Thursday 11 November 2021

Inspired by Autumn

 Hello Lovelies, 

I've been on a bit of a mission to tidy up this week, putting stuff away and sorting paperwork. 

I think as the garden becomes cold and damp it feels more important to create a calm space to shelter in. Our indoor living space feels the pressure of so many adults using it. It's not toys I do battle with these days but shoes, coats, tech, and never ending laundry.

An Autumn clean, tidy and declutter seems essential for my sanity.

Yesterday I took the afternoon off and went for a walk though...another sanity essential.

It was a dull day but the seasonal colour is getting really good this week.

I couldn't stop picking up leaves.

This scene was all green a couple of weeks ago.

Now there are  fabulous shades of plum

and red

Along with the golds and oranges

When I got home I had a little play with all the leaves I had collected. How lovely are these shades and shapes?

The autumn scenes and leaf colours inspired me to get my yarn pegs out.

I'm still experimenting with colour combinations and thinking about what project I want to use them for, but it's great to feel inspired.

I also collected some dried grasses and seed heads while I was out. I love this simple arrangement on my mantel.

It balances well with the houseplant on the other end.

I made this mosaic for inspiration. It's a joy to capture this moment, when so many leaves are fading into a rainbow of beauty and the berries shine.

I do hope you lovelies manage to get outdoors and make the most of Autumn (or Spring) this week.
Jacquie x


  1. Beautiful leaves. I can never resist picking them up either! Exciting to see your yarn pegs out match the colours to the leaves!

  2. Buautiful leaves. I can't wait to see what project you will use them for.

  3. The leaves are in full colour now after a late start, aren't they? You've got a lovely collection there. I have the same battle with shoes and coats (I actually think my house is full of centipedes the amount of shoes that are left around!) - oh, and the dreaded packaging. It drives me nuts! xx

  4. Beautiful autumn colours. What a pretty place to live. I love the crocheted houses you have on display. Do you have a pattern for those.

  5. I love those pink berries. My neighbour has a tree full of them. Jo xxx

  6. When Summer colours have faded it is amazing how colourful Autumn can be. Rich colours of plums,oranges,reds and browns in leaves,flowers and berries.
    I enjoyed being reminded of those lovely little houses you made too and look forward to what you decide to make with your yarn x

  7. So beautiful ... your autumn leaves joy. I also love the colors and we still have beautiful leaves here and there and a few flowers here and there. Yes, it's wonderful outside, even when the sun isn't shining it's great outside.
    Your colorful crocheted houses in your room are great. I like it a lot.
    Many greetings to you from Viola


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