Summer is short here.
So short, people here say we only have 2 seasons:
1) Winter and 2) It Feels Like Winter
Or, more appropriately,
1) Winter and 2) Road Construction
As such, we really don’t have much “fall” to speak of.
It just gets a little colder than it already has been. All the pretty green flowers, gardens and trees succumb to frost.
And every morsel of weather that is non winter related is cherished and DELIGHTFUL.
extreme cold cooler temperatures and the mountains many feet of snow will be here soon enough. Perhaps even tomorrow. REALLY. I’MNOTKIDDING.
Oh, and don’t forget the incessant gale force entity known simply as THEWIND.
To sum up- the weather here is LOVELY. Please come visit any time.
A primitive light box is fun and cheerful in any season. Here’s how I make mine:
Start with an old sewing drawer.
If you don’t happen to have a sewing drawer, use whatever you have on hand…. an old tin, sifter, colander or you can even paint a paper mache box to match your theme. It’ll look great no matter what you use!
Cut a piece of Styrofoam or florist foam to fit inside. To fill the sewing drawer, I used fabric pumpkins, fall berries, pine greenery and a fall star.
I used a twig from a lilac bush for the stem and used my primitive grunging recipe to coffee stain and scent them. They smell SO good!
The star is made from muslin with a pretty scrap of fall fabric whip stitched on top. It’s also stained and scented.
I insert small sticks or dowel pieces into the stuffed pumpkins and stars… then stick them into the florist foam. The berries and greenery have their own stems.Tuck in a strand of twinkle lights.
And finish with a strip of fabric tied in a bow.
I use mine with a timer – to come on at dusk and turn off at bedtime. I love to change the theme and have a twinkly primitive box all year.f