With all of the busyness that life as mommy to three little ones entails, I don't often feel the urge to get crafty just for me. I may crave some quiet time to work on new designs for the shop, but I rarely have the energy to learn a new skill. One of the things I've been wanting to make are those cute little fabric pumpkins, and yesterday I was feeling especially crafty and festive at the same time.
Using left-over fabric from the quilt I made years ago (pictured above), I crafted three little lumpy companions. For a starting point I referenced this tutorial. I think that yarn may be a better alternative to embroidery floss when cinching the ridges, but I was impatient to start and didn't have yarn in any suitable colors.
I can definitely use some practice, but I found making these little guys an enjoyable way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon.
For those who have a soft spot for small and squishy pumpkins, but are not craftily inclined, SeaPinks on Etsy
carries the most darling pumpkins on the market (very affordable too!).