Sep 12, 2013

Fall Leaves Felt Bunting

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!




  1. Thank you for both the French and the history lesson about Boise.

    I too have been making felt projects. I am working on leaves and pumpkins for a wire garland. It is fun to have a simple "pick up/put down" project in my basket.

    I really like the sweet vignette right below your bloglovin button.

  2. That bunting is just darling Laurel! I love the rich colors, the softness and the lovely stitching! I'm pinning!

  3. Great project. I love the colors. It has been in the 80's here in NJ so I could go for some fall weather...

  4. Love it! I love felt and wool felt. Trying to get some ideas to make some things out of mine. If I could just get off this computer long enough!

  5. Clicked on your fall Pinterest board and was thrilled to see the plaid lunchboxes. Had a flashback to my favorite red plaid lunchbox that I used as a child. Love the fall looks.

  6. Laurel I think this a great bunting. I really adore the colors and the shape of the leaves. It was so humid here in NJ yesterday and nasty storms in the afternoon and evening. But today it is breezy and getting sunnier as the day goes on. Some great news at Cloches and Lavender. I hope you will follow my blog along!!


  7. Love your leaf garland. You did an amazing job on it! Here in Oklahoma today we had a cold front move thru and it is in the 70's which is great after a few weeks of near 100.

    I am your newest follower.


  8. I love your Fall felt banner! It is so pretty. I can't wait for the leaves to change!


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