Monday, November 12, 2012


These days I find myself drinking in as much free time as I can.  Which isn't much.  I think I have mentioned that.  My baby doesn't sleep well.  Nap time and bed time are both hard.  Here is a peek at a few things I did in October and the beginning of November

I actually managed to decorate for Halloween!  This is a first for me.  I need more dimensions or levels on the mantel but I was using what I had on hand and not buying anything new. We always dress up, pass our candy, and carve pumpkins.  I just have never really decorated. Thank goodness for free printables.  Next year I plan to make a small quilt to hang and a wreath for our door. 

I got this idea to make miniature (cupcake size) apple pies!  They were so fun!  I am making these again for Thanksgiving.  I used a cupcake liner flattened out on the crust to figure out what size to cut the crust to before putting them in the cupcake pan.

I made some pin toppers for myself!  I saw this craft on Pinterest and had to try it out.  I had never worked with polymer clay before.  I even made a mustache and lip set.  No pictures yet, but they are cute!!

I have managed to make 7 blocks to contribute to our local modern quilt guilds "Film Noir" challenge.  These are 12 1/2 inch blocks in black, white, and grey, with pops of color.

I have a stack of arrows ready to be made into a quilt for my oldest son for Christmas.

I also have a large stack of nine patches sewn together and cut up for my youngest daughter's quilt.  Those are just a small sample of what is in stacks and piles.  I feel like I never have any time or that I can't get anything done, but I make the most of what time I do have. I hope your holiday crafting is going smoothly.