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Great Ideas — {Pumpkins}

9 Oct
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Find out how to make these Fab Shimmery Pumpkins @ Frugal with a Flourish
 Paint your pumpkins for Fabulous Fall Decor @ Madigan Made
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Create a Fantastic Whimsical Pumpkin Topiary @ Our Southern Nest
Spell Out something Meaningful with Pumpkins @ This Blessed Nest
 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rx_-zxsvEzI/TKzaDzck_1I/AAAAAAAAAgQ/wv6FwCceqow/s1600/pumpkins.jpg
who can resist polka dots? these Polka Dot Pumpkins are fun @ Make the Best of Whats Around
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Create Beautiful Bronze Pumpkins @ These Creative Juices
 Make a Cute Front Porch Pumpkin Display @ The Soladay Family
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jgLEpuNB10U/TKJ7KHJXjOI/AAAAAAAAAO8/w6XY3loNpI4/s1600/P1040492.jpg
Transform Dollar Store Pumpkins into one-of-a-kind statements @ Everyone Loves Raymond… and Kat
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Decorate your pumpkins with Ribbon! @ The Autocrat: A Fortress of Crafts 
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Here’s a great way to Display Small Pumpkins @ Lemon Tree Creations
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Make a Pumpkin Display on Candlesticks @ Frou-FruGal
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Create Glittery Pumpkin Art @ A Glimpse Inside 
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Love this Pumpkin & Stick Display! @ The V Spot
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_eHUxiZv9CTM/TK0l3qKANsI/AAAAAAAAAwU/IlML3Uc1nRs/s1600/DSC00514.jpg
Create Wood Pumpkins @ Young and Crafty
 Mod Podged 2 x 4 Pumpkins @ Sassy Sanctuary
How about a Pumpkin Cake? @ I’m Topsy Turvy 
 Grab the recipe for these Festive Oreo Pumpkins @ Oopsey Daisey

 How delicious do these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins look? @ a pretty cool life
 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_aLVdG3xTpZY/TK-S2dY2JsI/AAAAAAAABoM/uvPn60Y-1iE/s1600/016.JPG
 Or these Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes @ Smilemonsters
 Get the recipe for this Delicious Pumpkin Spice Granola @ Me and My Pink Mixer
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 After carving your pumpkin this year, try out this recipe for Roaster Garlic Pumpkin Seeds @ Charm of the Carolines
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Or make a Pumpkin Wreath @ The Simpler Life
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1ktRypQDWP0/TKvTQJ2meJI/AAAAAAAAAVI/Z4O8eK38POo/s1600/IMG_4452.JPG
Love this Pumpkin Specimen Art @ Embellishing life
https://i2.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_jUbvTxQ7w8I/TKzH-XrNRMI/AAAAAAAAAZE/jbHWjWetLFE/s1600/l.jpg
Create Vintage Pumpkin Art @ Klucking Bear
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jUbvTxQ7w8I/TK47d7ZKruI/AAAAAAAAAZ0/QAiye-Qys0w/s1600/g3.jpg
Or make a {spooky} Pumpkin Diorama @ Klucking Bear
Turn a Dollar Store towel and scrap fabric into a Pumpkin Guest Towel @ Road Theory
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Find out how to make These Clever Fabric Pumpkins @ Life in Rehab
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Create a Pumpkin out of a Dryer Duct! @ House of Hepworths
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Paint your Pumpkins and Wrap Them in Twine @ This Little Family O’ Mine

There are so many wonderful ideas being shared at the Weekend Wrap Up Party right now!!

Come on over and LINK UP your ideas so I can feature YOU! 

And enter to win a $31 Credit to the Fabulous Thirty-One!

 I will write up another Great Idea Feature Post tonight! 
Have a Happy Saturday!
xoxo
PS – sorry about the premature publishing of this post earlier. I had to take Hannah in to the emergency room because she has some sort of allergic reaction and was trying to work on the post there. It published by mistake 🙂

Great Ideas — {Pumpkins}

9 Oct
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/dsc063061.jpg?w=199
Find out how to make these Fab Shimmery Pumpkins @ Frugal with a Flourish
 Paint your pumpkins for Fabulous Fall Decor @ Madigan Made
https://i0.wp.com/3.bp.blogspot.com/_2wLgOwcEBYk/TKFANNDNMqI/AAAAAAAAAe4/jzA89JdvROQ/s1600/13042_1259627896677_1409052150_751848_6900682_n.jpg
Create a Fantastic Whimsical Pumpkin Topiary @ Our Southern Nest
Spell Out something Meaningful with Pumpkins @ This Blessed Nest
 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rx_-zxsvEzI/TKzaDzck_1I/AAAAAAAAAgQ/wv6FwCceqow/s1600/pumpkins.jpg
who can resist polka dots? these Polka Dot Pumpkins are fun @ Make the Best of Whats Around
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Create Beautiful Bronze Pumpkins @ These Creative Juices
 Make a Cute Front Porch Pumpkin Display @ The Soladay Family
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jgLEpuNB10U/TKJ7KHJXjOI/AAAAAAAAAO8/w6XY3loNpI4/s1600/P1040492.jpg
Transform Dollar Store Pumpkins into one-of-a-kind statements @ Everyone Loves Raymond… and Kat
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VjVyKXMtA8c/TJbfJL31WLI/AAAAAAAABLc/1nQLZ6D2oww/s1600/DSC_0733.JPG
Decorate your pumpkins with Ribbon! @ The Autocrat: A Fortress of Crafts 
https://i1.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_UQ_-8xnwFY8/TK0SrW99TDI/AAAAAAAABLc/diScO9ALpqE/s1600/DSC_0016.JPG
Here’s a great way to Display Small Pumpkins @ Lemon Tree Creations
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_l0f_NtJGhyo/TKjPSRHYn1I/AAAAAAAAArQ/PlzbJEKzWTA/s1600/IMG00091-20101002-1008.jpg
Make a Pumpkin Display on Candlesticks @ Frou-FruGal
 https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/dsc_2910-2.jpg?w=225
Create Glittery Pumpkin Art @ A Glimpse Inside 
https://i1.wp.com/3.bp.blogspot.com/_1Tx7wAOK2D4/TK57Jofc52I/AAAAAAAACrk/58kF48GHY3s/s1600/DSCN0866.JPG
Love this Pumpkin & Stick Display! @ The V Spot
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_eHUxiZv9CTM/TK0l3qKANsI/AAAAAAAAAwU/IlML3Uc1nRs/s1600/DSC00514.jpg
Create Wood Pumpkins @ Young and Crafty
 Mod Podged 2 x 4 Pumpkins @ Sassy Sanctuary
How about a Pumpkin Cake? @ I’m Topsy Turvy 
 Grab the recipe for these Festive Oreo Pumpkins @ Oopsey Daisey

 How delicious do these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins look? @ a pretty cool life
 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_aLVdG3xTpZY/TK-S2dY2JsI/AAAAAAAABoM/uvPn60Y-1iE/s1600/016.JPG
 Or these Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes @ Smilemonsters
 Get the recipe for this Delicious Pumpkin Spice Granola @ Me and My Pink Mixer
Pumpkin
 After carving your pumpkin this year, try out this recipe for Roaster Garlic Pumpkin Seeds @ Charm of the Carolines
[IMG_20101008_073637[2].jpg]
Or make a Pumpkin Wreath @ The Simpler Life
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1ktRypQDWP0/TKvTQJ2meJI/AAAAAAAAAVI/Z4O8eK38POo/s1600/IMG_4452.JPG
Love this Pumpkin Specimen Art @ Embellishing life
https://i2.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_jUbvTxQ7w8I/TKzH-XrNRMI/AAAAAAAAAZE/jbHWjWetLFE/s1600/l.jpg
Create Vintage Pumpkin Art @ Klucking Bear
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jUbvTxQ7w8I/TK47d7ZKruI/AAAAAAAAAZ0/QAiye-Qys0w/s1600/g3.jpg
Or make a {spooky} Pumpkin Diorama @ Klucking Bear
Turn a Dollar Store towel and scrap fabric into a Pumpkin Guest Towel @ Road Theory
https://i1.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_YfkcqGhX_O8/TJX76gUwpOI/AAAAAAAAFvQ/tL-zp6yxjLQ/s1600/IMG_3606.JPG
Find out how to make These Clever Fabric Pumpkins @ Life in Rehab
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Create a Pumpkin out of a Dryer Duct! @ House of Hepworths
https://i0.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_2QX2uzjYUb8/TKoYnIczajI/AAAAAAAACfE/_ulJm0cqiVs/s400/DSC04735.JPG
Paint your Pumpkins and Wrap Them in Twine @ This Little Family O’ Mine

There are so many wonderful ideas being shared at the Weekend Wrap Up Party right now!!

Come on over and LINK UP your ideas so I can feature YOU! 

And enter to win a $31 Credit to the Fabulous Thirty-One!

 I will write up another Great Idea Feature Post tonight! 
Have a Happy Saturday!
xoxo
PS – sorry about the premature publishing of this post earlier. I had to take Hannah in to the emergency room because she has some sort of allergic reaction and was trying to work on the post there. It published by mistake 🙂

Fall Project — Ruffled Fabric Pumpkins!

28 Sep

 Who says pumpkins have to be orange? I have loved seeing the fabric pumpkins floating around blogland right now. I wanted to make some fabric pumpkins and add some ruffles. Everything looks better with ruffles, right? LOL.

Here’s what I came up with. 

I love how bright and happy they are!!
 Here’s what you need:

Fabric — I used Canvas for two pumpkins, and patterned fabric for the others
Rotary Cutter (or scissors)
Self Healing Mat
Ruler
Glue Gun
Elastic (for thicker material)
Sewing Machine
Pins
Polyfill Stuffing
Needle and Thread

Here’s what I did:

  • I cut out my material. (I used a rotary cutter and ruler).  The general guideline I followed was the length of my pumpkin was twice as long as the width. But I experimented and made them all sorts of sizes. You need two pieces of material, one for the front, one for the back. Turn the material so the outside material faces inside and pin shut.
  •  Sew the material on both of the side seams.
 
  • Then you need to sew the bottom of the pumpkin. Now this side needs to be gathered. So if you have thin material, you can sew a big, running stitch so you can gather the material. 
  • ***If you are using canvas, it is extremely hard to gather the material without breaking your thread (I know this from experience — lol). What I did was add some elastic to the bottom of the pumpkin. Take a length of elastic. Sew the beginning of the elastic to the beginning of the side. Backstitch so it is secure. Then stretch the elastic along the side of the seam where you are going to stitch. Stitch along the elastic while pulling it tight until you get to the end of the side. Now that side should bunch up.***

  • If using regular fabric, gather up that side of the pumpkin by pulling on the string and bunching up the material as much as possible. When it is all gathered, use a needle and thread to secure the ends so it doesn’t unravel when you stuff the pumpkin later.
 
  • Once all of the sides are sewn, Flip it so it’s right side out and the seams are on the inside. I added about a cup of rice to the bottom of the pumpkin. Just to make it more secure and help it stand up straight.
  • Now stuff the pumpkin with your polyfill stuffing.
  • Now I gathered the material and hot glued it together. I tried to stuff the pumpkins as full as possible so the pumpkins would look round and full.
  • For the canvas pumpkins, I used some straight pins to hold the material in place while the hot glue cooled.
  • Now make the stems. I freehanded the shapes with the tops narrower than the bases. For the smaller pumpkins, I made long, skinny stems.
 
  • Hot glue the stems on to the top of the pumpkins. I turned the material under at the base of the stems so the raw edges wouldn’t show.
 
  • Now it’s time for the ruffles!! I made my ruffles 1.5 inches wide. I used a fat quarter to make the ruffles on the largest pumpkin. I cut the fat quarter into strips 1.5 inches wide. Then I sewed the strips together, making one long, continuous piece of material. I used a wide, running stitch and then gathered up the whole length of material – creating a long ruffle. I hot glued the ruffle on to the pumpkin, wrapping it around the pumpkin — starting at one side seam, then once it had wrapped all the way around. I cut the ruffle and attached the other end to the beginning so it wrapped all the way around. Then I started the ruffle underneath that one. Leaving about 1/2 inch between the ruffles. For the large pumpkin I made 4 ruffles. On the medium sized pumpkin I made two rows of ruffles. 

 

  • For the small pumpkin, I cut a 1/2 inch ruffle and put it around the center. You can ruffle the pumpkins as much or as little as you like.  
Have fun!!

Have a Fabulous Fall Day!!!
XOXO


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Pumpkin Patch 2009 and a great giveaway!

22 Oct
We made it to the pumpkin patch!

 

It was a beautiful day
Grandma even came along for the fun!
And, did you know that my mom, a.k.a. grandma, has a blog? It’s Quincy Cottage — and is full of wonderful hostess ideas, tablescapes, crafts and decorating. She is celebrating her 1 year blogoversary and giving away this adorable apron she made:

Plus 2 whimsical handmade banners. Go on over and leave a comment and you could win!

Have a wonderful day!

XOXO