Love, love, love the season of autumn.
Bright oranges, rich browns, deep plum reds, and vibrant yellows that practically glow.
Touches of greens that humbly compliment and pull them all together.
Then add the amazing foods and aromas from the kitchen.
The apples, pumpkin, cranberries, cinnamon and nutmeg!
This is definitely my favorite season.
My neighbor who is an amazing cook, always makes enough to share...
well.... that inspires me to cook and share...
Hence... Pumpkin scones, and Cinnamon Eggnog scones
So whilst my scones were baking...
I made these sweet little pumpkins for the mantle.
Cut 5" circles from fabric..
gather them up around the edge like a yoyo,
before you cinch the thread at the center fill with a polyfill.
Cut a small leaf shape from felt or a bit of wool
Add a bit of glue at the top
Glue the leaf and a small twig for a stem
Happy home, Happy autumn!
I am new to blogging then taking 4 months away...
it feels like a spring swim in a mountain lake! But I'm in!
( They are watching but not amused.... )
I can just hear Julie Andrews singing in my head. For those of us who grew up watching "The Sound of Music" it is perfectly natural.
Hence my favorite things... to music.
A new ironing board cover!
So here's the to do: Purchase a yard of canvas weight fabric that is 60" wide. Lay the fabric on the floor. Turn your ironing board upside down and center it on your fabric. Leave the old covers on.
Pull the long sides over and fold them under a bit to fit nice against the legs and use stick pins in to hold in place temporarily.
At the straight end of the ironing board, fold the ends like your wrapping a box for Christmas. With a strong thread and needle and perhaps a thimble tack the ends in place.
At the narrow end bring one side over as far as possible and pin to the other side to hold. Start folding the edges like a fan and trim the excess off that would just create too much bulk.
Fold things so they create a smooth top and side. Remove the pins and tack the places neccessary to hold with needle and thread.
Voila! fresh new Ironing board cover in my choice of color
Ok, one last thing....
My scissors have legs.
So a fresh new leash (ribbon) on the scissors
Then attach the leash to the end of the ironing board.
They are always there when you need them.
A small pair will do as most cutting at the ironing board is threads.
Yes, the quilt behind the ironing board has a story... I'll save that for another day.