We were able to find a little something blooming in our garden this morning.
I'm not even sure what they're called, but they're tiny and sweet.
For a May Day activity today we (or rather I) made little baskets (while Peanut built a fort out of the sofa cushions). We have no flowers to fill them with, so instead we embellished this one with some felt ones using Mimi's wonderful tutorial.
These tiny roses are quite easy and addicting to make. Before long I had a little pile in front of me. A good craft fix if you want to make something but have little time. (Thank you Mimi!)
Earlier today while blog hopping I read about Shona's visit from a garden fairy. I fell in love with the idea and so I copied it. This was a perfect activity for Peanut. I'm not sure how Shona's were made, but here's what we did:
- we added enough water to one small bucket of garden soil and mixed it with our hands
- then we added one package of wild flower mix and thoroughly combined the seeds in the soil
- next we rolled them into golf ball sized balls
- we let them dry a little then packaged them up
Since I had so many of those little felt flowers made it was the perfect way to prettily package them up.
In case you can't read the instructions, they say:
- Find sunny spot in garden
- Dig five small holes six inches apart
- Place one cookie in each hole and cover with dirt
- Enjoy wild flower blooms all summer
These are going to our not so green thumb friend who is sure to appreciate them.
I have high hopes of going to my favorite May Day Festival this weekend, but rumor has it, it's supposed to snow. Darn. And as we speak we have tornado warnings. Crazy spring we're having.
Happy May Day!