mums (free clip art)
The weather is turning a bit cooler and the mums are blooming everywhere. Even some of the trees are beginning to show signs of changing colors. In other words, fall is here. Time to decorate for the season.
Michelle and I are planning a special weekend together. First of all, we’re going to build a Scare Crow to put in the front yard. With it I have a bail of straw that we’ll stick him into and put a beautiful mum on each side of him. Mamaw grew some pumpkins in her garden so we’ll get a couple of them and put them in front of the bale of straw.
IF there are leaves falling, we’ll collect them and make a book of all the different leaves we find. As more fall, we’ll keep collecting ones we don’t already have and colors of each we don’t have. Then we’ll look up each type of leaf and label them so we can learn what the different trees are in our yard. There’s a lot to learn about the different trees like which ones give off acorns or other types of nuts and seeds.
Halloween will be here before you know it so Michelle and I are going to take an old white sheet I have and make little ghosts to put in the dogwood tree when it gets closer to Halloween. I don’t like putting out a bunch of ‘scary’ stuff but little ghosts aren’t what I call scary. Anyway, we’re going to have a fun and relaxing weekend together, at home, next weekend. Hope you have a good one too.
Have you ever seen burlap drapes? My grandmother was telling me about how when she was a young child, when she went to visit her grandparents, her grandmother often sewed things from burlap feed sacks! She was telling me that the sacks actually had pretty patterns on them because the companies knew that the home-makers were going to use the material to make dresses and aprons and decorate their homes! I decided to go online and see if I could see some examples of burlap drapes and I found some plain ones for sale at this website, but I am going to keep looking to see if I can find examples of some drapes that had patterns on the burlap.
After the big mess with Lady Bug and her attempting to plant a garden in her bedroom on her carpet, I decided that I wanted to help her accomplish her goal of having flowers in her room in a much neater way. This afternoon I stopped off at Target and found some of the cutest little flower pots in the dollar section. I got a few pots with sunflowers and also a few daisies. They are only about 1.5″ to 2″ and I think they will look cute on her windowsill.
Whether or not these flowers will grow is really beyond me. I’m just hoping that it satisfies her desire for growing things in her room without making a huge mess.I also got a cute pink shelf liner that I plan to place underneath all of the little pots on the windowsill so soil doesn’t get everywhere. I’m sure she is going to love them, especially since I also grabbed a pack of pony stickers for her to use to decorate all of the pots.
Last night I was watching a do-it-yourself show on the television. The guy on the show was showing you how to make a really neat padded storage ottoman. I love items that you can use to decorate with but also have a purpose like organizing. This ottoman was made with a plastic file crate, plywood, some batting and the fabric of your choice. It looked very easy to put together.
I would love to make a few of these to use in Lady Bug’s room. She can use the extra storage space for some of her board games. Because she is small they could double as seats. I bet she would want to fill them with her toys and call them her treasure boxes.
My friend has the cutest little boy’s bedroom for her son. It’s all decorated in cowboys. She has dress up costumes for him to play in as well. My favorite is a novelty horse on a stick that she got for him to ride as he runs around.
She has done a fabulous job with all of the decorations. Any little boy would be proud to call that room his own. The bedding has cowboy boots and cowboy hats on a rustic quilt. It’s in shades of a brick red and brown. She has matching window treatments above the blinds. The walls have decals and a few actual hats hung up above his bed. It’s absolutely adorable.
I want to get something for him that would fit great in with the cowboy theme. I was thinking it could be fun to get him some sherif badges. I bet I could get a little set that includes all of the dress up accessories.