Well, it’s been a while since I’ve been on here! The summer passed in the blink of an eye- one minute I was worrying about entertaining 2 kids for 6 weeks and the next I was packing No. 1 off to school again!
We had a great few weeks in Scotland, canoeing, biking and walking in the Cairngorms. The midges certainly enjoyed No. 1’s visit- they swarmed round him whenever he stepped outside and he whiled away many an hour thinking of ways to outsmart them.
So we’re back home and back in the dreaded routine, but looking forward to the approaching autumn (my favourite time of year). I’m making the most of having some ‘me’ time when No. 2’s napping and have picked up the clay again- I had tons of ideas for new Christmas stuff while we were away.
Yesterday felt particularly autumnal, so I decided to use up some of my crafty stash and make some suitably seasonal decorations for the mantelpiece. What do you think?
It was really easy to make: first I wrapped twine round a couple of glass lamps, then simply glued on felt leaves that I’d cut from leftover felt.
I embroidered veins and stems on the leaves with different coloured thread which made all the difference to the finished leaf.
I’m going to make another, along with some larger leaves to stick on a yarn wreath for the wall- then we’ll be all cosy and autumnal for the next few weeks ‘til the Halloween decorations go up.