Last weekend lied to me. (sometimes weekends are like that) It's not Fall here in Maryland. High 80's is not Fall. I will have to take matters into my own hands. I will do it myself. I will make my own Autumn.
I've been sprinkling the felted acorns all around the house to see where they might bring us a little autumnal cheer.
A little here, a little there....
Now for some foliage. I dug out some felted sweater scraps and free handed some oak leaves.
I was thinking along the lines of a garland with leaves and acorns hanging from it. Blair did one last year and it was so pretty. I strung a few leaves onto some hemp cord. I thought it had a nice stem look going on. Hmmm...then I had another idea.
I got out the drill. It's hard to see in this photo, but I drilled two tiny holes in the acorn cap on either side of the stem.
I laced the cord down through the cap from the top, back up, then tied a half knot by the stem. Then using a tapestry needle I re-threaded the leaves back onto the cord and knotted the ends together.
A little glue, a few felt balls...viola!
Now...if I could only make enough to rake up and jump in! :)