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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.


Size:
Approximately 27cm diameter when knit with DK yarn

Materials:
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)

Method:
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.

Pattern
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

URL: http://creativewithkids.com/


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

URL: http://www.minieco.co.uk


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

blog: Fairyfox DIY tutorials

URL: http://fairyfox.wordpress.com/


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

URL: http://www.steinerseminar.com/

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 minieco.co.uk


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

這是徐明佑老師的網站,分享了適合幼兒的童話故事。

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

knitting: Easter Egg Basket

Adopted from Aussie Jean's Knitting Pattern


website: red heart

URL: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns



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

转载自当我们同在一起


这里有详细的教程,教导怎么做这些可爱的直立娃娃。
看起来也不难。。。 ^_^