From My Sketchbook: September Doodles

In order to fill up more sketchbooks, which is on my bucket list for 2015, I’m having fun coming up with new drawing prompts, so I’ve been trying to sketch A LOT more lately. One thing I’ve been doing is a monthly doodle calendar, but instead of using it like a diary, I’m using it to do a daily doodle.

For the month of September, I went with a theme centered around the woods and things you might see and find in the forest, since we usually start hiking again, now that it’s less buggy in the woods around here. It’s one of my favorite subjects to draw!

sketchbook page for september doodles

I’ve never drawn some of these little doodles before, so it was a good challenge, and I’m so happy with how this turned out! Happy drawing!


Click here to see my August doodles

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Click here to see my June doodles

Click here to see my May doodles

Click here to see my April doodles

Click here to see my March doodles

Click here to see my February doodles

Click here to see my January doodles

Little Forest Finished

I can’t believe I have another finished quilt to share with you. This is so exciting! I started to grow this little forest a few months ago.

Thank goodness for spring break last week, when I had time to work on this project too. I am so happy to be able to show it off a little.

I love how it turned out, so I can’t wait to hang it up!

On My Design Wall

Since we aren’t expecting anyone to visit the house, I was excited to put up my design wall again. It hangs in the hallway over some artwork, so I don’t keep it up all the time.

I’ve just been messing around with fabrics and scraps I forgot I had.

I finished piecing my little forest quilt, which I made a different size than the pattern called for. I want to be able to hang it on the wall, but I don’t want it to be a mini quilt. I picked up more batting recently so I hope to finish it one of these days.

It’s been a pretty busy week, since I have three classes this semester. I am excited because I think I’m really going to like my instructors this semester! I already have some homework to do, which primarily includes lots and lots of sketching (fun!). So I’m working on finding a new routine. As you know, the challenge is to make time for everything.

Growing a Little Forest

I have been slowly working on making this Lovely Little Forest Quilt from The Purl Bee. I think they offer the most adorable projects!

The project calls for 25 tree blocks, cut to 3.5 inches wide by 4 inches tall. Then you arrange the trees with 15 plain blocks of the same size. The sample shows light green trees at the top and darker green trees at the bottom. I’m planning to do a simple, random arrangement. I ended up cutting way more pieces than I needed, so I decided to make two of these quilts at the same time, one for our house and one for a gift.

Since I’m not in a rush to finish this, I don’t know if I’ll have it done in time for Christmas, but I’m okay with that. It’s just nice to have a no-pressure Christmas project to be working on in between all the other things going on these days.