Thursday, December 08, 2011

acorn ornaments and crafting with squirrels


Yesterday you caught a glimpse at what was on my work table and here today we have the end result, teeny tiny acorn huts for mushrooms.  I like to think that if the pine squirrels came over for a crafting night, this is what they would make.


I've hollowed out some acorn bodies and after they were cleaned and dried, glued in a wool mushroom and moss.  I sewed small french knots on the caps for their spots.



They're so tiny and they fill me with glee.  I am gleeful when I look at them.  This one with the extra nub on the cap is my favorite.



These little guys will be in my shop soon and will be available on Sunday morning, not Saturday as I said earlier, as I've had a couple of commitments come up since then.

To celebrate the acorn theme, I decided to make myself a cup of acorn tea.  I poured boiling water over some of the acorn flour I made, allowed it to steep, then strained out the acorn. (a french press would be really handy for that)  I added a bit of sugar, but next time I might not, it was really good on its own.  The acorns have a caramel taste to me and this was like sipping warm, milky caramel.


I think the pine squirrels would approve.

Today I am ever so flattered to have been featured at re-nest, a gorgeous green home site.  I was invited by the talented and charming Rikkianne to define "needle-felting" and offer a few thoughts on the process.  I'd love it if you'd stop over and have a look.


Have a good day everyone.

23 comments:

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

Absolutely delightful!

Nancy said...

They are so sweet, adorable! Very creative you are.

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

they are so sweet and must be so fiddly to make!

delinqious said...

Those are beautiful! I love seeing things like this, you can tell by just looking at them how much care & attention went into making them.

Tumus said...

Your tiny works make my fingers ache just looking at them *lol* but they are marvelous! I hope maybe I can snag one for our tree this year. How on earth did you manage to hollow out the shell without it cracking? I tried extracting the meat of acorns this year and it was harder than it looked.

Amy O'H said...

Adorable little treasures!

Betz White said...

The canoe ornament I gave my husband last year was his favorite! I can't wait to get him one of these acorns for this year!
Betz

Sabrina R. Molinar said...

Oh my goodness,I absolutly adore these acorns!

Anonymous said...

I am amazed at the tiny work you do with these acorns/mushrooms! They are adorable!

Pauline
fiberlooney@yahoo.com

Ink Spiller said...

OMG, they are so cute! Utterly adorable!

Julie Clay Illustration said...

These little gems are so bright and sweet, you are clever. I could see these in some sort of children's story book, especially with your imagination?!

HollyM said...

How amazing! They are so tiny.

kristin said...

i have visions of you sitting among the squirrels in your woodland home sipping acorn tea and creating...how very perfect Lisa. it honors repeating...these are simply the sweetest...

Kathleen said...

OMG! Cutest. Ornament. Ever.

Margie Oomen said...

i think the family of squirrels in the large maple tree outside my studio window are checking google maps right now to see how far it is to your house. They are blotting to snitch a few for their christmas decorations.

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Excellent! Love them!

Brizel Handcrafts said...

These are extra awesome.
You never cease to amaze me... really.

khatouna said...

juste beautifull... Want to be a squirrel :)

Tara said...

Their teeny, tiny cuteness amazes me, Lisa.

Melissa said...

Adorable!!!!
Smile-
Melissa

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore these magical lil' creations! Mushroom Love!

Jolet said...

love this! it's so adorable!

Nicolas Cocquerelle said...

So creative, awesome.

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