It’s fall, and even though it doesn’t really feel like it outside, I still feel the urge to curl up in my apartment and craft and bake. Something about fall just makes me want to be inside, all cozy and warm and relaxed.

Of course, the state my apartment is in means that I actually spent most of the weekend cleaning (Someday it will be suitable to, y’know, let people see. Not that I know many people here to invite over, but still.)

I did break out the new sewing machine. I found a tutorial on making tote bats, so I decided to try it. I cut out two, but I couldn’t figure out the suggested way to do the handles, and wrecked the first one trying, so I went to plan B for attaching the handles on mine. It works just as well.

First Tote Bag

The lamp was most helpful in modeling the bag.

I went on a bit of a baking binge, so I’m going to be taking some treats into work Monday.

The abundance of pumpkin flavors is one of my favorite things about fall (I’m a pumpkin spice latte junkie) so I made pumpkin bread.

Pumpkin Bread

I also made pecan bars, because the idea intrigued me.

Pecan Bars

I also tried a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I’m not sure how they’ll turn out; I made some substitutions, and they didn’t turn out quite like I wanted. But I think they’re okay.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I also kept knitting away on Sizzle. I’m starting the front now, and it’s going pretty fast.

Sizzle Front 1