Saturday, October 3, 2015

Autumn Artistic Endeavors Craft Review

The first day of Fall has arrived and artists and crafters are inspired to create in natures' Autumn Season colors.  Reds and yellows, orange and brown show up in art and photography and a variety of handmade items.  Let's review a few of these.

Autumn Leaves

The beautiful colors of the Autumn leaves draw thousands of visitors each year to New England and the mountains and forests across the country.  Mary Beth (mbgphoto) has captured many gorgeous views of the colorful leaves with her lovely photos, many of which you can see in her Autumn Art article here on Review This!  You can also find her Fall photography featured  on a variety of items in her Zazzle stores, such as this "Autumn Beauty" note card from her Beauty in Nature page.

Pumpkin Patch


(c) Personal Photo/Wednesday Elf

Autumn is the season for harvest time and Halloween.  Pumpkins are the focal point of this season, especially for hand-crafted items.  From playtime plushies to handmade dishcloths for your kitchen chores to accessories such as purses, pumpkins are a fun theme. 

Plush Pumpkin & Stuffed Spider

Plush Pumpkin and Toy Spider
Pumpkin & Spider Toys in Plush on Etsy
A cute set for this coming Halloween and Autumn season of a plush pumpkin and a toy stuffed spider. Fun for kids as a Halloween treat or use for a Halloween Party or Harvest-time decor.

Plush pumpkin is about 5 inches tall, including the stem, and 4 inches wide and is filled with soft new polyfil. Created in the Amigurumi style, plush pumpkin has cute features for a face and is finished off with a stem and leaf on the top.

Toy stuffed spider measures about 2 inches tall and 6 inches across his 8 squiggly legs.  His orange eyes are embroidered, giving him a spooky personality.

The plush pumpkin set is available in the Etsy Shop of Coastal Crochet Crafts.  

Autumn Time Quilted Purse for Halloween


Black Cats & Haunted Houses Halloween Purse

This Halloween purse is lime green with black haunted house, trees, cats and owls, white moon and the words "Happy Halloween" in white. The inside is lined with black fabric that has green polka dots.

Quilted Fall Coin Purse
The Halloween Quilted Purse is just one of a wide variety of quilted purses in the Etsy Shop of Cute PurseNalities, which also features handy coin purses and fabric lanyards. Pictured is a handmade quilted coin purse in an Autumn design.

Cooking in the Fall


Chocolate Halloween Ghost Train Cake
Cooking, to me, is both an art and a craft.  Creative recipes are something to be treasured, as Sylvestermouse Cynthia shows us with her Chocolate Halloween Ghost Train Cake tutorial.  

The recipe and tutorial for this fantastic cake are described in her "Cooking for the Holidays" blog. 

Pumpkin Potholder and Washcloth for your Autumn Kitchen Decor

Handmade in Crochet Pumpkin Shaped Potholder and Dishcloth
Pumpkin Duo Potholder and Dishcloth on Etsy

A potholder is a necessity when baking and it's delightful to have one that matches the Autumn theme. Pumpkins are a large part of this Harvest-Time season, so let's have some pumpkin kitchen helpers.

This pumpkin potholder is handmade in crochet in washable orange acrylic yarn with a green top. It measures 9.5 x 11 inches and is made double-thick.

Cleaning up from baking your pumpkin dessert is more fun when you have a pumpkin shaped dishcloth to use.  It measures a generous sized 9.5 x 9.5 inches.  Handmade in cotton yarn makes this dishcloth a joy to use for your kitchen chores.  

This kitchen duo in the shape of a pumpkin of a potholder and matching dishcloth can be found at Coastal Crochet Crafts on Etsy. 

The Fall Season has Arrived

So, enjoy the Fall Foliage in photos or have fun with hand-crafted harvest-time pumpkins, or bake a favorite seasonal dessert while you enjoy the cooler weather and the colors of Autumn.  Welcome to Fall.

(c) 10/3/2015 Wednesday Elf

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  1. Every item you have featured is absolutely awesome! I love all of them! There are so many creative people on Etsy, but we all know my favorite store there is owned by an Elf. I do believe I have that pumpkin dishcloth!

    I'll have to try Susan's Pumpkin Crunch. I don't think I have seen that recipe before.

    1. I do believe you are right about the pumpkin dishcloth, Mouse. :) Glad you enjoyed these examples of Autumn Art.

  2. I love all the pretty things that go with autumn! What a wonderful surprise to see my mom's recipe here, too! Thank you, Wednesday Elf!

    1. You are quite welcome, Susan. That pumpkin crunch dish looks so yummy - I can't wait to try it.

  3. That pumpkin crunch recipe looks fabulous! I've never had anything like it so I will definitely pass this recipe along to a better baker than I (my mom) to make it for me. That crochet pumpkin dish cloth is adorable too!

  4. I think I'd like to try that Pumpkin Crunch. I also like that autumn purse a lot.

    1. The autumn purse is darling. I have seen it in person, Barbara.

  5. Autumn is my favorite season. I love the cool crisp air, the colorful leaves and especially the delicious food that comes with the season. This is a wonderful post, thanks for sharing all these fun things. Thanks too for featuring my card.


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