Yay for a Fall Friday

I am so happy it's Friday.  I really am.  It's 5:00, there's a little fall chill in the air and it's a bit overcast.  I made a batch of rice & potato soup this morning and it's been simmering for hours.  I'm ready to put on cozy sweats and hunker down...  watch movies & read & eat.  And of course hang with my family.

(I wouldn't quite fit in here in my sweats but it suits my mood ;)

I love this time of year...  both indoors & outside.  I love coming in with a chill and warming up and I love being outside, crunching acorns on the sidewalk when it'c ool enough for a scarf but not cold enough for a coat.  I made my kids wear hats today pretty much because they looked cute in them.  (I pretended they needed them and it thrilled me to no end.}

{Not our apples...  photo by Mikkel Vang via dress design & decor}

For the past few days I've been busy loading images of my new fabrics into the online store.  I'll be honest and say that it's a kind of torturous process.  It takes FOR-EVA.  Like Forrrrreverrrrrrrrrrr.  BUT----   I know it'll be worth it in the end, and the previously empty online store is starting to look good and take on some personality. 

Here's a sneak peek at one of my newer designs, Fern Star:

Last weekend for the photoshoot, I experimented with washing some of the fabrics to give them a bit of patina and I loooove how they turned out.  They're so soft & vintage-feeling and now I'm dying to redo my house.  Definitely doing some bedding for the boys new room in them.

Anyway, hope you had a great week & enjoy your weekend!!

xoxo, Lauren

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Dear Lillie said...

I am with you! I am so excited for fall weather! Love that apple photo you used!

Anonymous said...

We are just leaving our winter and as much as I loved the cold wintery nights indoors I am craving the sunshine. Spring is here and I cant wait to get out into the garden today. Love the fabric. The hard work will pay off!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I'm with you, Lauren. I LOVE the fall, my favorite time of year. I was walking to my car today and a few leaves blew in the wind. That little thing completely made my day. I have no doubt that your fabrics will be a huge success! Enjoy your weekend!

Dreamy Spaces said...

I LOVE those friends doors in the first pic. Definitely need to get some of those one day! :)

A Perfect Gray said...

loved that washed look on the fern print. would make a great pillow...donna


Love this weather too, I totally know what you mean :)
Can't wait to see your shop!!!
Have a beautiful weekend!!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- What a beautiful fern!

I'm so enjoying this weather, too. So fun to walk Son H and Rosie to school every morning - and this morning was really glorious - sunny and crisp.

The contractors have been doing demo on our house all week, so I'm happy for a peaceful chill-out weekend.


Debby said...

Ditto to all your comments about this weather. Love, love it. Like that you made the kids wear hats because they looked cute in them.

Kathysue said...

Cooler mornings and evenings and beautiful in the daytime. Good time of year to work in the garden. I planted cyclamen and mums today, so pretty in shades of purples, HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU TOO,Kathysue

Kellie Collis said...

How beautiful! Loving the rustic feel! Have gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Acquired Objects said...

I'm enjoying the hint of fall in the air although I'm not quite ready for winter. Soup sounds just about perfect for today. Enjoy your weekend with your men!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Your post made me miss Va. We were up to 106 here this week in Dallas. It was in the 80s on Thursday and I kid you not I saw women in wool sweaters. I want to go to Cox farms and go apple picking!

Enjoy your weekend. So anxious to see your gorgeous fabrics up!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I, for once, am a bit sad to see fall coming so quickly. I had such a "roller coaster" summer, that I never had much time to sit back and enjoy it.

I've loved every fabric you've shown us and know it will sell like hot cakes!

Patty said...

Love your fabric....very earthy. Please share your soup recipe...potatoes and rice are two of my favorite foods..

Barbara Jordan Dettweiler said...

I love the feelings you talk about for Fall too...it's such a great time of year. The new fabric looks great!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Hmmmm. Loving your washed fabric!! Wanna see the whole kit and kaboodle!

And as far as fall...our "nip" in the air is a swarthy 93 degrees. sigh.

Karena said...

Lauren I absolutely love this weather, sweater with a scarf, and then cozy up at home, perfect!

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Jilly said...

Your blog seems cooler mornings and evenings and beautiful in the daytime. I had same candle stand, but before two days I sell in ebay.
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