My blogging break definately left me with some extra time to devote to crafting. With all the great Fall crafts floating around blogland I had my pick of projects.
First up was a leaf lantern from Twig and Toadstool. This was super easy and looks so pretty at night:
I suppose this is the very defination of "Waldorf-inspired" versus strictly Waldorf - a collection of beeswax candles and nature items in front of a big old tv!
We find ourselves using candles a lot during these fall months, not only at dinnertime, but after dinner as well. Each night when we are readying the littles for bed we turn off our main room's overhead light and use soft candle and fairy lights for putting pajamas on and reading bedtime stories by. The little leaf spirit gnomes from Twig and Toadstool that I turned into a mobile look especially sweet lit by the fairy lights of our play nook:
These are just so sweet. By good fortune they hang slightly above a heating vent, and the littles love to watch our leaf fairies "dance" every time the furnace kicks on! I think I'm going to make some snowflake fairies for a winter mobile too:
We've been busy decorating our windows for fall as well. Several weeks ago the littles and I used watercolors on coffee filters. When they were dry I cut out leaf shapes to use as suncatchers:
Autumn leaves beneath a round harvest moon:
We also made a "gratitude tree" for one of our main room sliders. Every Saturday night we each get a leaf and put something we are thankful for on it:
I think the boys have a got a theme going on this particular branch!
Oh, and before I forget I also made some little pinecone fairies for our mantel:
Very simple - beads, acorn caps, and felt wings. I was inspired to make these after seeing a wonderful set somewhere in blog land - I'm sorry, I can't remember where!
Next up - a seasonal felt wall hanging. ;)