, shiny bell, stepping stones, cobblestone paths leading the eye
  • well
  • Simple floral arch for springtime
  • Trees, shrubs, ladder, hammocks, swing
  • Red and white toadstools
  • Tree stumps, fallen logs for resting on or hiding inside
  • birds nest, burrows, hiding places, secret doorways, surprises of the woodland
  • A touch of magic: unicorn, tower for the damsel, Rainbow arch gateway

Felted Playscape by Rjabinnik and Rounien. They have made an animal farm. We will be doing an enchanted forest. Look how beautiful the ground colors are!Small Animal Farm - Felted PlayScape by Rjabinnik and Rounien, via Flickr

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This view shows the orange mud patches that is hidden in the photo above (under the goat’s feet). I just love the beautiful color transitions.

Orange mud patches in the wet felted playscape by Rjabinnik and Rounien

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Note the beautiful colors on the backdrop below.FilzArt on Etsy.Com Wet felted. Camel. Nativity Set. Waldorf .

Gnome cave with fire pit

Grumpy Red Gnome square. Needle Felted dwarf roasting marshmellows in an open fire pit. Waldorf Fall Autumn Seasons Nature Table Doll. Craft Tutorials on CastleofCostaMesa.com

Source: Snow White and Rose Red homemade puppet show by Jzin

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Landmarks and Other Landscape Features

I like highs and lows, a three dimension feature such as a hill.

Magic Mountain Felt Playscape by magicalforestcraft.

Magicalforestcraft on Etsy. Magical Mountain felt playscape

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 Log fungi by Fruits of the Heart. Such delightful colors and textures!Fruits of the Heart Log Fungi felted

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Marcela’s Pine Tree on Etsy.Com

Marcela on Etsy.Com Waldorf inspired needle felted Pine Tree.

 Margot van de Wiel‘s Felted Weeping Birch Tree on Etsy.

Margot van de Wiel's Willow Tree on Etsy

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Water Features

Waterfalls, rivers, ponds, seas. Water features signifies life, movements and traveling. It simply makes me happy!

Wonderful work by PhaedraPhonenix

130106 Waterfall by PhaedraPhoenix

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I love this dramatic waterfall by so much! Irresistable for play, I say.

130117 Needle Felted Mermaid and Waterfall and Lagoon by PhaedraPhoenix, via Flickr

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I love this gorgeous beaded waterfall by Irina Orlova! We could make a magical beaded fountain in our enchanted forest. Perhaps lavendar or pink waters? Beaded of course!

130116 Irina Orlova's beaded waterfall into pond

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A wonderful lively babbling brooke by PhaedraPhoenix.

playscape tree11 by PhaedraPhoenix, via Flickr

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Fruits of Heart has the most beautiful colors in her landscapes.  I love how the cool blue water contrasts with the reddish brown soil and the colors in between.Fruits of Heart. Autumn felt playscape.

A serene pond. I like to use thick pencil roving /yarn to make grass that ring the pond. See the pond made by WoolyMammoth below.WoolyMammoth felt playscape pond

A sweet little pond ringed by wildflowers by Marcela on Etsy.comA Sweet little felt pond ringed by wildflowers by Marcela on Etsy

Beautiful playmat from Masajesaf sold on Etsy.com. The colors! The textures. I love the “bump” of the round pebbles.masajesaf on Etsy. Bumpy river rocks by lavendar stream flowers

A view of the entire mat by masajesaf on Etsy.com

masajesaf on Etsy whole mat. Hand felted Waldorf Steiner Imaginative pretend play story mat wool felt silk nature woods field meadow stream rocks purple flowers

 I love the textures and colors here, again by masajesaf on Etsy…

LARGE Hand felted embroided wool silk Waldorf Steiner pretend play story mat girls christmas gift nature meadow pastel flowers fairy ring. Masajef on Etsy

Another view of the absolutely stunning playmate above by masajesaf on Etsy.

LARGE Hand felted embroided wool silk Waldorf Steiner pretend play story mat girls christmas gift nature meadow pastel flowers fairy ring. Masajesaf on Etsy

I love textures. This image was posted on Phaedra Phoenix’ blog, Something Out of Nothing. Textured wet felted mat made by students in Donovan Boy’s 5th grade.Phaedra Phoenix blog. Textured wet felted mat made by students in Donovan Boy's 5th grade. Adjusted colors

Flower by MagicWool on Etsy.comMagicWool Waldorf inspired needle felted girl mobile. Butterfly fairy with light purple flower on Etsy

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How to make delightful spring flowers and twigs. FilzArt on Etsy.ComFilzArts Fairy Needle Felted Elf Waldorf on Etsy purple flowers

 

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Woodland Cottage

Another beautiful creation by Irina Orlova!Pink Irina Orlova Woodland flower Cottage

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 Lavendar Cottage.Lavendar Cottage by домик Синеглазки

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Woodland Cottages. Click on My Pinterest Board to see more Woodland Cottages.

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Playful Features

Ideas could include:

  • Swing
  • slide
  • teeter toter from fallen logs
  • hammock
  • Tree house
  • burrows with doors
  • boat, bridge

A little swing invites imagination.

playscape with cave and tree swing by dragonflyducky, via Flickr

Hide and seek is possible when there is a tree stump to hide in.

MyLOInspirations Gnome Home Travel Play Mat for On-the-Go

Gnome Home Travel Play Mat for On-the-Go by MyLOInspirations on Etsy.com

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Woodland Creatures

Ideas could include:

  • unicorn
  • Pegasus
  • squirrels, hedgehogs, fox, raccoons
  • yellow crested song bird, white dove, nests with eggs, owls lurking in a tree trunk
  • swan
  • frog prince
  • Mother and babies:
    • bear and cubs
    • deer and fawn

I collected some inspirations on “Woodland Creatures” on this Pinterest Board.

Winter Snow Bunnies by EnchantedDolls on Etsy.com

Enchanteddolls on Etsy.com Winter Snow Bunnies in a Log-needle felted scene

Deer Family kit by Poppedijn

DEER FAMILY KIT By Poppedijn. Make three deer; mother, father and baby in this darling kit. Perfect to bring in spring on your season table or for creative play

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Fairy Tale Characters for Our Woodland

Ideas could include:

  • Princess, Prince (no face)
  • frog prince
  • flower fairies
  • gnomes
  • babe in basket in spring or bushes
  • root child, angel
  • mermaid in sea
  • CastleofCostaMesa’s Pinterest Board: Woodland Fairy Tale Characters

MagicWool’s  The Girl in Pink and the White Horse.MagicWool Waldorf inspired needle felted doll mobile. The Girl in Pink and the White Horse on Etsy

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ClaudiaMari’s White Pony on Etsy.ComClaudiamari's white pony on Etsy

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I am a fan of Claudia Marie on Etsy.Com.Claudia Marie's Needle Felted Deer Fawn, White Tailed, Wool on Etsy

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Echoes of A Dream’s White Felt Unicorn.

Echos of a Dream. White felt unicorn. Free pattern

Wolltraeume’s beautiful felted painting, Wollbild Prinzessin im Taubenwald.

Wollbild Prinzessin im Taubenwald. Wolltraeume

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 Winner of my recent handmade doll giveaway (Winter 2013), “The Knight and His Lady” needle-felted miniature fairy tale dolls:

130130 Logo Giveaway Winner Jennifer New Fairfield Connecticut

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