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A Spring Story Apron


Years ago I came across a photo of a beautiful story apron, and I found the idea so very enchanting.

The idea that you could create a magical storytelling setting by wearing a special apron. An apron that has a flowing silk skirt and little pockets wherein the characters for your story reside.


So now that I have a new crafting obsession ~ needle felting ~ I thought I would try my hand at creating such a story apron for Ruby’s Waldorf kindergarten teacher. A spring story apron with lovely lush greenery and a lovely blue sky above.

I started with a felted jumper as my base and sewed pockets from the same material into place.


Then I layered beautiful wool roving and felted it into place, layering more as I went, slowly building up this whimsical storytelling setting.

Once I was happy with the felted picture I hand sewed the silk skirt and ribbon ties into place. Next time I would use a machine and do this first because my finish was not a neat as I would like.


Then I used a green gradient yarn and blanket stitched around the apron bib piece completing the apron.

I wrapped the apron up in cloth and tied it with yarn. Gifting it to Ruby’s teacher and her class. One day I hope to see the story apron being used *smile*


You can see my first felt tapestry here and my other handmade creations here.

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Blessings, Kelly




Ruby’s Waldorf kindergarten

bleubell tables

Waldorf kindergartens are beautiful. Truly they make my heart sing.

I was going to write about why Jason and I chose a Waldorf kindergarten for our children. But then I thought, I would ask Ruby what she likes about school instead.

Ruby told me that the best thing of all is swinging on the swings. She loves to go high. And swings as long as she can.

swingsBluebell window

Most days the children go on a nature walk with their teachers.

On their walks they go to ‘very good places’ where they see ducks, birds, lots of tree and bushes, and cars.

Bluebell playgroundBluebell outside

During inside time, Ruby likes to make little houses to play in. She uses wooden frames for the walls and quilts for the roof. It makes them a little dark, but the light still shines through.

Her teacher told me, that a little boy asked to play in her house this week but Ruby wasn’t quite ready to share the space. So she suggested that he be her neighbour and build a house next door. Soon there was a whole row of little houses *smile*



Through the day, Ruby tells me ‘they sing so much and play so much’.

At circle time they play a giant game, where they pretend to be giants stealing treasure from gnomes!

table dolls

pretty tree

And for lunch, Ruby eats eats vegetable soup one day, freshly baked bread rolls another and yummy millet bake.

At rest time, they lie on their mattresses and their teacher reads them whimsical stories about gnomes.

And Ruby tries not to sleep because she worries she will miss out on the best fruit for afternoon tea. She likes strawberries, apples, carrots and pears.

making bread dough

sunlight on the tables

Her teachers are good and kind. And they help her through the day, offering kind words and cuddles.

But the best things of all is going on the swings.

bluebell sign

You can read about Ruby starting kindergarten here and more about how they sing through the day here.

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Blessings, Kelly