The Crafty Network ~ 26th September Craft Challenge ~ Autumn

21 Sep

Do you know here in the UK, Autumn also know as Fall, officially starts this Saturday 22nd September?  I dare not ask where summer went!

The word autumn comes from the old French word autompne (automne in modern French) and was later normalised to the original Latin word autumnus.  The alternative name, ‘Fall’ for the season can be traced to its old Germanic origins and was used to denote the season in 16th century England, “fall of the leaf” and “fall of the year”.  During the 17th Century, English emigrants to North America took this term with them, whilst it is still used in America it became obsolete in Britain and just the term Autumn is used now.

I do love this time of year, especially the rich colours the leaves turn on the trees just before they fall.  Reds, browns, gold, yellows all lovely warm and inspiring colours.  They make me want to get out my big wooly jumpers, hat, scarf and gloves, boots and go for long walks kicking up leaves and breathing the fresh earthy air.  Then home for steaming hot cups of hot chocolate or soup and no guilt that the central heating is on, lol!

So as you have guessed the theme for this weeks challenge is ‘Autumn’.  Please take inspiration from the richness of the season, either with the colours, the need to wear warmer clothing, eat warmer calorific food, whatever the season inspires you to make.  I’m really looking forward to seeing what you can all come up with.


Please interpret the theme however you wish, all you have to remember, it must be handmade.  Look at what you have already made, as I don’t expect you to make something specifically for the challenge, unless of course you want to.

Good luck everyone, fingers crossed you are inspired to send in an entry and please be brave enough to join in and send in a photo of your crafts just look at it as another way to promote your business and I’d love to encourage everyone to have a go! 🙂

All entries must be emailed to: and received no later than Wednesday the 26th September at 12 midnight (GMT time).  Only one entry (photograph) per person/business.  For the full rules please visit this link Mini Challenge Rules.

Thanks & Good luck.

Linda x


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4 responses to “The Crafty Network ~ 26th September Craft Challenge ~ Autumn

  1. Jan @ Handcrafted by Picto

    September 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Great theme, I love the colours of Autumn.

    Jan x

    • The Crafty Network

      September 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks Jan, glad you like the theme. I find the Autumn colours very inspirational, I hope everyone else does too. Lx

  2. Jo Nicholl

    September 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Just sent you an entry so hope you like it!!!

    • The Crafty Network

      September 27, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Yes thank you. Don’t forget to promote on your own page to encourage people to vote for you. They don’t have to join the blog they can always email me their votes or send a message via the TCN Facebook page. Linda x


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