Friday, 26 September 2014

Autumn wreath : Leaves

Hello......... I'm stuck in bed recovering again after a busy couple of days, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all the good wishes for my hospital trip.

It was a very long day, as it's a couple of hours each way to the hospital, I had some more tests done and the Immunologist, say what's been happening is very unusual so I'll just have to wait and see if anything shows up in the tests, he also wants me to see yet another specialist a Endocrinologist this time, so that will be more appointments.

Anyway back to the wreath, where at the moment it's all about the leaves, well I guess it wouldn't be Autumn without them !!! 

As well as the knitted leaves pictured about, I've also been making some Felt ones.

A friend kindly offered to Die Cut some leaves for me, so I decided on purple and

this gorgeous silvery white glittery felt (so pretty, you can never have too much sparkle !!)  the felt came from my stash,  so yay, so far this wreath has been completely made from my craft stash so it turning out a thrifty make.

I then hand stitched some decoration onto the leaves, using Silver sparkle and a Purple floss,

Hopefully the glitter will look like a morning frost on the leaves

As well as the leaves, I have some 'Little Lacy Stars' from Attic24. Lucy's tutorials are great and I have used a lot of her patterns on my Seasonal wreaths in the past, in fact I made these stars for my 'Wintertime Wreath' last year, but the yarn I used just wouldn't block very well.

So they never made it onto the wreath.  I had in mind to make some cobwebs for my wreath as this Autumn seems to have been particularly cobwebby here at the Summerhouse.

Then the other day I found these little stars and wondered if I stretched them right out and pinned them would they look like cobwebs?  I'm hoping from a distance pinned to the wreath amongst the flowers and leaves they will, well that or maybe frost?

Here's hoping anyway.

So with a last bit of knitting all my leaves are made and ready to be pinned onto the wreath. Next time Berries.........

Linking up with Tami's WIP Wednesday
Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. Clare, everything you have made is so beautiful, I love the colors you have chosen. Hopefully the new specialist will have the answers you are looking for.
    Hugs and hope you feel better,

  2. Hope you are feeling better soon, the leaves are looking wonderful. I am looking forward to seeing the end result.

  3. Sorry to hear about your hospital visit (i've been away, so a bit out of the loop) and hope you get the results back soon. Your leaves are so pretty - can't wait to see your finished wreath.
    Have a happy weekend, lovely

  4. I hope that the next hospital appt will bring more/better news. The parts for your wreath are looking good though! Can't wait to see the finished article. xx

  5. I hope you start feeling better soon. I love all those crocheted and felted flowers and leaves. Beautiful.

  6. I do the same thing for my wreath! I knit things, safety pin them to the wreath and swap them out per season.