Sunday, 21 October 2012

Simon the Cowl



This great cowl pattern can be found right here and it was made with just one of these...
... an 8mm hook and a couple of buttons I salvaged from an old pair of boots!

'Simon' can be worn in many ways...
The buttons can be fastened anywhere...
Head over to Jennifer's blog to get the pattern and get cozy this winter!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Forever Autumn

The Japanese Maple in our garden is shedding beautiful leaves - creating a colourful blanket on our patio.
I had to do something with these - such a shame to allow them to decay.

A tea light holder ... using the trusty jar
I used PVA glue to paste the leaves around the jar - Mod Podge can also be used for this.
Once dry, I simply wrapped and tied some raffia around the neck of the jar
I've been wanting to use this raffia for sometime and the gold and bronze were perfect for this project
A simple autumn decoration; preserving the beauty of season and helping to add warmth to the home on these increasingly cooler evenings