I have been completely blown away by the enthusiastic response to the acorn necklace tutorial. I think it is a very hopeful sign for the future of our natural work that so many of you love the simple beauty of an acorn so much so that you would like to carry them around with you. I loved the connection some made to peter pan giving Wendy the acorn button off his clothing calling it a kiss. Now, said he, "shall I give you a kiss?" and she replied with a slight primness, "If you please." She made herself rather cheap by inclining her face toward him, but he merely dropped an acorn button into her hand, so she slowly returned her face to where it had been before, and said nicely that she would wear his kiss on the chain around her neck. It was lucky that she did put it on that chain, for it was afterwards to save her life." This made me think of what Wendy gave Peter on the next page of the book , a thimble. You can use the exact same tutorial for making a crochet covered acorn necklace to make a thimble necklace. You only have to continue for a few more rows.
In that last picture is another nature inspired necklace I made on the weekend . I made circular rows in 3 different colors of vintage crochet cotton partially encasing a seed pod. The pod looks like a split acorn and I am not sure what it is called but I will try to find out when I have some spare time. Here is a better look.
So you see packing the red vintage small suitcase with crochet supplies came in handy on my weekend away. I also collected some materials for future projects . I have so much more to share with you this week about the creative Ottawa snails, the smallest friendliest snail ever, fantastic mushrooms and much , much more so stay tuned. Don't forget to comment on the acorn necklace tutorial for you chance to win one. The draw is tomorrow, Canada Day!!!!