Are you hunting for some non-chocolate goodies for the holidays? Come into the school front office and see what treasures are on offer from the parent craft group. We have lovely felted eggs, rainbow ribbon streamers perfect for dancing through the garden, and chalk eggs to brighten a footpath or two…
Chalk eggs for footpath writing
finely felted eggs
mermaids and pearl babies
Chalk eggs for footpath writing
Parents can buy their children 11 tokens for $10 to spend at stalls at the fair, our craft stall makes sure to include a Table of Children’s Delights, should they wish to spend some at the Sunshine Weavers stall. And the sun was out in full force on fair day…
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) …
Sailing on the sparkling sea
Cresting waves so blue
little walnut boats go by
as clouds go scudding through
little walnut boats
Our little boats are very simply made, and they float very well indeed in bathtub, sink or pond.
Materials:- a half walnut shell
a small rectangle of paper
(roughly as long as your toothpick and half as wide)
two small beads that JUST fit the toothpick
(we melt ours in an old rice cooker but melting it in an old
double boiler or tin can in a hot water bath works well too.)
Fill the half walnut shell with melted beeswax. (Resting it in an egg carton keeps it upright) Poke your toothpick through each end of the paper and push the beads on top and bottom to keep it in a billowed out shape. Dip your toothpick sail into some melted beeswax and tap off any extra drips. This keeps your sail sturdy and waterproof. When the wax in the walnut shell starts to cool and solidify, push the toothpick into the still soft wax and let cool completely. Then you are ready to set sail.
Hope this brings a little sunshine to your day.
Looking for some quick crafts for our token table at the fair (where children can spend their tokens, worth about $1 each) we were greatly inspired by Marie at Softearth’s World. In fact we are continually inspired by her and her magical creations, so it is well worth a visit to her online shop too if you would like to purchase something beautiful and handmade with such love and care.
Ladybirds nestled in a walnut shell with soft dyed merino fleece.
These walnut ladybirds are just perfect for holding in small hands, and we have also attached some to large craft sticks for use as pot plant markers or bookmarks.
Lady bird bookmarks, or plant tags
Oh and I might add, the walnuts were delicious! We hope you are inspired to weave a little sunshine in your world 🙂
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.
We have been busy crafting things that would look right at home on an autumn nature table.
Autumn gnome and tree
With Easter fast approaching, they would even add nicely to a seasonal Easter display. In the next few weeks I’m sure a few more chicks and bunnies, or even a hare may make an appearance at our crafting tables!
Feel free to join us on Thursdays in the Linuwel school craft rooms from 11.00 til 1.00 to help weave a little sunshine in your life or make something magical for a special someone!
a little hazelnut gnome with stitched flower detail and orange trim sits on a clay leaf with a found (empty) snail shell.