Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy Fall Ya'll...


Okay, show of hands....who here is giddy as a tick on a fat dog that Fall is FINALLY here in the Midwest?   
OH, OH, OH....pick me, pick me!!!  
Yes I am and I had to show the world with my handmade sign.  Well, okay, maybe not the world per se, but for sure, my neighborhood.  Alright, perhaps not the entire neighborhood, but definitely my street! 
I really enjoyed using the Fall Word Shaped Card file from The Cutting Cafe this week as it set the whole project in motion.
A couple months back, I broke down a a wood pallet and by "I" I mean... I said, "Hey honey, let's break down this wood pallet" (that will sit in your garage for months until I figure out what to do with it) and then watched him from a very safe distance as he wielded his power tools and disassembled it for me, all the while, I'm fairly certain, thinking of about 100 things he'd rather be doing!  
Buuuut, now that 'we' had done that, I had a great piece of wood for a little sign.
So yeah! I painted and mod podged and crackled and stained and tinkered and fiddled away.
 
 
I even bent an old wire hanger and then crinkled and twisted some burlap that day.
And after some sanding and gluing and scrunching and such, what to my wondering eyes should appear?
No, no, not a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer...
A wreath! A wreath appeared.  On my door!!  
And I'm so stinking happy!!!
Hugs and Happy Fall Ya'll!!
Lisa xx

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25 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Lisa, I love all the texture the colours and the fall sign brilliant
Kevin xx

Samra Leshinski said...

What a gorgeous Fall display Lisa! Love it! The sign turned out great and those pumpkins look amazing after the makeover you gave them...
Have a wonderful day my dear!

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Sarah said...

Utterly fabulous!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love to see all your unique creations...This is perfect
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Regina Easter said...

Wow I am speechless. ...love this and really love that wreath....hugs

Chrissy said...

OH!..I would have said a miniature sleigh and 8 tiny reindeer and I would have been wrong..instead there is a beautiful wreath celebrating Fall..and I'm stinking happy that you are stinking happy lisa..lol..Fantastic project.

luv CHRISSYxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! Love it!

butterfly said...

What a great rustic sign to welcome Fall - love the altered squashes and the weathered wood. I've got some fruit crates, but I've been preserving them to use as crates - maybe that's an error!! Fab inspiration as always - and yes, I love seeing the trees on the turn, especially as we've finally got some sunshine and blue skies to enjoy them under - after a summer of grey wet cold drizzle.
Alison xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful home decor for the lovely colors of autumn. You have always been good at this sort of thing.
By the way Lisa, I have been looking at the picture of you on your blog. Lordy child - you sure are pretty!
Your secret pal -

Mitra Pratt said...

YOU are one lucky girl! My dude would be like, you take it apart and hand me safety glasses and some tools! ;-) I love it! Super cool idea to use the word that way on a LOVELY wreath! So pretty! Regina is gunna LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Good thing she is in Cali and you are states away...

Mitra Pratt said...

LOVE that blog header there girlie! You are so pretty!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous! Love the beautiful wreath in the frame and the sign if perfect! When you make me one, will you please substitute ya'll to 'youns"! Love it!

Anita Houston said...

It hasn't been above 65 degrees today!!! I LOVE it!!! Finally! I'm a cool and cold weather girl! So yes, I am so happy it's Autumn!!! LOVE this!!! Gorgeous wreath!

Greta said...

Oh my--creative & beautiful! This could be sold at a high end boutique!

Ina G said...

I love coming here to read your 'story' on how you achieve such amazing creations. This is another one I am in awe of. Totally awesome. Is there anything that your hands can't make into a Masterpiece?

Tracey said...

Happy Fall Lisa...what a fabulous wreath. Love the idea of pulling apart a pallet for your sign, it looks amazing. I come up with great ideas for my husband too!

Charlene said...

Fabulous Lisa!!!!

Tracy said...

Adorable! You used that tute for the wreath you posted on FB didn't you. Looks amazing. I'd say your door is dressed in style for fall Twang. Hugs!

Pia S said...

It's beautiful!! Guessing when your neighbors see this they all want one, I know I do....

Lisa S. said...

I wish you lived close by L2 because look at the stuff we could make together. :) This is great!!! Now is it ya'll or y'all lol. You say potatoe I say potato, tomatoe tomato.....lordy I'm in a wierd mood. Bwahahaha. Love ya L2

cm said...

People in my town would pay big bucks (BIG) for a wreath this gorgeous, Lisa! Stunning - and made all the more so because YOU made it (well, with some help, of course). Love it immensely - and your poetry rocks! Smiling brightly at every detail in your post: photos and words!
~c

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

oh my goodness! you made me laugh first with your commentary. Oh how I wish I could write like that! Your project is spot on once again!

Patricia St Martin said...

I can just see you out there braking down a pallet, you really have to tell me were you make this stuff because it can not be in your beautiful craft room. I can picture you out in a barn. I like what the sign says just the way it is. You keep creating all these wonderful creations but what do you do with them all? I'd like to see your beautiful house all decorated for Halloween but your kids are all grown!
Hugs, Pat♥

Karon said...

Fabulous, amazing, awesome Fall wreath! Love love love it! TFS and have a great weekend.

Jeri said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Love this! Brilliant design! I'll be looking at my word shaped files in a whole different light after seeing this.