We did make quite a few of the seasonal crafts for Autumnal Equinox I mentioned a few weeks ago. Here's the corn husk dolls. They were really fun and really easy. Kind of addictive, actually. Little corn husk babies in little blankets were made, too.
We are working on a bonnet for this one-
Here's a simple straw wreath form with items from the yard—all held together with a low-temp hot glue gun (the only kind I use because I always, always burn myself.) The grape cake I linked to has not been made yet, but I really want to try it. I might even try it this week. The most popular activity was hiding little acorn charms in the forest and then providing maps. Really—anything hidden with a map is very popular around here. Like a stapler. Or a washcloth. We do this indoors and out. And now they are getting so good at reading the maps! The best are the maps we make for baby—which is just a drawing of something lying on the floor. Then we laugh at her.
And another item of interest:
Check out these local crafty/handmade events! I got an e-mail from a crafter and these events need support—so send some local love over there. As much as I love Etsy, it's really great to meet real live people, too.
Crafty Wonderland Oct. 11, 11am-4pm
Doug Fir (basement)
830 E. Burnside St.
Hip Happening Oct 17, 11am-5pm
Sellwood Masonic Lodge
7126 SE Milwaukie Ave.