Monday, July 27, 2015

Rainbow Items from Waldorf on Etsy Team

Rainbows! Who doesn't like them? They bring joy, hope, wonder. In the next several weeks I will highlight a number of rainbow related items form the Waldorf on Etsy Team shops around the world.

Weekly posts showcase handmade items crafted from varied materials. I also share the item on my Pinterest, Tumbler, Twitter, Google +, Instagram and Facebook page. Where possible I have included social media links for the artist/crafter. We appreciate you commenting and sharing on social media.

Knitted Rainbow Greeting Card from Hinterland Mama

Knitting birthday greeting card Card for knitters! 'Knitted Rainbow' - cute & funny rainbow cards for her Blank photograph cards Australia

Aleta Bon from Australia

"Providing natural, eco-friendly hand-crafted items for Waldorf Rhythm, hand-Craft and Imaginative Play.  I am inspired by the beauty & warmth within Waldorf / Steiner education and I choose to work with natural materials. I am also influenced by both my Hinterland (forest bushland) & Coastal surroundings in my work. My children are also a continuous inspiration.  I prefer my family to interact with Nature and natural products. So, all of my items come to you with your family, my family and Mother Earth in mind.  I design everything myself, although have help with the cutting out and turning of my timber items, by a lovely local woodworker."

Hinterland Mama Website 

Hinterland Mama Facebook 
Hinterland Mama Instagram
Hinterland mama Etsy store

Hinterland mama Google plus

Children's Play-tent from MagdaReches

Kids Teepee / wigwam / play tent / canopy medium size

Magdalena Reches from Argentina

"Original art work for all ages fabric toys and more!! I started painting many years ago... later i decided to study architecture, i worked as an architect and studied a Masters degree in Barcelona where i lived for 6 years. Since i missed my family, friends and basically being in my homeland, i decided to come back to Argentina where i live, and work as an artist. I coordinate art children workshops, paint some murals quite frequently and also illustrate.  Recently i have started my own children enterprise of fabric toys, i hope you enjoy my work."

MagdaReches on Facebook
MagdaReches Blog

Sun Candle Holder from From Jennifer

Painted Solid Sun Candle Holder

Jennifer Compton from Missouri, USA

I am a stay-at-home wife and mother. I have three handsome sons and a beautiful daughter. They bring me lots of joy and keep me busy. But, I manage some spare time to craft. I enjoy anything creative--music, sewing, cooking, home school activities, making home movies, writing, scrap-booking, and so on. I am passionate about my spirituality and beliefs, home birth, healthy diet, and sharing my heart and soul with the people I love. I live in the country with neighbors a mile apart. We enjoy the peaceful living around nature and eating wholesome foods.

FromJennifer on Facebook

Color Matching Game from Clover and Birch

Color Matching Game, Color Identification, Cooperative Game, Gnome, Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, Preschool board game, rainbow toy

Jason and Taylor Melton from Georgia, USA

"Husband and wife team, owners of Clover and Birch, creators of fun imaginative play. We are the parents of a darling pair or blonde headed girls; Carden and Collin, dog lovers and Pit Bull rescuers, eco conscious and a touch eclectic, baby and toddler wearing, holistic life seeking, dabblers in Montessori and Waldorf philosophies, intentional parents finding adventure in the everyday.
What we are about:  We believe in puddle jumping and exploration. We love open ended toys and vivid imaginations. We believe in the beauty of natural materials in tiny hands. We encourage making it up as you go. We believe in finding whimsical adventure in the most unsuspecting of places. We love free range and free spirits. So from our family to yours, we offer natural materials, eco friendly practices and open ended play, in the products that we make, use and love."

Cover and Birch on Facebook
Clover and Birch Website
Clover and Birch on Instagram
Clover and Birch on Twitter
Clover and Birch on Pinterest

Name Banner Wall Art from TelePelekids

Personalized felt name banner,wall art nursery decor,nursery decor,Rainbow Banner,Baby Gift

Ilanit Bronstein from Israel

"I am from Israel and live with my magical family in the communal village of Zuqim.  After nearly 20 years of traveling the world, we planted our roots in the heart of the Israeli desert.  As the daughter of a tailor, I discovered my love of sewing , knitting, and crafts at a young age.  I worked designing and creating women's wear, building up my company "Lady Frog".  In time, and with the birth of my eldest son , Tal, I was drawn to creating children's clothing, and started my children's brand TELEPELE.  Since moving to Zuqim three years ago, I have studied ‏ ‏Waldorf education, and am now focusing on Waldorf crafts.  As a big believer in magic and miracles it was only natural that I fell in love with the magical world of the fairies.  I am now happy to share with you my line of unique and beautiful fairies.  I believe that in each one of us a fairy is hidden.  I now invite you to discover your inner fairy as you enjoy my handmade fairy collections."

TelePeleKids on Facebook

Felted Wool Beads from Fairy Folk

Felted Wool Beads, Felt Beads, Needle Felting DIY Craft Crafting Woodland Geometric Rainbow Spiral

Donni Webber from California, USA

Handmade needle felted treasures and toys for the natural home.
I make delightful needle felted treasures and handmade toys for the natural home. Top sellers are needle felted Christmas ornaments, natural Easter eggs and Easter bunnies, needle felted garlands and nursery mobiles, needle felted acorns and pebbles and so many more fun and magical goodies for the home. If you are looking for a natural whimsy to add magic to your home decor, Fairyfolk is the Etsy shop for you.  My needle felting work is often inspired by moss, toadstools and other magical woodland treasures. I am the original home of felted acorns, enchanting colorful wool acorns to add a burst of color and magic to your home decorating. I’m sure you will fall in love with my craspedia inspired felt flowers and colorful felted beach pebbles. I also make educational toys for natural kids, inspired by Waldorf and Montessori Education. I also have a line of handmade felted jewelry, necklaces, pendants and rings.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Animals Part Two from the Waldorf On Etsy Team

This week we have animal items from 6 more shops around the world.  Next week will be something different but I have not decided yet.  Let me know in the comments if you have an idea.

Weekly posts showcase handmade items crafted from varied materials.  I also share the item on my Pinterest, Tumbler, Twitter and Facebook page.  Where possible I have included social media links for the artist/crafter.  We appreciate you sharing on social media.

Needle Felted Poseable Chipmunk from ClaudiaMarieFelt

Needle Felted Chipmunk, Poseable

Claudia from Illinois, USA loves to needlefelt!

"Bring the woodlands inside with this little chipmunk. He is a little smaller than a live chimpmunk and he was created with wool through the art of needle felting. This listing is for one (1) chipmunk.This chimpmunk is poseable and you could change his poses with your mood. He could also be posed holding a nut in his hands. He has a wire frame that runs through his body, limbs and tail. He was made of a variety of natural wool and fibers, mostly natural hues. He is soft and was created with shetland wool, mohair and alpaca wool. He is about 8 inches long including his tail. He stands about 4.5 inches tall in the crouched position. My needle-felted creations are original designs that I create from photos and drawings. I sign each work on the bottom with a needle-felted logo."

She is on Facebook and Instagram

Tiger Doll from TomboyNanny

Tiger Doll, Orange and Black Cuddly Kitty Cat Doll, Gift for Child, Tiger Amineko Amigurumi, Childrens Toy, Kids Stuffed Animal, Kids Lovey

Melissa Mara from California, USA has a shop full of brightly crocheted items.

"A perfect children's bedtime toy, this orange and black cat would be a perfect friend! He'd be a great Hobbes for your little Calvin (or Susie!). He's about 10" when sitting (and yes, he can sit up on his own). He is made of bright, durable acrylic yarn, with hypoallergenic polyester stuffing. He can be tossed around and tackled by a 5-year-old and still hold his shape.  This item is MADE TO ORDER, so if you would prefer him in a different color, I can make one in pretty much any color imaginable, in about 3-4 business days. Just message me."

Check her Facebook and Blog and Instagram.

Hungry Squirrels Color Sorting Game from BraveBeaver

Emese from Hungary crafts in wood with her two teenage sons.

"Fall is here, squirrels are hungry. They go nuts about these colorful acorns. Help them find more and more.  This color sorting, and fine motor skills developer game is a great tool to teach colors to your kids by sorting felted acorns, basic math concepts with the dotted dice.  The game is simple: roll the dice and gather the right amount and color of acorns. If you roll black, you miss a turn. If there are less acorns left in that color, you miss a turn. Easy peasy.  This is handmade wooden toy, painted with non-toxic paint, finished with beeswax. The dots are burned in the wood.  Our hand-made, Waldorf education inspired toys are made with big care and love."
Brave Beaver on Facebook

Art Print Puppy from illustratingforkids

Art Print Puppy with Butterfly,Nursery Art,

Micha Klan from Germany has many lovely original designs for children in her shop.

"Puppy hunting a butterfly. When my dear old pet was a puppy he loved tu hunt everything that was moving. And all the children in the neighborhood had fun.  By now it is eleven years old and lies most the time snoring under my desk.  This digital painting is a lovely wall decoration for small children.  The size of the image is:  20 x 25 cm with a small white rim.  The printing will be done after your order.  You have the possibility to choose between two paper qualities:
1.The image will be printed on Torchon Cellulose paper, warm white from Hahnemühle.
This paper is a watercolor paper with a fine texture and a matt surface.
2. The image will be printed on artist carton, brilliant white.
Both printings will get a Hahnemühle finish, which protects them from dust and color fading."
Micha has a blog.

Luigi, little monkey form RoseetMarie

Luigi, little monkey - monkey doll - waldorf spirit

Karen Baudry from France made this sweet doll and also many classic Waldorf dolls.

Here is Luigi, the little Monkey! About 11 inches, Luigi is realized with a brown false fur and a cotton jersey fabric. Luigi is stuffed with virgin carded wool. The face is embroidered in the same way as waldorf dolls. Luigi is a quite soft animal which asks only for cuddles!! Completely realized in the hand, he will suits for the game of children over 3 years. Hand washing - Natural drying

Find her on Facebook and her website.

4 Card Set Birds of Beebe Woods by Salley Mavor

4 card set - Birds of Beebe Woods, Bluejay and Goldfinch

Salley Mavor from Massachusetts, USA makes exquisite figures in felt with  detailed embroidery.

"Set of 4 printed note cards of detailed images from Salley Mavor's embroidered sculpture, "Birds of Beebe Woods". The full piece is reproduced as an 18" x 24" poster, which is also available on Etsy:
The image shows a close-up of the wool felt birds, clearly depicting the hand embroidered details. This image show close-ups of the flashy blue jay and regal gold finch, clearly depicting the hand embroidered details. Please note: the copyright watermark will not appear on the card.  Set of 4 cards, 4.25" x 6", with envelopes. Bulk discount available on orders of 24 or more "Blue Jay" note cards. Just request a custom order.  The original BIRDS OF BEEBE WOODS piece will be displayed May 15 - Sept 15, 2015 at Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Oct 21. 2015 – January 10, 2016 ~ "Insects to Elephants" at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin."

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Animals from the Waldorf on Etsy Team

Back again with animal themed items from six international shops in our Waldorf on Etsy Team We are a group of sellers who share a common interest in Waldorf education, either in the home or through a Waldorf school. Our goal is to support and enjoy our unique community while promoting our businesses.

Weekly posts showcase handmade items crafted from varied materials.  I also share the item on my Pinterest, Tumbler, Twitter and Facebook page.  Where possible I have included social media links for the artist/crafter.

Pilot Hat from Picknicker Blue

pilot hat, children,with foxes,fox,red,with stars, hat, jersey hat,Baby, toddler hat, comfy hat, warm hat, toddler,beanie baby hat,boy

Karsten Liesner from Germany sews children's clothing, adult clothing and housewares in fun patterns. About this shop listing she writes "A comfy hat in light blue with red foxes.  So stay warm ears in winter, there are some under the chin ties.  Having two layers this baby aviator hat is reversible and there are also no itchy tags or seams annoying your child.  Inside comfy cotton velours in baby blue (or red if you like).  This double-layered joyful baby pilot hat completely covers your child’s ears keeping out the wind and cold.  The baby hat is easy to put on and therefor perfect for "doing alone phase" of your child.  ♥ All items by 'pickNicker' are 100% handmade and can slightly differ from the ones in the photos."

She is on Facebook.

Blue Elephant Necklace from Catching Waves

Karen Anderson from California, USA makes interesting ethnic and gemstone jewelry.  "

The three little blue elephants in this necklace were handmade in China in the early 1900s. They are fully dimensional silver plated copper beads with repousse' work on both sides. Two of the elephants have Royal blue and one has medium blue enameling, with silver accents on the trunk, eyes, mouth, and ears. They are about 43mm wide by 32mm tall--and as cute as they can be.  The elephants are strung with vintage Chinese porcelain beads from the 1930s, hand painted in Royal Blue glaze with little ducks on one side and lotus flowers on the other. The smaller dark blue glass beads are also vintage and I believe Chinese (they came from a hand-knotted carved cinnabar necklace). These are heavy, solid glass with a beautiful lapis blue color. The lighter blue rondelles are vintage Venetian glass."

Check out her Facebook Page.

Farm Animal Memory Game from 2 Hearts Desire

Memory Game, Farm Animals, Waldorf toy, Game, Stocking Stuffer

Karen and Jack in Massachusetts, USA have a shop full of wooden items for all ages.  She describes this game: "Each set includes 16 discs (the numbers theme has 20 discs) that are blank on one side and painted with an assortment of themes on the other. WE DO NOT STAMP OUR DISKS. Each disc is hand-drawn, hand painted and outlined in black. (some variances may occur). Comes with its own muslin drawstring bag for easy storage and portability making it a great game while traveling or waiting in the doctor's office or at a restaurant. Directions included.  Why not make a more challenging game by adding another one of our sets to double the fun?"

Find them on Facebook.

Needle Felted Penguin from Artywool

Mari Vanzon from the Netherlands has many appealing animals as well as homespun for sale. "This lovely penguin with his baby was handmade by me. Papa penguin lovingly cares for his little one. They are 15 cm (5.9") and 6 cm (2.4") tall. All the animals are handmade of wool that is carefully selected by me. A lot of love and attention is integrated in this unique sculpture. Most of the wool is bought from local sheep, handwashed, coloured by hand, and carded, before transformed in a life like animal. Needle felting is a form of sculpting, it takes a lot of time to make the definite form. Gradually the animal comes to life and looks at you with his own unique personality. It is a magical process! A needle felted sculpture is a work of art, it is not suitable for active playing. It is important to keep the sculpture clean, for it can not easily be washed."

Bear Pillow by Waldorf Dolls By Iren

Pillow doll, Bear cushion, Bear pillow, Teddy cushion, Soft toy, Cloth doll, Fabric doll, Handmade

Irene Bodnar from Hungary makes classic Waldorf dolls.  Of this pillow doll she writes "This unique bear pillow is a lovely, soft cuddling toy for your kid.It’s made of cottonl fabric. His eyes and his nose is a soft felt fabric, with embroidered stitch for mouth.  This pillow doll is filled with synthetic toy filling (so it's easy to wash), but I can make you one with pure wool if you prefer.
Suitable from birth upwards. Child safe (no buttons or other removable parts), soft, warm, light and very easy to handle.

Click to see her Facebook page.

Crochet Owl Bag from Denise Clemenco

crochet owl bag,amigurumi owl,crochet owl, nursery gifts, handmade owl, Crochet girl Purse Handmade purse girl purse

Denise Clemenco from Romania diversifies her shop with crocheted items and exquisite Byzantine religious paintings. "Little Owl crochet toy / cushion is a cuddly and soft toy meant to become the best friend of your child. Here is a Crochet Owl Purse that will be perfect for any young girl. It is for children under 3 years. size 12cm / 14cm.