Around this time of year, I like to make felt flower pins to wear on the lapel of my fall jacket. I've made two so far. They might end up as decorations for my office, since my thick furry winter (or 'prairie autumn') jacket is all business and doesn't have room for pins.
I've also started on a series of handmade ornaments, but not in any traditional holiday sense. We don't tend to decorate or put up a tree, but I did find a very cool branch this summer that is just crying out to become wall art.
I've cut some circles out of different colours of felt to embroider when I need to occupy my hands. All of the designs are freehand. I've just been sewing random shapes until it looks like something, and then turning it into that thing. The blue ornament in the top left corner, for example, started out as a top hat, then for a while it was going to be a lamp, and finally settled into the shape of a cat.
The next step is figuring out how to hang a branch on the wall without making holes or ripping off paint. More on this soon!