What glorious weather this weekend! Finally, the cool breath of fall is upon us. The leaves are reluctantly changing ever-so-slightly after an overly dry summer. I’m expecting a rather crispy show of foliage this year due to the drought.
We spent some time with friends exploring the woods. The boys and I discovered a treasure trove of acorns at the base of this little foot bridge. They collected the “nuts” and I gathered the “caps”. These are the best little acorn caps…so cup-like and sturdy. They had craft project written all over them.
When we got home I pulled out my supply of felt balls and glue. Here is the result! Not sure yet how I will use them. Maybe as an addition to my Oak leaf Ornaments. Maybe as part of a brooch somehow. I borrowed a tiny drill bit from my husband and made a little hole in the top to thread a piece of yarn through. Maybe they will each be a little ornament all by themselves.
Check out the double-cappers!
I also did a little foraging at home in my studio. Came across this felt squirrely I designed a few years ago for a little girls sweater. (Brief backstory: When I first left full time work in the apparel industry, I did a bit of freelance. I submitted my textile and apparel artwork to a design studio in New York that represented me. This little critter didn’t sell, which is why I have it here to show you!)
I used a vintage doily for her tail and acorn. I thought it was cute, but when it didn’t sell, as sometimes things don’t, I was told that squirrels aren’t “girl”. You know, just like how cats are girls and dogs are boys, right? That’s the apparel industry for you. Don’t even get me started on color!
Oh, look…and I found some more circles! Guess I’ve always had a thing for them…