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
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
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 🙂
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
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
Happy holidays to all our crafty friends, look out for updates next term for another fun filled crafternoon (or morning) …
We have been busy crafting, but absent from our usual spot still waiting for the school craft room to return to business as usual. Instead we have been making great use of Amelia’s dining room table and sunny outlook during the winter months, and trying to keep the crafting inspiration flowing.
My camera has also been out of action, but seems to be doing better now with a new battery that keeps it’s charge long enough to take more than one picture. Here are some photos of what we have been up to that I did manage to capture…
Oakie and Flora the pipecleaner dolls
Cheerful chicks egg cosies
and some cheeky chaps in amongst the thread box…
We are back crafting this term, and need all the help we can get to have crafted treasures ready in time for the fair. Do come and join us on a Thursday from 11am. See Wendy in the school office or Diana at the high school “staffroom” (the shed) for more details.
While we sewed some more daring dragons and finished off our fine felt seahorses, a wonderful felt cow appeared, stitched during the week at home by one of our crafters. By the finely finished needlework, you would think it was finished by the tailor of Goucester’s mice, or maybe the shoemakers elves!
sewn wool felt cow
It almost didn’t stand still long enough to take a picture, and is destined for eager preschool hands.
in eager preschool hands…
We will also be sewing cutlery bags and craft bags for Class one and Kindergarten at home this week. If you have an overlocker or sewing machine at home, please consider lightening our load. The fabric is cut out and ready to go home at the high school staff room. Thankyou!!