My Miss Dandelion and her little brother.
My boys enjoyed Waldorf education when they were very young.
They spent their early years without television or computer games. They also did not read or write until they were over six years old.
They properly did their bits of being children and I am glad that they did.
I came across the idea of creating a nature table through the Waldorf kindergarten.
A Nature Table is basically a table that contains objects and/or scenes related to the current season, or upcoming festival. I really love this idea. I had a friend who had a beautiful nature table at her house every season. She was collecting little dolls and animals and quite often, I saw my work displayed on that table.
Ever since I got addicted to knitting little human figures, I always wanted to create flower children. Flower children appear on a nature table in spring to early summer. I made some with felt fabric in the past.
Like these strawberry children.
They were first published in Germany and my books are all in German. But you can get English version now. They are called “Making flower children” and “Making more flower children”. http://www.knitsbysachi.com/my-favorite-books/
The figures have pipe cleaners wrapped with wool inside. These figures needs something as a body frame which works as a skeleton. The face is first covered with a gauze tube and then, wrapped with stretchy stockinette. Finally, the felt fabric is sewn to the body. You can use Merino wool or yarn for hair.
I do like making these, but I prefer knitted dolls. Making dolls with knitted pieces does not require pipe cleaners and you can stuff it with stuffing wool or polyester toy filling. You do need to know how to knit and purl of course, but it doesn’t require doll making skills too much.
To make flowers, I have used light weight garden wire and for some, materials for paper flowers.
These little fairies are making my room lively and colourful. I am enjoying the warm, sunny weather with these them.