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Friday, October 17, 2014

My First Velvet Pumpkin ~ Ever ..

Hello my dear friends,

everywhere you look these days, you can find the most beautiful pumpkins created by some very talented person. Believe it or not, I have never made one because I am not really a Autumn person but a few days ago I thought maybe I should try and make at least one.

I found the perfect pumpkin stalk on a visit to Walmart a few days before laying in the bottom of a box filled with pumpkins. I am not really into a lot of colors these days anymore but I had the perfect colored velvet to hand which I had bought a few years ago in a stunning salmon color. I gathered some vintage tatty lace and some paper covered wire and I was already on  my way of having a lovely pumpkin.

I am sure I have mentioned how impatient I can be and it was no different this time. I should have gone out to buy some dried beans to weigh the pumpkin body down, but since it was the Sunday before Thanks Giving when I decided to make this creation, the shop I needed had already closed for the holiday.

 What to do, what to do?! ... A look into my kitchen cupboards and I found something that I chose instead. I had found my dried barley and grain that I had leftover from making heating pillows and instead of waiting for Tuesday and the stores to be open again, I just used that and it worked too.

The final touch for my pumpkin were a bow made from strips of recycled sari silk in a lovely shade of green and a antique rusty key that I added. There it was ... my first pumpkin, so pretty that even Cinderella would have liked it..

And here it is, in all it's color and prettiness ...

I hope you liked my first velvet pumpkin?
It was so much fun to create! 

I have one more little pumpkin stalk left and I already know what I am going to create with it but that's all I am going to share for now. I think. I might try and find some more pumpkin stalks and save them for next year Autumn and maybe create a few more pumpkins then?

Thank you so much for taking the time and visiting me again, here at Todolwen. Make sure you all come back now some time and until then ...

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind my dear friends.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. I always wanted to make one, but never have. Yours is stunning.

  2. .....bellissima!!!!!!!! ;) i love pumpkin!

  3. Very sweet little velvet pumpkin with the perfect stem. Simply Creative Bliss...

  4. I must admit I don't decorate for the seasons, but this little gem could very well convince me!

  5. Really pretty......okay, now I have to make one!!!

  6. Whenever I visit your page, I always have to find my patience. I scroll down just far enough down to read what you have written, keeping what you have made hidden from view. As soon as I am done (without skipping over anything!), I scroll further down to see what lovely you have made. So, it's funny that you spoke of patience! Your velvet pumpkin in gorgeous and like nothing else I have seen in all my web travels. Now, it seems as if you have been bitten by a bug and might make more. I will have to wait and see. Thank you, again, for sharing.

  7. Oh no. You can't convince me that this is your first. Karen, it is absolutely STUNNING. Be proud!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing such a work of art with the blogging world. Display with pride.
    PS - I'm convinced!!!!!!!!

  8. Fantastic!! Well, you've done it again! Made something beautiful out of your bits and pieces. I love how you see the beauty in everything!! Thank you for sharing this pumpkin! Love it! Love ya' Patricia B

  9. A veeeeeeeeeeeeery nice pumpkin Karen!

    Hugs Ines♥

  10. so beatiful! какая красота!

  11. Oh, I love your pumpkin, dear Karen. It is gorgeous.
    Have a lovely Sunday.

  12. The sweetest ,beautiful pumpkin, in that soft salmon velvet, so very lovely it is dear Karen.
    The real stalk is perfect with the soft shade of green sari silk ribbon, and the torn lace !

  13. Hello dear Karen, it's a most gorgeous pumpkin you made. I'm in love with that rusty old key! And the beautiful velvet you used, so wonderfully combined with the green sari silk. The curls and lace make it all the more perfect. I hope you'll make many more pumpkins. Wishing you a beautiful day, hugs, Wendy