It’s hard to know where to start after such a long absence. Should I bore you all with tedious excuses and stories of good intentions gone wrong? No, I don’t think that would be a good way to begin. Let’s just plunge back in….
I’ve admired these icy suncatchers on other peoples blogs so when the temperatures dropped last week, I though it was about time we made our own. Even though I’d seen them in pictures, I was still surprised by just how lovely they are – especially when the light catches them and the leaves and berries held within seem to glow….
If you’ve not made one before, they’re so simple. You just need a bowl or plate that won’t crack if it freezes (so enamel or plastic), some string, some leaves and berries (perhaps gathered on a nice frosty winter walk), some water and a very cold night. Arrange the leaves and berries in the bowl fill with a couple of centimetres of water, place string in and leave outside overnight to freeze. The next morning you’ll have your very own piece of beautiful, ephemeral art!