Glimmer, Lantern, Glimmer
Little light a-shimmer
Over rocks and sticks and stones
Wandering, tripping, Little Gnomes!
Pee-wit, pee-wit, tik-a-tik-a tik! Roo-coo! Roo-coo!
Every time we celebrate a festival at our school, I always say, “This one is my most favorite!” So it comes as no surprise that I just love Martinmas and the lantern walk that we hold at the school each fall. I adore every part of it: the lanterns that the children make at school to light and carry on the dark path through the woods, the beautiful songs we all sing together as we make our way (sometimes wandering and tripping), and the perfectly-warmed apple cider we all share at the end of the evening back in the safety of the familiar playground. The whole event just fills my spirit with warmth and light.
To celebrate at home, I made these little Lantern Children peg dolls for our nature table. I had knitted the little capes sometime last summer, and set them aside when they didn’t work for the project I was working on at the time. So it was almost as if I had planned it when I absolutely, positively, had to make those lantern children right-this-instant! I love it when a craft comes together.
Now I had better get back to crafting for our table at the upcoming Holiday Faire!