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2pm on a Warm Tuesday in spring. June 10, 2014

This is our last get-together this 2013-2014 school year  for craft group. Today we gathered in the gazebo outside of The Company of Angels store to bid Rachel Skelly goodbye.

Rachel has been an important part of our Waldorf School of Orange County community for 18 years! Among other things, she has been working at our beautiful Company of Angels Store and help start our Waldorf School of Orange County craft group. Now that her baby has graduated 12th grade and is heading off to college in England, Rachel is moving on to new adventures. She told me she will still come back for craft group, yay!

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An English tea for Rachel in our Company of Angels garden.

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Photo by Jzin. I was there! Just sayin’.

Rachel Skelly, SmashingMosaics.Com

What is Rachel up to these days?

140604 Rachel Skelly mosaic workshop at Lisa's home in Huntington Beach

Check out Rachel Skelly’s new Smashing Mosaics website!

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Some of Rachel’s latest works…


Summer Crafts with Christine Newell

Christine Newell will be teaching 3 children’s craft camps this year with the following start dates:

  • June 23rd
  • July 14th
  • Aug 11th
  • 1 week long, each  9:30am to 1:30pm
  • cost per week $160 plus $65 supply fee total $225.

If you would like to join us this workshop just e-mail Christine Newell:

Dye workshop with Christine at Maple Village School in Long Beach, CA

  • Saturday July 26th
  • Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • Food color-vegetable-fiber reactive-acid and plant dyeing we will dye yarn, felt. roving, fleece and silk
  • $70 includes some supplies.

Felted Slippers Workshop with Christine Newell:

  • Saturday August 23rd, 2014
  • Location: Maple Village School in Long Beach, CA
  • Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • $55 includes materials.

If you would like to join us for either or both of these workshop just e-mail Christine Newell:

Jzin’s Etsy Store, Castle of Costa Mesa

My spring Apple Blossom Upside Down Surprise Flower Fairy on Etsy. Give it as a bouquet to your child on their next concert/birthday/event. It will surprise your child as she transforms into a flower fairy, when turned upside down! Unlike cut flowers, this handmade wool felted flower will not wilt and will blossom forever in the heart and imagination of your child! My Etsy store...

140327 Little Apple Blossom Flower Fairy with wild blonde golden hair  mini bouquet nosegay diptych

Planning to give a bouquet of flowers to your child for a recital, ballet concert, birthday or event? Why not give her this one-of-a-kind, memorable “Rose” to commemorate the occasion? When facing one way, it is a beautiful pink rose, when turned upside down, it stands as a doll! This handmade flower of natural wool fibers will not wilt. It will blossom always in your child’s heart and imagination! This flower fairy is made with much love.

140327 Woodland Rose Upside Down Surprise Spring Flower Fairy by CastleofCostaMesa

Castle of Costa Mesa store on Etsy

 My New Art Website:

I have not been posting on CastleofCostaMesa.Com the last two months because I have been busy painting. Check out my new art website:

Please “Like” my painting facebook page, so you will see my upcoming artworks. Thank you for your support of my passion! – Jzin

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140519 Tracey inked steampunk flapper in fishnets at Catalyst Art Studio right face square cropped.

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140527 Le Beau Temps Man Ray study by Jzin 2

Please “Like” my painting facebook page, so you will see my upcoming works.

Gallery of Past Projects from The Waldorf School of Orange County Craft Group

Click on the image below to view our Waldorf School of Orange County weekly craft group projects.

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

Be in the know for upcoming handmade giveaways: Like CastleofCostaMesa.Com on Facebook

130530 Square Giveaway 6 Waldorf Flower Fairies at Tanager Park

I give away my lovingly handmade dolls and crafts every season. 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?

Like Us on Facebook black and white. Fairy Tale Dolls, Handmade With Love. I want you to love learning mandarin chinese!CastleofCostaMesa.Com

Summer Camps 2014

Miss Nicole’s Holistic, Outdoors Craft Summer Camp

Dear Los Angeles and Orange County friends, check out Nicole Ichtertz‘s Kids’ Unique, Holistic, Outdoors Craft Summer Camp in Long Beach, California. Runs Tuesday, June 24-Friday, June 27, 2014. 10am-2pm.

You may also want to check out Nicole’s beautiful illustrations here.

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 Costa Mesa Piecemakers Summer 2014

Summer 2014 Piecemakers newsletter: here.

Check out summer classes for children at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa, California: Sewing, painting, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more.

Support Our Local Waldorf Community/ Place a Free Ad

Check out our own Lisa and her man’s new restaurant Taco Surf and Skate. It’s located at the new Vans skate park in Huntington Beach, California. 7491 Center Ave. Official website…

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If you are interested in placing an ad on “Support Our Southern California Waldorf Community” (free if you are a member of Southern California Waldorf community) please e-mail me a good picture and a link.

Also check out our local Astrophysicist crafter, Maraia’s Etsy page!

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Meanwhile, please support our local peeps! Thanks! – Jzin

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