Tuesday, 29 October 2013

It's Fall change here!

What a difference a few hours and a couple rolls of wallpaper make! 
From this....
To this! I really love this look. it really seems to warm up the space and the colors are great for fall!!

 I also wanted to show you my newest snowman.
He's from a pattern by Bittersweet Folkart.

 I reduced the size of the pattern and he's still a tall fella

 He's got a wool nose and cozy woolie scarf too...
 His stove pipe hat is dusted with cinnamon so it starting to smell Christmassy around here!

Have a great day all!
Until next time,

Friday, 25 October 2013

Stitching Morning and Finish

Hello again! Can you believe another week has flown by?
Here we are the weekend again.
I had a lovely start to my weekend with a stitching  morning with my good friend Shazy of Country Prims blog.
Dear friend that she is, I received a wonderful surprise from her:
Primitive quilts magazine and chocolates - which are all gone!!!!
and this fab pattern from Threads that Bind which Shazy made in to a kit for me!
How generous was that!
After seeing Cucki's lovely finish of Beth Twist's SAL I made us up a little kit to work on while we chatted and caught up on all the news!
 And Whoo Hoo I even managed a Friday finish of one of my Christmas Santas. He's a shelf sitter by Country Friends

And before I go I have one query - does anyone ship Threads That Bind patterns  to the UK  ?

Thanks for taking the time to visit!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

ToThe Letter!

Like my new FALL letters? 
They are my thrifty craft idea for today. 
These are the large wooden letters I have on a shelf in the family den just off the kitchen.
Looking at them I saw F A L  already  there and decided to make a letter L from cardboard and make a FALL sign. I never really put much autumn decorating in this area so it was fun trying to put this together.

So here they are now after I covered the A and L in brown and orange homespun (and used washable glue to stick them on)
I wrapped the cardboard L in jute twine:

Some pumpkins on either side to add to the fall look.

Then I put my favorite pillow on the sofa underneath~

Beside the sofa is the shelving unit I usually have filled with Americana prims but changed it out to this~

Gotta have a hoot!

 So that's my fall decorating to the letter. Rather late but I got there! 
And to think Christmas is looming already.
I'll be back soon to show you some of the Christmas makes I'm finishing.
Until then, have a great day!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Woolie Wednesday

 Happy Wednesday, folks!  Just a quick post to share a finish or two with you. This is from Pineberry Lane whose patterns I love and need to save my pennies to buy more! They are great to stitch.
 I thought I'd finish them with wool seeing as they are all about wool!
Here they both are.  Sorry about the unexciting photos -sometimes it's hard to find just the right spot to display them.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week!

Best wishes

Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday Finish - Made a new Fall Table Runner...

 Good Autumn afternoon, friends!
We are enjoying a bright crisp autumn day here and I even got some outside chores done.
Here's my Friday finish and this is the final fall item for this year as I am excited to be able to begin working on my Christmas projects and makes ASAP!!!
 I wanted a woolie runner for the bench my dad made me last year has nothing I had was the right size for it and I have plenty of this khaki wool felt. 
For a bit of a change I added stone colored wool pumpkins on each end and some leaves for a simple look.
 Just a nice fit on the bench and I put a candle in the middle already.
 Sending you all wonderful weekend wishes!
Thanks so much for your company!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Whisked away by my broom!

Afternoon, friends, glad you called back for a flying visit today as we are talking brooms !!
Not the witchy variety though! 
Yes as you can see I got me a whisk broom, something I've long wished for to add a touch more prim to my home.
Now to make it more prim: well I'd searched for ideas and have to give credit and thanks to Melissa of Cornbread and Beans Quilting blog for her tutorial and free printable label which I used!
Click HERE to go to her tutorials page and scroll through them. There are lots of great ideas!

 And here it is! I was nervous about printing on fabric but was so, so thrilled when it came out of the printer and no mess or jammed printer! ( Hubby would've said, 'Told you so!)
 Love how it looks in the sleeve of dark orange homespun...

But I didn't stop there! Oh no! Here's where the witch brooms come in! I found these in our Poundland store which is equivalent to a Dollar Tree store among the Halloween decorations and knew they'd make a great whisk broom too!
First thing was to take out the poles and unwrap and then I gave it a haircut just to trim to size and give it more of a used broom look.

Next I wrapped them both together with wire and then covered the handle in jute twine and made a hang loop.
 Time to decorate and make it fit in with the fall decor - just another piece of homespun and some dried rose hips and sprig of green.

 Decided to hang it from my little shelf
And that spurred me on to finish the top of the shelf

Just without flash to give a warm glow .
You can see my post from yesterday  how to make the little burlap bag.

The nights are really drawing in so it's nice to light a candle or two in the evenings.
Hope you are all enjoying your week!
Best wishes,

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Quick little burlap ditty bag idea

Got a left over piece of burlap? Here's a quick and easy little ditty bag I made today with some scraps.
I stitched the burlap into a rectangular bag and turned right side out and folded the top down...

I wanted to add texture so I painted a square of osnaburg and let it dry, but you could use wool or orange colored fabric...

 Then I cut out a pumpkin shape to fit on the front of the bag...

I attached a jute twine handle and then cut out  stem from green felt and a black felt crow.  if you've got strong fabric glue just stick all the pieces down.


And there you have a cheap and easy fall bag into which you can put some fall foliage but here's a cute idea!
I got several twigs and stuck putka pods on the ends!
 Thanks for stopping by! It's always good to hear from you!
Best wishes

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Take your pick freebie pattern

Happy October!
I'm back with a quick and easy freebie pattern for your fall decorating.
Last week I shared with you the little pumpkin picks I made~

So here's the template you can print off and make some of your own
and I also made some cats too!
I used scrap pieces of muslin which I then turned right side out and painted but if you have fall colored fabrics in your stash you could just as easily use them up and save yourself the painting bit!
Just decorated their faces as you like.
I drew on the jack o lantern faces with black marker pen.

 For this cat I stuck on putka pods for eyes and a twig for a nose and I tied a piece of homespun around the neck too~
And this wee little one got some button eyes - it really is up to you! Have some fun and place your picks in a crock or basket along with some berries etc.

Thanks for stopping by and a word of special thanks to those who sent b'day wishes!

Have a fun week!