Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The kids collected dozens of acorns at the park last week so we brought a few home to enjoy. There are so many great crafts out there right now involving acorns and acorn caps. Autumn leaf spirits, felted acorns, gnomes - the list goes on. And they look nice in a little vase, too. Autumn is always a good season for collecting, isn't it? I remember Mom's glossy horse chestnuts collected on daily walks from the base of a huge tree on Belmont Street. Come October there was always a bowl full by the front door.
And speaking of collections - you already know about this obsession. Gnome babies! These were made for Owen's preschool and I have to say it isn't going to be easy to part with them. I used mainly stash wool - which makes them thrifty little gnomes.
Come to think of it, gnomes and acorns were sort of made for each other, weren't they? Maybe I'll make an acorn carrying case for them...they gotta live somewhere, right?