Crafts for adults

October crafting

October was a busy month for us. With the kids back at school and settled I applied for a new job – and got it! Thankfully I only had to give one weeks’ notice. I found I turned to crafting to help keep me focused on the interview as I really wanted the job. I t feels like I had a pretty good month making.

Handmade gifts

I wanted to make a Scrabble inspired gift for my sister as she was about to celebrate a big birthday. I love crafting with vintage items and dug through my Scrabble tiles to find the perfect ones. I can’t wait to share the project soon.

gorgeous sashiko mustard cloth

Handmade gifts are always fun to give and I wanted to make something for my mum. I stitched her a gorgeous sashiko mustard cloth which was really fun to stitch. It’s from a previous Hoop Club kit and I was so happy to get my hands on another one as I love the original one I stitched. I started on another hoop which is a Christmas gift for my husband. I’m really happy I’ve started early this year.

Subscription box

My quarterly subscription Craftpod box arrived last week and I just loved the sweet felt toadstools which were one of the makes. I stitched them in an evening as they were so much fun to make. The second project is an autumnal embroidery hoop and I might put this to one side as I have some Christmas projects I want to start.

Autumn craftpod contents

Scout badges

The other evening my children came home with handfuls of Scout badges for their uniform. I don’t think they’ve brought any home for months as I spent a happy couple of hours stitching badges on their uniform. They are both taking part in Remembrance Day parades soon and they will look super smart in their uniforms.

365 thread journal

I have to admit it has been really hard to keep up with my 365 thread journal. It’s easy to fall behind, and I’ve also found it hard to think of a picture for a lot of days.


My daughter had fun with a ‘paint your own glow in the dark’ sun catchers kit for Halloween. She loves to craft and enjoyed making her decorations.

I dug out some of my previous hoops to make an autumnal hoop display. I have a lot of hoops and it’s fun to display them.

Previous monthly crafty posts can be found here:

September crafting

August crafting

July crafting

June crafting

May crafting

April crafting

March crafting

February crafting

January crafting


  • Reply
    Tracey Kifford
    November 25, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    My daughter had a lot of St John’s Ambulance woven awards that needed sewing onto her uniform in time for Remembrance Sunday … I hated it! I’m not a fan of sewing!

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    Lavanda Michelle
    November 27, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    The Scrabble-inspired gift for your sister sounds like such a unique idea, and I can’t wait to see the finished project.

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    Melissa Cushing
    November 29, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Handmade gifts make the best of gifts. My grandmother was a crafter and she would make us things that were just priceless…. pictures for my walls as a child, homemade stockings that were amazing to look at and so much more. Love this post and I need to start cross stiching again!

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