Okay so I don't know what possessed me, but I bought a mold of faces and some clay and created a few faces. I painted them all different colors and decided to play with them. I had painted this one gold and decided to put it on wool felt. Then I embellished with beads, zippers, and buttons. This one will be framed and hung up, but the other faces I made are going to be put on art dolls.
On another note, yesterday I was sewing all day with friends. One of the women had done a Halloween swap and that prompted a suggestion for all of us to do a Christmas swap. We ended up with 9 participants. Each participant made the same block for swapping. The blocks included a stocking, snowman, present, tree, gingerbread man, candy cane, angel, snowflake (?), and mittens. The person who made the stocking engraved the participant's name on the stocking, which I thought was very clever. I love the blocks and will hopefully have a new quilt soon. I will post a picture of it when it is done.