So love this time of the year. The leaves are just starting to get hints of color. In a few weeks, we should be in full color. I get giddy thinking about it.
Funny thing about Fall, when I was a kid, I could have cared less about turning leaves. As a matter of fact, my Dad would drag my brother and I out for a ride with my Mom every October to look at the foliage, only to be met by groans and moans. Oh, the agony my brother and I felt hearing him say "Hey, let's go for an adventure ride and look at the leaves". NOOOO!
Years later as an adult, I moved from the South Shore of Massachusetts to the North Shore, and I was so blown away by the amazing color of the Fall. Call it what you will, but I was hooked. That first year away from home, as I found myself driving in my car gazing at the foliage, I stopped to pick up some special leaves to send home to Dad. It was a light hearted joke between him and I, and a clue that I had gown-up...figured it out. The foliage was amazing, just as he said all those years before. He took those leaves and pressed them in a framed picture of me on his desk. It is still there, 30 years later, even after his passing. Fall always reminds me of my Dad :) That, and candy corn....but that is a story for another day.
I would love to start selling right from by blog but I know very little about setting it up. If any of you are out there with some experience or helpful tips, I would love to hear from you.
I was a little craft with these tiny blank canvases from Michaels. With some printed sheets of Thanksgiving postcards, I decoupaged the images, added a 1-step crackle medium on top and aged them. Created a hanger out of some fall greenery, a splash of glitter and ribbon...and tada!
On to the most important subject! Has everyone been out there shopping? I love hitting Target and Home Goods around this time of the year to see what adorable things are calling my name. To be honest, I was a little disappointed. Not much out there that is peeking my interest enough to slap down some cold hard cash. But, Target did have these adorable felted pumpkins. Large and smaller sizes and soo inexpensive. Super fun.
|Felted Pumpkins from Target|
|Fekted Pumpkins from Target|
|Owls from target|
|More Owls but from Home Goods|
Have a great night everyone. I will keep you posted on the Etsy situation.
Chow for now,