Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fabric Pumpkins

I love fall - I love the cooler weather, the tastes of fall and of course the smells - I've got my pumpkin candle burning non-stop these days. My friend's birthday was on Wednesday and I decided to make her some of these pumpkins as a gift. I'm pretty excited with the way they turned out. I'm especially loving the animal print with the crushed velvet and shiny satin material. I'm wishing I had some cute vintage material in fall colors - because I think these could look really funky with vintage touches added to them.Of course I felt like I needed to head to the fabric store to buy yet more fabric to add to my already huge stash of it - but I just had to have the right shade of green wool felt for the stems. Then I couldn't pass up the brown baby corduroy and green crushed velvet. Oh, and then I had to have that touch of orange and rust.

If you want to check out the instructions - head over to Schlosser Designs to view the tutorial.

7 comments:

Jenny Green said...

Love these pumpkins!

Also, I'm stealing your American Girl nap mat idea--Rachel is having an American Girl sleepover this year, so I'm going to buy fleece this afternoon!

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

That's great Jenny! I'd love to see how they turn out! When are you going to start a blog??

Erin said...

Oh my goodness! Love it! So glad you liked my pattern and tutorial!

Andee said...

I just made some pumpkins using that same tutorial. Well, actually I used the modified tutorial that doesn't require the fabric stem. I took a chance and used some animal prints, which I'm not usually drawn to, but these were vintage so I figured it was okay. :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bohlin/3974618864/

Andee said...

Forgot to add that I LOVE your pumpkins. They look really professional!

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

Thanks for the tut Erin - I literally have pumpkins coming out of my ears. Three friends with birthdays this time of year and they make the perfect gift. I did get a little tired of the blanket stitching and last night decided to machine stitch the last few and I think they actually look pretty cute. Used vintage fabric as well - I'll post more pictures soon@ - got to get busy on other projects

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

Andee - those are too cute! I love how you left them sort of floppy and the wooden stems are adorable!

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