Okay. I only have a few moments but I've been so excited about these fabric pumpkins I couldn't wait to share them with you even though I don't have a tutorial ready yet! I made all of these yesterday. So much fun.
Honestly, I've been wanting to make them since my eyes first laid sight of fabric pumpkins at my friend Paulette's home back in Medford, Oregon over 6 years ago. SIX YEARS. I'd say it was 'bout time.
And can I be honest? I think my favorite thing about them are the tendrils. There's actually a little story about them, too.
It starts like this. Yesterday Miss C ate her lunch much quicker than usual. So quick that I didn't believe she actually ate all her PB & honey sandwich. So I checked the garbage for any remnants. And that's where the tendrils come into the story.
The previous night my hubby changed the strings on his guitar and threw them away. In the garbage. And lucky for me they were staring at me in the face while I was looking for that uneaten sandwich (which Miss C actually did eat all by herself!). And luckily a couple of the ends of the guitar strings were already curled and resembled tendrils, otherwise I don't think I would've thought to snatch them from the trash, finish curling them, and stick them in pumpkins.
So if you have a guitar in your house, and it's in need of a string change, then perfect timing! You'll love them on your pumpkins. That is if you make them. Which I hope you do because they add such a nice autumnal touch to a dining room table.
And since we're on the topic of recycling, I also used some old beat-up, cut-up clothing to fill the pumpkins. (You know the type of clothes--the ones that are so gnarly you'd be embarrassed to donate them to goodwill!) And for future pumpkins I'm hoping to use socks that no longer have a mate. Which means I need to get to that huge basket of unmated socks in the corner of my family room. Better to stuff a pumpkin with them then the landfill, right?
Okay, so after the busyness of Halloween I'll get a tutorial up for you. I think you'll loooove making them. They're pumpkinlicious. :)