Anyone who has read the original Winnie the Pooh, knows about "haycorns." Since I was a very young child, I cannot look at an acorn without thinking of Piglet and Tigger. This is my favorite book of all time with its wonderful line drawings by E. H. Shepard. We are not talking about that cartoon movie stuff here...but the original Pooh book.
We found these huge acorns/haycorns while hiking. Our grands were helping us pick some off the ground. Our grandson found a branch with five acorn caps on it in a cluster. I never knew that many could grow in a cluster. Did you?
Other example of multiple clusters are in the photo. These caps are large...some are the size of a quarter.
There are several things one can do with acorn caps. One of the most fun things is to make a Salley Mavor Fairy. Here is one I made many years ago from her book Felt Wee Folk. Salley has a wonderful blog that I follow and you should, too!
I am using them in other projects at the moment. No doubt you have seen the needle felted acorns that seem to be everywhere on the net these days. Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects.
The weekend flew by and today I am off to doll club. Looks like a busy week ahead. How is your week forming? Are you working on or doing anything special? Hope your weekend was good..and this week even better!
enjoy the day!