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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

felt autumn leaf garland


I wanted to add a bit of autumn color to my home, now that it is October but still warm enough here in the middle of Arizona that I'm still in sleeveless t-shirts. My trees are still vividly green. Well, I love autumn! One of the things I miss about England is the swish of wellie boots through mounds of falling leaves in all shades of brown, red, yellow, orange, even purple from September through November. So...I added my own color. Really simple. All I did was cut out leaf shapes from a few A4 sheets of felt and string them together with a running dart stitch onto yarn with an embroidery needle. I considered running them together with my sewing machine but something about the childlike nature of this garland appealed to me with the yarn and big hand sewn stitches. Once again, a project idea very flexible to many seasons. Flowers, leaves in spring greens, little snowflakes. I like that this is so easy, simple, cheap, something my son can do once he is a couple of years older and can manage a needle, and yet doesn't have to be tossed after only one season like paper chains and paper snowflakes do. Folded neatly, this will store well in my Christmas box for next year.

What projects does this inspire in your mind?


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