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Making Leather Bracelets and Other Crafty Manifestations. Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jasper pounding alphabet stamps into handmade leather wristband. Square

Wednesday, November 28, 2012. 9am – 11am.

After taking a week of rest for Thanksgiving break, we were gathered again today to craft. Today we made handmade leather bracelets and other crafts, mostly in preparation for our upcoming Winter Festival for our school.

For a $5 supply fee, we each made one bracelet for ourselves and one for the Elves’ Workshop.

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

This year, Winter Festival will be held on Saturday, 1pm – 5pm, December 8, 2012. The children will have a special opportunity to go inside the “Elves Workshop” to pick out their choice of handmade gifts, without being accompanied by their parents. These children will “pay” for their selections with raffle tickets.

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Making Leather Bracelets

Start by wetting your leather with a wet sponge.

1″ Leather wristbands.

Christine punching holes into the leather bracelet strip.

Anichka cutting leather with strong pair of scissors.

Composing design of the bracelet by arranging alphabet stamps on the leather strip.

Alphabet stamps for leather work.

… pounding the designs into the leather strip with a mallet.

Braided Leather Bracelets

Mother and child braiding leather bracelet.

Braided leather bracelet.

Painting on leather.

Materials.

A mother’s love never ends. Rachel glazing leather bracelet for a special someone.

The stuff we used to glaze the bracelet.

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Rebecca Made Pencil Gnomes for Winter Festival Elves Workshop

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Judy Made Water Lily Babies for Winter Festival Elves Workshop

 Judy’s Water lily babies on a log in our beautiful Waldorf School Playgroup yard.

Shhh! These babies are fast asleep in their water lily beds.

The removable babies can also be taken out of their snug warm bed to play with!

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More Needle-Felted Christmas Tree Ornaments For Winter Festival by Rebecca

Rebecca needle-felted Christmas tree ornaments. When she was not watching, I spreaded her gorgeous handwork all over the cherimoya tree and photographed them. Later, she returned to them and added felt backing and loops for hanging on the Christmas tree.

Click here to see more needle-felted Christmas tree ornaments from our recent craft group get together.

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Our Kirsten Had a Baby Boy!!!

Our Kirsten just delivered a baby boy! Congratulations!

Okay, that above is not the baby she just birthed. So, I do not have a photo of the duo and this will have to do for now.

Kristen Krofina is organizing a dinner train for the mother. If you want to make her a loving dinner, please e-mail Kirsten: kristen cuisine @ sbcglobal . net Also, I am collecting gifts for a gift basket for our mother and child. Catch me on Wednesdays if you have something to add.

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Josephine’s Handmade 16 inch Waldorf Cuddle Doll

Josephine handmade this little doll from Christine’s 16 inch Waldorf Doll Workshop. Click here to see the more dolls made by others in Christine’s Doll Workshop.

Due to popularity of this evening workshop, Christine will be teaching it again, in January, after the holidays

Here is 小茉莉 Xiao Moli/Little Jasmine who now belongs to a lucky little kindergartener!

Click here to see the more dolls made by others in Christine’s Doll Workshop.

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Christine Newell’s handmade outfits for 16 inch Waldorf Dolls

A thank you to Rachel’s son, Jasper (on vacation from Hawaii) for modelling.

If you are interested in these outfits, please contact Christine at school leave your message for her in the comment box on the bottom of the page and I will pass it along to her.

More pictures here: 16 inch Waldorf Dolls and the outfits Christine made for them.

Nothing can be as cute as Christine’s little handmade outfits for these dolls, except perhaps…

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Hilarious Waldorf Comic Strip and A Waldorf Cookbook

Excerpt from our own Julie Fish’s delicious new book,  “The Waldorf Palette Cookbook”.

Michaela* and Christine checking out “The Waldorf Palette Cookbook”!

So, what does Jzin do when she sees a good book? She throws it on our Cherimoya tree and take tons of pictures of it!

I got my copy autographed today by the author!

You can get a copy of Julie’s Waldorf recipe cookbook from the Company of Angels Store. You can also tell your friends that it is now available to purchase on Etsy.Com

Mexican Lasagna Recipe!

A unique and cherished reference cookbook. Now you will know what to cook and pack your kid for lunch everyday (even if you are a gluten-free, casein-free, raw, juicing vegan nut) ! You will also learn some extra stuffs in this book.

Get your copy on Etsy.Com! Click here.

* Speaking of our Michaela, her curvy boards recently got featured on Blue Bird Baby Blog! Nice work, Michaela.

Also, Stacey Robbins from our community just published a her book, “Bloom Beautiful” Check it out here.

We are crawling with talented folks here. I am putting up a page for us to support each other’s endeavors. Contact me if you want to place a free ad on this page:

Please Support Our Local Waldorf Community

This page below will bring you to a field of squares. Clicking on a square will bring you to the website of a member of our Southern California Waldorf community. Thank you for supporting our friends! You can also place a free ad here.

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What I was Crafting Today…

Last night, Eli from Brazil told me she wanted an Apple Cake table top puppet dolls set for her 5 year old students. I love this story! We performed our first homemade puppet show for my daughter for this story. You can see pictures from our show here: Apple Cake by Nienke van Hichtum homemade puppet show. Perhaps you will be inspired to make your own table top puppet show?

A peek into Jzin’s craft box. Just starting to needle-felt head! Standing next to my needle-felting foam was our original “old woman who took a fancy one day to eat an apple cake”.

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Next Week: Magic Wool Fairies!!!

Next week we will be making Magic Wool Fairies! Don’t miss this one! Here are some examples from the book, “Magic Wool Fairies”. You can buy a copy from the school store.

Magic Wool Fairies by Christine Schäfer

Excerpt: Magic Wool Fairies by Christine Schäfer

Excerpt: Magic Wool Fairies by Christine Schäfer

Excerpt: Magic Wool Fairies by Christine Schäfer

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Please “Like” my facebook page

Please “Like” me on facebook (top left sidebar of this page). You will be connected to what we do here via facebook. Thank you! – Jzin

A Homemade “Traditional Chinese Fairy Tale Puppet Show” that the children and I performed recently for my child’s 8th birthday.

Click on the pictures to see our recent homemade puppet show.

It was an inspiring story, about the true nature of transactions … Laibao’s Quest for a Bride.

Tutorial is pending. Please “like” my facebook page and I will let you know when I post it later, thanks! – Jzin

My handmade Fairy Tale Dolls: Dolls and Tales page.

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My handmade dolls for Waldorf Seasons Nature Table

All Seasons

 

Jzin’s Handmade Mermaid Doll Giveaway, Ongoing Now

Click here to Enter. Giveaway ends December 7, 2012 12am Pacific Standard Time.

Please tell your friends about it. Thank you very much! – Jzin

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Eli Ramos #

    Oh my! It is a pleasure to browse through your blog! Thanks for the time, patience and love you share! We are very exited about our puppets here in Brazil! Thank you sooooooooo much!

    December 1, 2012
  2. jzinius #

    Thank you so much Eli for taking the time to write. I keep imagining what its like right now in Brazil. I went to college with a few Brazillians, now whenever they post on facebook, I have to guess the portugese…

    December 1, 2012

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