Acorn men and chestnut chaps


Although summer is still my favourite season, autumn is not too bad if you consider a beautiful walk in a forest filled with mushrooms, beautifully coloured leaves and plenty of nuts to collect!
Last weekend was nice and sunny so we took our little family to the south of the Netherlands, where the forests are beautiful. We collected a basket full of pine-cones, acorns and chestnuts. And plenty of leaves!
Back home, we created this little chestnut family. The old-fashioned way, just with some wooden skewers and a drop of glue!
Cute, don’t you think?
xxx Esther


Comments (10)

November 6, 2008

VERY cute!

November 6, 2008

seriously cute!

November 6, 2008

Perfect. I remember making things like this when I was a kid & loved it. Sometimes simple is just the best way to go. The nature walk finding the supplies is also part of the “toy.”

November 6, 2008

takes me back to my childhood! Brilliant will make some with our little one this weekend. Good for a rainy day (as we have soooo many here in London!).

November 7, 2008

really, really cute!

November 10, 2008

And when Autumn is over, you can try this with corks -another good excuse to drink wine 😉

November 12, 2008

I still pause when I walk by some ripe chestnuts on a tree or one the ground… When we were kids you never passed a large chestnut by. Instead you threw it in your pocket, and when you got home you carefully drilled a hole through it so as to maintain the nut’s rigidity and set it to slowly dry and harden on the windowsill.

Once dry we’d tie strings through them in order to have chestnut fights. Ahhhhh good times.

November 13, 2008

ooooh – SO cute!

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