Friday, August 22, 2014

Using the stash ~

If you only knew what I have crammed up in this studio!!
But I finally decided to use some amazing real pumpkin stems
that my sweet friend Lisa and her children collected for me a few years ago.

SO, I created a fabric pumpkin!
No, this one's not made with luxurious velvet fabric you normally see
but a beautiful, textured cotton.
I decided to paint it after I stuffed it with poly pellets and polyfil.
I just thought it would give it much more body
plus I could brush on a little matt gel medium here and there
over the paint to sprinkle on a little "frost" or crystal clear glitter :)
I even added a little "frost" to the stem!

I love this little guy...he looks big but is about 6" in diameter.
Of course I had to add a sweet bird tag tied with hemp cord that
worked beautifully into tendrils!!!

This sweetie is listed now in my Etsy shop if you want to see more ~

I'm still wondering if I should make more...just look at the stems I have!!!!

I have to share this precious photo of our granddaughter Clara.
She absolutely LOVES kindergarten!!!
Her mama took this pic last week one morning before leaving for school ~
she's such an angel baby.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend sweet friends ~

hugs and love,


BECKY said...

Such a pretty pumpkin, everything you create! And yes...those stems need pumpkins!! :o)

Have fun with it!!

Lululiz said...

What a gorgeous pumpkin! Totally adorable with the little bit of frosting, that fabulous real stem and that sweet tag.

Dorthe said...

It is so beautiful, with the little "frost" and the lovely birds tag, attached to it`s "tendrils" I just love it dearest Dawn. It will not only be a October decoration, but will reach long into winter and christmas ,with it`s sparkle and glitter.
Thank you precious friend for your heartwarm and loving comment to me, I felt so warmy embrased from your words.
Love ,Dorthe

Pam said...

Love the pumpkin! Clara is so precious, her little pink sandals are adorable and make her look very grownup!!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So cool! How long have you had the stems? I would think they would get moldy (at least MINE would lol). I like the cotton much better than a velvet and the addition of the tag is a pretty touch. Clara is adorable! Love these first day of school pics :)

Theresa said...

I love that sweet pumpkin :) YES, make more pumpkins! My vote is yes:) What a precious picture of your SWEET Clara! She is growing up, sniff sniff! Have a blessed weekend dear Dawn, HUGS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, what a big girl she is, Dawn! Where did the time go that she is in kindergarten already??? I remember you posting pictures of her when she was a baby. I sigh when I think about my own granddaughter turning 4 this past July. I had hoped things went slower when it was a grandchild! : )

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

This is gorgeous - sure, why not make more?! I was also wondering how you kept them from getting moldy?

jeanniemc said...

Absolutely love the pumpkin...I can't wait to get my fall stuff out as it has been in storage for almost 2 years..Clara is so cute--I have 3 healthy grandsons but wish I had a little girl sometimes!! Have to have tea parties by myself :)

hugs, Jeannie

Vee said...

That is one beautiful pumpkin and every bit as lovely as any velvet one.

Clara is so cute. How wonderful that she is enjoying school days!

Karen B. said...

As always, sweet Dawn, love it!
Many hugs,

Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love your pumpkin! It looks just great, with the real stem and the little sparkle. Your granddaughter is very cute.

Jann said...

Cute pumpkin-and my, how Clara has grown! I remember when you had pictures of her posted when she was a baby-time sure does fly these days!


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