Our Northern summer may not have lived up to expectations…, but, oh my, autumn here has been stupendous! The green and greys have given way to a palette of glowing fire-weed red and shimmering birch gold. And a blessed breeze-less weekend has allowed us an extra few days to enjoy the show.
the difference a week makes…
sunflowers arrived just in time…
But, even the tamarack are beginning to turn this week and the wind and rain will come to strip the sparkling foliage. The Crafter knows that turkey and touques can’t be far behind. So, we are back in the workshop toiling in earnest to prepare for the comfort-food-feasting, gift-giving, hot-showering season ahead.
The Crafter spent some quality time this past summer exercising her passion for all things artisan. And, what better teacher than Charissa to introduce her to some beautiful and functional artisan skills. For starters, here are some of the mittens (and harness) we made to get us through the bitter weather with style:
coyote wrist-length mitts for the Hairy Half with harness
short gauntlet rabbit mitts with coyote inset for the Crafter
loooove these rabbit/stroud snowflake gauntlets
for the darling son some stroud gauntlets with beaded feathers (or the Crafters best attempt at feathers)
and lastly, for now, these melt-in-your-hands sheared-beaver lined suede babies
I know, I know, how many sets of mitts does one woman need? If you have to ask, you’ll never understand!! These won’t be the last ones the Crafter makes either! They were just too much fun. Thanks again to Charissa for such patient instruction and a discerning eye.
In posts to come, I’ll share some more summer crafting we have been up to. In the meantime, mark your calendars for the ‘Handmade’ Christmas craft sale at Northern United Place November 23rd. We’ll be there.