The kindergarten Story dolls were in need of a little TLC, so they have been lovingly restored as faithfully as possible and are ready to return to their storytelling duties.
Kindergarten Story Dolls
Our next craft day is on Friday the 14th February at the Craft room and Preschool garden doing wet on wet painting and Origami from 9am til 12.00. We hope to see you there!
Spring has in reality been pushing through early around here, but today marks the last official day of winter, so we bid farewell to Mr and Mrs Winter and look forward to the blossoming light filled days ahead.
Mr and Mrs Winter
Our Mr and Mrs Winter are needle felted from soft merino wool in it’s natural washed white, with accents from hints of pale dyed greens greys and blues. Mr Winter’s hat is a clear blue of the winter sky, which has seen hardly any clouds this year.
Winter weather clear and bright
sun will shine with soft clear light
frozen fingers, frozen toes
I’ll think I’ll hurry out to play before the sunlight goes…..
-adapted from a children’s song we learnt in Norway
Wattle with your golden suns
underneath the spotted gums
warm our hearts till springtime comes
with it’s sunny hours……
– from a children’s song often heard being sung in our classrooms
Enjoy the sunshine weaving its way back into our days 🙂
The beauty of open ended toys is that we can all imbue them with a little magic of our own, and they can mean such different characters and adventures to different people. Maybe this is doctor Foster who went to Gloucester, maybe this is a well heeled traveller with his warm knitted vest and scarf to keep out the chills, maybe he is the visiting vet, or maybe he is a magician who can pull something out of his hat… and just maybe for a few of us he might have stepped out of a lovely blue police box that is bigger on the inside…
A wood and wire doll with loads of character
We sure do have fun whilst weaving a little sunshine in our lives 🙂 Maureen has certainly made this character come alive with such wonderful possibilities.
We have been experimenting with some wire and netting wings on sprites. What do you think? Does it make the wee sprite too fiddly to play with? Less sturdy? Leave enough to the imagination? More appealing? Just the right amount of whimsy? Too much bling?
A wee wooden sprite dressed in her fine felt clothes, and trying out some netted wings.
We would love some feedback in the comments. Please share your thoughts. Thank you 🙂
Swimming in the cool green sea is a beautiful mermaid. With her cosy sea pouch she can be safely tucked in and sleep in the rolling waves, or be carried carefully by friendly hands to explore the wider world.
A magical mermaid with a wood and wire body, and soft felt tail. Her carry pouch is crocheted with a sea foam handle and shell detail.
But what is this? A pirate on the sandy shore! I wonder if he has seen the maiden from the deep? His hook is glinting in the afternoon sun and he is on the lookout for adventure along the edges of the salty ocean.
A wood and wire pirate with striped arms and a fine plaited belt around his felt clothes he is ready for adventure.
Is that some seaweed? Or a mermaid’s hair? A Dolphin’s tail or magical scales?
A wood and wire pirate doll with a hook for a hand and an eye for treasure.
A flick of her tail and she disappears to the blurry depths
What do you have lingering in your Autumn veggie patch? Pumpkin and sunflowers are ready in ours.
Sunflower sprite and pumpkins
It was a lovely day stitching up a few odds and ends of unfinished projects, and swapping a few items of Autumn harvest abundance as the April rain fell softly on the school and surrounds.
We are meeting up at Amelia’s house next to the school for a little while as we settle back into a different crafting rhythm. Thankyou to all our well wishers for your love and blessings sent after the school fire. We are mostly back to a kind of normal, while we wait for the clean up and re-building to begin.
We do hope you drop by and enjoy a cuppa with us as we stitch a little sunshine before the holidays. Feel free to bring some home grown harvest or idea inspiration to swap. Stash busting, WIPs* and UFO’s** welcome.
*WIP – work in progress
**UFO – un finished object
We have been busy crafting things that would look right at home on an autumn nature table.
Autumn gnome and tree
With Easter fast approaching, they would even add nicely to a seasonal Easter display. In the next few weeks I’m sure a few more chicks and bunnies, or even a hare may make an appearance at our crafting tables!
Feel free to join us on Thursdays in the Linuwel school craft rooms from 11.00 til 1.00 to help weave a little sunshine in your life or make something magical for a special someone!
a little hazelnut gnome with stitched flower detail and orange trim sits on a clay leaf with a found (empty) snail shell.