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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Autumn Decor

First, I would like to take a moment to say thank you to my sweet friend, Allison Aller for being my guest blogger yesterday.  I hope everyone enjoyed meeting Allie and seeing her gorgeous Place Quilts.  Allie is the queen of landscape crazy quilting and I so much appreciate her willingness to be my guest.

I've been quite busy with my projects lately.  I tend to start a bunch of different things in a bunch of different mediums, both here at my house as well as at Mom's!  So for today, I'll share my latest in Autumn Decor!

This is my Crow On A Pumpkin centerpiece:

And my Harvest Cornucopia centerpiece for Thanksgiving:

I've been experimenting with soft, muted and understated colors.  I love the bright colors of Autumn but am finding that soft colors are more soothing to me.  Definitely cottage in style and tone!

Kathi has been playing with her collection of roving and other needle-felting supplies.  We've been to 2 fiber shows this Summer and are going to another on Saturday.  Here are her latest Autumn Home Decor projects:

Check out her hand-felted leaves!  Those are gorgeous!!!!  And I love how she added a tiny black spider to them.  I have a 3rd one here but haven't done the photos yet.

My Autumn Cuff Bracelets are done so I'll try to have photos of those for you tomorrow.  I'm so pleased with how they came out!  I used elastic in them so not buttons or other fasteners to mess with!  Stop back to see them.

I'll leave you with a photo of a tiny visitor to my home last night.  I went out on the front porch for a few minutes before I went to bed and found this precious little creature sitting on my window frame:

If you've never seen one before, this is a Praying Mantis.  They're totally harmless and usually rather elusive.  I was so thrilled to see one that I had to grab my camera and capture his visit!


MosaicMagpie said...

A Praying Mantis is a sure sign of fall. I love the colors in your centerpieces.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Beautiful decor items!

Those little praying mantis is so darling and BIG!


Carol said...

O you are putting me in a Fall mood!! Your pieces are beautiful!

agypsyangel said...

Hi there,
I just recently switched my decor from primitive to a shabby chic with roses and pinks and even the husband and son like it. It is a little more cheery. Keep in touch,

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I haven't seen a praying mantis for years - thank you! Your projects are great (must admit to having a 'thing' right now for crows - dunno why, because it's normally chickadees that are 'me'). Must be because our #1 son has a crow tattoo? It's also pretty obvious that the creative gene runs in your entire family!!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Those are just gorgeous ! Lots of talent all around.

purplepaint said...

Your crazy quilting is just gorgeous!! And I love praying mantids! Aren't they the coolest?!

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