Happy Thursday everyone! Colleen here, still on my Fall high. My house is finally Fall'd, as we say here at Casa de Vasconcellos, and this year I decided to add a little crafty touch to my decorations.
Let's take a tour shall we? Won't you be my neighbor? LOL This is that Fall rag quilt that I was telling you about in my last post. I love this thing...and I love this spot in our house. A little reading nook right in our living room. If you look above it, you'll see one of my scrappy decorations. Here's a better look:I was reading Nora Griffin's blog the other day, and saw where she made one out of felt leaves that she cut with a Sizzix die. Here's a link to her post. I don't have a Sizzix and I couldn't find any brown or Fallish felt anywhere, but my friend Joanna (hi Joanna!) suggested that I use some American Crafts leaves and I just glued them together with some thin rope and made my own version of Nora's cute little garland. Mine are made with the foam leaves, because that is what I had lying around, and I used my tombow. I started out with liquid glue, but it was a mess and took forever to dry and I seriously do not have the time or patience to sit there holding every single leaf sandwich in the hopes that it dries sometime before nightfall...the tombow was so much easier. :)
Also in the living room, I've got my mantle decorated with some leaves and this cute little scarecrow guy that I found at Michael's.I'll change it out with some Christmas berries after Thanksgiving. The gourds and little bale of hay were at Mike's too and it makes a cute little mantle scene. And on the coffee table, I have this amazing wool felt runner that I bought on EtsyIt stays out all year, but it just screams fall to me. I also set the table in the dining room to be a little more Fallish...That is a runner that my mom made me (she's the master quilter of the family) and my 7Gypsies ATC spinner. And of course, Trish's little Halloween house set...well, one anyway.My sweet friend Nicole bought the set for me for my birthday, and I have them scattered around the dining room here and there. Here's how they turned out. Aren't they cute? Trish still has two in her Etsy shop if you want to get a set for yourself. You can so turn these around and use them for Christmas with Christmas paper. I used the leftovers from that kit to make a Halloween banner. Check it out:Here's a closer look. I used some things from my stash to add to it, and I think it came out pretty cute. I just love a vintagey banner. I might make one for Thanksgiving too with some leftovers from the WIP November kit. I made a couple of cards too with the leftovers from the Halloween houses, but I mailed one already. Ooops...I'm so bad about mailing cards before taking a pic of them. This one I did remember to shoot.
So, that's my version of Fall! If you guys make a banner, or have some great Fall decorating ideas, link 'em up here so we can see!