Thursday, August 27, 2015

Who Said Pumpkins Have To Be Orange...And The Lilla Rose Giveaway Winner


Happy day, my friends!
Autumn is just around the corner and the cool mornings and chilly nights 
here in the mountains are inspiring me to get ready for fall in my home.


Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves.
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.
- Humbert Wolfe -


I made some dainty fabric pumpkins that I would love to show you.
They are perfect to make during a calm cool evening 
with a cup of tea and a cookie. . .or two :)




But before we get into the pumpkin tutorial 
I would like to announce the winner for the Lilla Rose flexi clip and hairband.
A big thanks to all of you for entering the giveaway - I truly appreciate it.

The lovely winner is. . .
Anne Payne

Congratulations, dear Anne :)
I will email you with details. . .

If you had your eye on a Lilla Rose product
than now would be a great time to purchase it.
You see they are having a big sale right now
plus free shipping on orders over $40.00!



Also, Hannah wanted me to pass along this information. . .

If you would like to take advantage of this sale, 
please use this party link Lilla Rose to place your order.  
Once the sale has ended, we will draw one name from the people who have ordered 
and that person will win the hostess rewards, i.e. free items!  
If you have any questions about placing an order, 
please contact Hannah at radicalfemininity@gmail.com.

And don't forget if you purchase three clips
 Lilla Rose will send you one for free!
The buy three get one free is only applicable to USA residents.

I think I'm going to go do a little shopping {{smiles}}
But before I do I would love to show you my shabby and not-so-orange pumpkins
and the how-to for making them.




Now for the delightful pumpkins. . . 


Here is what you will need:

cotton fabric
buttons
lace, ribbon or crinkled seam binding
paper for leaves
tulle and pearls for stem
cinnamon sticks
pretty plate
poly-fil batting
scissors
needle and thread
hot glue gun and glue


There is a harmony in autumn
and a luster in its sky.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley -


Draw a pumpkin shape with a pencil onto some cotton fabric.
My pumpkin are about 3-inches in size.



Cut out a front and back.




I used tulle and pearls for the pumpkin stem.
I found these pretties in the bridal section at Hobby Lobby.




Apply a small amount of hot glue to the bottom of the stem
and press onto the inside of the pumpkin {this will hold it in place}.




Place the top of the pumpkin onto the bottom piece of fabric
and sew along the edge.
Leave a small opening and fill with your batting; sew closed.




Now choose some pretty buttons and embellishments
to finish off your pumpkin.




Cut out some leaf shapes with paper or burlap 
and glue onto the middle of the pumpkin.

Next, tie a knot in the lace, ribbon, or seam binding
and glue onto the middle of the pumpkin near the top.

And finally you will glue on the button or embellishment.






. . .I see the turning of a leaf
dancing in an autumn sun,
and brilliant shades of crimson
glowing when a day is done. . .
- Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliot -




Now tie up three fragrant cinnamon sticks
and embellish the knot.




Pick a pretty plate to hold your sweet little pumpkins.
I have chosen a tea cup saucer made in England
that is missing its tea cup.




Lay your new little pretties on the plate
and add your cinnamon sticks for a beautiful vignette
to add to your home during the autumn days.




Once I started making these pumpkins I was hooked
and made several more.
Here are some that are available in my Etsy shop

Click on the image and it will take you to the listing at Rose Petal Blessings.




Black and white polka dot pumpkins
because not all pumpkins have to be orange or "fall" colored, right? :)




Cream pumpkins with gold polka dots.




Sweet and shabby pumpkins that have feathers for stems.




Blue and tan country pumpkins.




Happy sewing, my friends.
Fall is just around the corner. . .


Autumn mornings:
sunshine and crisp air,
birds and calmness,
year's end and day's beginnings.
- Terri Guillemets -


Love and hugs to you!

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Roses Of Inspiration #34

Happy day, lovelies,
and welcome to another Roses of Inspiration.
It is because of you that this party is possible
so THANK YOU for taking the time to link up your delightful posts.

You alway brighten my day, dear ones :)




Let's start with some beautiful features.

Roses of Inspiration Features. . .
If you were featured than please feel free to take the "I was featured" button.
Simply copy the HTML code and paste it onto your blog.

The Enchanting Rose

Please do not pin from my site!
Go to the original source and pin from there IF it is okay with the blog owner!


. . . { DIY Vintage Inspiration } . . .


showed us how to make these stunning spoon pendants.



. . . { Tea Time & Baking Inspiration } . . .


shared a lovely tea time post
along with a dark chocolate pumpkin swirl cake.



. . . { Encouraging Inspiration } . . .


encouraged us to never stop singing. . .a beautiful post indeed!



. . . { Travel Inspiration } . . .


took us on an adventure to the Early Settlers Museum.



took us to Prince Edward Island
and gave us a delightful tour of Anne's home :)



. . . { Gardening Inspiration } . . .

showed us how to "spruce" up the yard with some simple shutters - 
I just love this look!



If you are new to our party than here are the basics. . .


{ 1 }
You can link up anything that your heart desires. . .
{please keep it family friendly}

crafting - recipes - encouragement
Scripture - devotionals - photography
healthy living - gardening - home living
sewing - crochet/knitting - fashion
beauty - tea time - home decor 
and even giveaways.

{ 2 }
You can link up as many posts as you want
and they can be posts you have written today, last week, last month, or last year.

{ 3 }
There will be fun giveaways throughout the year.
I will simply add up the amount of people who participated in one of the link ups,
write the numbers down on paper and draw the number of the winner.
So if you link-up more than one post you will have a greater chance of winning.
These giveaways will be random

so you never know which link up I will choose for a giveaway.

* * * * * * * * * * *

Below is a button available for your sidebar
to let others know about Roses of Inspiration.

The Enchanting Rose


Please take a few minutes to visit at least two blogs. . .
everyone loves a visit and comments.
I look forward to seeing what you share and I will be around to visit throughout the week.
Have fun, sweet friends, and enjoy your day!

* * * * * * * * * * *

Right now I am offering 25% off all items at Rose Petal Blessings.
USA residents will receive free shipping with their order.
Enter ENDOFSUMMER25 when you check out for 25% off your entire purchase.
This coupon code is good until August 31st.

Rose Petal Blessings


Sunday, August 23, 2015

O Happy Day!

I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, 
my soul shall be joyful in my God;
for he hath clothed me with garments of salvation,
he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments,
and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
- Isaiah 61:10 -




O happy day that fixed my choice on Thee,
my Savior and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice 
and tell its raptures all abroad.

O happy bond that seals my vows
to Him who merits all my love!
Let cheerful anthems fill His house,
while to that sacred shrine I move.

High Heav'n that heard the solemn vow,
that vow renewed shall daily hear,
till in life's latest hour I bow,
and bless in death a bond so dear.

'Tis done, the great transaction's done -
I am my Lord's and He is mine;
He drew me, and I followed on,
charmed to confess the voice divine.

Now rest, my long-divided heart,
fixed on this blissful center, rest;
nor ever from my Lord depart,
with Him of ev'ry good possessed.

Chorus
Happy day, happy day,
when Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray
and live rejoicing every day;
happy day, happy day,
when Jesus washed my sins away!
- Philip Doddridge -




Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:
and let such as love thy salvation say continually,
Let God be magnified.
- Psalm 70:4 -


Yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
- Habakkuk 3:18 -




Have a beautiful and blessed Lord's Day, my friends!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Lilla Rose Review And A GIVEAWAY!

Happy day to you, friends!
I have a delightful surprise for you. . .a giveaway!
But before we get into that I would love to tell you about a Lilla Rose product
that my dear blogging friend, Hannah, sent to me.




Some of you may be familiar with Lilla Rose
and for some this may be something new.
Lilla Rose is new to me so when Hannah from Shining Stars Magazine 
contacted me about reviewing a flexi clip from them I was thrilled 
and of course I told her I would love to.


 

I was completely surprised at how well the clip held my hair up
and I was sold the minute I slipped the flexi clip into my brown locks.
You see, I have thick hair that's very straight.
If I want any curl I have to use a lot of hair product just to make it last throughout the day
so when I pull my hair up I usually need a lot of bobby pins and clips :)
With the Lilla Rose flexi clip holding my hair up I don't need anything else.
It's super comfortable, very secure, and simply lovely.

I went with a size medium which is perfect for my shoulder length hair.
Lilla Rose offers many sizes since everyone has different hair types
and they offer many beautiful flexi clip styles.

Now let me show you how I have been wearing my new flexi clip. . .

Simple and sweet with a knot at the back.





Fun and messy






And my favorite,
a messy bun on the side.






Whenever I try to do a side updo I use dozens of bobby pins
and about an hour later my hair usually falls out of the style.
With the flexi clip I was able to keep my hair up on the side all day.

I think I just found my new favorite hair accessory :)

Hannah also sent me a Lilla Rose headband.
It's very pretty and I love the beads,
but I must confess that I have a hard time keeping it in place.
It could just be me. . .maybe I have an odd shaped head {{smiles}}



Now for that giveaway. . .
Sweet Hannah has offered my readers a flexi clip and headband set.
These are the options you will get to choose from:




To enter the giveaway. . .

1.
Please be a follower of The Enchanting Rose blog.

2.
Visit this link and check out the Lilla Rose products
then tell me which one you like in a comment below.

3.
For an extra entry
{let me know in your comment if you do this}.

And that's it!

I will announce the winner on Thursday, August 27th.

If you see some Lilla Rose items that you simply can't live without
then take advantage of their deal.
Simply click on this link and do some fun shopping :)




Love and hugs to you, friends!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Roses Of Inspiration #33

Welcome, 
sweet friends!
I am so happy to have you at the party this week
for your presence is always a delight.

Thank you for making Roses of Inspiration part of your week.



Let's start with some beautiful features.

Roses of Inspiration Features. . .
If you were featured than please feel free to take the "I was featured" button.
Simply copy the HTML code and paste it onto your blog.

The Enchanting Rose

Please do not pin from my site!
Go to the original source and pin from there IF it is okay with the blog owner!


. . . { Tablescape Inspiration } . . .


shared a stunning and romantic tablescape.



. . . { Gardening Inspiration } . . .


showed us some incredible gardening pictures.
I highly recommend visiting her post :)



. . . { Autumn Baking Inspiration } . . .


shared a delicious four ingredient pumpkin bread recipe.



. . . { Travel Inspiration } . . .


shared her trip to Downton Abbey with beautiful pictures - a must see!



. . . { Tea Time Inspiration } . . .


shared a charming tea time post.
She is always so welcoming and kind with her words.



. . . { Keeping The Home Inspiration } . . .


showed a lovely post about the joy and blessing of keeping the home.



. . . { Marriage Inspiration } . . .

shared a beautiful post about how precious marriage can be.



If you are new to our party than here are the basics. . .


{ 1 }
You can link up anything that your heart desires. . .
{please keep it family friendly}

crafting - recipes - encouragement
Scripture - devotionals - photography
healthy living - gardening - home living
sewing - crochet/knitting - fashion
beauty - tea time - home decor - etc

{ 2 }
You can link up as many posts as you want
and they can be posts you have written today, last week, last month, or last year.

{ 3 }
There will be fun giveaways throughout the year.
I will simply add up the amount of people who participated in one of the link ups,
write the numbers down on paper and draw the number of the winner.
So if you link-up more than one post you will have a greater chance of winning.
These giveaways will be random

so you never know which link up I will choose for a giveaway.

* * * * * * * * * * *

Below is a button available for your sidebar
to let others know about Roses of Inspiration.

The Enchanting Rose


Please take a few minutes to visit at least two blogs. . .
everyone loves a visit and comments.
I look forward to seeing what you share and I will be around to visit throughout the week.
Have fun, sweet friends, and enjoy your day!

* * * * * * * * * * *

Right now I am offering 25% off all items at Rose Petal Blessings.
USA residents will receive free shipping with their order.
Enter ENDOFSUMMER25 when you check out for 25% off your entire purchase.
This coupon code is good until August 31st.

Rose Petal Blessings


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