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Friday, December 23, 2011

with the very best seasonal wishes to you all!

with the very best wishes from all to all:
have a wonderful heartfelt season and new year!
Big thanks to all who make this wee venture happen month after month
giving joy, building confidence, making beauty and cheeks aglow!
Let us grow, let us grow, let us grow..

and lets never grow up but stay small and beautiful :-)?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Midwnter Merriment tomorrow at West Street

See you there, tomorrow, Sunday!
At 4 - 6 West Street, your lovely local community arts arts place and people!
will include
snow queen in story scape,!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

All hands on deck: Christmas is coming!

'just' another of Jenni's master pieces...
This Saturday saw a beautiful commission being finished (or almost on the picture above): a proper Christmas crib! Bringing much joy to Chantalle and Sophie, who will take it to Granny in France as a gift.

Meanwhile lots of more gifts were being made, and smiles being created
as this young industrious student of Jenni has not got enough hands to carry home all that she created in one session! Thankfully mum had a hand free to help carrying ;-)

Other gifts made by clever young hands include this wetfelted picture

At same time other hands were busy cutting the prepared hand felted sheets into colourful soft decorations to be sold next Saturday at the Christmas fair in the town hall.
Hope you enjoy watching a bit more of the hands as they move....

.... and make beautiful unique gifts - from mother nature, and (unlike so painfully much of other stuff on sale for gifts in much of our consuming driven world!) for mother nature to take care of painlessly should they need to be discarded again - you can put them into your compost!!


Friday, December 2, 2011

Snowqueen maker Alicia and story teller Jenni in full flow :-) !


This week Jenni and Alicia took our breath away!
To honour princess Niamh turning 4,
the central act!
the magical story scape creation of the snow queen was unveiled: nearly fully fledged story teller Jenni with first time puppeteer maker and enactor Alicia (who confessed she nearly died with terror ;-)) performed with poise and spark to say the least, - holding spellbound a circle of mums and toddlers and older kids...

After the performance - as always - the kids enjoyed to create their own phantastic stories inspired by the touch and sight of our self made magical story scape
So lovely to see so many shining faces !

Tomorrow: all welcome to our public Making Space

Hope to see you all for our December open Making Space at West Street, Arts Centre, upstairs, in room 1. From 11.30 am - 1.30pm. We should be having the fire on again, I hope. And make seasonal gifts and decorations out of magic wool fibre!

Saying that: if you had anything you want to share making: just bring it along, and share your skills :-)

You can also come and sit and watch, or bring your knitting!

By donation for heating and materials....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Snow Queen and birthday cake in our last-of-the-year Story Scape

The snow queen is coming to visit us tomorrow on our last story scape session of the year, so I hear?
I wonder what she looks like! I heard she has slightly changed since she came along in the above garb. And that her story has changed too?
I am curious - and so are you!

Therefore: see you tomorrow between 1.30 and 3pm in the community room of the Penicuik Library for our last story scape session of the year there.

And if that is not enough to tempt you, there will be a birthday cake!
For our special little princess's 4th big anniversary day:
here she is - story telling herself!