Autumn weather is here at last! The rains have returned to Oregon and the relatively sudden transition from 90 to 50 degrees has made the trees just snap into the most glorious show of fall I think I've ever seen here.
Isn't this "Autumn" sign cool? You can make your own custom sign at Spell With Flickr. I saw this over at Pear Street Studios and had to share. Flipping the letters to see all the styles available is so addictive! :)
And fall means baking! Here are some super yummy pumpkin muffins (recipe courtesy of Natalea) the kids and I baked. They vanished quickly, but I managed to shoot this just before they were all devoured. We did a cream cheese frosting and it was delicious with the pumpkin spice cake.
If you are a Harry Potter fan you know there are four houses you can belong to at Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Harry Potter and his friends belong to Gryffindor. So, if you like Harry Potter, shopping for related Gryffindor gear is no problem. He is after all the hero of the story. But what if your son loves Malfoy, a member of Slytherin? What if your son wants to be a Slytherin??? Well, your shopping options, at least around here, just got a lot more limited. So.... with the colder weather and my little guy needing a scarf, I whipped up a Hogwarts style scarf in the Slytherin colors of green and silver. Now my son is super happy wearing his Slytherin gear, and so is Mom knowing her little Slytherin will be warm and toasty this fall! (Personally, I'm a Hermione girl :) but everyone has their own favorite)
For those that knit, it's a really simple pattern, its knits up super fast (mine took 2 days), and you can make it in any of the house color combinations. For a Slytherin scarf: Lion Brand Chenille yarn in Forest Green & Antique White (2 skeins each) knitted in garter stitch on size 17 needles. Use yarn doubled throughout. Cast on 12 stitches. Continue for 11 rows then switch to the other color. Repeat until you have 4 stripes of each color. Fringe with alternating colors (see pic).
There are more swap paper dresses to come! They still needed a little more time in the studio primping for their "fashion shoot" :)