Friday, October 7, 2011

Pumpkin Patch for Fall Color Drive

Finally, I'm able to post photos of my little pumpkins.

These little guys have kept me busy in my spare moments here and there.

It's amazing how little time you can actually have when you're squeezing it in between everything else that has to be accomplished in a day.

Drumroll please........

These are only half the pumpkins.
Another batch are still awaiting their stalks.

While out of town one day,
I stumbled across a fabric store
that was relocating and clearing out
their present inventory.

Thirteen custom fabric samples were marked to a mere fifty cents each totaling $6.50.
The spools were found at a flea market 40/$1.
The stuffing was from a ten cent pillow that looked to have never been used.
The huge spool of twine was in a $2 auction pile.

I don't really sew.
I've never learned to use a sewing machine.
So each of these was handstitched.

Inside each of these little pumpkins
is a bit of patience, a pinch of frustration,
a few uneven stitches,
but a sense of accomplishment.

Are they perfect?  Nahhhhh,
but much of the time that went into them was while snuggled
on the couch with the kiddos.

What more could you want?

These little guys are off to my booth in preparation for the Pike County Fall Color Drive.  It's next weekend and will be one long, fun, action packed weekend.  It's a wonderful way to spend an autumn weekend.

I'm linking up today at these fantastic parties!



The DIY Show Off

Simpsonized Crafts

Making Monday Marvelous Linky Party

  Keeping It SimpleOrganize with Sandy 
Altar'd Furniture Creations                              southern hospitality

Boogieboard Cottage

The Old Block House
Passionately Artistic


Transformation Thursday

ThriftyThurs Thrifty Thursday Week 36
Beyond The Picket Fence Designer Garden
Somewhat Simplebutton
The Old Block House


  1. Love, love, love!! I love the vintagey feel that the spools and twine give them.

  2. How fun, these pumpkins look great, what a great fall craft idea, thanks for sharing!! ~April

  3. I've never seen anything like these - they are adorable! And you are such a frugal gal! (new follower here!)

  4. Oh my! Your pumpkins are soooo adorable! One of a kind and Beautiful. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a cute idea... Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. These are adorable! I'm sharing this link on my Facebook page!

  7. I love these!!! I'm a fan of spools to begin with and your idea is so cool!

  8. I just hopped by to Say Hi Sunday! :-)
    Followed you on GFC

  9. I think they ARE perfect! I have never seen pumpkins made this way and they are awesome. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow, that fabric is beautiful! Such a great project. I'm so glad you shared at Etcetorize (please don't forget to pick up my party button). Have a great week~

  11. How lovely!

    Following you from the Monday Mingle Hop! Please follow me back!

    Daily Mothering

  12. I am a new GFC fan (My 2 Cents) and visiting you from the Alexa hop on A Helicopter mom. Please visit me back at My 2 Cents
    Thank you and have a blessed week.

  13. What a unique idea! I'm a new follower from Cure for the Common Monday.

    Please feel free to link up to my Make Yourself Monday blog hop!

    For Love of Cupcakes

  14. Very cute idea! I am so impressed that each of these are hand sewn. Great job!

  15. These are so sweet!! I am visiting from Make Yourself Monday and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great week!

  16. I can almost feel the texture in that material. Love the vintage feel to them. You rock. Makes me happy for fall.

  17. Stopping by from the alexa hop! I'd love it if you'd stop by my page at Thanks! :)


  18. hello, what a cute idea! I'm a new follower, nice to meet you.

  19. this is lovely. found you via the HSH party.

    come visit, and there's a little time to enter my giveaway:



  20. What cute pumpkins! They are really fun for fall. I love a fabric sale!:) Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  21. Those are sooooo fantastic!! I absolutely love how you made these and we are so thrilled to be partnering with such a talented person. :-)

  22. Love them! They're fantastic! And I'll be showing them on our next Show Off Your Cottage Monday review... ;) Thanks for participating!


  23. These are so pretty!
    I'm a new follower GFC from the Trick or Tease blog hop.
    I hope you will follow back.

  24. These are stunning! I love them :) Thanks for linking up to Scatter Girls!

  25. Those are so cute! I love how you used the spools! Great job!

  26. OMG these are beyond super cute and reminds me I have some fabulous fall fabric that would be perfect to make some with! That is if I ever find the time!;) Thanx for coming to the party!

  27. Oh, my, where did you hit the jack pot for all of those wooden spools. I've been looking for some for ages. The pumpkins are totally adorable and I'm floored that you were able to make so many for such little money.


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