October is here. Alongside mostly cooler days, I have spotted colour changes in the leaves here and there. I will soon be out and about a LOT more with my camera and paintbrushes, capturing the quintessential autumnal colours and enjoying not only my favourite seasons, also my most favourite festival – Halloween! After being homebound for close to six months during spring and summer due to severe allergies, I look forward to this every year with much excitement.
I have a few sewing projects to share with you that are made from my patterns –
The camera was made by Becky as a gift.
Kat made a bag for a secret Santa present using the Artist Paintbox pattern.
The first witch hat was made by Mary. She used dot-to-dot quilting for it, which I found to be so unique.
The second one was made by PumpkinHollowQuilts. She makes some of the best Halloween cross stitches and decorations.
They are all made from some of my favourite patterns, and I am delighted to be able to share them with you.
I made a Halloween-themed block from my Shattered Star pattern. I earnestly meant to quilt this block by now. Much to my chagrin, that is unfortunately not going to happen. I am going to turn this into a pillow.
Most of my things are still in boxes while we wait for a few home improvements. I did pack some of my drawing/painting supplies in a bag since I can pretty much sit anywhere and start to draw/paint. The only thing that could distract me is the call of the outside.
The woods around here will very soon start to display the most amazing autumnal colours. Mother Nature uses her Midas touch to transform the area into the most vibrant shades of gold and yellow. Even painting that transports me to a different world.
In the spirit of sharing some of my autumn dreams with you, Autumn Forest Walk is now available in my Etsy shop. It would be a lovely fall display and perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. If you are a tree-hugger (in the most literal sense) like me, you would probably enjoy having it around all year long as I do.
To make things a little easier for the oncoming holiday season, I am doing free U.S. shipping on all of my paintings on Etsy. I am also happy to combine shipping charges for multiple international orders.
I am linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page. Please pay a visit to some of them.