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Welcome to my blog/portfolio. Here I document many of my handmade pursuits. Hope you have a nice stay!

'HARVEST' sign for the front porch.

'HARVEST' sign for the front porch.

My only favourite season is summer. So when fall finally arrived in southern Ontario, I decided that instead of feeling gloomy about the upcoming cold months, I would embrace the change in seasons. And I would do that in the best way I can; by being crafty and decorating our front porch extra nice this year! So I set out to my local home reno store, grabbed a rough plank of pine, and got straight to work. This was a quick and easy project. I started by painting the plank a rusty orange colour. Then, I lightly dry brushed it in grey to make it look less perfect. Next, I made a stencil with the word "HARVEST" by simply printing it out on paper and cutting the letters out with a sharp craft knife. I positioned the letters on the plank and dry brushed them in white. I didn't bother protecting the sign with polyurethane or anything equivalent for two reasons; I had used outdoor-friendly paints and our porch is fully covered so the sign would be well protected from rain and/or snow. Besides, if it did end up getting roughened up, that would only add to its charm.  

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Placed beside the front door, along with some tall branches, chrysanthemums, pumpkins, and other fall accents, this set up created a really welcoming atmosphere on our porch. And you know what? Even on the dreariest, coldest, wettest days, I smile as I walked past this festive display. 

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THANKFUL at Thanksgiving.

THANKFUL at Thanksgiving.

'FAMILY' rustic sign.

'FAMILY' rustic sign.