Monday, September 21, 2015

My Newest Harvest ..

Hello my dear friends,

as I have mentioned I am still 'havesting' pumpkins.

As with other things I have created, sometimes I just get so 'stuck' having so much pleasure making whatever it is and that is why I make several of these creations then. I am just enjoying myself so much and this time it is no different.

My newest pumpkins were again so much fun to make. These ones though, I wanted to be a little bit more traditional when it came to the color and that is a sort of big thing for me. Colors at times are just not my thing as most of you already know.

 I remembered the stack of cotton velvet I had bought, I think it was last year. There were several pieces in different shades of orange which were perfect for what I wanted to create ... namely pumpkin pincushions. One thing that was a little difficult was the decision of what shape I wanted to do. Was it the more traditional shaped pumpkin or the new thing, the heart shaped pumpkin. In the end I decided that the more traditional look was for me.

 The easier decision was, that I was going to use old silverware again as the stems.
Old tarnished spoons were waiting patiently for me and my hacksaw was handy as well.

I filled my little pincushion pumpkins with crushed walnut shells which made them nice and plump and this ensures that needles and pins will stay nice and sharp.

I harvested four of them in total and one is just as pretty as the other ... take a look!

Pumpkin pincushion No. 1

Pumpkin pincushion No.2

Pumpkin pincushion No.3

And last but not least ...

Pumpkin pincushion No. 4 

 They all have turned out so neat and I like them very much.

Pumpkins No. 1 and 2 have already sold but if any of you are interested, pumpkinsNo. 3 and 4 are now listed for sale in my Etsy shop. Why not head over and take a peek?

 I think that the harvest in now going to slow down a little now but that doesn't mean that I am not working on something new which I will share here with all you Lovelies soon.

  Thank you for stopping by today and visiting me here at Todolwen ~ it is always so nice when you do.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. What a good idee I love the collours hat you juse...

  2. So cute and soo very pretty!! Wishing you a lovely day! xo Holly

  3. Absolutely, delightfully charming!

  4. I really like these, but my heart lies with the ones you made before. For some reason I am now thinking/wondering how this would work with squash (specifically butternut). Wouldn't that make a pretty vignette?

  5. Goodness. Don't ask me to pick a favorite because that would be impossible. Why? Because I love them all.

    Happy Autumn!

  6. Stunning pumpkins! I just love the spoon idea for the stem!