I think I'm trying to embrace autumn through apples - apples in my crafting, apples for the kids every day at lunch, and drooling over Katie's apples. And it is definitely time to embrace the autumn! It's nice and chilly today with some great sunshine and it's supposed to snow this weekend - wait, that's winter. Ok, well I'm hoping the snow is a brief visitor and fall returns soon.
Yesterday, I finally covered some tin cans that I've been saving for a while with plans to use them as a pencil and gadget holders. I got out the paper and decided they needed a little something else - how about an apple? So I whipped out the Wonder Under (or you could use Heat and Bond) and scraps, traced out my apples, got out the iron, and put them right on the paper. And then I just stitched right around the edge - I love the sound of sewing on paper!
And remember the apples in this post? They've found a home on the outside of some tote bags. I've cut out six of these (why do I always think that working in large multiples is such a great idea?), and have two finished. The others will come, these are pretty quick to whip up, which was the point when I put these together. I wanted something that would be faster for me to sew so I can have more variation in the price range in my shop, which is where they will be soon.
I think I need to make my favorite apple cake (interesting - that post is from a year and a day ago - it must be the time of year for apple cake) this weekend - yes, lots of baking this weekend to warm up the house!