Just as I was getting ready for autumn, with woolies at the ready, the weather turns topsy-turvy and we are back in high summer and I've had to dig out the cotton trousers and T-shirts. Not that I'm complaining as we didn't get much of a summer here so have to be grateful for anything we can get now.
It may be summer outside but my craft space this week has a decided autumnal theme as I get my stuff ready for the Vicky Stampers workshop on Saturday. Neet is doing this month's project which is a wooden house and I've been looking forward to this for a couple of months - couldn't attend last month's meeting so am chaffing at the bit now and eager to get going on what looks like a great project.
I think a lot of the girls will be doing a sewing based theme but as I did this for my configuration box a couple of months ago I wanted to do something different and seasonal so it's going to be a woody/autumn/nature theme.
Sorrel has been helping me find leaves and autumn fruits as we walk the local woods and I have been foraging in my garden for other bits and pieces. I got the sprays out yesterday to add a bit more colour - I like brown but don't want it to totally overwhelm the mini house so have added a bit of patina and gold to the poppy seed heads.
Rooting about in my (many) craft drawers I found a bag of Fimo jewellery bits that I made a couple of years ago when helping my niece get a project together for her degree so hope to incorporate these as well.
The last picture shows the piece of scrap card that was on my desk when I was working with the paints and sprays and I think it is quite beautiful.
This is one piece of scrap that wont be going in the bin.
Hope you have enjoyed a look at my desk this morning. If you are not one of Julia's world-wide team of craft WOYWWers then have a look at her wonderful blog - Stamping-ground and it may just tempt you to join in.