Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chic Handmade Pumpkins

Hi everyone.
It's that wonderful time of year again when 
many families are completing their 
Thanksgiving plans and working on 
putting everything in place for the big day when
family and friends come together
to celebrate the abundance
of blessings. 

Today, I wanted to share this 
fun project with you. 
It is:
Fabric Pumpkins. 
I realize 
that they aren't a new "thing". 

I've seen so many of them around and
was inspired by Becky at Timewashed.
She had a pumpkin give away. 
Her pumpkins were so pretty that I wanted to 
try making some for myself!
Thank you for the inspiration, Becky!

I wanted to share them 
because they were a real pleasure to make,
I liked the way they turned out
and the attached sentiment is
particularly meaningful. 

Gratitude has been my 
"word" this year. 
There's so much to be
grateful for and it's
the time of year that most people 
are counting their blessings.

The pumpkins are all made from 
thrift store fabric and the embellishments
are vintage, jewelry pieces
salvaged from there as well. 
Some of the pumpkins have crocheted, 
vintage lace around the stems which were
 found treasures also.

The cream fabric 
came from a thrift store shirt and the
black and tan fabric with roses,
used to be a vest that I
disassembled. I've had the pieces for years and
was waiting to use it for something special.

They are super-easy to make and would 
make a great craft for kids just learning to
sew by hand. 

"It's not happiness that makes 

us grateful, but gratefulness 

that makes us happy." 

Brother David Steindl-Rast

I hope you like them.
Thank you so much for stopping by!



Linda said...

They are lovely! :)

Tamara said...

Thank you, Linda. And thank you for stopping by.
Happy Thanksgiving!

lynn said...

these are just darling, tamara:) thanks so much for stopping by--i am now following:)

Tamara said...

Thank you, Lynn! You're welcome.. Thank you for following!
Blessings, Tamara

Monica said...

Also these are stunning! My, looks like you are tremendously inspired! Soo glad to see :)

Tamara said...

Thank you, Monica,, It was so good to have you visit..
Tamara xo