8/29/18

Get Ready For Pumpkin Season

Advice From a Pumpkin
Be well-rounded.
Get plenty of sunshine.
Give thanks for life's bounty.
Have a thick skin.
Keep growing.
Be outstanding in your field.
Think big.


A very happy hello to you!
Can you believe September will arrive 
in just a few days?
My oh my, where did August go?
The coming arrival of September 
has me gearing up for pumpkins.
How about you, lovely friends,
are you getting ready for sweet autumn?

I have been busy in my craft room
making pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors.
I thought I would share them with you, dear friends,
along with a tutorial.


To make your own pumpkin,
you will need:

fabric
batting
small glass stones {optional}
cinnamon stick
Spanish moss
embellishments

To begin,
you will need a piece of fabric 
that is 8 x 16-inches in size.
This will give you a fairly decent sized pumpkin.
If you want yuor pumpkin bigger or smaller,
simply double the measurement of the width.
For example, if the width is only 5-inches
then your length would be double so it would be 10-inches.
Make sense?


Fold the fabric right sides together
and sew along the edge to create a tube.


Sew a gathering stitch along the bottom of the tube.


Pull tightly 
and knot the end to keep the bottom sealed.


Turn the fabric right side out
and fill with a few glass stones and batting.
The stones help weigh the pumpkin down.
You could also use sand
or simply don't use anything but batting.


Sew a gathering stitch along the to edge
to close up the pumpkin.


Leave a small opening at the top
so that you can add a little bit of Spanish moss.

For the stem,
gently push the cinnamon stick 
into the center of the pumpkin.



I added a shabby rose
to the bottom of the pumpkin.


Now the fun part. . .
it's time to embellish your pumpkin.


For one of my sequin pumpkins
I added a lovely little cameo
to the center.


And finished it off with some pearls,
glittery ribbon, and a paper flower.


I added a glittery bow to the stem
of the other sequin pumpkin.


And on the center I placed two burlap leaves
and a darling squirrel pin.


I made this pumpkin out of jersey type fabric
and used a vintage doily and flower for the centerpiece.


I also included a bow
and several flowers on the stem.


Next up is this sweet velvet pumpkin.
Once again you'll find a vintage doily on the center
along with a stunning treble clef pin.


This pumpkin is made with charming silk fabric
that has roses all over it.


And finally. . .
this last one I made with the sequin and silk fabric.


Most of these pumpkins are available in my shop
and are sure to add some sweet autumn charm to your home.
Feel free to visit my SHOP.
You will also find several other autumn treasures.

Last week I held a giveaway for a Thrive mascara.
Today is the day to find out who won, my friends.
The delightful winner is:
Andrea Matlock
Congatulations, lovely lady!
You will be hearing from me via an email
and I will have the mascara shipped directly to you.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Your visits always touch my heart.
{{{hugs}}}
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40 comments

Susie said...

Stephanie, I absolutely love those glamourous pumpkins. I would almost want to use the sparkly one for a tiny purse.:):) I like those with the doilies. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

NanaDiana said...

Those are just darling, Stephanie. You have taken pumpkin making up a notch. Last year I made a lot of them and sold them---no time to do that this year with this move coming up this weekend.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! xo Diana

Denise :) said...

Adorable -- what a clever idea! Yesterday I had my first pumpkin spice latte of the season ... and started working on a sweet little hexie pumpkin mug rug. Yup, I'm ready for it!! :)

Mary Hutchins said...

Just stopping by to say HELLO! Love your pumpkins, I am so ready for pumpkin season.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Beautiful work Stephanie! Thank you for sharing the 'details' too~
I've never taken advice from a pumpkin before, but all the suggestions sounded very good to me! ; ) Blessings, karen o

Regina said...

That's simply adorable! Thanks for the tutorial. Have a blessed day sweet Stephanie!

fiona said...

So pretty and unique Stephanie🌼

Love the pumpkin verse too x

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, a pumpkin made with sequins and a cameo. That is beautiful, Stephanie. Yes, I can't wait for the pumpkin season! These are all so pretty. The silk fabric with roses caught my eye as well, but that one sequin with the cameo was my favorite. I have a thing for cameos. Your creativity really shines in these delightful pumpkins, Stephanie, and you did a fantastic job on them.

love, ~Sheri

Tamago said...

I can't believe pumpkin season is coming already! Your pumpkins are so sweet and elegant. Amazing creations, Stephanie!
Love the "advice from a pumpkin". That is a very good advice :-)

Debbie Harris said...

DARLING~ DARLING~ DARLING! You have beautifully created some gorgeous pumpkins. I would have a hard time picking one out of your pumpkin patch.:}
You are so sweet to share your creations with your tutorials, you have a gracious heart in deed.
Love the pumpkin quote.

Congratulations to Andrea! She is going to LOVE it.

Have a beautiful day~

Chris Lally said...

Oh, my gosh! How pretty & unique! And they smell good, too! Thanks for the tutorial, Stephanie.
And I will remember that good advice from a pumpkin!

Pam Richardson said...

Sweet Stephanie, these are the sweetest and prettiest pumpkins. I love your creativity and each pumpkin has its own personality. I do love the pumpkin quote. Blessings and hugs dear friend!

Creations By Cindy said...

So much truth to the pumpkin verse. I must remember that one. Love your pretties. Oh you are so crafty. The Lord surely gave you an extra dose of talent and creativity my friend. Hoping you have a lovely day and yes....where has our summer gone! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kate Yetter said...

What a fun and shimmery project! I love this. Thank you for sharing.
Kate

Olivia Bell said...

What beautiful pumpkins, they are so unique and lovely, I loved seeing them all! {{smiles}}

Schotzy said...

Adorable pumpkins and they look so fun to make! Very inspired!

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

As always they are super adorable. I love the saying a the beginning.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Your pumpkins are really pretty and very unique. Thanks for sharing how to make them.

Margie said...

The pumpkin advice made me smile. I love your glammed up pumpkins--they offer a nice alternative if you're not a fan of the the traditional orange pumpkins. I'm also getting in the pumpkin spice mood...my first pumpkin spice tea arrived in the mail today. Yay!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

These sweet pumpkins are adorbs! I've been meaning to make some also.. every year I mean too! I have some plaid flannel I planned to use, but love your idea of the more shabby, glammy type pumpkins! Just darling with the flowers and leaves and pretty pins. You always inspire me! I don't think our "Fall" weather will come for another month or so here, but I'm loving that it's not quite so hot (only 87 today)!!!! I'll visit your shop one day soon I'm sure! Hugs.. Marilyn

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What great advice from the pumpkin, my friend!! Your pumpkin creations are just darling, and you're always so generous in sharing your tutorial. Happy crafting, dear Stephanie! xx

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Your handmade pumpkins are so glamorous and chic, dear Stephanie! I love them all! Happy Autumn!

Dianna said...

What a lovely idea, Stephanie! You are such a clever lady...and always willing to share your tutortials with us. xx

Debby in KS said...

My goodness, if those aren't the fanciest pumpkins ever!! I also thank you for sharing that darling saying!

Wandering Wren said...

Hello Stephanie - I'm just back to Bangkok where it remains to be seen how many pumpkins I find this year, quite possibly only in blogland! The craftmanship of your pumpkins is exquisite!
Wren x

Joyful said...

You are such an industrious and creative lady. Lovely pumpkins. Happy rest of the week to you.

Anna said...

Your creations are so beautiful, original and perfect !
You are not just a pretty face but also a pretty mind ;)
Have a lovely day !
Anna

Anne Payne said...

I love them!!! You are so creative! Again, I am in awe of your creativity.

Love~

Barbara Legener said...

What beautiful pumpkins! I'm off tomorrow,so let's see how many I can make. :-)

Kerin said...

Wow! Those are some beautiful fabric pumpkin!
Seems that pumpkin season is upon us, once again!
Makes my heart smile :)

Thanks for the tutorial.

Have a sweet day.

~K.

Linda Walker said...

Stephanie,
These are too, too cute and very unique. I love all the embellishments! Great tutorial too! Love the advice from a pumpkin!!! ;) Have a wonderful day!! HUgs1
Linda

Debbie said...

these are absolutely gorgeous, put together with such perfection!! everything you make is so beautiful and unique and you always provide awesome tutorials!!!

i hope i am a pumpkin, it is great advice!!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such sweet pumpkins! I must admit to a love/hate relationship with fall. I love it because it's cooler and the wonderful colors are amazing. But....I hate it because it means that the dreaded winter is on the way. (btw...have you ever tried using dental floss when gathering fabrics, especially heavier ones. It doesn't break like regular thread sometimes does).

Loni said...

These are so lovely! I love how creative you are! I can't wait to start decorating my house for fall. :)

Conniecrafter said...

Seeing all of your lovely pumpkins has got me all excited for fall, I may have to get my decorations out soon and get this house looking like fall, maybe that will bring in the cooler weather. :)

Cindy said...

Cute little pumpkins!

Madison Marie said...

Oh, these pumpkins are so adorable! You are one creative lady. :) Congrats to Andrea on winning the mascara!!!

Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

Chas' Crazy Creations said...

I love the sequence pumpkin - my favorite time of year too :) Love anything pumpkin and pumpkin spice :) Have a wonderful weekend my friend - sending hugs to you

handmade by amalia said...

That is one smart pumpkin :-) I hope you're enjoying this special weekend, dear Stephanie.
Amalia
xo

Lowcarb team member said...

You are very creative.
Love this pumpkin.

All the best Jan

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