So many things to post about! Firstly what do you think of Celestine's new Halloween quilt? It's all purple and green, witchy colours. Celestine likes it very much. I think it will stay around a bit longer than Halloween! I kind of did it as a side project, sewing bits together whenever I had a spare bit of time. It's nice to have something on the go that you can just pick up and don't have to think too hard about. Here are all the pieces laid out below. I find a great tip is to stick all the squares in the order you want them onto a sheet of paper with sticky back tape and then peel them off as you go... works well for me anyway!
And here's a little Halloween mobile I made too. I found these great sequins for a pound in Wilkinsons. I especially love the ghost and pumpkin shapes! They're so cute!
The mobile didn't take too long. On Saturday we had friends round and had a crafting session just for fun. The idea was to make a full size Halloween mobile but mine ended up being miniature.... those sequins were just too perfect not to use!
On the subject of pumpkins, Henry and I have been growing our own ones this year in the garden. They are finally picked and ready to use and last night we chopped the first one up and made it into soup! They're surprisingly easy to chop- I always think they're going to be really tough. Here they are in all their glory:
We have lots of plans for these pumpkins. Along with soup we also want to make pumpkin bread, pumpkin dip, pumpkin crisps, pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin praline cheesecake! Not all for ourselves I might add! We are going to have a pumpkin themed dinner party for Halloween. Let's just hope the guests like pumpkin!
Here's Celestine sitting on her own little munchkin pumpkin. She sure does love that munchkin pumpkin! It's her new favourite place to sit and read.
All this talk of pumpkins reminds me that I saw some amazing pumpkin sprinkles (for cupcakes) in a shop last week. I didn't buy them but I did look at them for a long time! There were black bat shaped sprinkles too. I've just never seen such a thing! Maybe I have been shopping in the wrong places all my life.
Tonight I plan to make a pumpkin house and we are making the pumpkin ravioli to freeze for Saturday. Yes, my life really is just one big pumpkin right now.
That's probably enough talk about pumpkins for the moment- oh wait just one more picture...
Ok new subject. Here are some photos I took this morning whilst out walking the dog. It was such a misty morning. I loved looking at the dew drops hanging off everything.
That's Celestine in the second picture by the way just in case you can't tell what she looks like from behind. She's wearing her black pointy hooded cloak, walking into the mist. I'll take more photos of her in her cloak soon...
I love all the beautiful and intricate photos you can take in this kind of weather though I'm kind of hoping it gets a bit sunnier again soon. Sunshine makes me feel happy.
What have you been up to? Are you going to carve any pumpkins this year?