Friday 28 August 2015

Autumn is Upon Us.

Well autumn is upon us and all the delightful things that come with it.  I so love the fresh crisp air and yes the wind that comes to blow the leaves off the trees.  I do love all the colours the leaves change as well....It never gets old.

I have turned my greenhouse into a sitting area with my flowers.  Hoping they'll last a bit longer.

We've had grizzly bears in our yard digging up the ground.

I've brought in some plants to enjoy inside.  This is my lavender plant that is actually blooming! That a first for me.

Here is a lovely picture of the changing colours on our way to town.

It's also the season for picking cranberries.  It's forecasting snow for tonight so we took the opportunity to go picking beforehand.  It's been raining a lot and I hope it clears soon so we can go out again.  We picked a 5kg bucket of berries and had to take the forest out before tucking them away into the fridge to finish ripening. Then we'll be making jam.

Thanks so much for dropping by!  I do hope you are enjoying the autumn weather... or spring depending on where you're at. :)

I'm sharing this post with The Art of Homemaking Mondays.

Wednesday 12 August 2015

Happy Birthday Son

Hello! My baby boy just had his birthday and he's now six years old.  I wanted to share with you the card I made for him.
Being a mother is such a blessing as I watch my children grow and know that I have a part in his life.

A dear friend of mine is moving and gave me a bunch of little boxes of chipboard pieces by K& Company.  So I added some of those and a free sentiment I found online.  I put metal stars in the one chipboard piece and then some twine.  The papers are from Marianne (that I added some inking to with Tim Holtz old paper distress ink) and Momenta.  Then after the card was all together, I added the final little bit of distressing along the outside paper.
It was so nice to play in my crafty spot again.
I'm sharing this card with Word Art Wednesday this week.

Monday 10 August 2015

A Shawl is Like a Hug

Hello Friends! I'm back with something else to share with you all.  A shawl is like a hug, and I've made one for a dear friend who is moving away.  I shall miss her greatly.  This way if she needs a hug from far away she can wrap it around her and know I am thinking of and praying for her.  She likes blues so I thought this would suit her.
Colossians 1:3 "We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,"

This next shawl is rectangular and I used a new pattern called the shell stitch that I wanted to try.  It's very soft and warm.  It's sitting on my hutch awaiting a new home.  The colour is a bit bright in the picture, it's plum.

I've also been saving up ingredients to make my own salve.  I love to have natural healing things in my home for my family.  So today was the day I put them all together.  I had collected some herbs and steeped them in olive oil in the crock pot to infuse them.  Then I took all the oils, added vit. E as a preservative, some beeswax and some essential oils to the mix.  I'm not one for exact measurements, but it turned out very nice and my little boy came right up and wanted to be the first to try it on his owie.  I made more containers than are in the picture since I had already set some aside to give away.

I wrote out my "recipe" so that I knew all that I'd put in it.

I love how they cool and are so smooth on top.

I had to dip my finger in just to try out the texture. It rubs on so nice and smooth.  Plus it smells so nice!

So I have been doing things, making baby blankets to (I'll share those at another time) and working in my garden.  We finally got some lovely little carrots tonight to have with in another month they should be a good size. At least I hope so. :)  I have been doing lots of things, but have not been in my crafty spot.  I have lots of plans so I hope to change that in the near future.

I hope you all have a beautiful day!

I am sharing today with Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth - Art of Homemaking Mondays