Spring has been teasing us for several weeks now, although winter won this week with that glorious snowfall Sunday night. In anticipation, the kids and I decided to make our first ever seasonal nature table. The first thing I needle felted for the table was a flat piece of the warming sun and lion-like winds of March. I'm not sure if I was very effective though because no one seems to identify the wind as wind.
Finn's 2 favorite pieces are the chick and the sheep. He's been playing with them since the moment they were complete, although I think he's a little confused because the chick keeps saying quack.
I'm not sure how spring would be well represented without some flowers. A black-eyed-susan and a poppy adorn our spring. When in Finn's hands, the sheep and chick keep giving the flowers to one another.
Yesterday afternoon during my lunch hour, I decided to quickly piece this spring fairy out of scrap silk. She does a great job watching over the table.
Yes, that's a random (long-nosed) hedgehog you see on the spring table. Are hedgehogs spring animals? I don't know, but Paulie thought he was necessary. I'm sure this is only the beginning, but felting these spring animals has been a fun endeavor over the last week. Come soon, spring!