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Sunday, December 30, 2012

website: Craft Yarn Council


This is the yarn industry’s one-stop resource, you can learn how to knit and crochet, and also find knitting and crochet projects here.

website: By Hook, By Hand


There are many kinds of dolls here, and there is a section for knit Waldorf style doll.
Although not all dolls are Waldorf-style, you can find some clothes patterns for the dolls here.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

How to make a taggie?

Adopted from My Life in Snippets

This is a nice tutorial to make a taggie for the baby.

More tutorials for taggie:

Monday, December 17, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

knitting: snowman

Adopted from Flutterby Patch

This snowman is simple and nice, just knit with single pointed needles.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

craft: How to make pompoms

Adopted from A Handmade Childhood

This method of making pompoms seem quite easy and neat.

craft: How to weave a wicker basket

Adopted from Jon's Bushcraft

This tutorial is really practical. I am thinking we can also let the kids use papers to weave a paper basket. ^_^

Thursday, November 22, 2012

craft: Fun and free flower loom

Adopted from Cult of crochet

It's very simple to make your own flower loom and make these beautiful flowers!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

knitting: Christmas wreath

Adopted from ravelry

As the page is in wayback machine site,  I am afraid the instruction might be lost one day, hence I just copied the instruction over.

Approximately 27cm diameter when knit with DK yarn

The sample was knit with DK yarn on 4mm needles.
Red: 125gms DK wool at approximately 95m per 50gms
White 75gms DK wool at approximately 95m per 50gms
Polyester toy filling or wire (to hold the wreath in shape)

With 12 inch circular or double pointed needles, cast on 56 stitches.
Work in the following pattern until the tube measures the length of the circumference of the size wreath you want. I worked 30 pattern repeats.

rows 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8: knit
row 4: cable 8 front 7 times

When you have the length you want, bind off.
I alternated patterns done in red with patterns done in white.
Put something inside this tube to make it hold the shape of a circle. You could stuff it, or do what I did. I used five loops of electrical wire.
Once you get something inside the cabled snake, sew the cast on and bound off edges together.

For The Bow 
Cast on 15 stitches with white yarn.
Do k1, p1, ribbing for 20 rows.
Change to red yarn.
Do k1, p1, ribbing until you run out of red yarn, until you are 20 rows short of being bored to tears, or 300 rows; whichever comes first. Change to white yarn, and work in k1, p1, ribbing
for 20 rows, and gleefully bind off.
Use this long strip as a bow. Tie it around the wreath, and make a bow at the top.

Monday, November 12, 2012

knitting: cuffed slippers

Adopted from knitting on the net

This slipper patterns seem simple to knit. I hope I can make one pair of slippers for my son, as I promised to make him socks but not successful.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

blog: Creative with kids


The blog owner is a homeschooling mom to three kids. The blog shares some ideas about kids' activities and also parenting - find creative ways to connect with kids.

blog: Minieco


There are some tutorials for paper crafts. Good to make together with the kids.

blog: Fairyfox DIY tutorials


You can find some good tutorials of making felt toys here.

doll: Waldorf boy doll with clothes pattern

Adopted from Snazzle Craft

Thursday, November 8, 2012

doll: A doll for every child

Adopted from Living Crafts

Another doll making tutorial.

training: Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar


The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar Ltd offers a range of programs based upon the work of Rudolf Steiner. It is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO#3984) approved to deliver its courses to both local and international students (CRICOS# 01812M). 

The Seminar's courses are focused on providing training and further education for anyone interested in the education given by Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy.

I wish I can attend the training one day.

craft: recycled t-shirt necklace

Adopted from Let Birdz Fly

gardening: re-growing celery

Adopted from Farm Bell Recipes

This is new to me! I wonder if I can plant it too, will definitely give it a try when I buy celery next time.

knitting: Knitted ankle bells

Adopted from

craft: How to make t-shirt yarn

Adopted from let birdz fly

Another similar tutorial here.

story: 給孩子的童話故事

轉載自華德福-Waldorf Club


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

knitting: Easter Egg Basket

Adopted from Aussie Jean's Knitting Pattern

website: red heart


This site offers many free patterns for knitting and crochet. Also, the search system looks good, it makes us easier to look for the patterns we want.

how-to: How to make cube crayons?

Adopted from Facebook - Draper Trio

This is a really good idea of making crayon cubes from the unused or small crayons. Even though the crayons are still usable, I think making it a crayon block is good for children to hold too.

The tutorial is in Thai, but after translating it, I think I still can get the idea right.

Just got another English version here.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

indoor: Paint in a bag

Adopted from Lu Bird Baby

This is a good idea, and kids will definitely have fun with it!

felt sewing: The mailbox

Adopted from Tattooed Soccer Mom

This mailbox set is so nice. My son recently likes to receive mails and talks about sending and receiving mails, hence this mailbox set is really suitable for him. ^_^

craft: Felt gingers and house

Adopted from Tattooed Soccer Mom

I always want to make a gingerbread man for my son in the coming Christmas, as he always asked for the story recently. These gingerbread men are so lovely, and I like the house too.

knitting: Wool Felted Mitered Bowls

Adopted from wee folk art

I always want to make a bowl for my son to put the flowers he picked up from the park for the day. This can be the one we are going to use as our "flower bowl".

Friday, November 2, 2012

knitting: valentine wand

Adopted from Miss Aine

A sweet valentine wand. Just think it's nice for the kids. ^_^

craft: How to cut out felt?

Adopted from wee folk art

wee folk art shared the techniques of cutting out felt, which I think are really useful, as I always can't cut out the felt nicely. :P

doll: Simple small gnomes

Adopted from wee folk art

These little gnomes are nice, especially with the facial expressions and the sewing patterns.

knitting: Little Red Hood

Adopted from petite purls

I am not sure if these dolls are "Waldorf-like", but I think they are nice for storytelling.

doll: 如何做直立小娃娃


看起来也不难。。。 ^_^

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

knitting: monkey eating banana

Adopted from good to know family

This knitted monkey is so cute!
I wonder when I can knit one for my son, he has been asking me for a monkey. :D

wood: Build a Heirloom Rocking Horse

Adopted from

This is an online ebook on how to build a rocking horse.

wood: twig gnomes

Adopted from Twig and Toadstool

I didn't know using twigs can also make these lovely gnomes. I have started to cut out the twigs from the branches I got, now I have something to make for my son. ^_^

craft: felt pumpkin

Adopted from Twig and Toadstool

craft: Little mouse

Adopted from This Whole Family

This little mouse is cute! I bet my son will like it~~

knitting: snail

Adopted from Natural Suburbia

A slowly crawling snail.....

knitting: Fairy Home Mushroom Knitting Pattern

Adopted from Natural Suburbia

This little mushroom is really cute!

knitting: Christmas stocking & Santa's hat

Adopted from Natural Suburbia

These Christmas ornaments are really nice and pretty!

knitting: sewing needle saver

Adopted from Natural Suburbia

This is a little bag which you can put your sewing needles. It can keep anything actually. I think the pattern is nice and easy to knit.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

craft: branch weaving

Adopted from Natural Suburbia

I think this is really nice, and so natural!

knitting: heart shape

Adopted from Natural Suburbia

The blog owner of Natural Suburbia, Linda has offered many heart shape patterns, which are really pretty, and I am very tempted to make them all.
You can check out her patterns in Ravelry.