Monday, November 22, 2010

Acorn Tops

I collected a bunch of acorn tops on a recent field trip.
I don't know were they went.
*Someone* wanted to throw them away.
So I *think* I gathered them up and put them in a jar.
Or, at least, that was the plan.
Now, I cannot find that jar.
So, is my memory of gathering them up?
Or is it of: planned to gather them up?
Either way I cannot find them.
That makes me sad.
I had projects planned :(
Oh well, over again I start.
Gathering acorn tops whenever I can.

I hate when that happens.
I save lots of odd, odds and ends. Empty cornichon jars,random scraps of paper. Acorn tops. Somewhat of a pack rat.
I have intentions though. Creative plans. Button jars, decorations, collages....
However I share a home with someone who does not save such things. So sometimes I have to *hide* things-or put them away quickly before they get tossed. And sometimes I end up hiding them from myself apparently.
I had such a good collection too. They came from a special field trip. I wanted to knit little acorns and glue the tops on, and string them up from the chandelier over the dining table this Thanksgiving.
I have only found a few tops in the yard, since I started looking for that jar. Alas, I don't think this project will get done in time :0

Instead, I made a bag for a field trip.
To gather acorns, or leaves, or maybe just to put your small camera in for a walk so you can take pretty pictures...

I used Heather Ross' upholstery weight Far Far Away fabric, appliqued the princess on with free motion stitching and voila~

Can you spot the difference in the last 2 photos? Just for fun ; )
(Homage to my Dad, who had a mustache, and would have celebrated a birthday this month)

Field trip bag in the shop now.
P.S: Don't forget ~15% off everything in the shop, thru November : )


jody mcdowell said...

love the bag, and the idea of having a field trip bag. it took me a while starring to catch the difference in the pictures!

blueberries in the fields said...

awww, i am so sad. i know how this makes you feel. several weeks ago i went for a walk to gather some in a nearby old scottish cemetary. i was happy as a little girl finding the best treasure ever. there were tons everywhere. all i had to do is bend down and pick, pick endlessely. if you can't find them, i can ship some to you ? let me know. :)

Christie Cottage said...

I do that too. Put it up and then it hides from me! LOL

Have a great Thanksgiving!


andrea creates said...

Thanks so much everyone,
and Blueberries~so sweet of you!
I'll let you know...I am determined to find them around here :)
Thanks ;)

moose and bird said...

I love your knitted acorn idea.....what a clever little lady you are!!! I hope you find enough acorns in time. x

Martina said...

Ha ha, the little moustache added in the second picture! So lovely, this treasure hunting bag. You will collect the nicest things in it!

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