Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Bringing the outside in is my favorite way to get ready for the winter season. Sticks, branches, pine cones, nuts, berries, bark... they're all fair game for gathering. After posting yesterday about nature wreaths, I realized that we had to get going before the rain set in for the week. Out came our trusty buckets. I figured we'd leave the pine cones by the wood stove to let them dry and open, and then perhaps work on a project later this week. This photo was ultimately meant for that post, but when I read Soule Mama this morning I realized that today was the day to talk about buckets! Amanda has been busy with my bucket pattern. For nature sorting. Love that! We both have 6 year old girls with big ideas, and I was so happy to see how she created beautiful buckets to help Adelaide organize her inspiration. My daughter still uses her little acorn gather bucket. It's unlined burlap to handle the dirt and sap of pine cones. It has only one handle, but is essentially the small bucket from the nesting bucket pattern. The big one, pictured above, is one of my first buckets, but is very similar to the large size of the nesting buckets. So, if you're going to be doing some gathering... you may want to try your hand at one. The pattern was created for beginning sewers and busy parents- in other words: they're quick to whip up! Thanks Amanda, for your lovely review.