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!
Well, we are back crafting in the school craft room this week, and will be making a few small festive crafts for the twilight market in week 9 at school. Come along and enjoy a cuppa whilst we craft a little holiday cheer from 11 til 1 on Thursday 21st November.
Painted nature table trees
Hope to see you there to weave a little sunshine in your life.
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 🙂
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…
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
Some wonderful gum trees made by Maureen have been finished off using detailed stitching, felt leaves and tiny glass beads for gumnuts. They would look wonderful on a nature table surrounded by some native animals (felt black swan sewn by Diana).
Nature table gum trees
Using dyed unspun sheepswool (magic wool) is a fun way to create the backdrop or ground for a nature table or seasonal display scene, and can be used and reused in so many different combinations. Here the swan is swimming through the blue water and causing a bit of a splash!
We would love to hear about your seasonal tables – leave us a comment or link in the comments below to share what you have been up to, and help inspire someone to weave a little sunshine!