Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter!

Hello gorgeous fairy folk – how are you all? We’ve had a wonderfully mild September, October and most of November which has resulted in some wonderful colours in the glades. Here are a few of my favourites! A little dandelion poking it’s head out amongst the grass and fallen Autumn leaves.IMG_6922.JPG

The stunning red of a sycamore tree.IMG_6943.JPG

The changing of leaves from green to red before falling.IMG_6945.JPG

But now Winter has arrived … brrrrrr!! It’s chilly today and my thoughts have turned to hoods, robins and cups of hot chocolate (with the obligatory marshmallows!)

So here are a few makes to make you smile!IMG_6850.JPG

One foxie hood and a big blue bear hood. Oh how I love the foxie hoods – I think they’re my favourite (but don’t tell the bears!). Different designs in the pipeline so keep your eyes peeled!

Recently I’ve been making these little chaps. Cute huh? I’m loving the dangly legs!! If you visit my facebook page (click here to visit!) you may have a chance of winning one of these little fellows.IMG_6955.JPG

I’ve also been making garlands, toadstools and I’m working on a happy daisy scarf which should be ready soon. Really I should be thinking about Christmas (it’s 21st November … I’m allowed to say that word really I am!) but fairy things keep distracting me!

My last piccie of the day is to prove that there are still some flowers left in the glade if you look hard enough.IMG_6947

Ah, doesn’t that little bright flower make you smile?

Until next time, I’ll be trying to focus and not get distracted!!

Emma x

On into Autumn

Hello everyone,

Autumn is definitely upon us. While we’ve enjoyed bright sunshine and high temperatures for this time of year there is an unmistakable chill to the wind and the mornings are darker. Part of me mourns the passing of long Summer days but another part of me looks forward to crunchy woodland walks, the lighting of our new stove (once the walls are plastered and decorated!) and the drinking of hot chocolate.

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I love this shot! the dappled light shining through the trees makes me happy. This was taken in Puzzlewood near Ross-on-Wye. It was allegedly the inspiration behind Middle Earth and lots of TV programmes have been filmed in these woods (Merlin for one – I loved that programme! Dragons, magic, Camelot – for a Toadstool lover like me it was just fab!) If you get a chance to go and check it out for yourself I highly recommend it. A few tips – expect to get muddy (it is the woods after all!) it is not buggy friendly (200 steps) take your camera … oh and stop at the cafe on the way out!

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It really is a very magical place.

Not much crochet has taken place recently but I foresee nights on the sofa snuggled by the fire with a basket of yarn and hook by my side in the near future. Will show you what I’m up to as soon as I have started (oh and found my camera which seems to have vanished!)

Until next time, I’ll be making the most of dry weather!

Emma

x

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