Hello there lovely Buttoneers! How are you? I am sooooo full of cold its ridiculous so am spending a lot of time back in bed under the duvet or on the sofa under layers of fluffy blankets! Thank god the weather is now in full-on Autumn mode and I can dive into a pillow fort under a pile of fluff and knitted goodness…For the love of…Autumn! I had grand plans to document my Autumn here on the blog but as I learnt in high school English Literature – “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” – Thanks Steinbeck, I will forever have this quote ingrained into my brain as many of my grand plans end up this way. Jeez…
Instead of going out in the cold and “catching a death” as my Nan used to say, I thought it would be a great opportunity to share some oldie but goodies from me and some Autumn magic that I have discovered across the web…
Excuse the snotty tissues and the smell of Olbas Oil (I actually love this smell though! Just me?)
Over the (almost!?) 3 years I have been tippy-tapping on this here bloggity-blog, I have shared my love of all things Autumnal – you can find them all here or similarly ‘Find a Button’ over on the right hand side bar and select ‘Autumn’. A few of them really stand out to me…
One of my all-time favourites has to be from the following year in my ‘Workspace Wednesday – Hello Autumn’ – If you only click through one of these links, let it be this one. I love the photographs, I love the poetic feel and most of all, I love those colours!
“…Hello Autumn. Hello falling leaves on the pavement and conkers in the grass. Hello jumping in leaf piles and sipping hot soup. Hello dew on the grass and wind that brings gold. Hello Autumn…”
I had created a few Autumn blog posts before this on, but this is the first one I was really proud of at the time and is from waaaaay back in 2013 before I had even launch this little blog to the public! Scary Stuff! I was so proud of this Autumn themed 1 year Anniversary card I had made for our friends who had had an Autumnal wedding in November of that year…
You can find the full post in ‘An Autumn Anniversary’.
I had a lot of fun making a sparkly mess when I created my Autumn Glitter Leaf Garland Tutorial.
“Now I can snuggle up under a chunky knit blanket with a hot mug of tea and feel all cosy whilst I admire the beauty that autumn brings…I just love how each leaf glitters as they hang and twirl just like autumn falling leaves glittering in the golden light…”
An Autumn steam train adventure in ‘This Steam Train Stops at Hogwarts…Right?”
“When I think of steam trains, I can’t be the only one who thinks of Harry Potter steaming out of Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross on the Hogwarts Express or those old romantic black and white films where they talk really fast and love really deep…You see views from different angles, sweeping fields, high hills, trees and animals, farms and houses…all washed in an autumn golden glow…I am certain this was the best time of year to travel by steam train…”
One of my favourite Autumn crafts were in my ‘Workspace Wednesday – Autumn Leaf Art’ where I shared my illustrated seasonal leaves which went on to be a bigger Autumn craft the following week!
“I love, love, love the contrast of the crisp white against the auburn reddish-browns and they were so silky smooth to draw on to…The natural curves and edges rolled over the natural veins of the leaves and gave a really organic feel to each design…”
Following the Autumn Leaf Art, came a ‘Tutorial Tuesday – Autumn Leaf Art Mobile’ which – Fun Fact – I actually still have hanging up in my living room! I loved it too much to take down and the leaves look just as beautiful as the day I hung them, a whole year ago! Blimey!
“I love how I can bring the beauty of Autumn into my home and make it feel all warm and cosy with its gorgeous warming tones of colour…I love that they sway around when you move around them just like leaves clinging on to their branches before they take the leap and float gracefully down in the breeze…”
I am sure I have said this a thousand times, but my all-time favourite Autumn blog post is still last years ‘An Autumn Adventure’ – I am so proud of these photographs and I love how I was able to capture the beauty of Autumn in the Cotswolds – My fave!
“I love this house in its creamy, golden Cotswold stone, hidden away behind the russet and auburn tones and melts away into the Autumn mist that rolls towards the hills…like something from a fairy tale……and when the sun dipped it was like an explosion of copper hit everything in sight and it was just heavenly.”
*Swoon* I am so in love with Autumn! Whilst lying around feeling pretty sorry for myself, snivelling away into my balsam tissues and listening to podcasts, I have being immersed in an Autumn adventure of my own from the comfort of my bed (it’s a hard life I can assure you!) This adventure is online (heck if I’m going to miss out just because I have the lurgy!) So I have selected 6 of my favourite Autumnal finds to share with you lovely Buttoneers. Enjoy!
1. Felt into an Autumnal Wreath by Elise Blaha Cripe
2. How to Make a Pinecone Garland by Patricia Palermo for Ballad Designs
3. D.I.Y Autumn Leaf Bowls by Hello Lucky
4. How to make a Fall Leaf Wreath by Four Generations Under One Roof
5. D.I.Y Leaf Mask by Small + Friendly
6. Leaf Prints by Skip to My Lou
Arent they all fabulous! Oooo I feel all seasonal and cosy now. Which was your favourite? I am definitely going to be trying out some of the magic I found on the web! There are so many possibilities!
Don’t forget there are some Autumnal bits and pieces in the Eliston Button Etsy Shop like my red Poppy Embroidered Felt Flower Brooch and the cosy coloured Blackcurrant and Cinnamon Flower Brooch. Maybe even the Tangerine Orange Flower Brooch that is as orange as a pumpkin or a more subtle Merlot and Cream toned one? Maybe a Sage and Onion coloured Flower Brooch for you coat or handbag?
So there you go and now you know! Fingers crossed my cold will go away and normal service will resume for my next Create 30 blog challenge launch. Have you got any Autumnal plans? Do you have any seasonal traditions? What are your favourite comforting or warming foods or drinks this season? I would love to hear all about it!
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Until next time, meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!