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Fleecy Clean

What a great day to wash a fleece, in the last days of summer/ first days of autumn.  I think it hit 34 C, and our soft soggy fleece will be dry in no time…  Almost blinding in the afternoon sun..

drip drying in the sun

drip drying in the sun

We also turned our hand to some wet and dry felting… ( and finished a few more guinea pigs)… Thanks everyone for a colourful day full of sunshine.

Maddy's guinea pig hiding amongst the roving

Maddy’s guinea pig hiding amongst the roving

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This little piggie went to market…

Gorgeous Guinea Pigs

Gorgeous Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs of course.  What a lovely way to start the crafting year! Next mega craft day at Amelias will be Thursday 19th March.  A smaller school crafting day will be organised in in the next fortnight… stay tuned 🙂

Easter Crafts

More rain, but some lovely crafts brightened up our day.  It was great to share some crafty company with kids, thanks to Kate and her two boys, and Cynthia and her two girls.  Surprise walnuts with ladybirds hidden inside and fabulous felted eggs were the order of the day.  Kate’s eldest boy was so helpful and a natural born felter! It is wonderful to see young children engage with what we do in their own special ways, and certainly helps to weave a little sunshine into everyone’s hearts.

wet felted eggs with needle felted embellishments

wet felted eggs with needle felted embellishments

If you want to see more of our crafts, or pick up a little special something before the holidays, drop in and see Wendy in the front office where a selection of our crafts are on sale and display.  Beautiful painted silk cards, nests of felted eggs, hand stitched chicks, surprise walnuts and wee felt mice are all available, but they won’t last long!

hollow felted egg with hand sewn chick

hollow felted egg with hand sewn chick

Happy holidays to all our crafty friends, look out for updates next term for another fun filled crafternoon (or morning) …

 

Easter and Autumn crafts this Friday

Come and join us for 10 minutes or stay for the whole day as we craft some special seasonal treasures.  Friday 28th March 9.00am -2.30pm in the school craft room (and preschool garden -weather permitting)

a basket of felted egg shapes.

a basket of felted egg shapes ready for embellishing…

Marvellous Mice

Don’t be fooled!  A day pouring with rain is a wonderful day to brave the weather and join us in a cosy corner of the school craft room to enjoy some creativity in great company.  A huge thankyou to Kate for braving the weather even though she only had an hour to spare, and whipping up a mouse or two for preschool and kindy, and the amazing Amelia whose stitches look like they could have been made by the mice themselves.

Mice in the making

Mice in the making

We have two kits complete with felt, thread, stuffing, needle and instructions made up for anyone who missed out and would like to have a try at home, they are quite simple and satisfying and little hands love to play with them! Leave a comment below letting me know if you are interested, or ask me at school.  First in best dressed.

Possum Magic

Mummy possum and her baby

Mummy possum and her baby

These cheeky possums are on their way to preschool, to share in some of Lauren’s enchanting possum tales.  The pattern was adapted from a basic bunny one, as I couldn’t find an Aussie possum one easily online.  Jill and Amelia helped to perfect it, and we are pretty happy with the result.

Their curly ring tails have a wool wrapped pipecleaner inside for support

Their curly ring tails have a wool wrapped pipecleaner inside for support

If you would like to make your own, you can ask me for a copy of the pattern at the next Sunshine Weavers craft day, or if you leave a comment below, I am happy to scan and email one to you.

Give me a home among the gum trees...

Give me a home among the gum trees…

Our next crafting day will be at the school craft room and preschool garden at

 9.00am on Friday 28th February

and we will be revisiting some basic stitches and techniques making wee felt mice and cheeky chicks.  If you would like to take one home, we ask for a gold coin donation to cover materials, or you can just make one (or two or three…) for the school classes and fair.

Hope to see you there to weave a little crafting sunshine in your life.

Diana

 

Dearly loved Dolphin

The dolphin in kindergarten had been loved to threadbare, and there wasn’t even enough room to darn a patch or two and save his sleek form from bursting.  He has been carefully recovered and is swimming his way back to kindy on Monday.  We hope his double layer of felt keeps him warm in the water and ship shape for many adventures to come.

felt dolphin all ready to return to kindy.

felt dolphin all ready to return to kindy.