Category fall leaves

Captured Fairy

I found this little fairy prancing through the garden yesterday. She was enjoying our cooler weather, and I think she was confused that summer may be over here in Texas.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Garden Fairy

Now that we’ve had some fun, how about some details. I have been loving the new Enchanted Harvest collection from Bo Bunny. I usually see fairies for spring and sometimes Christmas, but I can’t recall a collection that included them for autumn. It is so fun and adorable!

For this project, I started with a plain wooden candlestick for the base and an empty tin (that used to be full of Prima flowers).

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Garden Fairy

I applied a base of white gesso to both pieces, and layered on copper and green paints to create a patina...

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Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you have Happy Thanksgiving, filled with family and friends, peaceful thoughts, and of course turkey!

I have some wonderful neighbors and friends that I wanted to share the harvest spirit with. I bought delicious smelling Slatkin & Co candles and added a “thankful” tag to each.

I started with a coffee-stained tag and added a scrap of fall-hued paper. I added some stitching down one side.

I stitched a ribbon ruffle and added it to the bottom with a silk leaf. I added the shiny copper sentiments and then tied the tag onto the candle with a ribbon.

The leaves are really falling today, but I guess it’s better than watching snow. Here’s a look at what my crepe myrtles are doing right now:
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