Happy Sunday, all!
This coming week includes a very special day of the year for me – St. Patrick’s Day! I have a rather large affinity for my Irish heritage, always having been obsessed with stories and images of the island, it’s music, and the knot work that is often incorporated into Irish art. One of the most prevalent symbols of the particular day, though, has been the shamrock. This humble little plant, found in grassy knolls across the world is a symbol of pride and tradition to those of Irish origin and descent. It’s considered lucky to find a four-leafed clover but the three-leafed shamrock (origin of the word in Irish Gaelic simply means “little clover”) is also a source of luck, inspiration, and spirit, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s usually a bit too cold yet here in the Midwest to find a field of clover so we’ve been forced to make symbols of our own. I’ve found some great ideas all over the web for “greening up” the place!
First up is for those with a rather large stash of washi tape:
Or how about something for that big tin of buttons (or maybe raid grandma’s?):
Do you perhaps have some Scrabble tiles from other projects? Then this may be the project for you:
I’m a rather large fan of this burlap and felt wreath, especially for the little rainbow that’s included:
Lastly, to adorn yourself in a bit of greenery, there is always a bit of crochet to be had:
I wish you luck and light this week and all the rest of the year. We’ll see you next week wherein I’ll start digging up some spring inspired projects!