Friday, 9 October 2020

Autumn Decoupage

 Well there is no doubt about it Autumn is definitely here, the weather is decidedly cooler and the days are getting shorter. The Autumn leaves are beginning to fall and it won't be long before they will litter my whole garden.  With that in mind I thought that is was time to put my Summer pebbles away and make some for Autumn.

now where did that little mouse come from😉

I can't believe how easy it is to decoupage, mind you it does make an awful mess but it's worth it to produce such a pretty result, I do tend to get carried away when I'm making these but I like to give them to friends and family and display some around my conservatory shelves. I'm looking forward to making some wintery Christmas ones next.

Last years welcome to Autumn was this little leaf garland, I loved making it even though it was decidedly fiddly.  I was lucky to have lots of little Autumn coloured balls of yarn in my stash and really went to town on these leaves and berries, it's funny how when you are in the mood for making certain things you just get on and do it and enjoy the process, this year the thought of making those tiny leaves and berries fills me with dread! luckily I don't have to because I can take this one out every year.

If you are in the mood for fiddly and fancy making one yourself I got most of the patterns here from the lovely Lucy at Attic24

My tomatoes are still ripening very slowly but I've had a very poor crop, I'm enjoying each and every one there's nothing nicer than tomatoes still warm from the sun eaten straight from the vine.

It won't be long before we can stop cutting the lawn it's growing very slowly now and only needs a cut every three weeks, last week my lawnmower breathed its last breath just before I had finished cutting the lawn, I haven't had it that long either, anyway it meant I had to buy a new one and here it is.....

I like it, it's light and very easy to use, I hope it lasts a bit longer than the last one but it does have a three year guarantee.

I have planted some crocus and tête-à-tête daffodils in the lawn, I'm hoping that they will grow because I have tried this before in my previous garden with little success. The lawn looks a bit of a mess after I have planted them but I'm sure it will recover and hopefully I will have a lovely display in Spring, I think I'll plant some at the front as well. 

and finally my Queen blanket is now on the return journey and now that I have passed the midline I'm loving it again the colours seem to balance more. The next part of the pattern will be out today, I'm getting impatient to finish it so that I can get started on the Letitia Holiday blanket which I showed you in my last post.

Now I'm thinking of baking some kind of sweet treat, maybe muffins or maybe cookies🤔 decisions decisions 😄

 Have a great weekend and stay safe and I will see you all next week.😘


  1. Your pebbles are gorgeous 😀 and so is your blanket, don’t know how you find the time to do it all 😂
    Enjoy your sweet treat and have a lovely weekend xx Ann.

  2. You decorated such pretty rocks Linda. I love the gorgeous leaf garland and the blanket is amazing. Hope you have a happy Friday and weekend.

  3. Your pebbles are fabulous, such a lovely way to mark the seasons. We've got a new lawnmower this year too, we'd had the last one for a long time so it didn't owe us anything. Our grass could do with cutting now but we've had so much rain we'll have to wait for it to dry out again now. You're blanket it looking lovely, you've certainly made progress with that.

  4. I just completed a decoupage project. It is so much fun to do! Love your rocks they are gorgeous.
    Have a great weekend,

  5. Your decoupage ricks are wonderful and I love your crochet leaf garland.

  6. Hi Linda, your blanket is absolutely beautiful! I just purchased this pattern and now I'm trying to put together my own colors. Thank you for all your helpful posts you've shared on mosaic crochet. Pat xx

  7. Everything is beautiful Linda. You are so clever and as Gypsy said, I don't know how you squeeze all your hobbies into your already-busy schedule! Enjoy your treat, whatever it was! I made cheese scones with the yoghurt that didn't 'yog' and they are gorgeous! Think I'll make them with yoghurt in future.

  8. All beautiful creations !!!! Keep going !

  9. The autumn pebbles are delightful. I can't wait to see your wintery ones. X

  10. What a pretty blanket! Your leaf garland is so cute!

  11. Beautiful blanket, and lovely painting on your rocks!

  12. Your blanket is so pretty, you are doing a great job with the colors going from dark to ligth. Love the leaves half garland, very cute. Stay safe you too and till next Sunday.

  13. Oh my goodness.....I love all your rocks you have crafted! Each design is beautiful and how fabulous they look showing off with the leaf garland. Gosh you are clever with your needles and hooks. As for your blanket, the pattern and colours are beautiful. It is coming along beautifully. When Spring finally knocks on your door again, those bulbs will look so pretty.

  14. Seeing your wonderful Autumn pebbles and creations really makes me want to get ours out, we only have a few but it's nice to mark the changing season isn't it.

    All the best Jan

  15. Wow, the decoupaged rocks look amazing! What a cute garland too, and the blanket just keeps getting more gorgeous.

    Our tomatoes have slowed down too. I had to cover them up for several nights of frost, but the weather's been warm again this last week, so I hope all the green ones will ripen before the next frost hits.

    Long life to the new lawnmower!

  16. I'm visiting you today from The Best Christmas Yet through the Anything Goes link party. I love the crochet autumn garland!

  17. Your stony crafty result is wonderful! #MMBC

  18. These rocks are impressive...gorgeous Autumn colours! I am already looking forward to seeing what you make using decoupage for Christmas!! There you are that blanket has turned out to be totally beautiful! Many thanks for your comments on my latest post...I so agree!! Keep well Amanda x

  19. Aww! Those pebbles are so pretty!
    I am going to have to do something with our garden. I can't wait until we don't have to cut the grass x

  20. You outdid yourself here, Linda. These pebbles are almost too adorable.

  21. So pretty! I always love going hunting for autumn leaves with the kiddos and making crafts. We will have to try this!

  22. You make such intricate, lovely blankets. Gorgeous. In your next post you mention that you think adverts follow after you are being listened to. There is now an advert for clearing ear wax on your blog! I presume it's something to do with mentioning your hearing problem. Hilarious, if you can take it that way instead of getting annoyed.

    1. That's hilarious, yes you're right Una you have to see the funny side as well 🤣 x


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