and because i didn’t find time to come out with a blogpost this friday for my friday series , you can enjoy a late weekend read today…yesterday we used for doing some easter crafting. and oh yes, i’m thankful for some wonderful and simple inspirations on pinterest.pinterest can be overwhelming and a bit too much, but if you’re looking for a certain idea that has been on your mind, you can be lucky and find wonderful inspirations there.
so in the morning we filled some empty eggs/eggshells with leftover beeswax (from lots and lots of beeswax candles we have lit over the past 3 months) and created little candles.we filled one empty egg with some soil and sawed cress on it, just to give it a try.and one empty egg we just filled with water and use it as a little vase.
in the afternoon the girls took their swedish birchbaskets and we went to our little woods to collect some forest treasures for our forest easter nest.right when we got into the woods, we discovered that the wild garlic was covering big spots and so the girls sat right in there and collected wild garlic.the young wild garlic is the best and most healthy one.no wonder that i met not just a few from our little village, who already went to collect wild garlic the last week.
we collected moss, little blue flowers (vorwitzchen, hepatica nobilis), little stones with moss, bark, little cones and little woodsticks, whatever we found during our walk. the girls were running around, looking for fungi and little woodlanders.they were trying to climb trees. doing, what all kids would do, i’m sure, if we just allow them and give them the time to strand there by pausing and sitting down for a while.
one of the girls found a fungi and was asking if its one for us or one for the animals to eat.i usually don’t pull out fungi’s, but this time i decided we gently take it out and inspect the mushroom a little bit closer when we’re home, ’cause to be honest, i didn’t have a clue.next time i need to bring my little fungi book my parents handed me over as a child before our scandinavia holiday.i still have it and those books never get old, as you know.
by the end of our walk, when i was sitting down, i made a little elf crown and one of my girls decided that of course it was her crown and she walked through the woods with so much pride and selfconfidence.feeling so special.oh what a joy, i thought.we should do that more often.
when we got home i looked for a teracotta flower coaster that was still high enough to fill in some soil and to then put on the moss and little flowers with roots.on there in simply placed the egg candles and the egg vase with the springflowers.we placed the barch, the little cones, the moss-stone and whatever we took home.
next week we’ll do some weekly modelling beeswax and whatever springlike arises and developes out of the girls hands (maybe a springflower or bird or…) will find a place there as well.
the forest easter nest has a place in the middle of our big dinner table and will change its look over the next weeks.maybe its something or similar to a naturetable.