Woo Hoo! A Winner & Some Fall Decor

 I decided our red door was in need of a change. My dear husband painted it for me.I threw up an old shutter with a simple wreath. I 'm quite pleased with the look! I plan on keeping the shutter and just changing the wreath for Christmas.

 Love this adorable vintage rake. It was a gift from my dear friend Sandra. My favorite color too. She gets me!

Some sweet quail eggs added to an abandoned bird's nest found in the barn These speak for themselves.

Okay, Okay, finally! The winner of the set of pumpkins is ........Nicky's Nook! 


Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

 As promised,I am sharing how I made these  fabric pumpkins. You will need fabric of choice, beans (if you want the bottoms weighted), fiber fill stuffing, embroidery floss(thread is too weak), pumpkin stem, and hot glue gun.

 Start with a circle of fabric. I traced a 16" pizza pan for a pumpkin about the size of a real pie pumpkin. The circle size can be rather deceiving,because you think a big circle will give you a big pumpkin. Not so!

 Next, using a full strand of embroidery floss in a big eye needle baste around the edge of the circle. I used fairly large stitches. Make sure you have a decent knot in the end of the floss before you start basting.The knot will have to withstand a lot of stress.

 Gather the circle into a bag. DO NOT unthread your needle. You will need to stitch the hole tightly closed later.

                         Pour about 1-2 cups of dried beans in if you want the bottom weighted.

                              Now stuff with fiber fill to your liking. Maddie has this process down!

Pull floss very tight and stitch closed. Hot glue a stem on. Rub some cloves or cinnamon in around the stem if you like.

Don't forget to go here http://lillybeffersmaddielumpkin.blogspot.com to enter my giveaway to win 3 pumpkins of your color choice.


Beautiful Pumpkins Giveaway

I am so thankful for all of my followers. To show my appreciation, I will be giving away a set of 3 pumpkins. You even get to pick the colors from the ones on this post. Just be a follower and leave a comment. I will draw a winner on Nov.12 so you will receive them in time for Thanksgiving

A dear friend came for a visit all the way from Texas. While we were out gallivanting around we came across some pumpkins similar to these. Theirs were beautiful,but way out of our price range. So, what do you do when you can't get the dang things out of your mind? Make your own of course!

By the way,remember this garage sale find? It was a footstool.

See it now!

I'm in love!

If you want to make some too,start gathering up some pumpkin stems. We found a lot of ours on the ground surrounding the pumpkins at a farmers market. I will be posting the tutorial tomorrow.

On a few I rubbed some ground cloves for a more realistic look. Plus the smell is ,well wonderful!

Maddie even helped.

She made this sweet little one all her by herself!
(Not included in giveaway!)