Favourite-things Sunday!

Acorns! ♥

I love acorns. They just look so cute with their caps.

The only thing more cute would probably be small cakes shaped like acorns, made with this acorn cake pan I saw on The Kitchn. And the pan itself is shaped like an acorn!

$36 at Williams-Sonoma… yikes.

So! For a much more affordable (and equally, if not more cute!) version of acorn treats, check out this Acorn Love recipe from Lipstick and Laundry! :D

They’re made with Hershey’s Kisses and mini Nilla wafers! Isn’t that such a brilliant idea? I’m totally making these for Thanksgiving family/friends get-togethers this year :D

And recently I’ve come across these magical acorns at Lil Fish Studios.

They’re just the coolest things — the natural acorn caps are painted with metal paint, which means that they will continuously rust and change colours! It would be such a cool process to watch. And the felted wool is so colourful and warm and lush. I love felt.

On a side note, while searching for the actual link for the acorns with metal caps, I stumbled upon an acorn tutorial, also by Lil Fish Studio.

Mushrooms! Also my favourite things, and made with acorn caps! Have got to make myself some of those sometimes… I think they would look so sweet in a mason jar terrarium. Summertime is the best time for long walks in the park and to collect things like acorn caps and twigs :D

And of course, cannot forget about this amigurumi acorn I saw a while ago from Planet June.

With removable caps! How awesome is that? It’s a free pattern too! I was so excited when I first saw it and made one immediately… that was almost 2 years ago. I wanted to make an acorn that’s similar in size to an actual acorn, so I used the pattern as a guide for the general structure of it but made it much smaller with fewer stitches around. I also didn’t have brown yarn and round beads for eyes at the time so the acorn is yellow and his eyes are made of french knots…

I think the bumpy crochet texture is quite perfect for an acorn cap. And I thought it would make such a lovely fuzzy acorn if I crochet the cap and needle-felt the rest. I’m sure it’s been done before, but I had been wanting to try that myself for a long time and finally I got around to it a couple of nights ago…

I quite like it :) But maybe I will try a thinner yarn and small hook next time. And maybe use tan for the cap instead of brown?

And finally, according to Wikipedia:

Acorns appear only on adult trees, and thus are often a symbol of patience and the fruition of long, hard labor.”

Patience, that’s something I need right now.

And I think just the fact that a mighty oak is grown from a small, single acorn is a miracle in itself.

That reminds me of a quote by David Icke — definitely skeptical about his views but this quote is one of my favourites:

Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.

Have a lovely week!

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