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Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014.
Christine Newell showed our craft group how to make pine needle baskets today. Here is a finished basket by Christine.
Here is a tutorial I found online by Clay Burnett for a slightly different pine-needle basket than what we made today.
Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014.
Josephine sewing the leather base of her pine needle basket.
Tuesday morning, March 19, 2014
Southern Californian plein air pine-needle basket weaving Waldorfians congregating in their natural habitat.
What a lovely morning, crafting with friends in the garden at the Company of Angels store in Costa Mesa, California.
Gloria served us freshly baked, warm homemade cake!
Gabby won my mermaid at our Waldorf School of Orange County 2014 Gala and Auction and requested a change in hair color. Will do! Done! Before Makeover After Makeover Jeanine weaving.
Jo-Ann always look so elegant.
Mommy and baby love! Katherine adoring her mommy! Long, beautiful pristine pine needles harvested by Jo Ann on the pristine green belts of Irvine. I shared that I had wanted to be a Catholic nun, a sister of the poor, when I was grown up. My aunt, Sister Margaret-Claire de Marie whom I admire, is a Catholic nun in Montpellier, France. As a young child, I saw that my aunt led the old tenants of her convent in doll-making workshops, to increase hand flexibility. The handmade dolls from the convent were so beautiful! There birthed my love for doll-making which was pushed aside for decades for other things in life. Christine said, “My, aren’t we having a nice conversation here!”
Kathy weaving with fresh green and brown pine needles.
Jeanine receiving some tips from Christine.
I brought in my handmade mermaid (left) sold at our Waldorf School of Orange County auction this past weekend. The winner of the auction has requested that I change the hair color (original: dark golden curls on the left) to match the hair color of the lucky girl who would be the new owner of the doll (final color on the right). I sell handmade mermaids on my Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Castleofcostamesa
Rachel Skelly, SmashingMosaics.Com
Learn mosaic with Rachel this summer 2014!
Check out Rachel Skelly’s new Smashing Mosaics website!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
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.
My New Art Website: JzinTeng.com
I have not been posting on CastleofCostaMesa.Com the last two months because I have been busy painting. Check out my new art website: http://www.jzinteng.com/
Please “Like” my painting facebook page, so you will see my upcoming artworks. Thank you for your support of my passion! – Jzin
Gallery of Past Projects from The Waldorf School of Orange County Craft Group
Be in the know for upcoming handmade giveaways: Like CastleofCostaMesa.Com on Facebook
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?
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.
Costa Mesa Piecemakers Summer 2014
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…http://www.tacosurf.com/index.php
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!
Meanwhile, please support our local peeps! Thanks! – Jzin