Mermaids` Makings

Rukkilill- Cornflower

The blue cornflower has been the national flower of Estonia since 1968 and symbolizes daily bread to Estonians. In Estonian the flower is called a Ryeflower :) and you can find it in the rye fields very often. And in summertime we love to weave wreaths from rukkilill.

Rukkilill is so beautiful and means a lot to me. It’s like having a little piece of Estonia here, far away from my country. So last week lots of rukkilill`s started to grow in our house.

Here is Annabel`s painting of rukkilill.


We used the image of the rukkilill

… to decorate the wreath…

… to decorate the table…

… to decorate the wall…

… to decorate the window…

… to decorate the cake.

…. and…  to decorate myself :D


About the cake.

The cake idea is from here.  Of course ours is not as beautifully decorated as the original, but it still tasted very good.  My lovely friend, who  hosted the dinner party, made the cake.. my job was to decorate it.

Kokkama Ragnega” (“Cooking with Ragne”) is one of my favourite cookery blogs. She has got so many interesting recipes there along with very beautiful pictures!

Here is how I made the cornflower:

Linked to: “Craft Schooling Sunday“.


5 comments on “Rukkilill- Cornflower

  1. creativejewishmom/sara
    March 7, 2011

    Hi Linda, great to see you again! Love your story about the sentimental cornflower, and all the crafts you made. Sweet! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, hope to see you again soon!

  2. 2trilingual
    March 3, 2011

    Fabulous! I like the idea of the castle. So simple. You do amazing stuff.

  3. mermaid
    February 27, 2011

    Aitähh, kullakesed.

  4. killuke
    February 27, 2011

    Oled nii palju vaeva näinud! Imeilus!!!

  5. ritsik
    February 26, 2011

    nii armsad olete :)

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