Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wet felting the advent calendar

Laying the lightly needle felted scene on bubble wrap. I then poured warm water and soap on top of it. Next I rolled it up and then rolled it back and forth for about 10 minutes.
Here it is felted, but still soapy.
Rinsed off and starting to dry.
Why these are not flipping beats me. Anyway here is part two of my advent calendar. I have finally felted it so I don't have to worry about K getting ahold of it and pulling it apart. Today I ordered the rest of the felt that I'll need to make the calendar part. I'm going to make 25 little pockets below it and needle felt the numbers on. Might be awhile for my next update as I need to wait for the materials to arrive in the mail.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Little felt mouse

I made this little mouse out of wool felt hoping to tell K the story of the lion and the mouse. It wasn't until I was done though, that I realized we don't actually have a lion. I really thought I had a lion puppet. So for now he is sitting on the nature table till I figure out what to do about a lion. Perhaps I can borrow one from a friend.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Learning to sew

K has been asking to sew for quite awhile now. My mom found this little sewing machine at a garage sale and K loves it! It took us awhile to figure out how to get the thing going (its not the worlds best sewing machine), but now he's asking to sew all the time. I love the way he examines his stitches after sewing. Its really sweet.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Walk through the woods

I know its just another walk through the woods, but I thought I got a few really cute pictures in there. Our goal was to collect acorns, however, we never found any. We had a great time anyway.

Monday, October 11, 2010

felted acorns

K and I are taking a parent tot class at one of our local Waldorf schools. We are right in-between two Waldorf schools so we have now taken a class at each of them. We are loving this one! The school is beautiful, they have chickens, a little shop, a huge garden, and a wonderful homemade playground. Anyway this past week we made felted acorns. K insisted we make one pink.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Well shoot. I ended up loading this directly onto blogger from my computer but now I can't tip the image. Well anyway it is a tiny preview of the advent calendar I am making for K this year. This is pre-felting of course. I still need to find some bubble wrap to finish the job. My plan for the calendar is pretty elaborate and there is no way I'll finish it this year, but I want to have the advent pockets hang below this winter scene. In each pocket I will make a felt woodland animal that can be added to the scene as the days progress. I'm just hoping to get the scene and the pockets done this year. Then I can just add animals as time goes on.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sheep and wool fest.

We have a bunch of Sheep and wool festivals around our area. We try to get to at least one each year as we always have a great time. I was able to get some curly wool, skin colored wool (for doll making), and some beautiful beeswax candles in the shape of a pinecone and an owl. Our favorite part though was watching the dogs herding the sheep. K was enthralled the whole time. The last picture is he and his grandma crawling through hay bales. :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Corn Maze, pumpkin patch, and farm

We've been visiting lots of farms, orchards, and cider mills recently. Sorry if my post have been really heavy in our travels. There is just so much to explore in the fall! Especially around here where we have corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and cider mills. We spent that day out at Three Cedars farm where where K had a ball. They just added the "corn box" this year which is a sandbox filled with corn. Even all of us adults enjoyed it! Great idea.