Happy Fall Y'all!Honest to goodness I am just plain giddy to be actually posting an actual post.
And awake to blog about it.
The busyness of this year's schedule has shocked me and I never realized how much I need crafting as an outlet. So all my projects are taking longer but I have a bunch up my sleeve for the Fall season. I hope, I hope, I hope I can get to them and share them here with you wonderful friends.
All righty. Enough of me going on about my schedule.
This little project appeals to the seasonal decorator in me that I am shocked I have become. But I embrace it with ridiculous gusto. If you would have told me I would have taken frames that held other things...and changed them each season...I would have laughed. Usually, if I nailed it to the wall...it stayed there until it fell from my hasty handy work or I moved.
But now it irks me to have a pastel or summer looking frame of prettiness on the wall mocking me in my sea of orange, green, yellow, and brown things.
So I take them down and Fall-ify it. Oh yes. I made up that verb word.
For this project, I began by backing both of these frames with burlap. I then cut and embroidered (I use that term loosely) leaves to it using faux decorative ones as templates. I gave them a little dimension with some polyfil (no batting in the house) and used color coordinated embroidery floss. Because it is a little three dimensional I removed the glass for this frame.
I love to hand sew things and my style is primitive and childlike. I love the look of imperfect stitches and I freehand my letters. This totally would have been the word LEAVES but like I said...I free hand and ran out of space. LEAF it is.
This leaf I found in my sewing box that I made with fabric scraps and felt but I do not remember for what.
So putting this frame together took me all of two minutes.
Hooray for fast and hoarding my stash!
I do have more to share and I am hoping I can get another post out soon!
Oh and I have to know...do any of you do seasonal decorating?
Or am I in danger of having 10 boxes for each season filled with yard sale fodder because I can't stop my seasonal decorating mania? You have my permission to then commence with a blog intervention for me.
I will see it for it is...your love for me to stop the madness. :)
Smiles & Hugs!