Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mother Earth and The Root Children, pt.1

Inspired by my favorite childrens book The Story of the Root Children, I asked Mel from Etsy's Haddy2Dogs if she could make felted characters to depict the story for our nature table. These are the incredible figures she created to illustrate the preparation for Spring...

Under the ground, deep in the earth among the roots of the trees, the little root children were fast asleep all winter long... They slept peacfully in their warm burrows. They were dreaming of the sunshine in which they had played all through the summer. And what wonderful dreams they were!

"Wake up, children" Mother Earth called kindly.
"Time to get up now, You've slept long enough. Spring is coming and there's work to be done."

The ladybird, the beetles, the grubs and the bumblebees had also been sleeping under the ground and had now woken up. They had to be washed and brushed, painted colourfully and made to shine so that they would look as beautiful as possible. What a hustle and bustle was going on down there!

Would the root children be ready in time?

9 comments:

jumbleberryjam said...

OMGoddess! Everything's PERFECT. DS has just fallen in love with that book. I'm so glad. Must learn to felt (or make friends with someone who does :-).

Jen said...

How precious! I hadn't heard of the book before, now I can't wait to track it down.

Tan Family said...

These are beautiful! What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie said...

They are so beautiful!

I bet you were so happy when you saw them!! :)

Pampered Mom said...

Love them!

Nicole Spring said...

agghh! i tried to leave a comment like 5 times now! anyways, you know i love this!! i can't wait to see the set up further away too ;) <3 i wish we could hang out IRL :( ok OT but it's true :) :)

Jenna said...

*Gasp* gorgeous!! I love how these turned out (and how you photographed them) what a clever idea.

Jane said...

I have so been enjoying all the lovely pictures you have on your blog! The different project you have shared are so lovely. They are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

RunninL8 said...

Oh,. wow, those are absolutley wonderful! I just love that book!