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Monday, September 24, 2018

My "Almost Twin" Pumpkins ...

Hello my dear friends,

I am busy, busy making more pumpkins as I am writing this post. I am also working on my black Halloween pumpkins after just finishing the two that I am sharing with you today.

Theses two lovelies are made from a rich colored cotton velvet. They are again flatter than my usual pumpkins but that is such a nice change in my eyes. These days I am so trying to more and more make do with what I have at hand but then again I am not trying to always use the same supplies if possible and this time it worked out very well in my eyes. Instead of making my velvet singed edge pumpkin leaves for these pumpkins or using sari silk ribbon, I found a beautiful piece of old tatty crochet lace. It was white but that wasn't the color I needed. So what to do but to hand dye it the color that I thought would be perfect. In this case it was a dark olive green. Of course, needless to say bows made from crinkled seam binding would be a part of these Autumn fruits and vintage knife handles would again become the stems. I wanted something special to embellish the pumpkins and then I thought of some vintage smokey colored crystals that I have recently found in an antique store ~ perfect in each and every way for this project.

My pumpkins are now finished and look the perfect part for Autumn and that is what I am sharing with all of you today. They are very much alike and just that tiny bit different from each other,  just like some twins are in real life.

And that is why I called them my ...

... "Almost Twins" Pumpkins.

Twin 1 ...

 And Twin 2 ...

My two newest pumpkins are now listed for sale in my Etsy shop.

Like I am already at the beginning of this post, I am working on a new idea that I have for Halloween pumpkins. I am crossing my fingers that it will work out the way I hope it will and if it does, I will of course share it here on Todolwen with all of you again.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. I'm with you in trying to use what I have and not purchase anything else unless absolutely necessary. It's amazing at just how much I can dig out of my stash and how creative I can be to work around that dreaded trip to the store. Your latest creations are lovely!

  2. Oh I love your Pumpkins Karen!
    Such an elegant look!

    Hugs Ines♥