Castle of Costa Mesa Give-Away :: May 2015

15% off sale from Saturday May 23 - May 27, 2015 with coupon code WEE15FOLK


​Earlier this week we share wet felted Toadstool House tutorial written by guest blogger Jzin Teng. This weekend we have a lovely give-away sponsored by Jzin Teng of Castle of Costa Mesa. This give-away will be running an extra day due to the holiday weekend. This gives you even more time to explore this lovely shop. Also note that Jzin is offering an additional entry for her give-way if you Favorite her ETSY shop, so be sure to read about the entry options.


Sponsor: Jzin Teng of Castle of Costa Mesa

Give-Away Date: Saturday, May 23, 8am EST – Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8am EST

Number of Winners: 2


  • First Prize $50 Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy shop gift certificate to pick a flower fairy (or anything else)
  • Second Prize $10 Castle of Costa Mesa Etsy shop gift certificate

How to Enter: ...Read more

Learn-to-Knit Afghan Block Three

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one new block to the blog with some of my notes. If you would like to knit along with us please feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and links to photos in the COMMENT section. You can also add a photo to our Flickr group or tag a Tweet with #WFAlearn2knitIf you are just joining us you might want to start with the introductory post.  


Block Three: Basketweave Stitch

Introductory Post 

Block Two: Stockinette Stitch

Block Four (coming soon)


Getting Started Knitting

If you are completely new to knitting you can learn the basics of getting starting with our Newbie Knitting series. Once  you have tackled the first few lessons there, you will be ready...Read more

Jzin’s Washing Machine Wet-Felting Technic: Toadstool Cottage

Today we are happy to introduce Jzin Teng from Castle of Costa Mesa. She is guest blogging with a wonderful tutorial on how to use your washing machine to make this adorable toadstool cottage. I have not worked on any felting projects this large before and can't wait to give this technique a try. Enjoy!


Jzin’s Washing Machine Wet-Felting Technic: Toadstool Cottage

Boo! The girl gnome tries to scare her beloved. Alas, he is too dreamy to be startled.


Toadstool dimensions: Height: about 26cm (10 inches) from base to top of red roof, not including chimney - or, from the base to tip of smoke would be 36 cm (14 inches) tall. The width of the red roof (side to side) is 9 inches (23cm). 

I am an impatient person. I am constantly thinking up novel ways to do things more efficiently. I like to share with you this felting tutorial I invented where you can felt a sturdy, good-sized cottage without much manual agitation. I will show you how to let your washing machine and dryer felt your toadstool...Read more

Drawing Lesson 7: Advanced Level Cubes

As the weather has gotten nicer we are finding it harder and harder to squeeze in our drawing lessons. Most of our free time, not taken up by the end of the year activities, such as field trips, recitals, first communions, etc, has been spent out in the garden. We are also winding down our school year, finishing up the last assignments. For those of you who have been following along with our lessons, I just wanted to let you know that we will probably only be doing another 1 or 2 this season. We will pick up where we leave off in the fall.


Drawing Lessons: Getting Started

We are continuing our weekly drawing class. We are using Mark Kistler's book, You Can Draw in 30 Days. Instead of completing the book in 30 days, we plan to take 30 weeks, doing a new lesson each week and then spending time during the week practicing what we have learned. 

If you would like to join us, simply pick up the book You Can Draw in 30 Days, and start at...Read more

Painter's Palette Coloring Page

One of my earliest school memories involves me at the painter's easel back when I was in kindergarten. I absolutely loved it when it was my turn at the easel. All those beautiful juice cans filled with paint and the lovely cream colored paper waiting for my brush. I can remember what I painted that day... it was a scene at a circus. In the background was a big tent and in the foreground was a beautiful tiger in a wagon cage. He was lying down, looking right at me, with very friendly eyes. It was a beautiful painting.

Mrs. Banwell: Are you done?

Me: (Not wanting to stop.) Nope.

So, I continued to paint, not because the painting needed anything more done to it, but because I loved the feel of the paintbrush in my hand and the smooth way it dragged across the paper. I continue to add more and more things to the painting.

Mrs. Banwell: 5 more minutes than someone else gets a turn.

I began to panic. I had added more bars to the cage and the tigers face no longer looked friendly. I tried to fix his face and...Read more

Oak Meadow Giveaway :: $150 Spring 2015

Comments are now closed. Congratulations Krystal! Please contact me within three days to claim your prize.

The winner is....

We love oak meadow for its style and flexibility. 

Exploring educational options for your family? It’s not too early to plan for the next school year! ...Read more




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