I bought 2 sets of fabrics for a placemat sew-in later this month, which are being processed in the washer :) One set is for Halloween, including some solid black to make napkins using glow in the dark thread on the edges! I bought a few patterns which I might either give away as gifts or sew up as gifts. I liked the tie pattern, shown on the left. It looked quick and easy. The middle Kwik Sew pattern looked like a good basic pattern. And the organizer on the right is something we can all use!
Here are some freebies given out by a couple of shops. The pattern on the left is for a Christmas tree skirt and the pumpkin fabric is a fat quarter.
I also bought yarn for the older kids to knit while we're reading aloud. I got a brown slightly fuzzy yarn for ds and a lavender silky soft bamboo blend for dd.
The youngest dd chose some Beatrix Potter flannel to make herself some pj bottoms. I think this will be a great project for her if I do the cutting out and pressing for her. This stuff shrank a LOT in the wash so I'm running it through again and hoping that we'll still have enough :(
Only one store had a make it and take it project. Who knew that a project could be sewn to completion in less than what? 3 minutes? Of course, the fabric was pre-cut, but still. It's a card holder made using the serger...and the strap across the front is elastic covered in heavy rayon thread using the serger (this was already done for us). I haven't pushed the corners out all the way yet!