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Monday, September 26, 2016

My First Pumpkin Harvest Of The Year ...

Hello my dear friends,

I am so busy these days with so many different things not only creatively but also work that needs doing in the house and garden but today it is raining so I have time to share what I am up too. I am busy 'harvesting' my first pumpkins of the year ... pincushion pumpkins!

I picked fabrics of different colors and textures but used the same bits and pieces to give the pumpkins that special touch. Linen, cotton, wool and velvet in some lovely colors were embellished with crinkled seam binding, old crystals from an antique chandelier and last but not least my velvet pumpkin leaves give the pumpkins that final neat touch. Old tarnished silver spoon handles became the stems and each one of them is filled with crushed walnut shells and that only which makes them the perfect pincushions. Of course they also do look lovely just as pumpkins. Just like in real life they are not perfect and not exactly the same but that gives them even more character in my eyes.

And here is my first three pumpkins of this year's 'harvest'!

Pumpkin A ...

Pumpkin B ...

And last but not least ...

Pumpkin C ...

I am really pleased with the way they have all turned out and of course just couldn't resist making more of them. These three will be listed in my Etsy shop at the end of this week with all of the others that I will be 'harvesting' in the next few days. So if you have a few spare moments, why not stop by and visit me again and see what I have been up too?!

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. So excited.... These are adorable. Please try to make some white and brown ones. I will definatly scoop them up

    1. I wasn't planning on making any in brown but if you are interested please send me your email address and we can discuss it.

  2. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your pumpkins. The best kind of harvesting ever.

    Happy day to you ...

  3. Oh soooooooooooooooo beautiful!

    Hugs Ines♥

  4. I love all you pumpkins the spoon idea is genius!!

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