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Needle-felting birds and crafting handmade treasures for Winter Festival 2012 Elves Room. Wednesday, November 14, 2012

square. Julie's little needle-felted blue bird of happiness. Completed

Crafting with friends. Ah! It’s The Good Times!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012. I always feel so refreshed after a morning of crafting with friends! We came together again today to hand make little Christmas gifts to stock the Elves Workshop for our upcoming Winter Festival.

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.

Thank you again, to our lovely Rachel Skelly and Christine Newell for planning, preparing all the supplies, ideas, refreshments … creating this wonderful space in our busy lives to connect and create weekly.

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
― St. Francis of Assisi

– Jzin

Eat these up with a spoon!

 

Needle-Felted Birds

 “If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.” – Chinese Proverb

Thank you Julie for letting us take a peek into your needle-felting prowess!

Needle-felting an orange beak into the face…

Ditto about making the wings at the same time so they are evenly sized, recommended Julie.

black roving for the bird’s eyes…

Julie’s little blue bird of happiness is complete.

Gloat to the resounding roar from admirers of cute handwork!

Build a little birdhouse in your soul. Impress your nerdy friends by memorizing the lyrics to this awesome song! (You can belt it out to the music video on that link /bottom left of page).

Thank you to my lovely hand model Cathrine.

This little bird in a birdhouse is bound to delight a child at Winter Festival. Thank you Josephine!

This is a cool book if you love needle-felting…Amazon.com

The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression. – Gary Larson

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Felted balls

Go to Felted Balls page to see photos of felted balls from today and past weeks.

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More Decorated Beeswax Candles

Simple, sensual beeswax candles. A joy to behold. Handmade by Rebecca.

Kim making beeswax decorated candles.

Sarah with stars. Her baby, awaiting birth kept the mother company, beneath her heart as she created.

Sarah’s candle: In the process of coming into being.

Click here to look at beeswax decorated winter candles we made last week.

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Rosa’s Needle-Felted Landscape Picture

Today is Rosa’s first day crafting with us. She has a little one in playgroup. The other one is still in her belly. Welcome Rosa to the craft group!

This gal has a mean sense of color…

Such glorious, courageous colors! The skies, the water, down to the tones of the variedly hued fishies. This piece sings!

Thank you Rosa for sharing your crafting process with us!

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Star Children

Cathrine and Antoinette whipped up a whole bunch of star children from wooden pegs!

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Pine Cone Fairies. They are fun.

Evidence.

Thank you to our very diligent crafty gnomes Cathrine and Antoinette who were very, very productive today!

These shrubberies outside The Company of Angels store are rumored to house wee folks of all sorts. My child, just today insisted on coming out here so she could by chance meet and befriend at least one of these magical folks.

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Kirsten and Her Flock of Blossom Fairies

Kirsten’s baby is due any time now. Here she is busily helping craft for the the children for Winter Festival.

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Meanwhile, here was what I was crafting while taking pictures …

A peek into Jzin’s craft box.

I am needle-felting + handstitching a Snow White to go with our 7 dwarfs for our school’s fundraiser in Spring 2013. Please donate your needle-felted dwarfs! We need 6 more!

I somehow have a fondness for making dolls with reddish hair (see swatch below). Red just makes the doll more lively. However, Rachel reminded me that it won’t do! Snow White has black hair.

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Jewelry Show Benefiting the Waldorf School of Orange County.

Buy jewelry! Support our beloved School!

Everyday Sacred. A jewelry show featuring works by Wanda Lobito and Carrole Watts. This event benefits the Waldorf School of Orange County, California, USA.

  • Friday, November 30, 2012.
  • 9am – 5pm
  • The Company of Angels store.
  • The Waldorf School of Orange County Community Store
  • Waldorf School of Orange County
  • 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, California
  • (919) 574-7735

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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.

I am in the process of posting pictures, story and crafting process of our homemade puppet show. Perhaps it will inspire you to make your own with your little ones at home! Please go to my facebook page, click “like” CastleofCostaMesa and I will let you know when I finish posting these. – Jzin. November 15, 2012.

Traditional Chinese Fairy Tale Homemade Puppet Show for my Nunu’s 8th birthday celebration last week.

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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Craft Kits are ready to be picked up in the front office

We need crafty elves to help stock little Christmas treasures for our 2012 Winter Festival Elves Workshop. Craft Kits are ready, please pick up in the front office. Thank you in advance for your handwork. You know the children will be so delighted to see them at Winter Festival! –  November 16, 2012Click here to jump back to the menu on the top of the page. Whee!

Southern California Waldorf Community Page

Let’s support our friends in our local Southern California Waldorf Community

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my handmade dolls for Waldorf Seasons Nature Table

All Seasons

Almost Upcoming Giveaway!!!

I am giving away a handmade doll in Fall 2012. Please leave a comment below and suggest the doll(s) you will like to see on my giveaways. – Jzin

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