Christmas is here! And with it, all the familiar sounds and smells and sights and traditions.
I've been asked a few times about our 'lights'. They're actually dyed silk worm cocoons placed over ordinary little Christmas lights.
Let me start out by saying this brilliant idea was not mine, but that of a fellow homeschooling mom who was brave enough to have a whole gaggle of children in her house one year and facilitate this activity. If you're a spinner you likely already know about ordering cocoons online (or even raising your own caterpillars!). These cocoons came to us already boiled (I think? Perhaps the brave homeschooling mother boiled them before we arrived?). In any case, the children did have to extract the worms (to the delight of many a boy) and then it was just a mater of dying the silk in whichever colour they chose. The hole that was cut to extract the worm makes a perfect size for popping over those tiny twinkle lights. Clever, no? I thought so! And very pretty!
And what would the holidays be around the Anton household without dressing a chicken up in some sort of ridiculous get-up for the annual Christmas card? This year George got to sport an ugly Christmas sweater. She was not impressed.
Wishing you all a lovely holiday season with much joy and love and peace.