Weaving an Autumn Tapestry with Wool Roving

Look at this gorgeous woven autumn tapestry Kitty and I made together.

We used a vine wreath form, colorful autumn wool roving, some wool yarn and a couple of felted toadstools.

 

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Step 1 : Make the Tree Loom

 

I tied off the yarn branches and roots using a simple slipknot.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Be sure to leave the roots varying lengths for a lovely organic look.

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Cinch the yarn above the roots into a tree trunk by tying  them together using a separate piece of yarn.

 

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Step 2 : Weave in the Gorgeous Autumn Colors

Divide the autumn colored yarn into long strips, about the thickness of your finger.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Weave them through the tree loom.

Over, under, over under.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

The next strand is a new color and goes : Under, over, under, over.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

It’s wonderful working with the warm wool.

It’s hard work to concentrate on the pattern without making a mistake… over, under, over, under… Next strand : under, over, under, over.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Autumn Woven Tree Tapestry : The Magic Onions Blog

 

When the leaves are woven into place, use a strip of brown roving to needle felt the tree trunk.

And add a few nature bits like acorns at the base. We used two needle felted toadstools.

 

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Isn’t it wonderful!

It’s hanging in pride of place above our fireplace to usher in the Fall.

 

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Happy Autumn crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Teaching Timone How To Climb

Kitty has had an important job… she’s been teaching Timone to climb.

Each day, she takes him to the avocado tree and climbs with him.

At first, he was so scared and would immediately scurry back onto Kitty’s shoulder.

But now, he climbs right to the top of the tree. Up and down… around and around.

He now spends most of the day in the avocado tree. We leave him a little water bottle up there and some nuts and seeds and he scurries around and then sleeps, spread out on a comfy branch.

These squirrel days have been a great joy!

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What a wonderful gift this squirrel has been.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Make a Colorful Harvest Corn Necklace

Kitty and I saw Indian Corn in the grocery store the other day and we remembered when we made gorgeous corn necklaces a few years ago.

I though I’d share the tutorial again …

 

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Tutorial : How to make an Indian Corn necklace.

 

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Meet Timone, Our Baby Squirrel

We have a new baby at the Sunny House.

Meet Timone, our baby squirrel.

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Isn’t he just the most adorable little thing?!

We are smitten in love.

He has quite stolen our hearts away!

He came to us last week from a friend who, sadly, found him after her cat caught his mother.

We are his mama now and he runs around us like we are a tree.

 

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He likes to sit inside our t-shirts with his head poking out.

 

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And he likes t go exploring all over us.

He loves to cuddle too.

 

 

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He has a favorite place when it’s time to rest. He curls up in my old purse, where it’s tight and warm.

But, when it’s time to play gain, he lets us know.

 

 

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He is slowly venturing out on his own… and we are proud of him for being so brave.

 

 

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His favorite food on earth is avocado.

He gets so excited when it’s avocado time that he backs up with his loot until he falls off the table and we have learned to put our hand behind his tail to let him know he’s backed up as far as he can go.

 

 

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Oh gosh… we are quite the luckiest family in all the world.

We will slowly teach him how to fend for himself and will let him go free in our avocado tree in the back yard when he is grown and the time is right.

Magic Friends, a warning in advance… expect many more photos of baby Timone.

Blessings and magic,

Donni