Friday, September 27, 2013

SHABBY CHIC PUMPKINS


Lately I have been viewing all the different types of pumpkins many bloggers have been sewing.  There have been so many fantastic styles:  bright fall colors and shades of orange, country style plaids, glitzy - sparkly ones, black and white themed ones, some made from sweaters, woodland ones, natural looking ones, Victorian fufu lace ones and everything else in between!  








 I decided I wanted some vintage looking ones but in white shabby chic soft colors to match my kitchen buffet.  I used white burlap (like the pillows I made before) which I sewed the crochet pieces over with an underlining of an old sheet I cut up.  (another wards 3 layers on each section piece)







This is a good way to use up those crochet tablecloths with the holes in them as you just cut up small pieces and a tablecloth goes a long way toward lots of projects!!!  At the top - I used pieces of this and that and after making the first one (not shown) I decided to keep the seams on the outside of the pumpkin.  The first one I made I had them inside and didn't like it.


Here is the last smaller one I finished this morning. It has a tiny peach rosebud lace hanky at the top and I am using it on the dining room table:





What ever your style - there are some pumpkins waiting for you in your sewing area!!!   The only supply I purchased for mine was the polyfill.  This is also a fun way to use up old crochet doilies, linens, hankies, etc that Grandmother made and really aren't doing much good in the drawer somewhere!




23 comments:

Susan said...

I just love them! How perfect with your tea setting...pour me a cup, please, XOXO

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how totally adorable- and matches your world so perfectly!

Love love love thenm - you did an amazing job.

Hugs.

My Cottage Diary said...

Bernideen, your pumpkins are awesome and so pretty and feminine! I'm not big on typical autumn colors in my house, but this is a great idea to honor fall and still blend in. Of course, one of these days I'm going to have to buy an inexpensive sewing machine. That would help! Blessings on you and yours, Bess

Marilyn said...

Your pumpkins are just gorgeous!
Good job!

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your pumpkins are darling! I love the soft colours and lace. What a lovely job you did. {Sure wish I could sew!} Love your teapots too. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and have a beautiful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I love your pretty pumpkins that you made! Nancy

Beth said...

Bernideen, Your bureau and your table looks great with your handmade pumpkins. So pretty!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Yours are adorable! So pretty and unique!

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am so thrilled what beautiful ideas you have. The pumpkins are amazing. I love the material and the way you made them with the semes outside. Thats really great and match so beautiful your china and the white board. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea.
Have a great weekend,
Johanna

Storybook Woods said...

These are seriously cool Bernideen!! Clarice

Lavender Cottage said...

These are pretty Bernideen, very feminine with the lace and ribbon.
Judith

My Little Home and Garden said...

Those are some well dressed pumpkins, as is the scarecrow in your header. She might attract rather than repel visitors. :)

Joy said...

These are wonderful!

Анисса Алекс said...

Чудесные тыквы! Красивый дом!!! Желаю счастья) Анисса.

kitty said...

Oh my goodness, Bernideen, those pumpkins are the cutest ever! I love how vintage-y they look and they are perfect with your new shabby chicness. You are too clever. xo

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I'm in love with your pumpkins. They are very you and very elegant.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I just love these pumpkins Bernideen. They are amazing. I am going to copy this idea. What a great job you did with these. Gorgeous.

Carolyn said...

Very pretty- fits right in with your decor!

xinex said...

These are so adorable, Bernideen!...Christine

Clara said...

Hi Bernideen!
I love your fabric pumpkins. They look so pretty on your white buffet. So glad you stopped by to say hello. I've been enjoying the rest of my summer. Have a great week
~Clara

Lady Linda said...

So cute and I love them. I have made fabric pumpkins for my tea room that are burgundy.
Have you dried out? We are soaking wet here in OR.

Joyce Olson said...

I am so into pumpkins this year and I must say that you have created such beauties! What a talented lady you are-pinning these!
Autumn Hugs,
Jemma

Alessandra said...

Your shabby chic pumpkins are just gorgeous. I love shabby style, everything romantic and pink. I'm a new follower from Italy
Kisses
Alessandra