Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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I have been a very busy girl.  Last year it was aprons, and this year, well it’s pumpkins.  I am loving them.  I happen to love Fall and the colors associated with the season.  The pumpkins I have been making are made from repurposed wool sweaters, and stuffed with rice and plastic grocery bags, and topped with bits of fallen branches from our yard.  I was inspired by a post by The Country Chic Cottage seen here.  From her idea, I came up with these.pumpkins 006

I also started looking at upholstery/home decorator  remnants and their interesting textures to make make more fun pumpkins, like these..pumpkins 2 001 

1 of those discontinued home decorator samples at JoAnn's makes 2 cute size pumpkins.  they measure 17in x17in so by cutting the piece in half 81/2 by 17 you can sew up the short side, hand gather one of the long sides turn it right side out fill with rice and then recycle those plastic grocery bags to fill, hand gather the top and hot glue a tree branch stub, and TADAA, an adorable pumpkin to use in your fall decorating!

Spumpkins 001So, what crafts have you been working on to get your house ready for Fall??

Thanks for stopping by,  Sue

59 comments:

Holly said...

Those are sooo flipping cute! I love them! I relly love the fall and wish that we had Indiana falls here. Not much change in seasons here in Arizona, the needles don't even fall of the cacti here.

Taunnie said...

I haven't had time to start anything for fall yet. We've had a heat wave this week so I haven't gotton out of summer mode yet. I definitely want to make some of these pumpkins though. They are sooo darling!

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Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

These are super cute! And I love that they're made of old sweaters. Found you over at The Shabby Nest!

Rachel said...

Your pumpkins are adorable. I want to make a whole crop of them! Off to the thrift shop in search of orange sweaters... ;)

{northern cottage} said...

I have some of these on my to-do list! My very very long to do list. I hope I can squeeze in some time to make a couple at least. Yours turned out great!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Those look amazing!! :) So happy I inspired you!! :)

Alison said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your fabric pumpkins! These are one of my favorite fall projects too! :) Alison

Terri said...

Hello Sue from Indiana -- what will we crafters find and what will we do with them -- recycled sweaters into fall pumpkins -- Great inspiration and I love them. Such texture and all are different. Blessings Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Those are adorable!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They turned out so cute! Love the ones made from sweaters:@)

Jerri said...

These pumpkins look great! I'd like to invite you to link up at my Friday Favorites party!

janet said...

I love the idea of using sweaters...I made some the other day out of fleece blankets I have been rounding up at garage sales..But I am loving your sweater idea..Have a great weekend..
Janet

C'est Magnifique said...

Love the idea of using plastic grocery bags for filling! I hate to see those end up harming animals so this is a great solution to keep them out of our environment!

Tania

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Adorable! What a great way to use up some of those old out of style sweaters that have great knit fabric! Thanks for sharing!

Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. said...

These are beautiful. What a great idea. I think I'll try this. Stop by sometimes www.throughtheeyesofthemrs.com
xoxo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sue~ Those are just adorable! So cute!

I'm checking in for the time on my blog in a month, and I wanted to thank you for your sweet words to me in my last post. It's been a rough few months, and I'm finally starting to feel like I see daylight. I'm heading down to check on Adelaide's girls this week. Lots going on here, demanding all of my time.

Sending you love across the miles and hopeing you are enjoying the first cool breezes of fall.

XO,

Sheila

freckled laundry said...

Gorgeous little pumpkins! I am so excited for Fall. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday!

xo,
Jami

1st Man said...

OH MY GOSH, those are so adorable! I just love the colors of Fall. I might have to try to make some of these to decorate the farmhouse next year (if it's ever finished, at least that's what I keep telling myself on my blog, haha). Keep up the good work!! I'm loving reading your blog.

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