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) …
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!
A HUGE thankyou to all the contributors who made our craft stall such a wonderful success this year. Especially to all the people who dropped in crafts they have been working away on at home, and all the extra helpers to man the stall.
Everyone involved is welcome to come down to Momo’s café at 11am this Tuesday and we will buy you a coffee (or drink of your choice!) as a small token of our gratitude.
We would also love your feedback, comments and suggestions to help us plan for next year… there will be a suggestions book on Tuesday, or post your comments here (click on comments at the bottom of the post) and I will collate them.
All comments received will go in the draw for a small gift to be announced here on Wednesday 6th.
Good luck, Blessings and Thanks,
Diana and the team at Sunshine Weavers.
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 🙂
The beauty of open ended toys is that we can all imbue them with a little magic of our own, and they can mean such different characters and adventures to different people. Maybe this is doctor Foster who went to Gloucester, maybe this is a well heeled traveller with his warm knitted vest and scarf to keep out the chills, maybe he is the visiting vet, or maybe he is a magician who can pull something out of his hat… and just maybe for a few of us he might have stepped out of a lovely blue police box that is bigger on the inside…
A wood and wire doll with loads of character
We sure do have fun whilst weaving a little sunshine in our lives 🙂 Maureen has certainly made this character come alive with such wonderful possibilities.
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