HI THERE! I have had so much fun making fabric pumpkins that I had to make just one more! This one has been cut from leaf printed fabric and I really like it. I like the pumpkins because you can have them out all through the fall until December as they are not Jack-O-Lanterns. They make such a bright and cheery accent throughout the house and I love looking at them! I used Gold wire ribbon for the bow and made the leaves by just free-hand drawing and cutting with pinking sheers. Then I stitched them together with a running stitch with a bit of stuffing in them. Even a half of a cotton ball would have work by pulling out into a flatter shape.
Happy Halloween and don't forget we set the clocks BACK tomorrow, Sunday Morning or when you go to bed tonight!
DON'T FORGET TO COMMENT FOR MY GIVE-A-WAY COMING UP ON NOVEMBER 8TH!! Details are posted on October 22nd posting on my TWO HAPPY blogsite. Here's a link: http://beaver-kerrie.blogspot.com/ I am entering anyone who makes a comment on any or all three of my blogs and an extra entry if you visit my Etsy Shop! Lot's of chances to win! I have a dozen entries so far with multiple chances to win.
I completed another pumpkin from a gore pattern yesterday using flannel scraps, Gold wire ribbon and rafia. If you would like the pattern, send a self addressed stamped envelope to me and I will get one out to you. For another view, go to my TWO HAPPY blogsite @ http://beaver-kerrie.blogspot.com/ Thanks for coming by and visit often!
Directions below for a craft wreath. I have a new craft helper-ha! This is Isabella, my Ragdoll cat. I got up from my chair and she thought because I put the basket on the floor that it was just for her! She took one of the fall leaves out of the basket with her teeth and then laid it down beside the basket. For more pictures go to http://beaver-kerrie.blogspot.com/
HOW TO MAKE A FABRIC LEAF WREATH OR COASTERS I purchased a yard of leaf material a few years ago. I cut out the leaves randomly so that I could put them on a felt backing and blanket stitch around the outside. I have made several of these as well as coasters every fall.
I cut the leaves with pinking sheers to begin, then hold the felt behind the leaf and cut the felt out for the backing. I then blanket stitch around the outside of the leaf attaching the felt. Next, I use gold metalic thread to embroider down the veins on the leaves for accent and detail. This is a fun lap craft. You can attach the leaves to a straw wreath and tie with a Raffia Bow or use them individually for coasters. They also make a nice house-warming gift.
Red, brown, orange or yellow felt
Printed leaf fabric
Black buttonhole thread or embroidery thread 3 strands
HI! Today I added several items to my Etsy shop. The day is gloomy but sun is expected for the rest of the week though the weekend! Yeah!
I have a dozen bundles of 3 left of the crocheted dishcloths and 5 kitchen towels with the crocheted hanger with button top. These sure have been popular items! The pine wood hand made candle holder was made by my hubby and is the first one of these that he has made and I just love it! It will hold a tea candle as shown or a votive candle. It has such clean lines and will go with any table setting.
I am selling the dishcloth bundles for only $3.00 a bundle plus postage now and the towels are only $4.50 but if you buy both it will be 7.00 for the set and you save! Also pay only one postage fee! I have a new blogger posted on my blogsites, and I hope you will visit her. Designed by Delicia, wonderful home made cards and other goodies. Check out by clicking her button on my Kerrie's Korner or Two Happy blogs. Thanks for visiting and come again.
Sunday Sun... The sun finally came out after a week of rain and overcast skies! It is unseasonably cold here in SC, they are even warning of frost on the car mornings! Ugh! But not to worry, it is going up in the upper seventies daytime as the week progresses and that is more normal for this time of year. I have just opened my very first Etsy Shop with just one item posted this morning and lots more to be added. Please check it out at http://ohearn67.etsy.com/ an visit often! Thanks!
Views from our craft display yesterday at the Craft Fair. Despite the weather we had good attendance and enjoyed the day.
Black background with pumpkins on one side and Christmas balls with greens on the other. Hand painted and varnished. See this item on my new Etsy Shop at http://ohearn67.etsy.com/
Gored Fabric pumpkins with ribbons and fabric leaves. $6.00ea. plus postage
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I am a grandma and a great grandma! ... I love creating things and crafting. Also, working in the yard, reading, and blogging. I write poetry and am a wildlife photographer. I have moved back home after 28 yrs in SC. I live in a historic town in the Fingerlakes and love it very much. Thank you for visiting and PLEASE leave a comment. I treasure them!