Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Decor

I love fall! I love the cooler days, warm cozy drinks, fires in the stove, colorful crisp leaves, caramels, baking and decorations! This year I was inspired by Pinterest to make some new additions to my boxes of autumn d├ęcor. Here are some of my favorites…


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candy corn

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I cut up a piece of vintage scrapbook paper, glittered it and made a bunting for the kitchen slider.

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more fun with scrapbook papers and cards my sister made

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Made this fun square bunting with black tie accents to hang over my stove for the fall season!

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I didn’t make this lamp or the pumpkin but it is one of my favorites!

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I love birds, owls and trees! So these Dollar Store silhouettes made perfect little accents in the living room!

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A package of Dollar Tree leaves run through the sewing machine made the ideal bunting for the china hutch!

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These luminaries look much prettier outside shining in the dark but don’t hold up too well in the soggy PNW. So they’ll just have to light up the entryway instead…

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This felt bunting is so fun hanging on the divider in the entry! Apparently the kitten thought so too… I really miss having it there. : o(

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I love the vintage owl & cat bunting made from cupcake toppers I printed on-line from HERE

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But this scrappy wreath made from the extra pieces from my bunting is so sweet and so easy!

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Then I took all the extra bits and pieces from my other fabric projects and modge-podged them onto old glass jars to make this fun little candle lamps for the woodstove. With the cold weather coming on soon, I think they are going to need to find a new home…

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Gray Owl Skirt

I can’t believe how long it took me to finally make this skirt! I bought the materials clear back in the spring when I made my first skirt… My sister helped me while we were vacationing at the beach in September but we didn’t have time to do the hem. Then it took nearly 6 weeks to find the time between harvesting, schooling, cooking, cleaning, laundering, canning, baking and all that other stuff to find the 37 minutes it took me to put in the hem. When I look at that list it’s a wonder I ever found time but on the other hand it was only 37 minutes…

But, it’s done now and I can’t wait to wear it!

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Next up is my Christmas skirt! I have to keep in mind that there are only about 6 weeks until December… AHHHH!!!!!