Rhythm of the Home: Make an Autumn Leaf Placemat

The Autumn issue of Rhythm of the Home came out today. I’m thrilled to have an article in it:  How to Make an Autumn Leaf Placemat.

This beautiful online magazine has been one of my favorites since its inception. Each season brings lovely and inspiring ideas from a terrific array of bloggers and crafters who write about fun family craft projects, family connection and balance, nature, inspiration, and love.

The Autumn issue marks the full round of the seasons for Rhythm of the Home, and the spirit of Autumn comes through in so many of the pieces. Congratulations on the 1-year anniversary!

Every story in the current issue features something lovely. To name but a few, there’s an interview with Salley Mavor, the creator of  Felt Wee Folk. There are stories about creating community with the NoCo Nature Tribe and Mothers Circles, and honoring family rhythms with a Blessing Hour.

Pieces explore Simple Living, Finding Balance, Loving with Intention, Mama Journaling, and Making a House a Home. I learned about Moroccan Babywearing and Life in a Viking Village, the tradition of Mother Roasting for post-partum women, and a creature called the Halloween Sugar Sprite. I continued to enjoy Kristie Burns‘ nice writing about the Four Temperaments, this time focusing on their relation to Fall.

There are tons of lovely and inspiring craft projects. I want to make them all! They include a Harvest Basket, a Story Table, a Playscape, yummy Pumpkin Bread and Autumn Spice Scones, Flower Pounding, Autumn Fleece Washing, a Thankfulness Journal, a Family Library Bag, and many more fiber, cooking, and other projects.

Can you tell I’m crazy about this magazine? Come on over and get inspired for Fall.

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Photos by Susan Sachs Lipman

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8 responses to “Rhythm of the Home: Make an Autumn Leaf Placemat

  1. Thank you! I LOVE this website and want to do it all, too!

    • Hi Tori! It’s great to see you. Yes! Thank you for justifying my going on about this website. Let me know which projects you end up doing. Which are you favorite crafts?

  2. I love this project! Wonderful to be with you on ROTH!

  3. love this idea. i’m always picking up my favorite leaves on our walks and want to save them in some way. i look forward to doing this project with my little guy!

  4. Hi Mary! I’m so glad you visited and that we connected. I love your piece on Rhythm of the Home (http://rhythmofthehome.com/autumn-2010/finding-balance/). I also find your blog incredibly beautiful and inspiring and added it to my blogroll. I look forward to staying in touch.

  5. Hi Shannon! It’s great to see you here. I know you’ll enjoy this project. It’s such a great way to experience nature and then to craft from it and preserve a piece of it. I love Fall leaves and, well, pretty much everything about Fall. Speaking of preserving, I also really enjoyed your piece on Rhythm of the Home (http://rhythmofthehome.com/autumn-2010/mama-art-journaling/). And I am enjoying your colorful, inspiring blog — so much that I added it to my blogroll. See you soon!

  6. So glad to join you at ROTH! What a great issue :)

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