In my spare time, I do a lot of crafting. As we head into Autumn (my favourite season), I’ve been thinking a lot about beautiful seasonal products to add to my Etsy and Conscious Crafties sites and channeling the beautiful seasonal colours and cosy feels.
Now, I may be a little biased, but tis the season for #datewithabook! My novel-tea gift sets are beautiful and special; whether you’re looking for a unique and beautiful gift for someone special or a little something to give you some self care time, I have the solution!
#datewithabook was the brainchild of time spent dealing with chronic physical and mental illness. Having been unwell and isolated at times, I learnt that self care was a huge part of my recovery. I wanted to create something that could be a small piece of special self care or a really thoughtful and unique gift for someone who was going through a challenging time. #datewithabook has evolved outside the realms of chronic illness into a more mainstream personal gift idea. But the original sentiments are still there, with me often creating book dates when I am poorly.
I’ve been looking around and have found some totally beautiful Autumnal makes that I would love to share with you all.
I have recently started selling on the wonderful Conscious Crafties website which is full of crafted items, made by incredible people with chronic illness and disabilities or those who are carers.
Here are some of the beautiful Autumn makes you can find on the site:
The next of my craftie features is from the incredibly talented Stephanie; a crafter who has made me feel extra welcome in the Conscious Crafties community. Crispy crunchy autumn leaves come to mind when I look at this beautiful handcovered notebook.
Connie sells the most beautiful autumnal shawls, this one is called ‘The Phoenix’ and I can totally imagine feeling like I was rising out of the ashes in this glorious piece!
Next up is a beautiful fairy created by the super talented Dee, I am already eyeing up these beauties for my Christmas tree!
Now, once you’ve chosen your #datewithabook, make sure you have a beautiful coffee cosy to keep your cuppa all hot and delicious. Jenny’s cosies are adorable!
Linzi creates gorgeous beaded jewellery in seasonal colours. This necklace would look so beautiful teamed up with some earthy coloured knitwear!
Now, Autumn is also a super cute season, with images of woodland critters preparing for the winter everywhere! Alyson has designed some adorable little hedgehogs who are getting ready to hibernate for the winter… I might be joining them when it gets cold!
To overcome the chilly days ahead, Morag has you covered! These beautiful made-to-order Celtic cowls come in any colour you desire and look so snuggly and warm.
Samantha-Jane’s shibori flame necklace has me thinking of bonfire night with it’s fiery colours. It’s made from beautiful shibori ribbon which is a traditionally dyed ribbon from Japan.
Last but not least, spread the autumn feels all around the house with a beautiful canvas made by the talented Karen! Check out her facebook page to see when this beauty is listed!
Then, over on Etsy… I’ve found some more lovely items to add to my wish list and treat myself too on payday!
Amelie Renee Designs have super cute rustic door wreaths.
Daisy Chain Makes has the most beautiful autumn pumpkin garland.
And I found these super cute leafy fairy lights made by the talented Melanie Porter Design.
Of course, I have a whole lot of love for anything that encourages a good bit of snuggling, so this beautiful reclaimed wooden sign definitely has a space in my heart. You can find it in Kindred Kraft By Louise’s etsy store.
You can also get some beautiful Autumn themed cards from Peony Design.
These will be so perfect for all of my snail mailing!
Then how about a beautiful piece of glasswork by A&D Creations, such a cute piece that would really make the house look beautiful all year round!
Finally, no autumnal house would be complete without a set of these adorable vintage patchwork pumpkins by Amelie Renee Designs.
Sending cosy wonderful autumn vibes to all of my lovely blog readers. Writing this blog has been a wonderful mindful activity for today. Now back to snuggling with my little Tortie.