Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Obsessed with Pumpkins....just slightly


Pumpkins . Everywhere. All sizes, shapes , colors. A little slice of heaven if you adore these beauties of the gourd family.  I am smitten with everything about them .. even in their edible form. Pumpkin pie , pumpkin lattes .. yep.  Obsessed. Just slightly.

On our way home from Norristown Farm Park we passed a favorite garden shop of mine. They were already closed but they leave all of these out on display so I just had to stop and take some photos .







Look closely and you will find a little cutie enjoying a treat .. many of his friends were joining him as well :)






Could the  design and detail be anymore amazing ??





These "ghost" pumpkins as I like to call them really caught my eye .. definitely a favorite.



                                                      Pumpkins make October awesome.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Let's go for a Walk


I've said it many times over but Autumn is truly my favorite season .. and the perfect time to go outside and take photos of the gorgeous explosion of color taking place in nature.  I was determined to get out this weekend and do just that , We have lived together in our house for almost 3 years now and yesterday is the first day that we decided to check out  Norristown Farm Park.  It is only a 5 minute drive from our place . There are lots of walking trails , little rivers flowing throughout and a pretty perfect place to take some gorgeous outdoor photos .  














I looked down and saw this little guy .. snapped a shot before I shooed him off into the grass to safety:)










We will definitely be making a point to go here more often and check out the other areas that we didn't see this time around.

On our way home we passed one of my favorite garden shops .. I will share those photos tomorrow. Pumpkin overload.  You can't say I didn't warn you :)



Saturday, October 25, 2014

By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes ..


Here is a peek into Halloween at our house .. it truly is my most favorite holiday to decorate for . I adore Christmas but Halloween has my heart .. and soul :)





It isn't Halloween without some Poe ....









Mumford hopes you enjoyed your stay and that you will come back tomorrow to see some beautiful Autumn photos from a walk thru Norristown Farm Park !

Friday, October 24, 2014

Etsy Update


I know Halloween is just around the corner but I couldn't help myself .... I had to create some spooky little matchboxes for the coolest day of the year .  These can be used for just about anything .. from mini decorations to little gift boxes . And if you love Halloween like I do they can be used all year long :)  I will be putting these up in my Etsy shoppe before Sunday so be sure to check them out !




I have a ton of ideas for some Christmas / Winter themed boxes and already have them in the works . I will be sure to post them here when they are finished and up in the shoppe !

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Workspace Wednesday




On this rainy autumn Workspace Wednesday I wanted to share my latest swap creation with you .. Twinchies!   They are basically Inchies .. but instead of only being 1 inch by 1 inch they are 2 X 2 .
The collages are still on a mini scale but with that extra inch on each side you have a little more play room .  I had lots of fun collecting my bits and pieces for these and I love working on a smaller scale-it doesn't give you that large blank canvas fear ! And you can still add little embellishments if you wish , you don't have to stick to all flat materials.  I used the 2 X 2 canvases that come in a pack of 8 at Michael's and the swap called for 6 Twinchies so I have 2 more to play around with and keep for me :)





If you like to work on a smaller scale you should definitely give these a try .. fun to swap with an art partner too!  You could even put a whole bunch of these together and create a collage of them which is another project I have on my long list of fun things to do!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A perfect autumn day at Clover Market


I am changing things up a bit for this sunday and I am sharing my funday sunday with you in lieu of my 6 on Sunday.

If you live in the Philadelphia area (or the surrounding suburbs) you have probably heard of the most wonderful artist vendor fair .. ever.  Clover Market .  I mean it folks..this is one that would be hard to beat .. it has a little bit of everything. From clothing to housewares to antiques to jewelry to candles .. whatever your heart desires an artist at Clover Market will surely have it. These are just a few of my faves vendors .. there were so many more which I will list their website at the bottom of this post in case you would like to check them out.




                                                                   wishpainting.com



                                                            http://www.artstarphilly.com/



                                                       


                                                    https://www.facebook.com/croianam






                                          https://www.facebook.com/MaryLynneMoffattArt







One of the many yummy food truck that were at your service with tasty treats



                                         Just love the designs on these trucks .. very cool !





All of the stores lining Germantown Avenue have gorgeously decorated windows..they definitely entice you to come in and look around !  Whenever I look at this windows it also comes to mind that I would love to be the one who decorates all of them .. must be so much fun !




Walking back to the car and just enjoying the pretty homes and the tree lined streets with the leaves strewn all about ... it definitely felt like autumn today.



Here are some more booths that I did not photography but I love their wares :

www.sardineclothing.com
rabbitsfeathersandbone.com
www.manicmusevintage.com
www.jenmccleary.com
www.saffron-creations.com
thepaintedlily.etsy.com


Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Season of Inspiration



Even though I love summer and it is my favorite season I can't help but adore October for all of it's beauty and ever changing bursts of color, scents and sounds.

Studio Calico is having a a huge fun giveaway that centers around a very cool free printable in their shop and what inspires you !



All you have to do is ~


1. Download this FREE printable poster








2. Share a photo and tag it #scinspires. In your photo caption, explain why this is inspiring. It can be a photo of you and your free printable or anything else from Studio Calico that inspires you! Please make sure all shared posts are set to PUBLIC.
3. Tell your friends! The more uses of the hashtag #scinspires, the more prizes we will give away! Be sure to check back here on our blog every Friday to see how we’re doing!
Inspired yet? Well, check out what’s up for grabs! We're giving away over $1,400 worth in prizes!



Contest Rules:
You must download the printable to be entered to win the prizes. Shared photos on social networks must be tagged with #scinspires and set to public to be considered. Number of individual winners and prizes received are dependent on number of shares. Contestants may share more than one photo. Contest ends 10/31/14 at 11:59 pm EST.
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Guess what? We're not done yet. We invite you to participate in the blog hop we're kicking off today! Below is a list of wonderful artists and crafters who are going to be offering some stellar prizes and inspirational stories on blogs of their own to get the ball rolling. You won't want to miss a thing, we promise!
Now, go and share, share, share! We'll catch up with you Friday with contest updates. Don't forget to check back in!