So Autumn has really taken hold now and arrived in spectacular, colourful splendour.
The tree's that line the walkway and park behind the house is an array of autumnal shades. It won't be long before all the leaves will have dropped, the bare branches allowing us to spy on all the goings on in the park and we start to wish for the fresh green spring leaves to burst forth and hide it all away again!
So of course, with the month of October rapidly disappearing, we turn our attention to the Halloween festivities. The children are old enough and were adamant this year, that they wanted to do all their pumpkin lanterns themselves.
They had great fun but were abruptly stopped by an untimely rain shower!
The garden needs a good tidy up but there is little point for a few more weeks as we wait for all the leaves to fall! The tree is a Katsura and as the leaves drop they smell of delicious, sweet candy floss.
Autumn for me also means new designs ready for the spring Trade fairs in January. I've been working on this spooky tape design - very fitting for the time of year!