Friday 18 October 2013

It's Autumn Time!

The leaves are now falling from the trees, which will soon be bare, and the gardens lovely bright colours are now beginning to fade; so a couple of weeks ago we set some bulbs for the springtime and we have planted a few winter primroses to add a little bit of colour into the garden. Ruby enjoys spending every spare minute she can playing outside in the garden and much prefers it to being inside, even if its really cold!

One day after school this week Ruby, Lottie and I took a trip to the local park and had a lot of fun, I really feel that since Ruby has started school I don't actually get to spend that much time with any more, we seem to be in such a strict routine of get up, go to school, come home, have an hour together before dinner, bath and then bedtime. I'm really looking forward to next week as it is half term and I get to have Ruby back, but I'm not sure I will want to send her back to school after the week off. I miss her a lot when she's at school.

Whilst walking back from the park, Ruby suggested we collected some things for an Autumn picture; we collected several different colour leaves, sticks and even found a conker.

Ruby was very excited to get out the glue and do some art and craft to make an autumn picture. I drew a very basic outline of a tree and she cut and tore up the leaves before placing them onto the tree. For the trunk of the tree, she placed the sticks on it.

Ruby had a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed doing her autumn picture; here is the end result.


  1. Well done Ruby that looks FAB!! We've recently gone leaf hunting and done abit of art too..its amazing how much fun such a simple thing like a leaf can cause! x

  2. What a lovely autumnal crafting activity - very rewarding for Ruby as she collected her own resources. Not long now for some quality girlie time together for you both, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  3. Aw I love autumn crafts. we've found a ton of conkers this year but they are still sitting in the basket - keeping spiders away! Must get creative with them!

  4. I love the idea of crafting with what nature gives you. Gorgeous idea. We have some ideas for craft projects with leaves and I can't wait to get creative with Amy...

  5. It's so much better making art with autumnal treasure finds. Well done Rubie.