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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{ click on the image to visit Rose Petal Blessings }

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68 comments:

Lynn Bean said...

Very Sweet and pumpkin Elegant! Thanks for sharing! I will have to make some. Have a beautiful day, Lynn

Hannah @ Radical Femininity said...

They're white pumpkins! Adorable! I've actually wondered about purchasing them (the ones you can eat!) but didn't know if they would be the same as the normal orange ones.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

These are beautiful Stephanie. No orange needed here. :) I need to visit your shop.

Mary Hutchins said...

Love you pumpkins, so cute!!!

Melanie said...

Must make some of these! They are so pretty! I am ready for the cooler nights, looking forward to fall here!

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful things, Stephanie. It has been feeling like fall here as well. I think I will set some things out as well today. Blessings

Congratulations to Anne!!!!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow Stephanie these pumpkins you made are so festive and perfect for fall!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Stephanie, I just love your pumpkins. Such a darling fall accent. You are such an incredible talent my friend. Thank you for sharing and your tutorial.
Beautiful work as always.
Hugs and Blessings!
Have fun, cm

Anne Payne said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Stephanie & Hannah! I am delighted to have won and look forward to wearing my Flexi-clip. :)

Stephanie, I ADORE these pumpkins!!! Now if I can just wrestle my sewing machine away from my daughter... ;)

Love & hugs, my friend!

All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: stunning accessories. I really like your pumpkins. Keep in touch

Debbie Harris said...

Congratulations to dear Anne ! She will look beautiful with one of those elegant clips I'm quite sure.

You always do such amazing tutorials that make sewing look so easy, but I believe I will enjoy a set made by your lovely hands my dear.
Each set is adorable! I will have a hard time choosing for sure. :-)

Enjoy your day with what ever comes your way. :-)
Love you~ Mom

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Congratulations to Anne!
Now if these aren't the cutest little pumpkins, Stephanie! You are the Queen of Embellishments and I just love your special touches and the tutorial. I definitely prefer my pumpkins in colors besides orange, and I really like the gold paper that you used for some of the leaves. They are just darling!!!! Love and hugs to you!

Red Rose Alley said...

These stuffed fabric pumpkins are so cute, Stephanie, and I love how you made them white! The jewels really do add something special. The cinnamon sticks are delightful. I used to go to my sister's house, and her kitchen smelled of cinnamon sticks. It was such a welcoming scent, and it's a favorite of mine in Autumn.

Have a blessed day, dear friend. You are so talented with lots of great ideas.

love, ~Sheri

mamasmercantile said...

Those pumpkins are a delight, such a great autumn addition to any table. Great tutorial, I am going to give it a go. Thank you so much for sharing.

Shoregirl said...

Lots of fun designs for your "not so orange" pumpkins! Love the pretty fabrics you used - they'd be perfect in a shabby chic home!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Stephanie! How cute are these fall inspired pumpkins...you, dear friend, are truly and wonderfully creative... You remind me of my sister who also just comes up with the most delightful ideas... Me? I have to look at something or follow a pattern - at least the first time anyway...smiles...
Oh, and I love the colours you used...aww! And the cinnamon sticks! Such a delightful idea! I will remember these for when Autumn comes by again:)
Hearty congratulations to dear Anne...oh, she will enjoy her lovely new Lilla Rose goodies...and I just remembered I hadn't stopped by with my favourite item...whoops! My apologies, Stephanie!
Hugs and blessings to you!
Kelly-Anne

Wen Sylvestre said...

Your pumpkins are sweet and beautiful! Thank you for sharing how you made them. I always love to see how my dear blog friends make their beautiful projects. Sending you big hugs xxx

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Adorable pumpkins! I am trying not to think about Fall till October 1st, but I did take one of my decorative pumpkins out today.....

hobbyloes said...

I love love love your sweet little pumpkins, they are adorable.
All what you have made is so beautiful.

Cranberry Morning said...

What cute, cute pumpkins, Stephanie! I think it's time I do something creative around here. :-)

Oliva Ohlson said...

Congratulations Anne!!!

Stephanie your pumpkins are just too darling and precious and not orange!!! I really love them!!!

Debby Ray said...

Congrats to Anne for winning the great giveaway! I know I am speaking too soon for NC dwellers but there has also been a crispness in the air around here the past few days too! Oh it has been just glorious and the leaves are beginning to twirl out of the trees! Next week we will probably have 90's again...gee, I hope not! I am always ready for fall and your sweet little pumpkins are simple adorable! And you are right...pumpkins most certainly do NOT have to be orange! :) Blessing, sweet friend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those pumpkins are so cute!! You really are talented!! I don't sew, but I think I could make something like this! I need to go check my mail, as I think my surprise should be here today!
hugs,
Linda

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

What a gorgeous blog, Stephanie! Saw your comment on Anne Payne's blog and I decided to swing by! Just beautiful over here! Blessings!

Daniela said...

First of all congrats to the the winner and then, my darling Stephanie, compliments to you for your lovely, tender, amazing pumpkins, there's no doubt that you put your heart in everything you do !
Much love to you, my blessed one !
Dany

Mari said...

Congrats to Anna!
I love, love, love your pumpkins!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very cute pumpkins. I think I'll get some fall decor out this weekend.
warmly,
deb

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

These are so adorable - they would be lovely as little sachet pumpkins, too!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Stephanie,
Congrets to the winner!
You have created some very lovely pumpkins.
Hugs,
Mariette

Margie said...

So cute!

Bring on pumpkin flavoured everything!

Maggie Ann said...

I so admire your 'stick to it' ness =).....I'm afraid I put things off and wait for the perfect time, which seldom rolls around. I am enjoying a bit of tatting right now.....something from a faulty pattern I refuse to give up on~~yet! (I think this is my third try now)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Your pumkins are lovely, Stephanie. I'm looking forward to autumn and your creations would look nice on a side table. Have a lovely evening. ♥

Laura Lane said...

You make everything pretty!

doodles n daydreams said...

Stephanie these are so cute and feminine. Lovely for decorating with.

Diana

Wanda said...

Talent and love just oose from your fingertips. What lovely little white pumpkins. Love them.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling, absolutely darling little white pumpkins. And white pumpkins are actually my favorite over the orange! I've even seen blue/gray ones and pink and that's what I'm getting this year!

Dearest Stephanie, you create sweetness. I have a friend who fashions little needle felted animals and she is able to fashion CUTENESS into shapes of sweet birds, cats and dogs and even horses. YOU create sweetness with needle and thread and patches of cloth.

Love to you!

Anna said...

They are all very sweet.....
Have a delicious weekend !
Anna

Miss Val's Creations said...

Your pumpkins are adorable Stephanie. I love how you thought outside the box using different fabrics. The wrapped cinnamon sticks is a perfect finishing touch. We started feeling like Fall this morning after a cool down into the 50s overnight!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hello dear Stephanie,
I am slowly getting back into more blogging after a head injury I received in a fall last February.
But, ANYWAY, I always wonder how you manage to blog, craft, and keep a house, too. Amazing you.
:) m & jb

Debbie said...

oooooh, they are so very sweet, and what a great tutorial......your embellishments are always the best!!!

i have painted pumpkins white, with great results. there is a lot of fun to be had with pumpkins!!!!

White Lace and Promises said...

Pretty, pretty pumpkins. White lace of course!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

They are so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Sheryl S. said...

Congrats to Anne. What gorgeous pumpkins Stephanie, such delicate elegant colours- perfect-

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, what absolutely exquisite and beautiful pumpkins! They are each a delight and a beauty! Oh my, I've never seen any as lovely! Thanks for sharing these with us...you always share such beautiful things! Hugs, dear friend!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What sweet little pumpkins, Stephanie! I love the rhinestone embellishments, too! Congratulations to the lucky winner. Your quail saucer is perfect for fall! Hugs, xo Karen

Joyful said...

You are so creative, Stephanie & always generous to share the process of "how to". I also love the autumn poems. So sweet. Autumn is my favourite season. Hugs

Joyful said...

You are so creative, Stephanie & always generous to share the process of "how to". I also love the autumn poems. So sweet. Autumn is my favourite season. Hugs

Jill said...

Congratulations to Anne! :-) Love these pumpkins, just beautiful! Something fun I can add to a project list with my girls.

Blessings,
Jill

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like a very neat project, and you have lovely results!

Linda said...

Dearest Stephanie, thank you so much for your visit and kind comment on my blog post today, I really appreciate it, and please know that you are welcome anytime! I absolutely love your talent, your blog is beautifully designed as is your mother's, which I understand you have also designed. You have great taste. I hope that everything goes well for you and that you outdo your own expectations! You are a lovely person. :)

Cheryl said...

What a sweet blog! I found you through stumbling across your mother's blog, which was also such a wonderful delight to visit! Following you now. :) God bless you, Stephanie.

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

I love these pumpkins Stephanie! They are all so sweet and pretty. I'm looking so forward to fall this year. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your pumpkins look so elegant and dainty. Truth be told, I'm not a fan of orange, but those white pumpkins, oh, so pretty!

handmade by amalia said...

What a great tutorial. And I love the added scent of cinnamon.
Amalia
xo

Conniecrafter said...

Your pumpkins are so pretty, I love all your creative idea's for the stems and leaves, just gorgeous embellishing, and some great fabrics too!! Sweet addition to the fall decor!!

Amy said...

Happy Saturday Stephanie!
These little pumpkins are adorable! You are so creative and very talented. I can feel the autumn in the air as well. It's rather cool in the mornings, perfect for a hot cup of tea or coffee. Our covered porch is now built and I sit under it every morning with my cup of hot goodness and my bible. Perfect start to every day! I hope you have a terrific weekend. Hugs to you, Amy

Amy said...

Happy Saturday Stephanie!
These little pumpkins are adorable! You are so creative and very talented. I can feel the autumn in the air as well. It's rather cool in the mornings, perfect for a hot cup of tea or coffee. Our covered porch is now built and I sit under it every morning with my cup of hot goodness and my bible. Perfect start to every day! I hope you have a terrific weekend. Hugs to you, Amy

Amy said...

Happy Saturday Stephanie!
These little pumpkins are adorable! You are so creative and very talented. I can feel the autumn in the air as well. It's rather cool in the mornings, perfect for a hot cup of tea or coffee. Our covered porch is now built and I sit under it every morning with my cup of hot goodness and my bible. Perfect start to every day! I hope you have a terrific weekend. Hugs to you, Amy

Deborah Montgomery said...

Congratulations to your winner! what adorable, glammed-up little pumpkins you've created! Love all the bling on them!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend Stephanie, xo Deborah

Denise said...

really lovely.

Robyn said...

Stephanie! I just finished commenting on your Mom's blog about how I love the beautiful, unique details that you add to your creations and then I see this! You have such an eye for making things extra special, my friend.
I love these pumpkins and love your special touch.
Hope you're having a fabulous weekend, my sweet friend. xoxo

Delvalina said...

Hello Sister,
Finally I'm home and I am back here - back to blogging and see you here just feel like I'm home from such a long trip. Thank you for sharing your idea. I wish you were here and help me to do some project here.
I would love to talk with you sometimes. Thank you for all the prayers I really appreciate it.
Looking forward to talk with you.

Oh I love things that your friend sell! They are just charming :)
Thank you for sharing.

Love
Eva

Linda Walker said...

Well these are certainly some very sweet pumpkins! I love these!
xo
Linda

Sola Scriptura said...

What a beautiful project! I hope you're doing well. Hugs to you.

Jess said...

Aww...this looks great! :) So fun!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Mimi Mama said...

Stephanie, once again, your delicate touch prevails! When everyone else is churning out colourful and bold, you produce restrained and soft. Just gorgeous and I'm so pleased you shared this with us at Five Star Frugal. Love, Mimi xxx

Have a Daily said...

Darling Stephanie, I never met a pumpkin I didn't like! :) Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Mindy Whipple said...

I love seeing people take something we are used to seeing (orange pumpkins) and make it into something of their own creation. I used to spend a lot of time crafting and creating and have been feeling the "bug" to get back in to some projects as the weather cools.

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