Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Handmade Harvest-Time

It's Harvest Time, the time of year crops are traditionally harvested. This coincides with Autumn, the season of colorful leaves, cooler nights, pumpkins and apples, and the holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving.



The term 'Harvest' came from England and was the name for the season between summer and winter until Autumn began to be used in the 16th century. In Britain the season is usually considered to be from August through October and in the United States from September through November. The term 'Autumn' is also interchangeable from 'Fall', used mainly in America. Unlike the other three seasons, there does not seem to be a common word for this season in all the Indo-European languages. Autumn and Harvest-Time are my favorite terms to use.

Autumn Themed  Crafts





Acorn Potholder & Dishcloth in Crochet
Autumn is a favorite time of year for crafters and the Indie-artists in the fields of art and photography because the lovely harvest-related colors of orange, brown, red and yellow lend themselves to beautiful creations. 

Since acorns are plentiful in the Fall, these acorn shaped kitchen helpers of a potholder and matching dishcloth are a nifty reminder of this time of year.  Perfect for your harvest time kitchen decor. 


Pumpkin Potholder and Matching Dishcloth
Pumpkins are also perfect for a harvest time decor as seen with this set of pumpkin potholder and dishcloth combo.

In addition to sprucing up your Fall home decor, this pumpkin set makes a unique hostess gift when invited out to dinner, especially during the Harvest-Time season.  Or nice for a wedding gift for a Fall wedding. 




More Ideas for Handmade Harvest Time





  • Sylvestermouse shows us a collection of beautiful beaded cross-stitch kits with lovely Thanksgiving designs to stitch up for the most popular 'harvest holiday' – Thanksgiving Day!



  • Wednesday-Elf found some really fun and practical handmade harvest-related designs on Etsy by clever crafters who love to create in Autumn themes.



When you think of 'handmade harvest-time', you may consider crafts as the only field that's considered handmade. Not so, in my opinion.



Pumpkin Muffins by Mary Beth Granger

  • I consider cooking a handmade 'delicious delight', as you can see in this yummy pumpkin muffin recipe by mbgphoto.



  • And 'gardening' gives us all that wonderful homegrown food. You don't need to have a farm or even a large garden plot in your yard. As DawnRae shows us, you can also grow and harvest your favorite foods like squash and tomatoes in a simple container garden on your apartment balcony.



Enjoy the colors of the Autumn Leaves as you 'trick or treat' for Halloween and plan your Thanksgiving feast in a multitude of handmade ways from crafting to cooking to planning your next garden for Spring.



Have an Awesome Autumn and Harvest-time.





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11 comments:

  1. Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Thank you for bringing us all of these harvest ideas.

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    1. Next to Summer (baseball season) Autumn is my favorite time of year too, Mary Beth. :)

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  2. Oh, all of these harvest time things are just great! Talk about some fun handcrafted home decor for Fall. Definitely want each one!

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  3. I absolutely love everything about the harvest time season! Such a wonderful time for celebration and fun. Every article you have featured looks fascinating. From Dawn Rae's growing instructions to Mary Beth's cooking muffins recipe. You know how much I love your items on Etsy too. I can personally attest that the acorn washcloth is out of this world wonderful! I liked it so well, I am keeping it for my own instead of gifting it to someone else :)

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    1. Oops! I neglected to say thank you for featuring my own beaded cross stitch tutorial! Thank you!

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    2. As you can see, Mouse, I had to create another acorn washcloth for my Etsy Shop since you snatched up the first one so fast. :) Happy you like it. Love your Thanksgiving beaded cross stitch tutorial - it's a perfect article for Harvest-Time crafting.

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  4. I am so glad you mention harvest time and Thanksgiving, along with Halloween, as it is my favorite holiday of all. For me, Fall's best of the batch is that reminder to give thanks.

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  5. These are gorgeous, love the top basket of coasters. I always look forward to seeing what the DIY experts here have to present, and I'm never disappointed (of course, duh!) lol. So much talent!

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  6. These are wonderful! I never thought about seasonal dishcloths and I love the acorn.

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  7. Thanks, everyone, for enjoying my handmade items for Autumn. I love this time of year too, especially the colors that lend themselves to Fall.

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