Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Need More Hours in My Day

Finally managed to start decorating for FALL!
(It is difficult to get started on "fall" when you live in the South - the temps are typically too warm to think "Fall.")

Hobby Lobby had some orange burlap - so I began sewing and hot gluing -and even stenciled and spray painted!

Cool, huh!?

My little cotton wreath needs some additional cotton. I need to go and find some more before the harvest is over.



I took some old baby items to a local fundraiser and OF COURSE had to buy more stuff for the house. See my giant 50¢ plastic jack-o-lantern? What a score!! (at least - until I have to find a place to store it.)

And here is a table in the hall............


I also know of a hedge-apple tree near my home that drops these beautiful things in the right-of-way. (I had to explain to my 10-year old helper that I was not "stealing" the hedge-apples since they were in the street.) The purple berries are "beautyberries" and are native plants (at least here, in the south.)



Oh, and here is part of my work area............

Ignore the dining room chair in the photo - I was also sewing slip covers for a future post - which explains why the pile of laundry in the chair near the top of the photo has not been folded. Did I mention that I need more hours in my day? -- And possibly ONE more project that I can attempt to accomplish while working on two others.

Please visit Melissa at The Inspired Room for more Beautiful Life posts.

Then visit Julia at
Hooked on Houses to see what everyone else is "Hooked On."

This post is also linked to Kelly's Korner, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Shanty2Chic, Tip Junkie, DIY Showoff!


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19 comments:

Janet said...

oh my, I LOVE your cotton wreath. I wish I could get my hands on some raw cotton. That is awesome.

cottagewish said...

I really really like the "J" pillow. So comfy cozy.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I wish we had a hobby lobby!!! When will they be on the WEST COAST? Sigh. Fun fall nesting around here!!

Porch Days said...

Very nice pillows! You do nice work!

Designed with Purpose said...

just wanted to tell you I love your artwork. I saw it at the Nester's and I have been trying to decide what I want! I love the colors, it is so dang hard to find cheerful vibrant things to put on the wall...especially in Texas!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Awwwww! I love what you've done! And if I were to take a road headed east I bet I could finally find your house just by that porch photo. I bet your home smells like orange pekoe tea (or at least baked cookies.)

Anna said...

I love the pillows you made. I am so ready for some cool weather too

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh I need more hours in a day too! And I love your projects . the pillows are terrific!

DEB said...

Love your decorating. The porch looks terrific and those purple berries are such a beautiful color. Nice job on the cushions!

Ticking and Toile said...

love the front porch!! What a wonderful space! The pillows look awesome.

Shellagh

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Love all your fall decor... and I LOVE your cotton wreath! I always pick mine in Lubbock when we go down to visit the fam... LOVE it!
Thanks for linking up!
~Whitney

Michelle said...

Love the orangbe burlap pillows. I had fun with the orange burlap too. I wish I had access to some of that cotton! That wreath is awesome!

shopannies said...

love your fall decor

~Bobbi~ said...

WOnderful Fall decorations! Inspiring!

Tricia Anne said...

I love your pillows! What lovely fall decorations you have been creating! :o)

niartist said...

Love the new fall look! Stenciling on those pillows made them super great! I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog of genuine Cross Bottles valued at $175. It ends Monday, so hurry over. I think you'll love them!

The DIY Show Off said...

It looks like fall! Great job on the decorating. Those pillows are beautiful and everything is so festive!

Thanks for adding your creativity to the Fall Festival! :)

Roeshel

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your cotton wreath. And your pillows are fabulous!!!

Mandy and Jack said...

I love the monogrammed pillows!!!!

 
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