Welcome November! Here we are, right in the middle of this autumn season. Though in some ways it feels like it only just recently began. Such a warm September, no frost, gardens growing until late October! Cosmos towering above our heads. And then finally the cold came. And we have had some days that were not much above 40 degrees. And I am not really sure how I feel about this coldness. (Actually I totally do not like it, I am just pretending I am okay with it.) Mostly though we are happily celebrating all the warm cozy feelings that this beautiful season brings.
There has been lots of apple picking, the start of seasonal baking, and yesterday the making of pumpkin moonshines and roasting pumpkin seeds.
We have done a few little autumn crafts, one day a couple weeks making this autumn leaf garland. We laid out wisps of autumn colored wool and gently needle felted them into leaf shapes, then added on the the veins of the leaves. The girls each made several themselves, this was one of Chessa's first needle felting projects. (Six years old with a felting needle?) (Does this count as a tutorial, since I kinda told you how to make it? I guess probably not, since no photos...) We just strung the leaves on thread and hung them above our nature table. Oh, I have a clever little tip for you... you can use beeswax to hang things up. Sticks to walls really well. It is surprisingly strong, though of course things do have to be somewhat light. I learned this from the girls. They use beeswax for everything. It is everywhere. That's a whole other story though...
So, I hope you have all been having many wonderful autumn days. Now we continue celebrating lantern season!
p.s. I just remembered.. do you see that little acorn autumn fairy on the right corner of our nature table? This was a gift last year from my sweetheart friend Rachel (who you might know as Rae) and she is giving one away at Morning Sun Rae. She is great. If you have something made by her in your home then that is a very special thing. I love having this bit of love from her on our autumn nature table :)