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I love the descriptions and photos of how you are spending your time. Have you ever tried waxing leaves? I did just this week and I very much like the result. Doubtful that they could be framed as you've done with your oak leaf. That is one you enjoy as a shape and texture...oak leaves are so very durable. They last forever!

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Fergus is such a great choice of names, I really like that one, and I like your oak leaf too. I think the Mod Podge way of preserving leaves might work well for framing. Hmmmm, I might give that a try, with the matte, rather than shinier finishes.

The mornings have been very cool and foggy here this week, but this afternoon is lovely. I'm headed to the plant nursery to find a pretty mum or two for the front porch in a few minutes. I'm just waiting for Miss Luna to make her way back into the house.



I'll have to give the Mod Podge a try, I use it for my paper collages so always have a supply on hand. I never thought of preserving leaves with it.

You also mentioned (on your blog--which I LOVE, and visit frequently) that you were preserving branches too. Great idea!

After reading your post, I think I need mums too! Yay for fall!!


No I haven't tried it, but I would like to explore that. Lena mentioned Mod Podge, I wonder if the result is similar and which helps retain the color better. I haven't started collecting leaves yet though, they are still clinging to the trees at this point. The longer the better!

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