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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Another Day, Another Pumpkin ...

 Hello my dear friends,

so again I spent a part of my day yesterday sitting at the dining room table whilst work was going on in our basement but I am not complaining!

My pumpkin was a success and sold right away! I thought I would make another one to keep myself busy and that is exactly what I have done. Again made from vintage velvet, this time in a subtle and soft brownish color. I chose a somewhat fancier old tarnished spoon for the stem and the same green seam binding as my first one for the bow. 

I am very happy the way it turned out again and here it is ...

It is availabe in my Etsy shop this evening and where I have also relisted a few of last years pumpkins.

I am thinking if I am going to make another pumpkin or two possibly but I am not sure just yet. Looking at the velvet of today's pumpkin, I am wondering if I can change it's color like I did with the vintage green velvet I had recently found. So stay tuned on that one.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me here today, at Todolwen and I hope you will come back some time again.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Sitting At The Dining Room Table ...

 Hello my dear friends,

we are finally having our basement renovated after waiting for over a year after it flooded due to a failed repair in the house foundation when our house was built. That means that I sit at the dining room table normally for a good part of the day with my laptop to keep me entertained but not this morning, nor yesterday.

Yesterday I worked on a custom order of one of my 2022 pumpkins with the beaded fabric. I had to dye some seam binding to get the right shade of green I needed and I ended up dying meters and meters of it in all sorts of shades of green. 

But I actually did get a shade of green that was perfect ...

... and my customer was very happy with it.

Now I had all this green seam binding, so I obviously had to do something with it so another pumpkin was due. 

I love making my double layered seam binding frill so I decided that it would become a part of my newest pumpkin.

Lovely vintage velvet in a shade of grey that was perfect to become an Autumn fruit and that was my project for the morning. I finished it a little later making sure I added a nice bow made from my green seam binding and that is what I am sharing with you today.

And here it is ...

 It is a 'simple' pumpkin, very pretty and possibly a little elegant and dare I say even a little 'posh' and I love the way it turned out! It is now listed for sale in my Etsy shop, why not pop over and take a look.

With renovations continuing for the next little while I am hoping to get a few more new pieces done.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed your short stay.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.