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Lavender hues

Another photo of our handiwork snapped on a crafty camera.  Here is Maureen’s hobby horse amongst the lavender on a sunny winter morning.  Thanks for the photo Amelia.

lavender hobby horse

lavender hobby horse

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A Hopeful Hobby Horse

Hobby Horse

Lovingly stitched by Mikola, and superbly sanded by Diane, this hopeful hobby horse would love to find a rider to go home with at the Linuwel School Fair.  With bells on the harness and soft ears to whisper into, each adventure will be filled with magical tinkling music.

Horsing around

We have been polishing up our crochet skills this week, and even those who have never tried before have made some wonderful childrens play horse reins for the school fair.  In kindergarten or preschool you can sometimes hear the jingling bells of the message pony as a pair of children chosen by the teacher gallop around the garden telling those at play it is time to come in.  (a rough tutorial can be found if you click here)

Rein play is great for learning to work together, to be gentle but firm enough, pacing yourself to someone else, being mindful of those in front and behind, coordination of running, galloping, trotting,  ….. the list seems endless ….. and really  just plain fun!

It is difficult getting a still shot of reins in play, they just have to be jiggled and jingled, and even older siblings can be counted on to join the fun, to the joy of younger ones who can’t quite believe they get to be in control for once!  Stillness does not seem to be an option!

This week we will be at just around the corner from school at someones house for wet felting tea cosies.  Email or leave a comment for further details.  Happy Crafting!