Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Pumpkin ‘Challenge’

I’ve given myself this challenge.

Make some Fall pumpkins!

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

So on Sunday afternoon I made another pumpkin.

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This one is made from a remnant of heavier upholstery fabric.

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And who knew a rectangle would make a prettier pumpkin than a circle! I followed a tutorial from Sewing for Women blog HERE.

I made leaves but decided not to use them. I had a bit of felt to put around the stem and that looked better.

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The necklace was on my desk as part of another craft project! lol And I think it looks perfect draped around the pumpkin.

I wouldn’t usually say to look this close to my sewing but I want you to see the sweet charms on this necklace….there’s even an acorn in the center. (and yes, it’s a $1 thrift store find)

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I think everything looks pretty with old books.

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I’m joining Coastal Charm ,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House

for Tweak it Tuesday and

Make it Pretty Monday

The Home Coming DIY’ers

and Inspire me Tuesday .

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But do you think I’m ready to cut the velvet?

 Not yet! heehee!

63 comments:

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Good looking pumpkin.

Stephanie said...

Great pumpkin! And it looks perfect with the old books. I have been wanting to make some fabric pumpkins too, but I just haven't found the time "_ Thanks for the link to the tutorial - will definitely have to check it out. Have a beautiful day, Friend!

Christine said...

Gorgeous pumpkin and how clever of you to adorn it with the sweet necklace! Yes, I love the look with the old books!
Enjoy your day!

Donna said...

This looks beautiful! The rich fabric and the necklace really sets it off!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm totally in love with the idea of putting a charm bracelet on the pumpkin. I'm going to have to 'borrow' this idea. Brilliant!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh it is crafty. And you have a real imaginary mind to deco. Good job!

Diane said...

Sensational! The color of that fabric is perfect, and the design in it looks great with the necklace. Bet you could sell those.

Ann said...

That upholstery pumpkin is yummy in orange. LOVE it sitting along side the vintage books!!!The shelf is decorated perfect for fall.
Ann

Carol Z said...

What a great look! I've got to get autumn decorating.

Blackberry Lane said...

It's a wonderful pumpkin and what a great find the necklace was. The vignette with old books looks very cozy for a fall day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cool fabric for a pumpkin...love it on your bookcase and oh that necklace is so fun on it!! Happy Fall!

hugs,
Linda

Pondside said...

That fabric has just the right touch of fall - the right 'old' look - for a beautiful pumpkin!

Vee said...

I like it a lot! I adore autumn's colors. That jewelry is the crowning touch!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Love your pumpkin, Diane. I think you are ready to cut the velvet. xo Laura

Linda R said...

I just love the material you used to make your pumpkin.. Looks fabulous my friend.

Hugs~

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your pumpkin turned out great! I love that fabric-enjoy:@)

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your pumpkin Diane! It looks great and the necklace around it is really quite pretty on your pumpkin. It look lovely in with the old books. Enjoy the day!

Teresa said...

Pretty! Who would think that using something other then a circle would work!

Laurie said...

that is a beautiful fabric perfect for a Fall project like your adorable pumpkin!

Veronica Roth said...

That's a perfect little pumpkin. Very well done!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love your unique interpretation of pumpkins! They are very bohemian.

Susie said...

That is a one of a kind pumpkin and it's adorable. You clever girl!! Cut the velvet outside.LOL xoxo,Susie

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Neat pumkin that you have there and it's perfect up to the end of November!! Great!

Cranberry Morning said...

So cute, Diane! Love that little steampunk pumpkin!!! Darling. And I totally agree that everything looks better with a backdrop of old books. :-))

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I love all the different ideas for pumpkins in blog land but yours has to be my favourite! No scooping out and looks really pretty!! xx

Lisa said...

This looks perfect! Love this style.
Lisa at http://www.lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com

cucki said...

Wow looking so pretty ..so much sweet❤️❤️❤️
Big hugs x

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Diane - that turned out fab!

20 North Ora said...

Pretty, pretty pumpkin! You did a great job on it.

Judy

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What a great pumpkin!! I love the fabric, the stem, and the charms are fabulous!! You rocked it! Off to pin it!!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi,

Your pumpkins are wonderful - who knew they would be so easy - thank you for the link - I may even try making one myself. I love the fabrics you used.
Thank you,
Blessings,
Erin

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

That is an adorable pumpkin! Great job!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Very cute!! I have been hoping to perfect my technique before I make some for my daughter~ I agree, I think square is better than round! Thanks for stopping by,
Jenna

Karen said...

That is absolutely beautiful, love it!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's so cute Diane. I really like the fabric you chose and it looks right at home in your bookshelf.

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, your little pumpkin is just darling and the necklace looks great on it! Thank you for your prayers, sweet friend.
Shelia :)

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your pumpkin!! It turned out great and is so pretty!!
hugs,
Cindy

Karen Harvey Cox said...

You are such a kindred spirit, I thing everything looks better with old books too.

Your pumpkin is absolutely gorgeous. You are so talented, I admire your handiwork. As much as I can design fabric, I can't thread a bobbin or sew a stitch.

Have a beautiful evening.

Karen

Linda Walker said...

I love it...I am looking for a pumpkin pattern. Maybe I should try that one! The charms are...well...for lack of a better word...charming! I love how it looks with your old books!Linda

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

GOOD JOB! Different and inventive!
Very Fallish!
You are just toooo darned cute, Diane!
:) Mona

Maria Elena said...

Love your pumpkin! Beautiful idea!
I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

Susan said...

Just pumpkin perfect!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, this is so creative. Love all the charms. Beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Lavender Cottage said...

Very nice, and ties in with the other colours of your decor.
Judith

BECKY said...

You are SO talented! I love that pumpkin. Making it from upholstery fabric was a fantastic idea! It looks perfect on the bookshelf, too!

sandy said...

Love that pumpkin! It's unique and yet fits perfectly with the season...and that bookshelf! Hugs!

Jeanne said...

I just love this pumpkin. How creative you are! It does look fabulous with the old books.

Peggy Sue said...

Looks like you and I had the same 'Pumpkin mind' Love the embelishments. what a cute idea! It has a old world charm with sophistication. Just love!

Ames said...

Wonderful job on that pumpkin Diane! Love the book case arrangement!

DaCraftyLady Debb said...

How lovely....I like the way the chain and beads drape over the pumpkin...like the vintage look

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~~Debb

DogsMom said...

I love your pumpkin and am in awe of your thrifty dollar hunting skills. I have this little acorn addiction.

I am busy out playing on the 31 days of halloween hops but wanted to be sure you had heard about the altered witch shoe challenge.

http://www.stripedstockingsstudio.com/2013/10/altered-witch-shoe-challenge.html

kitty said...

What a beautiful pumpkin, sweet friend! Thanks for sharing the link for the directions. xo

JG said...

That's a perfect spot for your jeweled pumpkin, Diane!
~Judy

Carol said...

The pumpkin is gorgeous! It truly looks like something you would find in a high-end boutique. The bangles are just perfect!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, I love this and that is the best stem I have seen...Really!

Carol

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Now that is one classy pumpkin all decked out in a necklace! Love that idea, I think I'll put pearls on my white pumpkin!

I scrolled down and saw some of your other crafts, you are very talented! Love the foxes!

Katherine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Is it okay if I pin one of the pictures?

Katherine

xinex said...

Very cute and glamorous pumpkin!...Christine

veggiesyarnsandtails said...

how cool is that! love pumpkins and love what you did here. :>)

Grandma Kc said...

Love your pumpkin!

Red Rose Alley said...

Now this is what I call a decorative pumpkin. I love it! The necklace looks so cute draped around it. It looks a bit Bohemian, which I love. Very stylish pumpkin.

Love,
~Sheri

Beth P said...

OMGosh!!! :D I love that fabric!!
Hugs,
Beth P

Becca said...

Love the pumpkins you are making!