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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Autumn Door Wreath -Thursday 10th October

Hello Friends,

Thank you for your comments on my Halloween wreath in my last post...there is another in the making! I know not everyone likes Halloween, but I love it - especially in craft world! Having just got back from the USA, I am truly "Halloween-ed" up this year. I think I mentioned that we went with some of my family to a massive Halloween many costumes and scary items for house and garden. There was one where you would and activator plate put on your path or lawn (hidden)and when anyone steps on it a gigantic spider leaps at you! It scared the bejeebies out of me..and I really do run a mile from a big spider anyway!

Anyway, those of you who have been following me for some time will have seen this wreath last year, although I have added to it. For those who are fairly new blog friends, I really do love to decorate door wreaths and from spending various holidays and a bit longer with family in the US since I was a teen, I have always loved looking at wreaths on the doors of some of the houses ( I've noticed during our last few visits that this tradition seems to be less and less on outside doors though, but more inside the houses, maybe a sign of the times with them being taken), so I love to decorate my own front door. 

Last year I created all new wreaths, so have kept the same this year. I did post this one last Autumn, but before I'd added the poppies for Remembrance Day, which I decided to leave on through the season this year. This wreath will stay up until the end of November.

Yesterday Amy and I put on a day-time workshop for a group of Carers; we used an Indigo Blu workshop Christmas card. A lot of the ladies were new to paper craft, but I think they enjoyed it. They certainly all came away with lovely cards (which I omitted to photograph). It was our first 8x8 project and I have to admit, the card itself does look a bit difficult to make, but it's not and once everyone realises this and relaxes into having fun, it just all comes together. We are making the card at our regular workshop tonight, so I'll show you tomorrow!

Before I finish, I though I would share some photos we took at the weekend - those of you who have been with me a while will know all about our four pesky hens - Cara, Bella, Lacey and Penny. When it comes to getting up to know good, Bella should really be called 'Dora the Explorer'. This time of year and I forever 'losing' her from somewhere inside the grapevine that spans the length of our garden - they all love grapes, but she is the only one 'brave' enough to jump up there and get stuck in. Anyway, here I am, having actually lifted her out of the vine on Saturday (it's okay, I did let her have one or two more!) and also a photo of some of the grapes we've picked...

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it..have a great crafty day and I hope the sun shines on you all!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Beautiful wreath Carole...lovely autumn colours


  2. The wreath is gorgeous Carole, I do remember it and love the addition of the poppies - you always do these wreaths so well, I look forward to seeing more.
    It has obviously been a very good year for grapes, you have got quite a haul there - I can see why the hens would love them so much. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Your wreath looks really lovely!! Wow ... a great "crop" of grapes - no wonder the hens want to try them!! x

  4. Hi Carole - I love the addition of the poppies, I do remember it from last year and I thought it was lovely then but the poppies have made it look extra special.
    Your grapes are lovely and I can see why the girls love them! The story of Bella in the vine really tickles me, sounds like she is addicted - or a budding alcoholic!! Hope you have seen the pic of our new fur baby - we both said "NO MORE" after losing our two last year but what can you do if they choose to live with you. LOL!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    1. I saw her today...Blossom is beautiful! Like you say, if they choose to live with you, you just can't say no...:) Hugs, Carole x

  5. Hi Carole , I loved yesterday's wreath and the poppies look great on this one. Do be careful or you will make yourself if you give yourself too much to do!! Love and hugs from Christine xx

  6. Gorgeous wreath and loved the Halloween one too, very clever lady...looks fab and inviting to your home.xx

  7. Hi Carole,
    Lovely wreath, beautiful colours.

  8. Gorgeous wreath Carole, love all the colours at this time of year! Enjoy your workshop this evening, I have parents' evening!xx

  9. LOVE both of your wreaths, they are gorgeous. I haven't seen any less decorating around here but we are mountain people, lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina where I am giving away a Mixed Media Kit, check it out! ♥

  10. This is beautiful, I love it against your blue door. A lovely splash of colour. X