Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nature Bracelet and Cotton Ball Peas

 Take a piece of tape, wrap it around a wrist, and cover it in joy.



Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

Leave the flowers to dry and savour the taste of spring a little longer.

Take a piece of tape, place it on a holey gum boot, to let a little girl enjoy them through the last few weeks of winter.

 Take some peas (Dwarf and Sugar for us)

 Cut a milk carton in 1/2 and fill it with cotton wool, pull the balls apart a bit so they stretch a little further.
 Bury seeds amongst the cotton wool.
 Water. You just want the seeds to be damp. Keep them in a warm place.
1 week later the seeds have emerged and are ready to be planted in the garden for a late burst of Spring peas.


  1. What fun activities to do with kids! Love it. might try some of these!!

  2. I love the idea of the bracelet, and such sweet pictures of your little girl.

  3. Oh, I love the nature bracelet! It's too pretty.

    Looking forward to watching your sprouting seeds grow. :)

  4. Love the intent look on the small one. In craft heaven. Love the bracelet.

    1. She just loves her craft, she's very keen for some orange muffins today.

  5. That gorgeous nature bracelet is a brilliant idea. We'll definitely give it a go. Thanks :-)


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young