October 21, 2011

Autumn Tree

I wanted something on a large scale for my dining room table. Something that could be used Fall through Thanksgiving. Something different.

Here's what I'm calling my 'Autumn Tree'. It's full of craftiness.

It's a 4' Christmas Tree decorated with fabric pumpkins I made from upholstery scraps, with branches for stems and leaves cut from a felted green wool sweater.

The garland is strips of burlap I frayed and sewed end to end. I also added a berry garland for color.

After painting little wooden pieces for the signs, I added the sayings I cut from vinyl on my Cricut. After drilling holes in them, I attached them to the tree with twine.

I wrapped a pale gold color sheer curtain panel around the bottom to hide the stand and finish it off.

I ♥ it!

October 17, 2011

The DIY Dish Mannequin Pincushion

The girls at DIY Dish created a cute dressform pincushion.

I just had to make one.

After digging through my stash and not coming up with any fabric I wanted to use, I printed my own. I scanned part of the instructions from an old pattern. I printed it onto Crafter's Image Photo Transfer Paper and cut out the pieces.

It was simple to sew. I added a thimble for the 'head' and cut up an old tape measure to dress up the waistline.
A candlestick from the thrift store is used for the base.

October 7, 2011

My Pumpkin Grew Up

Remember when I first showed you my pumpkin sprouting, HERE

Well, here he is all grown up!

He didn't make it to the 400 lbs the package said it would.
Pumpkins are harder to grow than I thought.

I'll harvest him in a few weeks and turn him into a JackO'Lantern.

October 6, 2011

Always Kiss Me ♥

I made this to go in one of the bedrooms.
It fits in perfectly with the black, white and dark aqua colors.

The font is Scriptina & Times New Roman. I machine embroidered the quote onto wool felt and cut it to fit in the frame under glass.
The lips were cut out of black vinyl on my Cricut and adhered on top of the glass.