Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fairytale Fun!

Dear Friends,
At last I have some felt to show you - these are new pieces I have been creating at Caulfield Grammar in Malvern and measure about 80 - 90cm wide. Each one represents a class from Grade 1 - 5 (there are two classes at each level).

We have had the best fun with a class spent on designing. Here the children all contribute to how they would like their story to look. I get all the children to draw the overall picture as well as
individual elements to complete the story. I then choose ones that I think would be great and the class vote on which ones will be used. Of course there is often a good deal of tweaking to be done!

Just in case you can't guess our fairytales - this one is Sleeping Beauty.
The first one is Hansel and Gretel

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff

Puss in Boots

Red Riding Hood

The 3 Little Pigs

There are also 3 others that are ENORMOUS! These include Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel

and the Princess and the Pea. I will get more pics of these when they're in position.

They will all be installed in the library and can be moved to any part of the school if needed.

Dozens and dozens of hours spent dyeing and organizing but isn't it worth it when have had SUCH fun!

I hope that whatever you are doing this week you are having the best time creating something sensational.





  1. These are beautifully done. Let me understand this correctly, the kids help with the design and you execute the piecing of the fabrics?

  2. This is my first time commenting but the hundreth time I've oooohhhed and aawwwwed! As always, fabulous colors and such fun designs. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh wow!!! I've just come across your blog. Your work is amazing!! I'm just about to pop over to your Etsy shop to have a look!

  4. Great work as usual Elizabeth, the children must have had so much fun as I'm sure youndid too.

  5. Just lovely as usual!
    What are these backed onto?

  6. They're gorgeous and I'm sure will look amazing in the school library. How lucky are those children?!

  7. These are really gorgeous and the colours are wonderful together as usual. I know the kids would have had a ball.

  8. wow what amazing pieces!! They are sensational and the colors so vibrant and beautiful!! I know the kids had a blast doing them!! Lucky them!! thnx for sharing!!

  9. These are amazing! And definitely have your 'signature' on them. I think my favourite is Sleeping Beauty. Illustrating children's books on the cards???? x

  10. Deliziose le favoplette!