While eating breakfast this morning (a banner batch of this granola), I noticed a little fairy watching over us from atop a picture frame. These are something I made in October for a seasonal Waldorf-inspired swap that I was late to complete and even later to blog, but that’s not what’s important here. What is important? How sweet, simple, and charming these little sprites are! I had a lot of fun staying up late one night creating different combinations of hair and clothing.
I followed the basic ideas in this tutorial, opting out of wrapping the pipe cleaners and drawing on faces. I embellished my gals with bits of felt and silk flowers I had in the craft stash. Leftover sock yarn makes stunning hair, don’t you think? (looking back at that tutorial just now I realized I forgot to give my fairies wings. Oops!)
We’ve been trying to soak up the last days of autumn, observing all the shades of scorched orange, golden yellow, and rusty red leaves on trees. Today there was a bit of blue in the sky, and we ran out to enjoy the fair weather and collect some leaves. I had been wanting to make a leaf place mat or garland, but PB had other plans, dumping our cache back onto the ground on our way home. Oh, well. We got to enjoy those luminous leaves and sunny weather, and that’s what I wanted all along.
How are you enjoying these late fall days?