strawberries might just be e's favorite food. she has always loved them, since she was tiny and just on the cusp of being "allowed" to eat them. i can remember taking her to the farmers market and letting her go wild on a shiny green basket of strawberries. juice dripped down her chin(s) and saturated her shirt. she was in complete heaven and demolished almost the entire basket.
we spotted a little strawberry plant in big clay pot lining a neighbors yard. we admired the delicate white flower, its petals almost translucent. and the tiny strawberry. tender and hanging by a slim stem, hiding under the crisp leaves. this was my inspiration, and i think it made the perfect barrette for my little strawberry lover.