Please do not ask me why I am making these. The photos of velvet pumpkins on Pinterest caused intense Pumpkin Envy. I think they’re beautiful. I couldn’t help myself. I had to buy crushed velvet (on sale and with an extra 20% off coupon) from JoAnn’s Fabrics and stalk local pumpkin patches for random, fallen pumpkin stems. My brother, who lives across the street from a pumpkin patch in California, is collecting stems for me. I hope my gardening friends are putting some aside so I can make more pumpkins next fall, when I’m at the lake and the leaves are turning yellow and I can no longer sunbathe on the dock.
They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and fabrics.
I have pumpkins of all kinds in the house right now.
I’m sure I’ll be finished making pumpkins by Christmas.