Autumn is definitely in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest. The trees are changing, it’s chillier, and the ever present rain is back.
I don’t mind the rain, I love listening to how it sounds and smelling the air after a good downpour. I just wish kiddo weren’t on week 5 of a cold so that we could do more puddle stomping.
But…since we are indoors, may as well be crafty and celebrate the season! I started putting “homemade potpourri” on the stove to make the house smell all yummy. All you have to do is take a sauce pan, throw in water and add spices you would put in most pumpkin related baked goods (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice). If you happen to eat an apple, pear, or orange, throw in the cores or some skin. Mmmm, smells so yummy!
Anyway, here is some of what we’ve been making. I’ve been missing having time to craft especially with a little someone only taking her nap sometimes, so we just do art together now. For example, the other day we did some hand tracings which became your classic turkey:
As well as a tracing of her and her daddy’s hand which became some trees and a sunshine:
I also cut out some pumpkins for her to decorate:
And, since we have an orange wall, threw up some jack-o-lantern faces:
I’m also trying my hand at those coin pendant thingy’s. Not done yet (or fully dry in this pic), but liking the look so far:
Anywho, more in store soon. A little someone has requested to be a pink froggy with pink polka dots for Halloween. I picked up the fabric, but haven’t managed to start it yet. Cutting and sewing is a bit harder to do with a helper, though I may be able to convince her to let me work on it a bit tomorrow. I tried bribing her about sewing today saying she could work the foot pedal, but she was not game. 🙂
And now my pregnant butt is going to go rest, because my butt literally hurts. It’s that nerve thing that goes from your back down your leg, but it’s pretty much centered on the behind. Pregnancy butt nerve pain…that’s a thing right? Not to complain, just one of those things that happen. I am beyond blessed to be able to bring a little one into the world and can easily handle some pain in the caboose. It’s probably from all the awesome floor sitting lately, what with blanket forts and living room picnics.