I've been waiting all week to gather this bouquet together. Last week we made the runner in art class and I was keen to use it on the table with some fall leaves. You can see in the last photo that the Amur Maple tree in our backyard is just starting to turn red so it was perfect timing and I was able to cut the tips of some of the branches for the bouquet.
The leaf table runners were a really fun project. We each made a linoleum stamp of a different leaf and then we printed them on each other's runners. Who wants a runner with only one type of leaf - its all about variety. And now we have a great memento of everyone in our class too. I'm going to take some photos of the stamps and then I'll show you how we did it so you can try the project if you are interested. We're also going to make some winter/Christmas themed stamps soon too. Oh, and in case you are curious, my stamp is the maple leaf. I felt strongly that we needed a maple leaf on our fall runner so I took that one on.
I took the photos of our table this morning before going to work. The sun was just getting up and the lighting was beautiful. Don't you love the early morning light? Amazing, right? And the morning light is especially gorgeous when it is shining through red leaves. I always feel that one of the perks of fall is that the sun gets up at a time when I'm actually awake and can enjoy the sunrise.
Do you have something fun planned for the weekend? I'm going to lay low and get some projects done and relax a bit.