mermaids and pearl babies
Chalk eggs for footpath writing
Parents can buy their children 11 tokens for $10 to spend at stalls at the fair, our craft stall makes sure to include a Table of Children’s Delights, should they wish to spend some at the Sunshine Weavers stall. And the sun was out in full force on fair day…
Spring is in the air, and Linda from dragonfly toys has donated some lovely shades of dyed carded wool perfect for some springtime projects. How about a wonderful nest like the one below, craftily needle felted by Diane with a few freshly felted baby blue eggs from our new stash.
A felted bird’s nest with sweet blue eggs.
Or did you notice the lovely water the mermaid was swimming in, and the sea blues and greens of her flowing hair?
Sea blues and greens of our mermaid craft.
A big THANK YOU to Linda and the Dragonfly team. Their craft supplies and toys are wonderful and you can find them locally (to us) at Organic Feast on William St. East Maitland.
Dragonfly toys – keeping the magic of childhood alive…
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
After a great planning meeting last week, this week we are off and crafting. Our first craft for the year was making digit dolls and faerie folk. There was no shortage of inspiration as wizards, mermaids and pixies quickly materialised. They are made with wooden bead heads and wool wrapped pipe cleaners, with any extra details added to make each unique.
Next week we will be filling and sewing beanbags for the kindergarten and making streamer flyers for some extra fun.