I told you in my last post that I really like milkweed seedpods and you might think this is weird but I have been waiting for this all year now ... the ripening of the milkweed seedpods. And on my Thanksgiving walk I got the chance to harvest some of them.
I found quite a few closed pods still but I didn't take all I found so the other seeds would be able to grow next spring for future Monarch butterflies.
Now the seed pods are in my kitchen, slowly drying and very slowly opening ...
... waiting for me to gather them up so I can store them ...
... in my old mason and ball jars for now.
These seeds are so beautiful!!
I have an idea and I it in my mind right now in which I would love to use some of these seeds for. I am not sure if it will work or not so I am not going to tell you more just yet. First I will try it out and hopefully it will turn out the way I envision it and then of course I will share my creation with you. For today I would love to share a few lovely images of milkweed seeds from an old Disney Christmas cartoon.
~ Milkweed Fairies ~
Don't these fairies just look so beautiful? Even as an adult I just sit and watch this old cartoon in a dream like state just like I used to do as a child. We used to own it years ago but thankfully there is YouTube now so I can always find it there.
And last but not least ...
... this is what actually is on my work table at the moment. Lots of lovely wool in autumn colors. My current project is new felted nests. Not too sure what they will look like because when you felt them they look different as before. Well I will just have to wait and see how they turn out. Hopefully I will be able to share them with you soon.
I would love to see you soon again some time here at Todolwen.
I hope you are well and live is treating you kind dear friends,
Have a peaceful and creative day,