It's here!!!! Fall is finally here! I was happily surprised to wake up to fog and a 55 degree morning, since it was over 100 earlier this week.
Violet as the Acorn Squash Fairy. I decided to take her outside and just follow her with a camera and see what happened. She decided 'the pumpkin needs a nest'.
We started the day with an autumn breakfast. See the tiny owls? Their eyes are tiny bits I cut off a piece of candy corn.
Violet was overjoyed to get a piece of candy corn with breakfast. I need to take that kid out more.
It's officially fall when you see candy corn at the market. My jars are dusty. Don't look at that. Pretend they're freshly sparkled with Windex, ok?
They're so tiny and happy that I end up eating too many. Do you have that problem with candy corn?
To celebrate the best season, I made Mommy & Me autumn scarves.
Is that photo any better? They're of a super soft, translucent fabric. I used this tutorial from Jenny at Anything Pretty. (By the way, what an awesome tutorial, Jenny! It was concise, well-photographed, and I will be back for more!) I made it take about 3 times as long since I used fabric that needed hemming. I used the overcast function on my new machine. I like how it gave the edge a slight scalloped look. However, if you use knit fabric, you don't have to do any hemming----just gather the ruffle, sew it down, and you're done.
This is one of my favorite days of the entire year.
Here are some stunning fall foliage clips accompanied by Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1. Satie's music is so haunting yet tranquil. Perfect for autumn. If you can't view it above, click here to see it on YouTube. I hope you're all taking a hike through the woods, drinking cider, and getting out your sweaters!
Violet is such a perfect fairy! Cute. I love the mommy and me scarves. That's something I never would've thought of, but how darling! The video is great, the music just as you say--haunting. A little sad too, for some reason. It made me think of home and all my family there.
Posted by: Marty | September 23, 2011 at 10:35 PM
Your autumn candy display is lovely. Violet as a wood sprite...lovlier. The owl toast...what a wonderful world.
Posted by: Charlotte | September 24, 2011 at 12:32 AM
OMG, those photos of Violet just made my day! I will now go about my chores a happy smiling woman. I think that little girl is having my dream childhood, and that is so fun to watch. :)
I enjoyed all the photos, and yes, I eat too much candy corn whenever it's around.
Posted by: Maria | September 24, 2011 at 08:40 AM
Laura!!!! Heloooooo! First of all, Violet is beyond precious. That fairy frock is amazing, and the photos of her in front of the stacked wood, makes her look like she is inside of a kaleidoscope (hope I spelled that right).
The scarves are perfectly fall lovely soft dreamy, and your first photo of the fog is pure Pride and Prejudice. I expect to see Darcy walking towards you ;)
Your breakfast is so sweet! I love that you make Violet fun food. My mom used to pack my lunches with sandwiches in the shapes of hearts and stars, and moons and all sorts of things. And pancakes with all manner of faces. I wish I had appreciated it more back then. That was so amazing of her, like you are doing for Violet. So beautiful!
As for candy corn.
Dare I share this?
Lovee LOVES candy corn, and has to have it when it hits the stands (fresh, as he calls it), so, my candy jars have been filled and emptied since last month. And now, to think, I have to go buy 6 more bags. How can he be so slim??? I dunno. Not fair!
Candy corn in jars, makes the world a happy place!!
Love you Laura!
Posted by: a fanciful twist | September 24, 2011 at 11:06 AM
My autumn is a tad less fun :( Today it's misty and foggy, and I'm battling a sore throat :(
however... that's life. I'm excited for the leaves to start to change!
Posted by: Carlin | September 24, 2011 at 11:19 AM
ps: Tori does her version of Erik Satie, with her own words on the new album!! Forgot to tell you. Had to come in from mowing the weeds to say that or I would forget forever ;)
Posted by: a fanciful twist | September 24, 2011 at 07:36 PM
I love that Violet dresses up so much. She is entirely too cute!
Posted by: Bettina | September 25, 2011 at 09:15 PM
This is how I always imagine Violet, as a little woodland fairy! I'll be enjoying Fall much more this weekend when temps here plummet from the mid 80s to 65! I HATE it when it looks like Fall, but still feels like August, such a bummer. Here's to cooler weather!!!
Posted by: Dusti | September 28, 2011 at 09:33 AM