Friday, September 30, 2011

Autumn Dances In!

Craft Friday found little boy hands eager to build rockets.
Zachary dreamed new rocket designs he could build with his small cousins, so he gathered parts
customized pieces, and made ready the glue.

He was very thorough.  And very ready!

The girls scavenged bits from nature to assemble wreaths.

My hands were full of wreath and sticks and wire and leaves, so there are no pictures of the process.
The picture above is a tiny bit deceptive as we mainly used hot glue, not Tacky glue.  The base of our wreaths
were pr-emade straw thinga-majiggers which I bought at a thrift store years ago for just such a project.
You could also use other things for the base including grape vines or cardboard.  
Even a curved stick could be a swag shaped base for fall foliage.
The simple steps we followed (and I use this term loosely) were:

* First to gather dried grasses, pretty leaves, moss, pine cones, fern, and bark.
* Wire the larger items you collect to the base you are using.
* Let little ones pick out the bits and pieces thy like; 
   and have larger children hot glue those things in place.
* Momma or big kiddos can touch it up, adding leaves, moss, and pine cones to bare areas.
*  My girls wanted a bow.  We put a bow on our creation.

Little Britches doin' his little cock-rooster thing.

He is the THEE Big Stuff now because he got a leather belt from Uncle Char and Auntie Hannah
modified and embellished, sporting a custom-made leather pouch complete with a cute
wee-sized manly multi-tool/pocket knife!

{{{Shhhh... He's only been introduced to the pliers!}}}

No matter.
It turns out you can chase girls just as effectively with a pair of pint sized pliers. HA!


Autumn Autumn, waltz me in!  Lead on in golden sunlit hues and twirl thy skirts in scent-filled changing winds.

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Jess said...


Pam... said...

Watchin that little britches boy in photo 3, 5, and 6 too. Too funny.
Happy autumn, sissy.

Julia said...

Your girls did great on their wreaths! I love them!

Sally said...

Can't decide which picture I liked best--loved the ones of Bryce with his new multi-tool, the ones of Zack sharing his love of rockets with the littler boys and the girls with their autumn wreaths....Wonderful!

Rachel said...

You INSPIRE me. I love the wreaths -- walking through nature gathering beauty of the world and then creating such beautiful works of art.

Great pictures -- you've captured the joy in life. I'm so grateful that you linked up.