Yesterday, I looked out my window and noticed the tall ornamental grass in the back yard is starting to ripen into plumes.
It's still summer hot here, but this is a lovely sign that autumn is just around the corner!
Fall is by far my favorite season here in Boise. The name Boise comes from the French word for woods. When French trappers first traveled through the desert and saw the green trees along the river, legend has it that they shouted, "Les bois, les bois!" The woods, the woods!
Any day now, les bois will begin a spectacular show of fall leaves like these from last year.
These saturated fall colors and soft fuzzy warm felt go together like peas in a pod, don't you think? Last year I came across this photo on Pinterest of fall leaves made from felt.
|Lil Fish Studios|
I tracked the source down to Lisa of Lil Fish Studios who made these leaves for coasters out of handmade felted wool from sweaters and coats. Lisa also makes and sells adorable handmade felted acorns in her Lil Fish Studios Shop. When you visit Lisa's blog, be sure to also click on her Flickr tab to see her gorgeous photography. What a treat!
I was inspired by Lisa's leaves to buy some felt squares at the craft store and spend a few fall evenings in front of the TV last year embroidering this simple fall bunting. I sewed the top edges to some twine and hung the leaves from my hutch. I love the way the bright autumn colors stand out against the black hutch.
If you're starting to feel like fall, too, hop on over to my Fall and Thanksgiving Pinterest Board for tons more autumnal pinspiration.
Thanks for coming, and have a great day!
I'm partying over at these great parties this week!