Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Fall is here...and the name game

Fall has begun, golden leaves are surrounding my front door, the days seem more cold and the air crisp. Fall is here so I decided now was the time to start putting up some Autumn decor. At the moment my decor consists of a lot of warm food pumpkin/spicy Yankee Candles, a scarecrow welcome door sign and a wooden cat I bought in Egypt. They are now all arranged on my fireplace mantel and hearth. This time of the year fills me with such anticipation, I cant wait for all the decor magazines to start including fall specials, even the local supermarket has a Halloween addition that has some great recipes. The shops begin putting out the Halloween items and soon the veg isle in the supermarket will display my all time favourite fruit....The Pumpkin! When I think of fall/Halloween I also see it as a time to get creative, at Halloween I usually carve about 5 pumpkins, make treats and spend time watching cozy movies whilst handing out candy to the trick treaters. Every year I cant wait to search for new ideas, recipes patterns and anything I can find on these themes. As more decor comes into the stores, I am planning a fall decor shopping trip!

This year I am trying my hand at making some door hanging pillows, or bowl fillers. Now I have my own home there are lots more to get creative with and thought why not try make some items!
I want to also mention I made the fall banner above using free Digital scrapbooking papers at Shabby princess

Recently I bought a pair of cream pillow cases for £1.99! Cut them into small squares and stained them with tea. I printed out text that reads 'Witches Brew' placed it under the fabric and traced the design. I have started to stitch the wording, and plan to stuff the pillow with wadding, maybe also place a black rope round the edges.

Here is how the pillow is looking so far......

Ill keep posting on how I am getting on with the crafting.......

Say hello to my kitten Truffles.....doesn't he look cozy all settled in amongst my stitching? So peaceful and rested not a sound would disturb him? ............ok, I cant do it.I am having you on! He is mine he's called truffles.....but he's not real! He's fake, a pretend pussy cat. He's made of card board or paper, with really soft fake fur. My parents brought him home the other week as a gift for my home! I wanted a cat but I am renting so no pets allowed........don't you just love him? ahhhhh unconditional love!

Now on to the Name Game. I am still very new to blogging/games and awards etc. But I was tagged by my friend Allison over at My Cozy Home for the Name Game .......

Here are the rules: Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your own middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here are mine..... I suddenly realised how long my name was!

P - Presents/parcels. I enjoy buying gifts for family. Trying to find something they will love and wrapping is the main reason why I chose presents. If W was in my name the word would be 'Wrapping'. I love to wrap parcels, finding gorgeous wrapping paper, carefully wrapping and adding gift tags, then at Christmas arranging the pile of pressies in a pretty arrangement is just something I love! I don't see my pile of parcels before Christmas morning and I try to keep them secret from my family, the anticipation of my family's face at the lovely arranged parcels is wonderful. The pleasure something small can bring..... from the heart and wrapped with love is just pure happiness.

R - Rain. When I was young I used to sit at the back door on a little stool with an umbrella watching the rain. I still watch the rain today, it feels so refreshing, the fresh smell a rain fall brings. To simply enjoy nature is such a joy.

I - Inspiration. I find many things to be inspired by, blogging is one of the new things to inspire me. Searching for new loves, such as hobbies, information. Sometimes something finds me then I am hooked and inspired to learn more! One small thing can open a whole new world.........

S - Scented Candles, these play a large part in my life, for the past 3 years I have been buying Yankee Candles, they set a mood, change a mood and create such a cozy atmosphere, and make wonderful gifts. My home would not be a home without these little joys. When I awake I light one, and in the evening I set the lights off and enjoy the glow......

C - Cake decorating. This is my hobbie and my profession. I spend my free time trying new recipes, making models, decorating cakes just for fun, searching for new ideas, decorating books, baking for family. This subject takes up most of my life in one form or another. and I love it!

I - Imagination. I was always told I have a 'good Imagination' and I tend to agree! Sometimes its a good thing, like reading a good book, but not so good with scary movies!

L - Lights. I have to mention Christmas tree lights in this letter. I have really fond memories of our tree growing up, a warm house, food, family and little lights glittering on the tree. If you squint at them they all blur into a wonderful mass of colour. The lights reflect of the tree baubles, some even play music! and all this creates a very warm memory.

L - Lisa is my first name- I read somewhere that 'lisa' means a 'searcher of knowledge'. I believe I do in any way I can every day. My word was also going to be 'Learning'

A - Arts and Crafts. These words fill my mind and most of my life. Finding inspiration, hobbies, work, and filling any moment I can with anything that relates to this!

As I have 9 letters in my middle name Priscilla , I have tagged the following 6 sites

My Romantic Home,

Cherry Hill Cottage,

Vintage Home,

Story Book Woods,

Country Romance,

Caton Darling and Moore,

I will add the other 3 sites later! and the links......... I apologize if anyone has already been tagged

Until next time, Enjoy your week....

Priscilla x


cd&m said...

Really enjoying this name game stuff, love the little "witches" cat.

Storybook Woods said...

Why thank you Priscilla, you and I are a lot alike. (except I am highly allergic to sented candles) By the way great idea to print off saying and copy them for embroidery. I may have to try that. Clarice

Miss Janice said...

Love your site, creativity, and kitty, too! I will be checking in to see what you are up too...:)
Miss Janice

JanaBanana said...

Love how your pillows are coming out! I havent ever learned to sew:(
Funny about that cat, I just bought my 4 year daughter one of those on Sunday at a specialty shop. I was surprised byt she picked the all black one...thats ok though because its perfect for halloween :)
Enjoy your day!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Hey, I just found your blog from Cindy's at My Romantic Home. I'm new to blogging - so together we'll have a go at this blogging thing!

I live in the United States, but am about 90% English. My dad's father came from England when he was 14, my mom's dad is all English and my grandmas were mostly English (with a little of Scotch).

Welcome to blogging and blessings to you with your new home and blogging endeavor.


cd&m said...

Thanks for the tag, there are a few of us over at Caton Darling and Moore so we will have to decide which name to chose first or maybe we should use Darling? Decisions, decisions.....

LBP said...

Hi Priscilla!

Just found your blog! I just bought 6 fall magazines today! I love this season.

Cute Kitten :)

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