I've had a very busy couple of weeks of crafting and it has been a blast!! I can't even remember the last time I was able to spend so much time doing what I love.
This is what I was doing last night until the 3rd time I cut into my finger with the big knife and my son suggested I stop. But none of the cuts bled too much, haha. Cutting up Indian corn for waxing. Can't wait to see how it turns out, I'll be back to share with you. I'm not doing them extreme prim, but just enough to more or less seal it and add a little cinnamon scent. I definitely want to be able to see their beautiful colors!
After I took a break from that, I had the family carry down 8 totes of fall... my very favorite season of all!!!!!! Robbie had so much fun helping me unpack it all... his choice, by the way. It was cute to hear his little 7 year old mind talk about remembering all the pieces as he unpacked them and how much he loves them, lol! A sample of what this week holds for me...
Robbie and I went outside today and put the scarecrows out. I just love sweet potato vine. Glad it's cheap as I have to buy some every year.
I want to share some of what I've been working on. I bought this cute fall fabric at JoAnn's a couple of months ago.
...and turned it into this...
These are slowly being filled with sawdust to make into little bowl tucks. I say slowly because they are small and the fill hole is even smaller, lol! So they have been a booger for sure.
I'm extremely happy to say that I sold my first wholesale order to our sweet friend Patti Leitzel, proprietor of THE BRICKHOUSE CRAFT SHOP. The wonderful shop is located at 1625 State Route 209 in Millersburg, PA so if you are ever in the area please stop by and tell her and her husband Tim that I sent you.
I wish that I had taken a picture of them all before I boxed them up but I forgot. I bought this fabric at Jo-Ann's also. I love to look for squared off designs that I can cut apart and make into little pillows/tucks. These ended up being 5" x 6" and I backed them with red/green homespun. They are filled with fabric scraps and cinnamon, I love the chunky, old-fashioned feel of these! Here is what one of them looks like.
Last Tuesday was our first day of school. Don't let their expressions fool you. Ryan will be a senior this year. He's actually looking forward to it, he just hates when I take his picture. Amariah has a fake smile hiding her fears and anxieties about entering high school as a freshman. Robbie's expression is about right... he's not sure what to think about entering 2nd grade in a new elementary school. They crack me up and sure make our life fun!
Ok, time to get back to work... lots to do to get autumn rolling around here. Looking forward to seeing your pictures of beautiful fall colors around your area and your wonderful fall decorating in your homes! =]
I'm grateful for the three awesome kids in our lives. As we enter the busiest time of year for us as football is in swing now with basketball soon to follow, I'm thankful that God blesses me with time to craft and create, so relaxing for me. Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a grand week ahead~