6 January 2009

acorn



whilst thinking about projects earlier, i started thinking about acorns. i know that acorns - much like trees, garden birds, woodland animals & other nature-esque things that are beautiful - may currently be considered overly trite & twee, but i really couldn't care less. acorns are ace. i have an age-old memory linked to acorns that makes me smile, & the word itself! like many fellow vocables including 'milk', 'apple' & 'hello', it's one that appeals greatly to my eyes & ears. i got this beautiful little thing from my parents at christmas. acorns are a symbol of patience & of the rewards of hard labour. carrying them in your pocket brings good luck in some places. when next autumn rolls around, i'm going to find out where there are oak trees locally, & make some of these.

7 comments:

Lizzy Stewart said...

ah those acorns are lovely.

eileen said...

these are gorgeous!

hellojenuine said...

thanks ladies.

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Sweet post. I also don't care if acorns are too trendy right now. I think they are a timelessly enjoyable little form! I actually named my pet hedgehog Acorn :) This is him: http://flickr.com/photos/justinandelise/3098283141/

hellojenuine said...

timeless for sure. little acorn, i have seen him on flickr, he's beautiful! as are your rabbits.

Lor said...

these are so cute! what is the image made from? maybe we can have a little acorn making party? that would be ace :)

hellojenuine said...

they're just parcel paper & murano paper cut up. i'm going to make some for something i'm making, if you're free sometime you could chum me!

i really want to make the felt ball acorns too, but it's not the time of year quite yet!