the pumpkin factory

 

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Pumpkins in progress, waiting for stems and stitching.

 

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.

 

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Vintage farm print barkcloth pumpkin.

 

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Tiny blue velvet mini-punk.

 

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I love the twisty stem on this one.  Twisty stems are hard to find!

I have pumpkins of all kinds in the house right now.

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I’m sure I’ll be finished making pumpkins by Christmas.

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