Taken when Gracie was very young. I think she thought this scarecrow…straight from the Wizard of Oz…was the real thing! I did the life-size face transfer using products from Michaels, applying the ‘face’ to some muslin fabric. I then sewed a back fabric section to the finished face and fitted all around a styrofoam head, pinning in place as needed. I then made the costume, stuffed with straw and placed my finished scarecrow on the front porch. My own Toto and scarecrow!!
I am prepping my yard for fall/winter (even though it’s still been in the 80’s here), and I am reminded again that yard work=hard work. I’ve never been much of one to exercise at the gym, but I would also say that I actually enjoy real work, whether that’s painting, yard work, sewing, etc. No idle hands here! And hey, my front yard is now seeded with 50 lbs of winter rye, because my husband loves mowing in the winter. So enjoy these photos of my hard work!
Atlas Blue Cedar and Purple Asters
Mums, Pumpkin, Succulent and Farm Table
Japanese Silver Grass, Compact Abelias, Twisted Leaf Yucca, and freshly planted rows of Purple Pansies
Finally…finally…it feels like fall in Texas. Which means we started the day in the 60’s. Good enough for me to crack open the windows and enjoy the cool breeze. The kitties definitely were not objecting!