Meadowlark in Vienna, Va; I passed by this building and decided to snap a pic just because symmetrical facades make me happy; inside the tiny glasshouse at the garden up the street from our house; and packing up a cactus brooch.
Dinosaur Land; the teepee trellis at our local garden has filled out and looks amazing (you can see what it looked like in the early stages if you look at last month's IG wrap up); and a detour through Dark Star Park.
Annapolis one afternoon; I'm always happy to see ghost signs peeking out on brick walls...I like when buildings wear their history on the outside; packing up a fall brooch...the leaves are just starting to get red here at the tops of trees; and I noticed I was color-coordinated with the latest notebook I'd made and felt like I needed to document it.
Overall, September was a really great month. We took some mini road trips, ate too many treats, and spent lots of time outside. I had more felt items sell this month and decided to keep making felt things through the holidays. In 2015, I will transition to mostly illustration though, so if there's anything you've been eyeing felt-wise (ornaments, brooches, garlands, etc), or something you'd like to see more of, let me know before I stop making them! :)
October is going to be really, really busy, but we'll definitely still make time for adventures around town, which I'll share here, of course. I'm trying to soak up every last second of these mild temperatures before winter hits and I hibernate. And hopefully, I'll get around to sharing more house posts and "scenes from (work) life" posts too. I still have some photos from trips in August to post!
Tomorrow we are headed to a flea market, officially to look for display items for the craft fair, but unofficially because we both really like rooting around in old stuff haha. After that I'm not sure what we're doing. I've never done the usual fall farm-type activities, like apple picking or pumpkin picking or hayrides, mostly because they always happen far out of the city. It seems like something you'd do as a kid, but I never did. I never thought I was missing out on anything because who wants to ride on a truck filled with hay or pick food? But Peter assures me that it's fun, and we do keep seeing things about harvest festivals and huge mazes that look pretty amazing. I'm still not sold on the idea of hayrides and will probably skip that, but I'm definitely up for eating some apple pie and spending a few hours outside.
What are you guys up to this weekend? xo, Mary
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