Friday, July 27, 2007

I'm in a 'Fall Frenzy' !!

Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's because I go back to school next week. Maybe it's because summer seams so long here in the desert. Maybe it's because it's the next season to be. Maybe it's because it is my favorite season of all.

I want Fall!

The other day I meandered into a lovely Hallmark store. And sure enough, there was a little display of some fall items. I found these little porcelain acorn boxes - and knew that I had to acquire a couple! So with purchase in hand, I came home and dragged out my scrapping paper. Sure enough, memory had served me right... I had some paper with oak leaves and acorns on it. Some of my favorite things!! I had a plan in mind!

I carefully cut out the leaves and acorns - little bits ready for the next step. Next, I wrote on the back of each 'bit', a blessing for my ya-ya. I was taking the lead from the inscription inside the acorn lid.

..each blessing was specific...for a child, their marriage, themselves....I carefully tucked each 'blessing bit' inside their acorn.

Now, to wrap them.

How perfect is this??
'Autumn' napkins from a project that my ya-ya's and I did a year ago. Perfect! I think I'll wrap the little acorns up in these and tie with a raffia bow!

These stamps should come in handy for my tags... speaking of which....

distressing some office tags for that perfect little whimsy attached to the bags....

This isn't exactly what I had in mind when I bought the sweet little french hanger the other day... but does it not work perfectly with my tiered plate holder as a little drying rack for my tags?? Hehe... Oh yes, that's 'Martha' on the tube in the background - making cake!

Now... to wrap them up!

Tucked into their little autumn bags...

I'm off to meet my ya-ya's... and pretend to be the 'Fall Fairy' as we sip margaritas and swelter in 105 degree heat! Ahhh.... the seasons of the desert!


Simplicity Wins said...

Fall is my favorite season too! Although I have to admit I liked it more when I lived back east. Your little gifts for your ya-ya's are adorable. You are so sweet to have made them each a little treat. I just might have to go get myself an acorn!

Chickenbells said...

Oh how wonderful! You described them to me, but they're just breathtaking in person! And the drying rack is lovely too...and the blessings? And the reminder of Fall right around the corner? I swear, I have been walking out into the overcast days here and just practically bursting into tears because I just want to make it to's like Summer and Winter are open exposed spaces, and Fall and Spring are safe havens (I've always said, you're either an equinox or a solstice person) Thanks for all of your constant support and wonderful ideas, suggestions, and reminders...XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

you are so AWESOME, Carol!!! I wish that I had just 1 ounce of your creativity!!


Moron Family said...

Wishing I was one of you ya - ya's! What a wonderful gift for your friends!