Autumn

Cuddle-able Scarecrows!



Your kids will love helping you make these mini scarecrows!
  Don't be surprised once you pop the head on if they want to give it a big hug and carry it around like a doll!

Watching kid's affectionate reactions to their scarecrows was the highlight of the "Make a Scarecrow" class we taught last fall at the Pumpkin Patch.  Once we placed the head on the "neck", every single child would squeal with delight, throw their arms around their scarecrow and give it a huge hug! Some carried it around the farm the rest of the day!

Halloween Tree!



BEWARE!
Don't even consider making this God's Eye Halloween Tree unless you are a person who really loves a challenge!

Your hair will be standing on end, your body twisted into pretzel like knots, and your fingers permanently cramped into unrecognizable raptor-like claws!  Your mind may implode or at the very least you definitely will be "on your very last nerve"!

By the time you are into your forth God's Eye, you will have asked yourself a least one hundred times "why am I doing this?!%@#!

Pumpkin! - Easy as Pie!

It is pumpkin harvest time!  Meet my pumpkin harvest!  My one and only pumpkin! The perfect size for a pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin pie is the EASIEST pie to make!  Simply whisk together a few ingredients with  pumpkin puree, pour into a pie shell and bake!   ANYONE, armed with a whisk, bowl, and a pie plate (with home made or ready-made pie crust) can make a pumpkin pie! 

Apple Pie Secrets Revealed!

Recipe!  And apple pie secrets!! 

Who doesn't swoon over the heady fragrance of an apple pie baking in the oven?

And since we are right in the middle of apple season (in the Northern hemisphere),  what better way is there to welcome fall than by baking an apple pie! 

Making the filling is very easy - remove the skin and core, slice thinly, stir together with a few simple ingredients, place the mixture in a pie shell and bake!  If you haven't yet learned to make pie crust, there are  ready-made pie crusts on your supermarket shelves.

Playing with Gourds, Dried Leaves and Mod Podge

I love playing with gourds!  Absolutely love it!  And, apparently, I am not alone.  So - I have planned a few posts to share crafty gourd goodness!

Since it is now officially Fall, I have chosen to decorate my gourd with dried fall leaves; but just so you know, dried flowers work just as well. 

I have these flowers drying right now. I just picked them from my fall garden - rudbeckia, delphinium, hydrangea, pansies, asters and lobelia - to create a fall flower gourd.

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