fall into crafts…

by Grace Bonney

i know it’s awful, but i’m seriously ready for fall. new york has been stuck in this perma-august weather since may and i’ve finally hit the point where i’m mentally buying leather boots and coats because i can’t take this humidity anymore. so as much as i love summer (it’s normally my favorite time of year), i’m preparing to say goodbye to it as i get excited for cooler temperatures, jeans, and fall jackets. as part of that process i splurged a little bit on craft supplies that inspired me to create some new diy projects for the site. so i thought i’d share my favorites this morning in case, like me, you’re ready to ditch the 98 degree heat wave and kick back in cool fall weather.

[image above, clockwise from top left: lokta gold leaves paper $4.95, gingko paper leaves $6.50, fall colors ink pad $16.95, pinecone rubber stamp $5.50, paste brush $7.95, floral pattern fabric tape $7.00, 2011 honey datebook $14.95 (ok, it’s not a craft tool but it’s definitely got a fall feel), dimensional dahlia stickers $5.95]

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  • Ooooooh! It’s still 110 degrees here in Phoenix but I confess that I spent an hour in the air-conditioned fabulousness of Hobby Lobby yesterday, mooning over the…Christmas ornaments! The kids are back in school already and my east-coast heart turned to holiday planning right on time, so today’s post thoroughly validated me. Thanks and get going on raking those autumn leaves (not!)

  • I’m sooo ready for fall, but we are just now headed into the hottest part of the year (in the midwest). :(

  • I’m with you on that one. I was just saying that I love the change of seasons. I remember that feeling of “I can’t wait to wear shorts and summer dresses.” It’s hot here in Chicago, too. I’m looking forward to having to snuggle up to a cozy sweater.

  • i think i’m getting there, sadly enough too. but i think we all just crave a new color palette. summer gets very green after awhile. i took a walk on the beach yesterday and my eyes kept going for all the beauty in the orange, russet, gold and purple in the seaweeds and shells.

  • I’m so with you on the cooler weather. When it’s already 80 degrees and crazy muggy for my 5am runs it’s got to cool off soon. I love the colors of fall and you now have me trying to think of some new fall projects for this year.

  • I love the fall and welcome it but it’s a little bittersweet. it only means winter is on the horizon and THAT i’m not ready for! lovely spread!

  • Absolutely agree! I can’t wait until October. It has been the grossest hottest summer in Chicago. I look forward to wanting to go outside again.

  • so ready for printed scarf and boots weather. i LOVE that pine cone stamp. i wish it were larger than a quarter though.

  • Love the Paper Source website’s offerings, and I think I just might place an order. But no, I’m not ready for autumn yet. I am still reveling in the splendours of summer :)

  • Amen. Nothing beats cute coats and hot jeans…and killer boots. Even though our summer here in WA state just started in early July, I’m a fall girl, too. LOVE that datebook!

  • I’m totally with you Grace – it’s so warm in England (if a little mizzly… ahem) at themo.

    A nightmare to find stuff to wear to work that’s cool enough yet decent enough! Love the fall hues of oranges and browns…. long live pine cones and acorns :o) Elle x

  • I’m in New Zealand and I can’t wait for summer!! It has been nice reading all your “warm” happenings while I’m huddled over the heater though :^)

  • So happy that I am not the only one who is wishing in fall! Thanks for the look forward, it is nice to have one that does not involve clothing that I can’t wear for another 8 weeks!

    Off to relax in my 88F living room in Baltimore! (That’s with a fan, and AC upstairs!)

  • I’m with you. No A/C at my place and I can’t talk the humidity anymore. I love the Fall everything feel new again.

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