I love this month - we can be sure to enjoy some gorgeous blue skies and sunshine, vibrant colors and happy days. My mom's birthday is in October (hi Mom! I know you're reading this :) look in your mailbox for a package of sweets!). In the various places I've lived, October is a month of fun for kids, jumping in piles of leaves and carving jack-o-lanterns, Halloween memories, and in Germany harvest festivals such as Oktoberfest or in our local vineyard area, wine fest. There is a carnival feeling in the air. In October we get a day off on the 3rd - the national holiday celebrating Germany coming together. I try to describe the wall between East and West Germany and divided Berlin to my kids and they just can't believe it. We have two weeks off school for fall break and the children just love that freedom (as I do, as well, no homework to help them with and I can hang up my chauffeur's hat for a couple weeks!)
Here are some pages from my scrapbook from 2012 (which is already brimming full but not complete, yet!). One day last September I looked out the kitchen window and there were my kids, carving a whole bunch of jack-o-'lanterns from pumpkins in our garden. Their creations were so cute! This is a two page layout, the right page layout was a scraplift from a Shimelle sketch here but I really wanted to include more images, hence the left page with mostly photos.
I have not been scrapbooking recently but I have been sewing...a few new sweet autumn decorations up in my shops here and here, love how they turned out! Black cats and pumpkins, oh wow, I can taste the candy corn and caramel apples right now!
Happy October to you!