I had greedily become used to the unexpected late summer warmth
making the softer autumnal days quite delicious and balmy.
The nights have started to contain a crisp feel,
clear skies making for chilly mornings.
One afternoon last week, returning from a Moss walk,
I could feel the crunch of leaves beneath my boots.
They are a bitter-sweet reminder of the season
so instead of just crushing them and feeling grumpy,
I collected a few that had dried reasonably flat.
Later at home, I rummaged out a couple of cones from last year's festive craft box,
to add to the windfall and crab apples I had already gathered,
as well as a vine wreath I'd twisted a week or two ago.
With trusty mug of tea at my side, I spent a happy half hour
trying out different designs
with the leaves, cones and fruits.
Glued them on, then weighed down with pebbles.
And, true to form, a feather or two tucked in between the leaves.
Stepping back, with, my now empty mug (thank you for all you lovely comments of my mug :) )
I feel quite happy with my little token of accepting autumn,
I shall be hanging it on my front door as soon as I have finished this post.
Thank you too for your lovely photos for the Scavenger Photo hunt (a few of you have emailed with apologies for missing last month - don't worry! We do this for the fun and the pleasure of it - it is not compulsory!!)
I will be running the photo hunt for October and November but giving it a break for December, I have something else planned for that month (mind you I suspect most of us do too). So here is a little hint of December's plan.
I will be still doing my chrimbly-count-down but with added chrimbly crafting. From the 1st of December until the 24th, I shall be posting a craft a day. Each one will be a quick and easy one and will be ranging from last minute gifts, festive baking, seasonal crafts, decorations and wrapping/making gift containers.
I am so looking forward to sharing with you all these little tutorials and ideas!
I shall be posting this month's list of words for our photo hunt over the weekend,
You know the routine ... a pretty young thing, or one with aspirations thereof, heavily made-up pouting duckfaces at the mirror with eyes firmly pointed at the back of the latest version of cellphone/tablet/digi-camera as they gush forth about their current outfit.
Now. I thought that I'd give that ago.
'WhAt?!' I hear you say as you reel back in horror... no, I am not a selfie sort of person, quite the opposite in fact, I'm more likely to be found behind the lens than in front. However, I am going to break with tradition for this particular outfit. I shall assume the character so sit back and enjoy!
OMG OMG! I just can't wait to show you my outfit of the day - I am SO obsessed with this look and I just know you will want to try it for yourselves! But don't let this remix fool you - it has been a hard slog - but I'll do it for you!
OMG I am so like totally excited to share with you my bang on trend style tips, totes my lovelies, this one is so fresh it zings my fashionista taste buds and I so know it will have you reaching for your wardrobe for this incredible combination.
This will be a huge dose of inspiration - what a day - styling was so much fun yah. I love researching for these wonderful locations where I shoot my style ideas for you. I felt like a princess - a style princess of course!
Totes amazeballs and because I just know you want to know what I am styling ...
Starting from the top
Baseball cap - a son castoff
Hippy scarf - gift from years ago
T-shirt, shirt, two fleeces,
one borrow from husband, one passed on by Dad.
Two waterproof jackets, small outgrown one from son,
the other - large and baggy - ideal for stashing all extra layering beneath.
Jeans and waterproof trousers - double winter warm ones,
Two pairs of socks, one set - my own warm but short socks,
the others extra long and rather large -borrowed from son.
Accessories - apart from my all essential armour of rings, earrings and bracelets
A china mug of steaming tea* of course and mud,
*No reason to slum it when out in the walled garden - so tea in a china mug (with hares of course) seems to be perfect!
I did try and maintain a stiff upper lip,
I may have succumbed to a little eye dabbing and chin wobble - but not enough to embarrass the boy - Good Grief NO!
However, on getting into the car and bravely proudly waving good bye, I suspect I indulged in a little lot of motherly wibberling and snifferling (I do have - in my defence - a bit of a horrible cold) and needed a lot of 'there-theres' by Himself.
Roll on Friday (oh - did I not mention that? - he's coming home for the weekend!) so - umm, all this moisty-eyed heart-broken mother stuff is only from Sunday to Friday.
Hmmm. I know, I know - note to self - pull yourself together.......
Any hoo - I made him a key ring with the help of Himself. He cut and drilled a piece of slate and I slapped on a bit of paint.
I think our Eldest is going to be fine (it's just his soft proud mother causing the problems!!)