Monday, 29 September 2014

Ta Dah! Autumn Leaves Crochet Bunting

So far this year I have had three garlands going across my mantelpiece, so I definitely needed another one to add to the collection for autumn.

Firstly we had my Valentines Heart Crochet Garland.


Then my Spring Crochet Flowers Garland.


Next came my Strawberries Garland - also crocheted of course.


I had been denying that autumn was coming, but with other busy times in the offing and the berries changing colour as well as the leaves, there really is no denying that it is here.

When I was having a big clear out recently I found some skeins of old tapestry wool from a past project which were doing nothing other than being stuffed in a basket.  They were in the right colours for leaves and autumn leaves, so I knew straight away what I could turn them into.


These are the leaves I made and this is a first attempt at stringing them together for hanging as an autumn garland.  I wasn't happy with the results!



After some more fiddling around though I have - Ta Dah! - my Autumn Leaves Crochet Bunting.


My plan originally was to string the leaves across the fireplace as though they were falling from a tree, but they were too small and curly to do what I wanted.  An alternative was needed so I found some other yarn in autumny colours and made a string of bunting which I then sewed the leaves to.  I think that it works better than I had originally envisaged.  It is funny how that happens sometimes isn't it.

Here are some close ups of the different parts - I couldn't resist lots of photos!






The fireplace just needed one more thing to finish it off - although I will no doubt add some Halloween elements towards the end of October! - a wreath of leaves.  I bought this as a kit and assembled it very easily and then I hung it from the picture that is always over our fireplace.  The picture has autumn leaves on the trees in the background, so I thought it went rather well.





Here you can see the finished - for now! - fireplace.  All set for autumn.  We just have to wait for it to get cold enough to light the fire now!  I will probably also move the little vase of lavender on the left and change it out for something else - a candle perhaps - as I feel that there is a lot to the left and not so much to the right.


Although everything looks a little gloomy in these pictures it isn't really, it is just the time of year which isn't the best for indoor photography is it.  Oh well.  You can see just how big my big teacup is in this picture - bottom left!  We do move the draught excluder dog and the other dog when we light the fire in case you are worried.

I hope that you are enjoying your autumn or spring preparations wherever you are around the world.

Amy

53 comments:

  1. There is nothing like a real fire is there? The Autumn bunting is looking stunning, a real delight.

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  2. Really like the autumn garland, the colors just look so warm.

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  3. Amy, I love the way you change the garland with the season!, crocheting leaves is a challenge a made a daisy chain for my daughter and the leaves curl up:( , as for the leaf wreath it's great I love Autumn coloursxx

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  4. Hi Amy! I love your Autumn bunting, all those nice shades... so pretty! It works well like that. :)
    Have a good week!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  5. Amy, how very clever and creative. I don't think I've seen anything quite like the crocheting in your pictures.

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  6. It's lovely. You could have stiffened the leaves with pva glue to make them hang straight, but I like your alternative with the bunting.

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  7. What a good idea to make some crochet bunting to add your leaves to and make them show up nicely! Your autumn fireplace looks so cosy now.....love the leafy wreath too.
    Happy autumn, Amy!
    Helen xox

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  8. What a wonderful autum dispaly, the bunting and the garland are lovely, looking forward to see what you do for winter now. :-)

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  9. I love your autumn bunting - autumnal colours are my favourite. Your bunting is very pretty.

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  10. L O V E L Y, I love the colours too, i'm a proper Autumn baby with my birthday looming in the next few days.
    Thanks for sharing your clever makes, think the cup and saucer is fab, bet it holds quite a lot of tea and you'd definately need BIG biscuits to go with it!!
    Hope you're well
    Sue xxx

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  11. Love the idea of autumnal bunting. :) I think it works really well. x

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  12. I like your autumn garland and I just love those strawberries :o)

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  13. Your garland came out really cute, Amy. Attaching them to bunting flags was a great idea, I think it looks more substantial than it would have the other way. Your wreath is really cute too. Happy fall to you!

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  14. I love the way you mark the seasons. Sarah x

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  15. Hello Amy

    Wow and double Wow your garland and wreath are wonderful, I just love them. A fabulous array of Autumnal colours and I just love, love the idea of Autumn bunting, they look perfect on your maltel with the wreath above.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  16. Your autumn garland is really pretty !!

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  17. Adorable, Amy! My favorite is the strawberries! The bunting/fall one is brilliant, too!

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  18. Your garlands are so lovely Amy! I love them all, the way they reflect the seasons is great. The Autumn leaves one is gorgeous-what a super way to use those tapestry wool colours. I have lots of that in similar colours but had not thought of using it for crochet-great idea!
    Alison xx

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  19. I love your bunting and the wreath. The trees are turning fast here, and some are already shedding their leaves, although it has been another lovely warm day.

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  20. Hi Amy, wow I love your bunting you made for your mantel and the wreath! I am so behind in decorating y house for fall this year for some reason! I need to try and get it done soon! Have a nice week.
    Julie

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  21. The garland rocks friend!! I love how you arranged it and the colors are perfect as is that wreath! You are one inspiring gal! Happy day to you Amy! Nicole xo

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  22. Well done it looks lovely...
    Amanda xxx

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  23. That's a lovely garland Amy. The colours tie in very well. There are a few bloggers I follow with lovely mantels and fireplace. And many of them string garlands across. I think I have garland envy!
    Leanne xx

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  24. Hi Amy!
    Great job...where do you find the time?
    Our Canadian Thanksgiving is in a few weeks,so I hope to get a few decorations out by then!
    We have Miss V today♥️
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  25. They are so pretty and you are so clever and creative with your crochet colours and items. The strawberries look good enough to eat!

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  26. Your autumnal bunting looks great, Amy. :o)

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  27. A beautiful autumn mantel, you've put so much effort into it. Lovely bunting and a great wreath too. Good job! CJ xx

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  28. You did good! It looks very Fallish, and cute too!

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  29. How lovely Amy very autumnal, I love that big tea cup. :)

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  30. The bunting turned out perfect! Very creative and absolutely adorable. Happy FALL!

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  31. Hi Amy! Oh, pat your tiny self on the back - this is wonderful! How clever of you to make the little 'flags' and then sew on your leaves. Looks so cute! Your little dainty fingers have been so busy! Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  32. Just beautiful. You are certainly talented.

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  33. I love yours leaves look awesome Amy!!
    xo

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  34. Amy, your new fall bunting is so beautiful! What a great idea to attach the leaves to the bunting triangles. Also, the leaf wreath is gorgeous and so colourful. You are so talented! Have a lovely week. xx Pam

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  35. Amy - Love all of your garlands but the strawberry one is fantastic! Your fireplace mantle looks great.

    Judy

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  36. What a wonderful display, I love it!

    Helenxx

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  37. Brilliant! I think it's wonderful :) Will set the atmosphere perfectly for autumn nights in by the fire! xx

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  38. Beautiful autumn feeling to your mantlepiece. Also interesting to see the changing display, I tend to put things on the mantle and they stay there for years. Perhaps I need to have a changing display to liven things up :)

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  39. Lovely colors, it all looks great together. I like your garlands. :)

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  40. Your autumn leaves bunting is great - a perfect way to display the leaves. Well done!

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  41. How completely fabulous. Those colours are just beautiful x

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  42. It looks terrific Amy, the colours are perfect for autumn :-) xx

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  43. Love the bunting...the colours are just gorgeous!! Sarah xo

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  44. Love your crochet bunting and the wreath is lovely too - both have perfect autumn colours. x

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  45. SUCH gorgeous crochet! And I love the wreath. Your home looks so autumn-y and lovely.

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  46. I love Autumn. Your colours are so appealing. Well done Amy x

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  47. Love the finished garland! I've never been one to decorate for the seasons (apart from christmas! ) but you've inspired me, I really want to autumn-ise my home now! x

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  48. Love the garden and the wreath. Not being a crafter I can but admire such things, rather than make them!
    Margaret P

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  49. Love love love your bunting, I've been pondering an autumn blanket but this looks way more manageable!
    Jillxo

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  50. Hi Amy,

    They're all very pretty! I love the colours of your leaves, both the crocheted and the papery ones; they perfectly complement the wood on your mantel. Very cozy!

    Happy weekend!

    xx
    Poppy

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  51. That's a beautiful autumn display! The bunting was a lovely idea. Bee xx

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