Thursday, November 18, 2010

that time of the year

when your kids are attending a waldorf school, there's one time of year that gets especially crafty - and busy! i'm talking about the x-mas fair, a long standing waldorf tradition. there's a lot of meetings, planning, and making going on. fifteen years ago, i didn't particularly like the waldorf seasonal dolls and all that goes with it; they were simply too cute. today i'm a born again waldorf toy fan, and i love making them. these days, i'm up to my neck in half finnished projects for the fair. some are getting close to finnished, though:

















i've attached ribbons to some of the leaves, so that they can be hung around the neck. 
then there's the eggs we're making, i haven't been able to take any decent photos of mine so far, except the one on top her.  
the most fun part of this is finding new things to make. i'm currently working on some magic wands and seasonal dolls.

hope you're enjoying this time of year too, and don't get tied up in all the x-mas stress out there! i'm doing my best to avoid it :)

15 comments:

Gitte said...

De er så fine og sjælfulde, dine dukker. Ville flux købe allesammen, hvis jeg var kom forbi julemarkedet.

momma rae said...

i'm in love with the little egg babies!! so darn cute! wish i could attend your christmas fair. i would be in heaven! ;)

Our family said...

Beautiful!! I love the crowns especially. What do you use to get them so thick?
Krista

Daan said...

wow those are great! and yes this waldorf mama has some projects to finish, too.

Iris E. said...

Exquisite! I was all proud of my little advent calendar I made for our fair.... It has nothing on your creations!
Wow, so inspiring.
Thank you for sharing them with your blogging community!
XO
Iris

therese said...

Krista: it's just a whole lotta wool felted together :)

Our family said...

Hehe, probably should have phrased my question better...I was trying to figure out if you started with loose roving and felted it that thick or if you layered prefelt.
Krista

therese said...

Ah, loose roving, Krista :)

Mira said...

So amazingly beautiful crafts you make! :) I just visited a local Waldorf xmas market some weeks ago(I live in Iceland) and found some brilliant stuff there. I haven't gone to Waldorf school myself but got to know about it while working in a small Camphill-style community. I'm absolutely fascinated by the beautiful things they make at the schools!
I found your blog while googling some needle binding and ended up drooling over your viking shoe patterns. I will surely be a frequent reader from this on ;)

Best wishes from up north,

Mira

Amanda said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Those are incredible little bits and bobs. I want one of each :)

therese said...

Thank you both, Mira and Amanda :)

Monica said...

Love your blog! Mesmerized by your craftiness, so beautiful. Will pop by now and then. Monica

Anniem said...

Do you sell or share your patterns? I'm in USA and don't know about Waldorf school but I love the little babies!!

Karen Traversy said...

Wow, wonderful work. Saw you on Pinterest.

Kim Huff said...

beautiful!!! I wish someone could teach me :)

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