Second Spring

Some of my craft projects find their inspiration in famous words spoken by clever humans. This hoop is  one such project!

I had a recent swap partner who was interested in receiving some fall inspired decor. I wasn't coming up with any great ideas of my own so I went to the Google machine! A quick search for autumn quotes resulted in this wonderful gem by Albert Camus, "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."

Isn't that a nice representation of the season? I knew it had to be crafted!

I printed the words "second spring" onto a piece of linen and stitched felt leaves around it. I wanted the design to be reminiscent of a flower to align with the quote.

Ordinarily this is my absolute favorite season, particularly early fall when we get those crispy Seattle days. But this year, nothing is my favorite!! Okay, I'm just being a bit dramatic but we're in the midst of a home addition that's making all the inhabitants here (human & canine) lose their minds.

It will soon be a wonderful outdoor space but for now, it's a muddy expensive hole in the ground. I'm keeping track of the project on another blog I started, The Twenty Percent, in case you want to scope out the mess.


Flaming Nora said...

Aah you are back! Hello! Loving the autumnal feel of everything right now, so your piece is just fab. Home improvements really suck hang on in there and the big expensive hole will slowly evolve in to a thing of glory.

craftmates said...

Beautiful project! I also love fall and those leaves remind me why. Off to visit your other blog- Irma

Mary Mac said...

Very pretty piece. Love how hoop art is trending. Love the autumn quoe.

meet.make.laugh. said...

I love how professional and polished all of your projects are. You can tell they are handmade, but they don't look homemade, if you know what I mean. This is lovely! ~Stephanie

Memories for Life said...

What a fun project! I love how each leaf is different. And forming them in the shape of a flower is such a perfect idea to match the quote!

blair mclaughlin said...

Lucky Partner!
I just love your sense of color!

Erica said...

Fall is my favorite season. Hands down! I love this quote you choose. The details on your leaves are so pretty. Mother Nature... bring on the colors this fall!! :)

Patricia said...

love this autumn decor!
aimee from craftmates

jessica okui said...

Your leaf wall hanging looks great! I think I've said this before, but I always enjoy how neat and clean your work is. You can tell you put a lot of care into it.

I hopped on over to the other site. I'm curious to see what the finished project will look like. I'm guessing you'll share pictures?

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