5 Things on My Autumn Checklist October 8, 2017 09:14

Who else can't believe it's October already? Time is flying by, and we are trying to remember to do all our favourite Autumnal things, so we thought we would put together a little checklist to remind us of the things we love to do during our favourite season.

1. Autumnal Decorating - Although we can't exactly redecorate our entire house every season (though wouldn't that be fun?!), its always nice to change things up every so often. In Autumn we bring out the cosy sofa blankets, buy new candles, and add little hints of Autumnal colours everywhere. Copper is so on trend right now for homewares, so the candleholder I made in our Copper Candelabra Workshop has pride of place on the dining room table. If you'd like to make one of your own there are a few spaces left!

2. Baking - Anything baked with apples, pumpkin or cinnamon gets my vote. There's something so Autumnal about those flavours, and I love nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a good book, a cup of tea, and a slice of homemade cake. One of my current favourites is this Pumpkin, Chocolate and Ginger Bread Wreath by Domestic Gothess.

3. Get Cosy - There are few things in life I love more than getting cosy in an oversized jumper, or wrapping up warm in a chunky scarf. Especially if they are a yummy Autumnal colour like mustard or burnt orange. And if, like me, you're a fan of getting snug as a bug in a rug, then our Arm Knitting Workshop is THE place to be. Learn to make your own super cosy scarf, and use the arm knitting technique to make other things such as a blanket. Because, let's face it, you can never have too many blankets...

4. Go Outside - Yes, I know I've been going on about how much I love staying inside in Autumn but it's good to get outside too, even if it is only to show off your new jumper! Wrap up warm and go for a walk in your local park to take in all the gorgeous Autumn colours. Crunch through the leaves and, while you're there, gather up a few particularly attractive ones and use them in a craft project. We particularly love these DIY Autumn Leaves Fairy Lights by Wallflower Kitchen. Perfect for bringing a bit of the outside inside.

5. Learn a New Craft - As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, most of us find ourselves spending more and more time indoors and in particular, if you're anything like me, more time snuggled on the sofa. Although it may be tempting to use that time to binge watch your current favourite TV show (hello Game of Thrones!) why not learn a new craft skill instead? Our Hand Sewing Workshop is perfect for keeping your hands busy, and doesn't require any fancy tools like a sewing machine. Plus you can get a headstart on Christmas presents by making some!

And in case you need any more Autumnal Inspiration (because you can never have too much of a good thing, right?) be sure to check out our Pinterest board dedicated to our favourite season.

What are your favourite things to do in Autumn? Do you have any special traditions you take part in at this time of year?