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Saturday Spot: The Hunt Continues…

May 11th, 2010 · 7 Comments

I know everyone is thinking about Spring, but I have this idea for a “Se7en Autumn Crafts” post… and we need lots of Autumn supplies, so a couple of weeks ago we went on an Autumn hunt. We let off a lot of steam and did a lot of hiding and seeking and running and jumping but found very little evidence of Autumn.


Now so as not to get frustrated we left it and got busy with school but the idea is still niggling at the back of my mind and so we tried again… and went for a yet another Autumn hunt, with a goal to do some gathering and collecting of potential projects!!! We ended up visiting my folks garden, which is packed with trees and heaps of potential Autumn goodies… looking for the Autumn… we found all sorts of things…


There are a number of beasts lurking here…


That last one is not for real!!! And some of us grew a bit more confidant than others…


We looked and poked and gathered…

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And some of us went into hiding… who knows what else is lurking there…


And I know you want to see inside The Hut:

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We didn’t find much, I have a feeling that Autumn is still very much on the tree…


But on the way home…past all these trees that are holding on tight to their leaves:


We spotted this:


A dash of Autumn, or two.


A little bit of actual Autumn…


Here’s our haul…


We dashed home and it has poured with rain almost ever since… Did Autumn pass us by?


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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joyful Mama // May 11, 2010 at 7:45 am

    I had to chuckle when I read this, since our own attempt at autumn crafts resulted in pretty much the same as yours: a few oak leaves, the odd acorn cup and one or two empty seed pods from a tree in the neighbourhood. We have a lovely stinkwood tree in the front yard, but although yellow, the leaves are too soft to do anything with. Ai.

  • 2 se7en // May 11, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Hay JM, Isn’t that funny I am going to have to think of some brilliant craftiness to go with our little collection… On the other hand if I just leave it out for a couple of days I won’t have to think of anything!!! … some little folks will do all the thinking for me!!! Hope you have a fun week!!!

  • 3 Karen // May 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Have you come across this idea before?

    Put leaves/flowers (whatever you can find that’s a bit juicy, crunchy won’t work for this idea) between two pieces of white cotton fabric. Grab a hammer and pound it well. It should leave you with a great print on the fabric, colours/detail is amazing! This is where the inspiration came from:

    Copy and paste this link and jump through the programme to about 22 minutes to see a demonstration.

    Hope you like it!

  • 4 se7en // May 11, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks K, Anything with smashing hammers sounds like a brilliant idea!!! Hope you have a fun day!!!

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