Look how fun heartfelt activities are for everyone!
|Soaking in every last instruction|
|Lisa, the teacher extraordinaire!|
|the finished product: pompom kitties|
We went to heartfelt for the free pompom event in February. Except it wasn’t just me and my children. I had invited my friend Andrea and her two kids, my friend Angel and her three girls, and my friend Dacia and her four children. So between the 4 of us we had 13 children. Therefore, we had completely overrun the store. But Lisa was so laidback and relaxed about it all. It didn’t phase her in the least. When Dacia’s girls wanted to make Dolphins, she didn’t even think twice. “of course you can make dolphins! Let’s first start with the pompoms. What color would be the best? Then, I can give you some felt to cut out the fins.” When my girls asked for specific colors for the ears, she was more than happy to oblige.
Lisa’s instructions were easy to follow for Moms and for most of the kids. After a couple of disappointing starts, my girls and I (and even Dash) were able to make adorable pompoms.
At one point, Lisa had asked us to clip the yarn in a circle. Dacia started doing this long before I did and leaned over and said, “This is the point when I start to panic.” And I giggled thinking she was being a bit over dramatic.
Until I started to do it myself. And I literally started to hyperventilate! What if it didn’t work. I didn’t want to start over!
Let me assure you that nothing happened except that the pompoms turned out perfectly!
Going to heartfelt is a lovely experience. It’s fun and being with Lisa puts you at ease.
Here are your opportunities for March.
W A L D O R F W A T E R C O L O R W I T H K E V I N K A N E
We are so excited to have City of Lakes Waldorf art teacher Kevin Kane offering two evenings of
watercolor instruction for adults. Wet on wet watercolor can seem like a mysterious thing–many Waldorf parents only see their children‟s luminous paintings and don‟t get a chance to try it themselves. And Kevin is a truly gifted teacher, with his quirky sense of humor and honest love of the children; he is also an amazing artist himself. We have two evenings scheduled, to allow as many interested adults as possible to attend. Space is limited so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. All class fees will be donated to City of
Lakes Waldorf School.
Friday, March 16th 6:45 to 8:00 pm.
F E L T E D E G G & P O M P O M C H I C K
First we will make a hollow felt egg from sheep‟s wool, using soap, water and our two hands. A week later, we will gather again to cut our eggs open and make a fluffy little pompom chick to tuck inside-adorable!
Ages 7 to adult.
Ages 5 & 6 with an adult helper.
Sat. March 17th AND Sat., March 24th 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Each day.
S W E A T E R B U N N Y
Make a cute cuddly bunny from a felted wool sweater —really! Lisa has been making these bunnies for years; she will share her secrets for sewing and stuffing an especially adorable rabbit.
Ages 9 to adult.
Saturday, March 17th 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.
S W E A T E R W O R K S H O P
Repurposed sweaters are all the rage! And the range of projects is only limited by our imaginations. Consider mitts, wrist warmers, hats, tea cozies, maybe a cool sweater horse or even a vest or skirt—bring along your own felted sweater(s) or work with our selection of rainbow colors.
Ages 9 to adult. Two sessions.
Wednesdays March 21st and 28th.
Open workshop time between 4:00 & 8:00 pm;
Come when suits your schedule, allowing at least two hours.
N E E D L E F E L T E D A N I M A L S
Needle felting is the perfect modern craft–it is quick, not
very messy and easy to learn. And once you have the
felting bug, it‟s hard to stop! Learn the basics of needle
felting in this two hour class. We will start with a simple
bug, and then make a bird and finally a simple sitting dog.
Sharp barbed needles will be used.
Ages 9 to adult.
Saturday March 31st 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
F E L T E D E G G S
We will wrap colorful sheep’s wool around a wooden egg and use wet felting technique to make sweet wooly eggs that will last for years. Each felter will have time to make an assortment of eggs in a variety of
sizes and colors. This is a nice class for parent and child to take together.
Ages 6 and up;
Ages 4 & 5 with an adult helper.
$20; $5 for each additional child per family.
Saturday, March 31st 4:00 to 5:00 pm
P R E S C H O O L E G G F E S T I V A L
Spring is the time of rebirth and eggs are a special symbol of the season. Join us as we explore a variety of egg crafts and activities: coloring wooden eggs (they never break!), fun egg games (egg on a spoon anyone? Or how about an egg roll?), maybe even an egg hunt! Grownups will make a cute nest to hold the selection of wooden eggs each child will take home.
Ages 2 ½ and older with a grown up.
$10; $5 for each additional child per family.
Wednesday March 21st 10:30 to 11:30 am.
F R E E W A T E R C O L O R E G G S
Eggs are a universal sign of new life. Join us in this
celebration of spring as we decorate wooden eggs using
our magic watercolor crayons.
No need to register in advance.
Saturday, March 24th
Drop in between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.