Fall Decor and DIY

Hey guys!  Today I’m here to bring a bit of fall into your life.  This has been an ongoing project to decorate my desk for fall.  Actually, it was a challenge from my little sister and I’m pretty bad a turning down challenges.

Okay, here is an overall look of my humble desk.  Last week, I’m afraid to say it was piled high with papers.  That’s where the challenge came from.

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All right, we are starting on the left side of the desk.  I have made a sign to remind me who the Lord of harvest really is.  It’s taken from the hymn, “Come Ye Thankful People, Come,” which is one of my family’s favorites.IMG_9749.JPG

I also have one of my favorite decorations, my most adorable little teapot.  It’s simple cream color and I’ve placed decretive flowers in it.  Next to it I have a crocheted pumpkin (I got tired of real pumpkins rotting on me!) and Sneaky, my little fox friend.  Sneaky is made out of felt.  Isn’t he a cutie?

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Sneaky, my little fox friend!
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A crocheted pumpkin.  They don’t rot on you!

On the right side of my desk, I have three Ball mason jars, which I painted metallic gold and burgundy.  Next to them I have Nutkins, my squirrel friend and two more crocheted pumpkins.

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My little buddy, Nutkin.

Now, for the DIY.

After I made the pumpkins, I wondered what else I could make out of yarn and a needle. After considering other fall stuff, I accidentally stepped on an acorn.  What is better to go with a squirrel than an acorn??  Nothing!

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What could be better?

I’m really bad at giving instructions, so I’m hoping you’ve crocheted before if you’re going off this DIY.

First, crochet three.  Than make a ring.  After that, go around once doing a double stitch.  Now, go around twice, alternating doing two and just one double stitch in each hole thing.  After you’ve accomplished that, change yarn.  Go around twice doing two double stitches in each hole.  Then, alternate skipping a hole and doing the normal thingy.  Oh, make sure you’re still doing a double stitch.  Once you have no more holes, you’re done!

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Your acorn should look like this.

I hope that made sense.  It makes sense to me, since I made it.  If you try it out, make sure to comment down below!

Okay, now I’m doing a fun extra.  Allison said in her last art lab

“Draw a picture of what nothing would look like if it was something. I… don’t even know if this is possible.”–Allison

I took that as a challenge, and I think I have successfully drawn a picture of Nothing.  I tend to think in words, so when you see this picture, try to imagine words.

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Now, let me explain.  Nothing is actually something.  So, if you are into puzzles, look back at the letters inside nothing.

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Ah?  Did you find something interesting?  I thought you would.  Now, comment down below if you figured out the puzzle.  I want to see how many people get it.

And now I’m going to announce….A Q&A a week from Saturday!  You can comment down below with your questions and I hope I’ll be able to answer them all.  I’m actually excited about this, so y’all better comment!

Now, I’m off to figure out another puzzle and to read another book.

~~Amie~~

 

16 thoughts on “Fall Decor and DIY

  1. Hey Amie, I love the fall decorations. we have some crocheted pumpkins too. Are the leaves made out of felt?
    Oh, I figured out the puzzle: the words nothing and something are inside the letters that spell nothing. That was clever.

    What kind of questions do you want?

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    1. Thanks, the leaves are indeed made out of felt. I’m considering a DIY for that too, but I’ll spruce that up a bit.
      Yes, inside of Nothing is something. Any questions that are appropriate. I’m not that picky.

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  2. Ooh, your desk decorations are lovely (especially the crocheted pumpkins!)! And HA HA that nothing picture is GREAT! Nothing made out of somethings… I love it! 😀 Thanks for taking the challenge!

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  3. Wow, those are ADORABLE, your desk is so pretty! 😀

    Here are my questions:
    What is your favorite animal?
    What is your favorite part about blogging?
    What is your favorite craft?
    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
    Favorite ice cream flavor, candy and chocolate? 😛

    Is that enough? Looking forward to it! 😀

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