Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Autumn Time Wreath : Making a start.

Hello......... Although the weather has been gorgeous here lately at the Summerhouse, Autumn is upon us with it's misty mornings and so far warm sunny afternoons

But there are tell tells signs if you look,  the leaves are turning and the conkers are starting to fall from our Horse Chestnut.

 Plus have you noticed there are spider webs everywhere, this morning we awoke to a heavy dew and my it was pretty, so many lacy webs I just had to grab the camera and take some pics. 

With all this Autumn glory, wreath making comes to mind, as Autumn is the only wreath I'm yet to make.  Now with everything that's been going on here lately I had decided on not making my Autumn time wreath this year but the other night inspiration struck and set my brain a whirling with ideas, and I just couldn't get to sleep until I jotted it all down.

So here's the inspiration for my Autumn time wreath, these leaves are part of a very ongoing WIP for a cushion but I just love the colours and think they would be perfect as a alternative colour scheme for Autumn instead of the reds, yellows and oranges.

Yes my wreath is going to be in berry and heather tones, much more the colours for a Summerhouse wreath. Plus all the yarn is coming from my stash and I'm going to pinch I mean borrow, the leaves I've already made for my 'Purple Leaf Cushion' as lets face it I'll not be finishing it any time soon at the speed I knit.

So now it's time for the fun bit playing around with ideas and colour and planning what a Autumn wreath might need, I'm thinking berries and lots of leaves, plus some flowers and some how I'd like to try and make some wispy cobwebs but I'm not quite sure how yet.

As for flowers well I'm thinking Roses, Anemones and Daisies all flowering in the Summerhouse garden at the moment.

I've already made a start knitting some more leaves, yes you heard right I'm knitting eek, don't tell the crochet hooks. I've added lilac and some glittery grey ones to the mix for a bit of Autumn Frost.

So I'm setting myself a bit of a challenge as it's already mid September but hopefully I'll get there, I'm already planning on borrowing some items from my other wreaths, so hopefully that will speed things up a little.

Still not much progress with this read, but I'll get there
Linking up with Tami's WIP Wednesday 
and 'Yarn Along'
Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. Those knitted leaves are beautiful, I love the colour combinations.

  2. Well, nice colors combination ! original ! have a nice day !

  3. Good for you, Clare! I especially love the leaf pattern and I am imagining your wreath is going to be beautiful in those colors...they are autumnal to me :-)

  4. Oh wow, how pretty, I love the leaf pattern. X

  5. It's sounds as if it's gonna be a beautiful wreath, the little leaves are lovely, looking forward to seeing it's progress. :)

  6. your wreaths are beautiful - look forward to seeing your autumn wreath
    Caz xx

  7. I really like your leaves! You may have given me inspiration for my roving wreath. I looked at false leaves, but hate the plastic look. Thank you for a fresh idea!

  8. those leaves are super cute, super inspiring thanks for sharing!

  9. Oh this will be beautiful! Love the little leaves and the colours are beautiful too!

  10. I am looking forward to seeing the finished autumn wreath. I love the alternative colors.

  11. The wreaths will be beautiful. Great colour choice