Saturday, October 8, 2011
It's Fall, my favorite time of year. I have been getting out all of the autumnal decorations and thinking about some new ones. I saw this cute pumpkin blogged about here: The Cottage Home . I put the link on my Face Book page, which is where I store links for quick referral and kind of forgot about it. One of the gals that I work with came in to the office and low and behold, she had made several in different sizes. They were absolutely too cute! So this weekend, I decided I would make some for myself. Instead of using heavy weight home dec fabric, I used cotton that I had on hand. Instead of using felt leaves, I decided I liked the color of the silk leaves I had on hand. Instead of using twine, I used raffia to tie the pumpkin segments, I had it on hand. And yes, instead of the felt stems, I used pipe cleaners...yes, I had them on hand. I just adapted the design to use what I had. We live a half hour from town and I didn't want to drive in. I think they turned out cute!
Tomorrow I will be making several more in different sizes...they go together in literally minutes and I think they would make a delightful centerpiece scattered down the middle of my table for Halloween and Thanksgiving!
Speaking of Thanksgiving, I want to express my thanks to all that remembered us in their thoughts and prayers this past month. My husband was very ill and underwent two surgeries in less that 2 weeks. It was a scary time but he is home from the hospital and making a full recovery.