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Fall is here. Little maple leaf boy changes his coat into a brown one, then he dons his maple seed pod hood. Underneath his brown coat, is his green one he had been wearing all summer long. He loves to roam around a pile of maple leaves on your Waldorf Autumn Nature Table. He announces the arrival of fall and the colder days ahead.

 This little maple leaf child was made with much love and great joy by me with carefully selected natural materials, so that he would be a feast to the eyes and to the touch. His sweet face is embroidered. The leaf coat is needle felted. His outfit is hand sewn with visible stitches. His undershirt is made from hand dyed wool. He is stuffed with natural wool roving.

Peek! the maple leaf child is still wearing his green summer maple leaf undershirt!

 I listed this child on my store on a Friday afternoon in September 2011. On Saturday morning he went to live with a family in town in exchange for a bucket of beautiful apple and pear tree slices (wood blocks). Whoosh!

beautiful pink maple seed pods

What a sight to behold when the maple leaves turn their colors…

Now our little Maple Leaf child happily lives in Santa Ana, California with a loving family.


With the lovely barter system, the Maple Leaf and Seedpod child went to live with a loving family of 5 children in Santa Ana. In his place, we received a basketful of pears and apple tree branches sliced into blocks, pillars and discs! Such beautiful wood!


Here are some of my favorite books for Fall

The Apple Cake by Nienke Van Hichtum. Click here to view our own handmade and homespun puppet show for this story book.

The Little Old Lady Who Was not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor

Waldorf Seasons Table Dolls by Castle of Costa Mesa

130924 African Merprince Summer post pretty

130925 Windswept hair, red lambswool sweater, yellow kite blonde handmade Nova Scotia Kite boy Fall Autumn Waldorf Seasons Nature Table post pretty.

130924 Waldorf Season nature table dolls for all seasons.  All Seasons The Wanderer post pretty

Castle of Costa Mesa’s Etsy Store

Click on the image below to enter Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy store

130529 Buttercup the flower fairy at Tanager Park with logo

Click here instead view a gallery of my handmade dolls.

Castle of Costa Mesa Handmade Doll Giveaways

130919 Vintage heirlom handmade giveaway. Catch your mermaid before she swims away!

I give away my lovingly handmade dolls periodically. If you “Like” my Castle of Costa Mesa Facebook page, you will be notified of upcoming giveaways. Click here to view the list of my past giveaways. Perhaps the next winner could be YOU?

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Photos from Waldorf School of Orange County Craft Group

121202 Vintage Life photo show girls crafting inside trailer at war times. Post button for Wednesday Morning Craft Group

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