Pumpkin Fun Number One

I’ve had this idea to do 30 days of decorated, fabric pumpkins. My daughter, Kristy, is here with her baby and I corralled her into helping me to decorate this tulle pumpkin.She gave me some great ideas.
There is a REAL white pumpkin underneath this tulle.

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I met a girl in Joann Fabrics the other day and she helped me pick out lots of fabric to cover and or decorate my pumpkins with. Thanks, Michele!!! Wow. Did we have fun or what!!  Going all around Joann’s looking for fabrics was the highlight of my day (or week for that matter).  She was heaven sent, I know that, because I was stalled ….
 I had some fabrics picked out but I wasn’t that happy with the selection. 
This is how we hooked up. I had a whole basket full of fabrics and was traveling down an aisle where Michele was. She mistook me for a salesperson and asked if there was any white crepe fabric (can’t remember the exact kind of fabric she wanted). I, in my effort to help, did try to direct her to some fabrics. Eventually, I said I didn’t work there. However, by that time we had a dialogue going.
I told her I had a blog and that I wanted to make fabric pumpkins.
 She took right off down the aisle and said, 
“This is what you need” and “now doesn’t this pop?”.
 We went up and down the aisles assessing each and every fabric. I haven’t had this much fun in SO long. None of my kids or friends want to bother with what I do on the blog and here was someone I just met who was helping me and enjoying herself, too. YAY!! I took her email 
and gave her my blog address.
My last words to her were, 
“What are we going to do for Christmas?”
Over the next month and a half I’ll show all that we came up with. Hope you enjoy these pumpkins!
 How’d I make this? I bunched up tulle around a REAL PUMPKIN and stuck pins through the fabric right into the pumpkin (probably going to make it rot quicker but it looks great and it was super fast!). I added some real morning glory leaves and a big gold bow. Wala!

Collages made with PhotoScape (a free program – it’s great!!)

orange glow

Happy Pumpkin Time,

Partying here:

Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday
Weekend Blog Party with Paula
Once Artsy Momma
Tickled Pink Friday
Friday Fun Party Craftionary
It's a Hodgepodge Friday

Romantic Home
Little Becky Homecky
Wait til Your Father Gets Home
Outdoor Wednesday
Fine Craft Guild
We did it Wednesday
 Get Your Brag On
Beyond the Picket Fence
52 Mantels
Katie's Nesting Spot
Live Laugh Rowe
Hookin up with HOH
36 Avenue Party
Gingersnap crafts
DIY Dreamer
Two Yellow Birds Decor


  1. aw such a cute idea!!! i def hope i can decorate this year for all the upcoming holidays!!


    1. Ms. Composure, I visit your blog all the time! Thanks for coming by. Your friend, Linda

  2. turned out really cute, and what a sweet lady to help you out!!!!

    1. Hey, girl. That is some picture of you and Mr. Quillin. Makes me smile. Thanks for the comment.

  3. I do hope the two of you meet up again for Christmas (or even Thanksgiving!). This is just lovely and the fabric really does 'pop.' :)

    1. Thanks, I hope so, too. Best wishes for a great weekend.

  4. Thank you for following my blog. I will follow you as soon as I figure out linky. the pumpkins look like cindrella's pumpkin. a great idea and you shure made a connection with the girl at the store.
    have a great day

    1. Thanks, Cathy. I sure had fun on your blog and I love the blog name, Acorn Hollow. Best wishes for a great weekend. Linda

  5. What a great idea! So pretty. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 36th Ave. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Sure will love to share this pumpkin at your party!!! It sounds like fun. I'm also having a Pumpkin Party so if you have any posts that are pumpkin related or even a picture of a pumpkin, I'd love to have you come by and join in the festivities. Have a great weekend. Linda

  6. Lovely pumpkins! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy Friday! :)

  7. Those are really pretty.
    I just did a post on fall, may
    have to do some of these for my

    M :)

  8. What an awesome pumpkin project you've got going! And such a sweet story to go along with it :)

    Thanks so much for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!!


  9. Adorable pumpkin project!!
    Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up this week! Can't wait to see what you link up next Friday!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

  10. so cute! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I'm sorry I am slow to visit I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .xo


So happy you came to visit today. Everyone is so busy but if you would like to leave a note for me, I would love it!!


I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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