Looking Forward in October 2014

Is it just the change in the weather, or the influence of Great British Bake Off that has made me bake so much this last month? Probably a bit of both! 

Here is a quick recap of my makes in September:
  • I started my Winters Lane 8 point star quilt. I am currently six blocks in and I am now having a bit of a break from it. However, my overall goal for it is that it will be complete by the beginning of December. If you like the look of the block, I created a tutorial here.
  • Low fat Carrot & Sultana cake from Hairy Dieters.
  • The cross stitched heart was my entry for September Le Challenge.
  • An oilcloth peg bag tutorial
  • Last week, I shared some recipes for what to make with a glut of cooking apples, including this lovely chutney, apple & blackberry traybake and crumble.
  • Finally, the Oreo cake that I made my 17 year old for his birthday!
Card Making
So, with World Card Making Day on October 4th, I really must get going with my handmade Christmas cards. I have already drafted up my design, but in order to get ahead, the production line needs to start soon. It is something that I love doing and if I skip it one year, I really regret it.

I have just completed a quilt top for October's Le Challenge which is on the theme Mix, so I am hoping to have finished the quilting and binding in time. Check back mid October to see the finished article. 

Home Crafts
If you read my last post, you will see that I picked up some lovely map fabric from my trip to the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft show. I am pretty sure that I will make some cushions with it, with some contrast piping. Also, with winter round the corner, I am hoping to make at least one draught excluder this month.

As usual, I am linking up with Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day. What have you got planned for October?

Fresh Sewing Day

Love Mrs Jones x


  1. Oaft! You're making me hungry! No mean feat since I've had this belly-bug doing the rounds (over share? Sorry!)

    P.S. do you know you're a no-reply blogger? It makes it really hard to reply to lovely blog comments - but I tracked you down! *g*

    1. Sorry, I think it was because I changed to Google+! I have reverted my settings back to Blogger so hopefully I am no longer a no reply blogger. Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Oh that carrot and sultana cake sounds yum - will have to have a go at baking it. Looking forward to seeing what you create in October :)


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