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Our Morning Together. Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Our Wednesday morning craft group met again this morning in the garden of The Company of Angels store to (1) make Art Felt scarves (2) to put together and photography our group project, the “Enchanted Woodland Fairy Tale Playscape” blanket to donate to our school’s for our upcoming Spring Gala Auction event.

Thank you so much to Rachel Skelly and Christine Newell for organizing our craft group and preparing materials. Thank you Christine for showing us how to make Art felt scarves!

This lovingly made “Enchanted Springtime Fairy Tale Woodland” playscape will be available to bid on for our Waldorf School of Orange County’s 2013 Bliss Gala and Auction. Event: March 9, 2013. You will be able bid on it shortly on this link below!

Blissful leaping with joy large logo.

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Week I. Friends, creating and HOT soapy water: Our First Week working on this project…

130130 Wet felting playscape. Craft group photo outdoors

Week II. More things were added to the playscape blanket…

130207 Waldorf School of Orange County. Bliss Annual Spring Gala and Auction 2013. Wednesday morning craft group Part 2 wetfelted Enchanted woodland playscape

Jzin added a waterfall with a secret…

130209 Secret of the waterfall 2

Today is Week III.

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Weekly craft group shenanigans. Posted here.

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

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Jzin Added A Little White Boat


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Drum Roll: Here is our playscape blanket so far…

Ta Da! You can buy a raffle ticket for $20 for the chance to win this entire playscape gnomes and all! Your raffle purchase will be a tax-deductible donation to our beloved Waldorf School of Orange County! Click on this bidpal link to buy your raffle tickets! Thank you for supporting our school!

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Gisela’s cottage with removable top.

130228 Gisela's handmade felt cottage with removable roof

Gisela’s gnome mommy and gnome children feeding ducks at the pond.

130227 Gisela's gnome mommy and gnome children feeding ducks at the pond

Father Gnome is tending the garden, relieved to find he still has vegetables left from the nibbly little rabbit who visits from time to time.

130227 Gisela's Gnome family around the cottage ariel view 2

Gisela’s handmade gnome father…

130227 The little needle-felted gnome sitting atop a stream

The baby gnome, growing up around noisy siblings, sleeps the soundest when he is around the gay bantering of woodland unicorns.

130302 Gisela's baby gnome asleep in the midst of prancing unicorn family

Here is the technology gnome who fixes all your technical doohickeys and thingamabobs. With his axe. Click here to see comments on this on facebook.

130227 The needle-felted technology gnome with axe and bunny rabbit

Here is my tutorial for making a simple miniature ax!

Step 3. Tutorial How to make a miniature medieval axe for fairy tale scenes and doll house. CastleofCostaMesa.Com

Over the Ski break last week, I made a few ducks to add to the scene. The background is our lovely Irvine Lake in Orange County, California!

130228 square. Needle-felted miniature duck and ducklings family handmade by Jzin

Each rock and flower is handmade with love by a team of moms!

130302 Each rock and flower is made with love

Be sure to purchase raffle tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime breath taking handwork of love or your opportunity will just gallop away like the royal duo on unicorn-backs!

130227 Prince and Princess riding unicorns across wet-felted playscape

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Julie Made a Large Tree

A large majestic tree. Alas, we will have to wait to see it after it’s wet felted.

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We Made Geodes

Since the next week is ski week and we do not meet for craft group, I brought the playscape blanket home to work on.

Wednesday. February 13, 2013. My second grader added flowers to an area by the waterfalls. For this work, she tucked her small felt foam board underneath the playscape.

130213 Nunu needle-felted white flowers to Enchanted Woodland Playscape


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Selling Raffle Tickets for Our Enchanted Fairy Tale Woodland Playscape

1303008 Nunu help selling craft group raffle tickets at Company of Angels Store

 130308 Chalkboard announcing craft group raffle ticket sale

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Christine Newell’s Upcoming Craft Workshops

16in Waldorf Doll:  a 4 week workshop Monday evening 7/9pm March 11/18th April 8/15th
Cost: $90 all materials included
This workshop covers in part the Waldorf grade 7 handwork curriculum.
Recycled sweater doll: a 2 week workshop Tuesdays  9/11am March 12/19th
Cost $45 all materials included
Machine sewing: This workshop covers a 3 week period, Saturdays 10/ 1pm  March 16/23 April 13th
you will learn to thread, operate and maintain a sewing machine,read, follow and adjust a paper pattern,
fabric choices and identification and make a pair of pajama pants.
This workshop in part follows the 8th grade handwork curriculum.
Cost $50 plus material
No experience necessary for any of these workshops only a willingness to learn.
For more info contact Christine at    949 244 4663
All workshops will be held in the Company of Angels
Sign up sheets in the COA, class size will be limited.

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Books on Felting

A Felt Farm by Rotraud Reinhard. Good instructions on wet-felting.

A Felt Farm by Rotraud Reinhard

Feltcraft by Petra Berger.

Felt Craft by Petra Berger book cover cropped.


Carnival of Felting by Gillian Harris

Carnival of Felting by Gillian Harris SIGNED COPY  Think of a carnival, what does it conjure up? - a celebration of bright colours, lots of fun, excitement and spectacle - all these elements are featured in Gillian's new book - hot off the press this Spring. Following on from the successful Complete Feltmaking, Gillian draws on the carnival atmosphere to create a diverse range of stylish felt-making projects....  UK Hardback - Special author signed copy £11.99 Check out Gillian’s website:

Creating Felt Artwork (Instant download) E-Book by “Handmade by Rosiepink” Handmade by rosiepink. Creating Felt Artwork E-Book

Art in Felt & Stitch: Creating Beautiful Works of Art Using Fleece, Fibres and Threads by Moy Mackay.artinfeltandstitchlarge

Too-dle-loo! See you next Wednesday morning! Thanks! -Jzin

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Check out my handmade Fairy Tale Dolls: Dolls and Tales page.

Heathcliff doll under a tree. Shameless heart throbs of history and literature. Emily Brontë. Handmade Waldorf Romantic dashing men doll Fairy Tale Puppet Theater miniature by CastleofCostaMesa.Com

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My handmade dolls for Waldorf Seasons Nature Table

All Seasons

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Waldorf School of Orange County Spring 2013 Bliss Fundraiser

Here are some auction items to get your bidding mojo running! Auction items are being added daily to the Waldorf School of Orange County Bidpal site so please check back periodically and do share this link with your friends and family!

130226 Worldwide Raffle $10 Free Shipping. Support our Waldorf School of Orange County. Magic Wooden Tree House with miniature doll family with words.

Waldorf School Auction items on Bidpal. Share the magic fairy tree house on Facebook.

To get everyone to bid online, I am giving away a handmade little caterpillar child doll (who gets wings in Spring). Those who bid on our auction items or purchase raffle tickets will get tons of extra chances to win this little doll.

130305 Skyler the caterpillar child giveaway mustard 10 complete


Cathrine Ji’s

Jzin’s needle-felted miniature Snow White, Rose Red and Dwarf set is available for bidding on Our Waldorf School’s Gala and Auction bidding site.

130207 dwarf closer plus green background 3
Bid on Snow White, Rose Red and Dwarf miniature handmade dolls set onWaldorf School Bidpal site.
Here’s a partial list of Waldorf School of Orange County auction items (mainly crafts are listed here) on Pinterest…(check back periodically for new additions)…

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This beautiful bracelet, created lovingly by hand by Andrea Hubert, features antiqued brass and several charms including an antiqued brass unicorn, flower and bird. A treasure to own!

130214 Victorian charm bracelet on dew moistened tropical palm leaf

Two necklaces to be worn together, separately, or keep one and give one to a loved one! Measuring 14″ each, the necklaces are painstakingly handmade with freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, glass beads and silverstone metal accents. Perfect for day or night wear and truly one-of-a kind. Handmade by Andrea Hubert.

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Support Our Local Waldorf Community/ Place a Free Ad

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

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

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Please “Like” Castle of Costa Mesa on Facebook

Please “Like” CastleofCostaMesa.Com on Facebook (top left sidebar of this page). You will be connected to what we do here, plus you will be notified on our up coming handmade giveaways. Click here to view our past handmade doll giveaways. Thank you! – Jzin

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