Contents of this blog: Original hand crafted wood items, crochet, sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and also some How to's and craft tips thrown in! Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Little Fall Vignettes

Want to decorate but don't have a lot of space?  Make little vignettes around the house.  These are comprised of Acorns still attached to the branch that had fallen from a Live Oak tree in our side yard.  I combined them with some fabric leaves from the craft store as our leaves have not changed yet, and love the brightness they add to any space.  In the past I have spray painted the little acorn branches with gold and that works out nicely, too.

 Or, you could add words of greeting to this photo and make your own fall cards.  See what you can come up with.  Also large oak leaves on a branch or alone look really nice on tables either natural color or sprayed gold.  Share pictures :)
My Krafty Heart to yours....

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Worth Repeating and Mum studies

Look in my left side bar and click on "Acorn Pumpkins"  A tutorial will come up so that you can make these:
Into these:
I have just gathered some more Acorns from the Live Oak Trees that grow in the neighbors yard and sprinkles the edge of my lawn with them.  I love fall and colored leaves and Acorns.    And here is some of my still life arrangements that I took from today and plan to draw and paint the subject matter.

 I think that this would make a nice card.
 I cannot wait to see what I can do when painting this arrangement.
 The little bottle is an antique medicine bottle. I gather feathers because I collect them and I also use them in my crafting e.g. drawings of ladies in feathered hats, using the real tiny plush feathers.
This photo I enhanced the color to bring out the vividness of the orange color. 
Another that would make a nice greeting card. 
the antique blue-green of the tiny medicine bottle.

I love creating vignettes and still life arrangements.  I hope you checked out the little pumpkin tutorial from 2 fall seasons ago and that you are inspired to make some fall studies from nature of your own.  Thanks for coming!

 My Krafty Heart to Yours...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Leaf roses and finished Hooded baby Sweater

This is the finished knitted pink hoodie I made for my Great Granddaughter to be.  I am very pleased with the way it came out.  I later rolled the hem edge of the hood and it looks more finished and feels softer now.  I will wash it before gifting.

I had to share this idea that a friend on Face Book shared: making roses from Fall leaves!  They are gorgeous!! 
Doesn't this like fun??  Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you all had a super weekend!  As soon as leaves turn here in SC I am going to try this.  I also think you could do it with fabric leaves from the craft store, don't you?
My Krafty heart to yours...