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ahh my NY girls!!!
I wish I was back home in NY I miss it I grew up in Syracuse. Went to Oswego all the time. One of my close friends lived there. Going up for the holidays though
too funny all these upstate NY waldorfy mamas! who woulda thought?!:
post #42 of 54
can anyone suggest books i can get from my library (if they ahve them) to read about St Nicholas. I've always wanted to do this tradition, but with having older kids (oldest turns 10 Nov 30th) unfamiliar with it, i wanted to read them some stories, etc before hand.
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too funny all these upstate NY waldorfy mamas! who woulda thought?!:
I know - My goodness!
post #44 of 54
okay..here is my first wee folk. go easy, i didn't have a tutorial or pattern! we decided to leave her faceless so dd can use her own imagination on her expressions. although i'm wondering if i should add eyes or not...dh says no. opinions?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/...f31815e1f2.jpg
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omg cat she's perfect!! i love it! don't add eyes for sure. none of ours have eyes. I think it would ruin the perfectness and sweetness thisdoll allready has
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Kris: I was just going to take a list of these books to my library to see if they have them/they can get them.
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okay..here is my first wee folk. go easy, i didn't have a tutorial or pattern! we decided to leave her faceless so dd can use her own imagination on her expressions. although i'm wondering if i should add eyes or not...dh says no. opinions?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/...f31815e1f2.jpg

wow! the embroidery is gorgeous! great job mama!
post #48 of 54
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Kris: I was just going to take a list of these books to my library to see if they have them/they can get them.
I must have missed those links - thanks!

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okay..here is my first wee folk. go easy, i didn't have a tutorial or pattern! we decided to leave her faceless so dd can use her own imagination on her expressions. although i'm wondering if i should add eyes or not...dh says no. opinions?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/...f31815e1f2.jpg
WOW - i love this! I havent even figured out where to find heads to try these yet - i keep getting the book from my library and taking it back! I love the work
post #49 of 54
[QUOTE=KJoslyn78;12619407I havent even figured out where to find heads to try these yet[/QUOTE]

check at joann's. they have lots of little wooden things that i have used to make figures with.
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check at joann's. they have lots of little wooden things that i have used to make figures with.
Alas, the nearest Joann's is over 30 minute drive away - and i dont drive. I have too many projects now to look, maybe after the holidays!

So i placed these books on hold with my library (i love the whole signing in and requesting books online!). I hope these are good!

Santa who? by: Gibbons, Gail.

St. Nicholas : a closer look at Christmas by: Wheeler, Joe L., 1936-

A Christmas treasury : very merry stories and poems by: Hawkes, Kevin,

The real Santa Claus by: Mayer, Marianna.

The story of Saint Nicholas by: Luckhardt, Mildred Madeleine Corell, 1898-
post #51 of 54
up excrutiatingly late for me, but i'm addicted to these and had to finish dd1's tonight. she kept running in (refusing to stay in bed), so i had to keep shoving it in a bag here so she couldn't see what i was doing.. anyway, here is wee folk #2 and then i promise i won't hijack the thread anymore!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/...c07555513b.jpg
post #52 of 54
Oh Cat that's lovely! And if that is what you are hijacking with - i dont mind - LOL
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okay..here is my first wee folk. go easy, i didn't have a tutorial or pattern! we decided to leave her faceless so dd can use her own imagination on her expressions. although i'm wondering if i should add eyes or not...dh says no. opinions?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/...f31815e1f2.jpg
Those are amazing! Definitely don't need eyes. I think I've found my handmade gift for Epiphany. I would definitely need a pattern. Where should I start exporing? Isn't there a book on wee felt folk?

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too funny all these upstate NY waldorfy mamas! who woulda thought?!:
I know! I just wish were a tad closer together for meets!

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So i placed these books on hold with my library (i love the whole signing in and requesting books online!). I hope these are good!

Santa who? by: Gibbons, Gail.

St. Nicholas : a closer look at Christmas by: Wheeler, Joe L., 1936-

A Christmas treasury : very merry stories and poems by: Hawkes, Kevin,

The real Santa Claus by: Mayer, Marianna.

The story of Saint Nicholas by: Luckhardt, Mildred Madeleine Corell, 1898-
Check on Demi's book on St. Nicholas...the illustrations are incredible! It's wordy and may be above your kids (can't remember their ages), but the pictures along are more than worth it! All her books are outstanding, actually. Jesus and Mary are also two of my favorites!
post #54 of 54
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Those are amazing! Definitely don't need eyes. I think I've found my handmade gift for Epiphany. I would definitely need a pattern. Where should I start exporing? Isn't there a book on wee felt folk?



I know! I just wish were a tad closer together for meets!



Check on Demi's book on St. Nicholas...the illustrations are incredible! It's wordy and may be above your kids (can't remember their ages), but the pictures along are more than worth it! All her books are outstanding, actually. Jesus and Mary are also two of my favorites!
Yes - the book is called "Wee Felt Folk" - i love the work in there!

I know - well - you're only about a hour away - that isnt too far! though this time of year 1 mile can be long - LOL

I"ll have to see if our library system carries that (we're connected 4 counties wide, Ontario, Wayne, Livingston, and Wyoming (i think, i know the last 1 starts with a W!). My oldest will be 10 end of this month, and my youngest is 2, so maybe it might be a bit nice for both (picture for the littles, info for the older)
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