Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Our Nature Table - Autumn 2009
We finally got around to making our nature table. We don't have trees in our yard, so we picked up leaves and acorns at a park one afternoon between trips down the slide.
The smooth rocks were put in Abigail's stocking last year by Santa Claus. She has ten and enjoys playing with them.
The painted rocks are from a painting session we had at my Mama's house in August. Abigail and I hunted all over their "farm" for just the right rocks (which are quartz and granite in Georgia - in Kentucky we mostly have limestone), and my mom had some acrylic paint. Mama, my sister-in-law, Abigail and I painted all afternoon. We left our samples with them to remember us, and we brought theirs home for our nature table.
The fabric is a velvety fabric I found in a remnant bin at a fabric store about a year ago with the nature table in mind.
I'm on the lookout for sweet gum "balls." They look like a cross between pine cones and cherries on a stem. I haven't found any in Kentucky yet.