Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Arrival of Autumn !

Always an exciting and wonderful time of year!

Warm and golden beauty everywhere and Pinecones, Acorns, seedpods galore!
Many lovely dried grasses and plants and the last flowers of the season

A walk in the gentle rain to meadow brought many beautiful things to decorate the house

Nature shelf is getting full!

A wreath for the door and a last bouquet from the cutting garden

beautiful rose hips for tea and for wreaths

Beautiful Birch Boletes !

A time of the gathering~ gathering abundance in nature and gathering with ones near and dear~ Lots of hot tea from the woodlands and gardens 🧡

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Willodel Elfin Wardrobe and Bed

This is a Custom order I have worked on a long while  and is getting ready to go to its new home!
But before it "flies away" I had to take pictures in the Willodel Fairy Garden!

Early morning Dandelion tea to get the day off to a good start :-)

Wake up , Wake up~ my dear little Elf :-)

Some who are lucky get breakfast in bed !

And all elves make their beds :-)

This set is 1/12 scale. The bed is about 7.5" long .  Its the first time I have made furniture such as this and it has been a lot of fun.

First rains and colored leaves!

Mother Nature is turning the page to Autumn 
It is the time of gathering and collecting

 I have gathered a basket of herbs from my garden to make into bouquet garnis for Winter soup.
My little bunches will dry nicely now that the wood stove is going each morning with colder nights.  I keep as many herbs as I can in my little green house, but
they do not really grow much, so these dried ones will be wonderful in the depth of Winter!

The light changes with Autumn as the sun angle changes.  The Autumn light is preferred by artists most of all because of the warm golden light that is found. First leaves to turn in my yard are the Dogwood and Virginia creeper and Sumac

And Sumac is one of the most beautiful for color

It is nice to use the bountiful things found on walks and make a wreath to celebrate. This wreath is made from Virginia creeper vine, it takes about 10 minutes to wind around and around and then twist some vine around that to hold the shape.   Let it dry and then add leaves and seed pods. I do not use any glue with these.

 Happy gathering and crafting through out this wonderful season. There are several projects in the my tutorials that are fun to do with family during this time.