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130924 Heather needle felting hair onto her purple lavendar pulled wool roving fairy angel. Square cropped. doll ornament

September 24, 2013. Tuesday morning in the gazebo outside of The Company of Angels school store. Thank you Rachel Skelly and Christine Newell for organizing our Waldorf School of Orange County weekly craft group get togethers! – Jzin

130924 Heather and Yasmine making pulled wool magic fairy angel dolls at craft group 2

Due to popular request, Christine Newell-Smith is teaching our craft group to make roving angels again today. Click here to view photos from our December 2012 session making wool roving angels.

130927 Christine showing Alena and Anicka how to make pulled wool roving angels

Josephine arranging the fibers on her roving angel’s flowing skirt. Look at the gorgeous variegated wool roving freshly hand-dyed by Christine for craft group to work with!

130927 Josephine arranging the fibers on her roving angel's flowing skirt

Yasmine’s lavendar and green springtime roving angel in the cherimoya tree.

130924 Yasmine's handmade green and lavendar spring pulled roving magic wool fairy angel in cherimoya tree.

Liz Burnett-Shier’s pulled roving angel resting in the garden.

130924 Liz Burnett-Shier's pulled roving angel sitting on a tropical leaf in the garden.

The same fairy by Liz with golden thread added for hanging.

130924 Liz Burnett's fire orange autumn pulled wool fairy angel ornament hanging in the cherimoya tree

Meanwhile, I am catching up chatting with friends whom I have missed during the long summer break. Between taking photos and chatting, I managed to add final touches to my little Kite Boy (which was donated to Ms. Lorri’s first grade classroom) and working on the head of a doll for the recently flooded Colorado Boulder Waldorf School Kindergarten classroom.

130924 Jzin's felting pad plus kite boy for Ms Lorri

Heather’s lovely lavendar fairy, just made this morning!

130924 Heather's lavendar pulled wool fairy made in the morning at craft group.

Below: Josephine’s lovely autumn angel holding a sprig of maple!

130924 Josephine's Autumn roving angel in orange fall hues holding a sprig of maple

Josephine has a blog in mandarin chinese: 柳橙海岸記事 Momentoes From The Orange Coast :

Visit Josephine’s blog by clicking on the image below…

130924 Josephine Lo's blog. Square with English and Chinese titles

Alena pouring some silver glitter…

130924 Alena pouring silver glitter dust for Anicka's pulled wool roving fairy angel

Anička sprinkling a little silver dust on her fairy…

130924 Anicka adding silver glitter sprinkles to her wool roving fairy angel.

Alena and Anička’s fairy hanging in the garden.

130924 Alena and Anicka's green and red handmade pulled wool roving angel fairy hanging in the cherimoya tree.

I love the braided hair!

130927 Alena and Anicka's handmade pulled wool roving spring fairy angel with braided hair

October 1, 2013. Gaby’s autumn fairy.

131001 Gabby's autumn pulled magic wool fairy on cherimoya leaves

Click on the image below to see our craft group making pulled wool fairies in December 2012. Included on the page is step-by-step documentation of Christine-Newell’s tutorial on how to make these fairies.

Adding Wings to Magic Wool Fairy tutorial

Here is the fairy I made that day which I used as our family’s Christmas tree topper that year.

121206 Jzin's handmade pulled Magic wool fairy Roman Catholic style Holy Guardian Angel logo

Next week Christine will show our craft group how to make table top puppets! Exciting!

Here is one of very our homemade table top puppet show, “Snow White and Rose Red” performed for my daughter’s birthday. Click on picture below to see more.

Once Upon a Time. Snow White, Rose Red and Old Widow in front of cottage.Post Pretty. Handmade Waldorf Fairy Tale puppet theater. CastleofCostaMesa.Com

Book Reference: Magic Wool Fairies by Christine Schäfer

Magic Wool Fairies by Christine Schäfer has instructions and gorgeous examples that will inspire you to make your own fairies. You can buy a copy by coming into  the Company of Angels school store or online.

Magic Wool Fairies by Christine Schäfer

Excerpt: Magic Wool Fairies by Christine Schäfer

Christine Newell’s Upcoming 16 inch Waldorf Doll Making workshops

Some of Christine’s handmade 16 inch Waldorf Dolls.

121219 Two 16 inch Waldorf cuddle boy dolls handmade by Christine Newell on cherimoya tree

Click here to see gorgeous photos from her past workshops.

Cost: $100 all materials included.

Waldorf School of Orange County, Wednesday mornings 9am to 11:30am:

  • day 1 Oct 2nd, 2013
  • day 2 Oct 9th, 2013
  • day 3 Oct 16th, 2013
  • day4 Oct 23rd, 2013

Waldorf School of Orange County, Thursday evenings 6:30pm to 9:00pm:

  • day 1 Oct 3rd, 2013
  • day 2 Oct 10th, 2013
  • day 3 Oct 17th, 2013
  • day4 Oct 24th, 2013

Maple Village School, Long Beach, Thursdays mornings 9:30am to 12:00pm:

  • day 1 Oct 3rd, 2013
  • day 2 Oct 10th, 2013
  • day 3 Oct17th, 2013
  • day 4 Oct 24th, 2013

The purpose of doing consecutive workshop allows you to join any of the 3 workshop at any location and time, you just need to complete day 1 through 4 to have a completed doll.

  • Sign up sheets will be in the WSOC Company of Angels and the Office of Maple Village School.

Recycled doll workshop:

Waldorf School of Orange County, 9:00am to 11:30am

Maple Village School, 9:30am to 12:00pm

  • day 1 Oct 31st, 2013
  • day 2 Nov 7th, 2013

Cost : $50 all materials included

Again you can join any location and time just need to complete days 1 and 2.
That’s all for now, looking forward to seeing you and sharing new crafts.

Fall is here.

Oh! How the winds pick up my kite so high!

130924 Kite boy for Ms Lorri's First Grade Class. Birds eye view shot

Summer is slipping away and autumn brings us the cold winds.

130924 Kite boy for Ms Lorri's First Grade Class in cherimoya tree

Here’s a little boy and his kite which my daughter and I donated to Miss Lorri’s first grade classroom nature table today.

Click here to see my other Fall season table dolls.

Maple Seed Pod Child Happy Fall Autumn Greeting. Handmade Waldorf Fall Season Nature Table Puppet Dolls.  Needle-felted handstitched miniature Waldorf doll with face and nose by CastleofCostaMesa.Com

Handmade Love. Castle of Costa Mesa on Etsy.Com.

You may support my crafting mania by shopping on my handmade store: Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy store here…

Jzin’s latest handmade Baby Fairy doll…

September 16, 2013. Our baby fairy is made with love. She loves to fly around your garden in the day time. In the evening, she gets very tired (after all, her wings are still so tiny) and falls asleep in her bed which is a large lily flower. She is afraid to sleep alone and would love to sleep next to the bed of your little child. A little blanket will keep her warm. She is available on Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy store, click below picture to go to Etsy.

130917 Needle-felted miniature blonde baby fairy asleep in my backyard flowering lime tree.

The flower above was wet-felted at craft group!

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 Southern California Waldorf community) please e-mail me a good picture and a link.

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

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?

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

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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