getting ready for fall…


The weather here is perfect after several, several hot days.  It’s drizzly, rainy and isn’t supposed to be warmer than 75.  I’ve been craving doing some fall projects, but when it’s still so hot outside, it’s really hard to think pumpkins, leaves, and beautiful autumn colors.  Here are some of the projects I’m going to be working on in the next week or so.

1.  Fabric pumpkin tutorial from V & Co. >>  http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2009/10/tutorial-garden-fresh-fabric-tomatoes.html
She also has instructions for tomatoes!  It’s great because it doesn’t matter your style of fabric, as long as it is fall colors it will go with your style and look great!

2.  Fall bunting.  I think I want to do black & white prints for Halloween and put “trick or treat” on mine.
On Etsy from SparklePower >> http://www.etsy.com/listing/52050499/colorful-scalloped-party-garland

3.  And since it’s getting cooler outside, I really want to tackle painting my house.  I’ll be making some trips to Sherwin-Williams and Home Depot to get samples soon!  Did you know that Sherwin-Williams has great tools online to help you select your colors?  >>  http://www.sherwin-williams.com/do_it_yourself/paint_colors/paint_color_palette/visualizer/
I’ll probably be using that, as well as, photoshop to determine the hue winner. Does anyone else take Pantone swatch books into the paint store?

4.  New garden flag for out front.  I like how Tatortos and Jello’s guest blogger, Random Thoughts of a Super Mom, did theirs and used burlap – which comes in a great orange color and it so cheap!
tutorial here >>  http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/2010/04/guest-project-monogrammed-burlap-garden.html
http://the-wilson-world.blogspot.com/

That’s probably more than I’ll get done, but I’ll tell you one thing I HAVE to do every year….  homemade roasted pumpkin seeds with chili lime seasoning…  : )

Charli Rae

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