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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time To Create A Pumpkin ..

Hello my dear friends,

a few days ago I was thinking about Fall and that it will be pumpkin seasons soon. I really wanted to make a few again this year. There was one little problem though, I only had one or two little pumpkin stems leftover from last year and I wasn't even sure where I had put them. I needed to find something that I could use as a stems but I wasn't sure what. I had quite a bit of driftwood that I had collected on Vancouver Island many years ago but I wasn't sure if I wanted to use it for this project. I wanted something a little different and then I remembered.

I had an old tray full of old and tarnished knives, forks and spoons that live tucked away under my    little table in my creative place. They almost never come out from there but that morning I pulled                             them out. I had forgotten how many beautiful pieces that were in this tray. 

I 'found' this little treasure in the tray ...

... a precious learning set for children ... so sweet!

Just look at the little bunny on the handles ... too adorable!

I found what I needed too, an old teaspoon with a lovely ornate handle.

 Before I even thought of taking a photo of the spoon in one piece, I snapped it in half  ...

... and this is what I am now going to use as a stem for my newest pumpkin creation.

What else was needed? ...

... drop cloth, sari silk ribbon, a piece from an old doily and then I was ready to start creating.
It didn't take long and my little pumpkin was done. A little piece of vintage sparkle was added as the final touch and then it was perfect.

I am very happy with my newest creation and that is what I am sharing with you Lovelies today ...

... my little drop cloth pumpkin.

Just like many times before, I have taken many pictures and because I couldn't make my mind up which ones to share, I am sharing them all.

I don't often make things for myself these days but this little piece is going to be one of them. I am sure I will find it a home where it will be happy but then to be happy you also need a friend ... a pumpkin friend. Hm ... I think I will might have to make another little pumpkin now.

Thank you for stopping by here at Todolwen today and I  hope you have enjoyed my newest creation. Do come back sometime because I am sure, I will have something new to share soon again.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. I LOVE your new little pumpkin! You have such a beautiful creative vision! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Such a lovely pumpkin! What a great idea.
    Greetings from Switzerland

  3. Such a lovely pumpkin! What a great idea.
    Greetings from Switzerland

  4. Not sure i'm on board with the spoon handle stem... I think i just prefer something more gnarly... But i do love that you thought outside the box.. :) Hugs! deb

  5. I LOVE your sweet little pumpkin! Such imagination and creativity you have! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. You have created such a sweet little pumpkin with the most unique stem and I adore it. Creative Pumpkin Bliss...

  7. Love your pumpkin, Karen! You are so creative and I like that you used drop cloth. The tarnished teaspoon handle was icing on the cake! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation...

  8. Werkelijk PRACHTIG Karen, bijzonder mooi door
    zijn eenvoud. En dat mooie oude sieraad op de top
    maakt het helemaal af, SUPER!!!


  9. I am always blown away by what comes from your talented fingers. I'm not a person that decorates for Halloween but this would be something I would happily put on display for the season.

  10. This is so pretty! I've been inspired to make one!

  11. Just when you think you have seen it all.... this is so unique. Using an antique handle. So elegant indeed & I love it.. Mariana in Carmichael, Ca.

  12. Goodness but this is just divine!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great idea to use silverware rather than the traditional. I can always count on you to create outside the box.

    Wonderful work - AGAIN.

  13. How beautiful. I do love how you put those random pieced together with such wonderful results.

  14. Wow Karen! You are speaking my language!! Pumpkinese!!! What a lovely creation! It is perfection! I have seen other pumpkins with utensil stems, but yours definitely trumps them all!! As with everything you create, the details are simply wonderful!

  15. Karen,
    I love your beautiful little pumpkin and love that you used the silver for the stems. So genius and cute.

  16. I just can say: Ahhhhh.... and ohhhhh....!
    Soooooooooooooooo unbelievable beautiful.

    Hugs Ines♥

  17. Beautiful may I ask what is on the inside to make this