Saturday, 1 October 2011

October already.....

.........just where did September go!!  Two posts today as I want to fit in the October children from Children Month by Month, the old book I wrote about at the beginning of September.

Now children, please don't try burning leaves on the garden path yourselves.... this looks a very dangerous occupation and I'm sure this illustration would not be published in a children's book today!  The book comes from the stock of an old publishing house being sold on that well-known on-line auction site recently and is in mint condition. I was interested to see a printing error on this page. The stick or poker the boy is holding isn't there! Probably why the book didn't get to a book or toy shop - bad for the publishers but good for me.  Look out for the next page on 1st November - it will be here before you know it!

We've had another glorious day here in the UK. I spent most of the morning making this mobile, which I want to enter for the Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday challenge.

That clever Erin Lincoln made some lovely chipboard accents using cutting dies and cereal packet cardboard recently and this week's challenge is to make a project using the same technique. Now I was hoping my September release goodies would have arrived by today as I had an idea for a Christmas mobile - but they haven't dropped on the doormat yet so I decided to make an Autumn mobile instead - after all it is only October!

So here it is - I've used leaf and fruit dies, 5 layers of cereal box cardboard and stamped cardstock for the fronts and backs. I found a suitable stick in the garden and tied it all together with hairy twine. I'll hang it in the window tomorrow.

Oh, and does anybody need any cooking apples! Free to a good home but must be collected - any takers!!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink's Leaf Prints, Fruit Fusion Apple and Pear plus the matching dies.
Cardboard courtesy of Dorset Cereals!


  1. Oh, Ann, I do love visiting your blog! That mobile is PERFECT! And the pic of the apples lovely, too --- we just made a trip to an orchard for some fresh apples, and DH made us Apple Dumplings last night - I think I've died and gone to heaven! Dreary and drippy here, perfect for staying in and making cards!

  2. Those apples look soooo good, what an adorable project with those leaves.

  3. ooh it does look a bit dangerous in that picture doesn't it! I would love the apples but toooo far away!Great mobile.

  4. Oh, what a fantastic Autumn decorating idea! The leaves and fruits in fall colors are so cute! And I look forward to seeing your Christmas mobile when you make it!

  5. Love this. Mobiles always bring me back to childhood memories. there is just something about them. I would love to see a picture of it hanging in your window. You may see this cased on my blog soon!

  6. I love the idea of your mobile, so natural, so original. You are so creative!!!!! And don't talk me about apples..............

  7. Ann, this is such a LOVELY project, the leaves look wonderful!!! I think this is really versatile technique for so many projects, and it's on my "to try" list for sure :)


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