Sunday, October 14, 2012

Perfect Plumpkins

at least I think so!

My sister has been creating
the most beautiful plumpkins
for many years now.
And yes, they are called plumpkins.
Beautiful fabric pumpkins
adorned with gifts of nature.


I always look forward to filling
my home with them
every fall.
Last Sunday, 
she brought her makings with her
and taught my daughter and I 
how to make our own.
We spent most of our time watching her
as she created.




Large and plump,
small and plump,
in a shelf or in a cup,
they brighten any room 
and make me happy.





What a beautiful time of year!

33 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh your sister, Becky and yourself are very talented. They do look wonderful I love the colours and finishing touches. B

Fiona said...

Oh Jill they look amazing.

I love them.

Are the easy to make?
I would love to try.

Glad that you, your sister and Becky had happy girlie time together.

I love your new header

I was trying to change mine
but couldn't get the size right
and it was all over on the left
not centered the way yours is,
thought I better leave well enough alone or I might do more damage!!!

Have a great week.

x Fiona

TexWisGirl said...

really cute! a great project to do together.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

How cute. Will you teach us how to do them. Maybe you can do a tutorial. I would love to make some myself so that when I take down all of the Halloween stuff I can put them up since I plan on decorating this year for Thanksgiving.
Ana

Maple Lane said...

These are so adorable and they make me happy just to look at them! Your home must be so festive for fall. Hope you have a good week.

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Really pretty!
I could see one in my living room!
Enjoy the week Jill! :)

Lynne said...

They look delightful, colorful, plump and what fun it must have been to make them together!

Linda Chapman said...

Beautiful PLUMPKINS, indeed!!!!!
I love these!!!

Ellie said...

What a great name - plumpkins - it makes me smile :))
They look lovely too - you are all very clever and a great way to spend some quality time together.
And I agree with you - it is a lovely time of year :))

Madi and Mom said...

Creativity runs deep in your family!!
WOW just gorgeous!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Beth Edwards said...

love the gorgeous colors. so pretty. (:

Beth said...

All so beautiful. How talented your sister is.

Paula said...

Everything is looking sooo pretty at your house.

Red Rose Alley said...

Jill,
These pumpkins are pretty. Your sister is very creative. They are all so festive for the season. I can see you love Autumn as much as I do.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

So sweet and colourful to see. Love their name too :D)

Bev said...

They are adorable!!

Nancy Claeys said...

These are adorable! One can never have too many plumpkins. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - where is the tutorial? Those are beautiful!

Rosemary said...

How nice to have such a crafty sister! I have one plumpkin and it is a joy to take it out every October.

Saun said...

They are very cute love'em.

Susan said...

How fun! And they are so darling! Wow!

Rohrerbot said...

This sounds like great autumn fun!!! I miss those family get togethers. Really nice pictures.

BlueShell said...

I do agree! What a wonderful decoration you have got there!!! I'm amazed! I could never, ever got the talent to do such beauty!!! Congrats to the both of you...(I'm still amazed)...Here in Portugal we do not have that tradition...and I feel like ...sad...
Well DONE, Jill, and Sister!
BShell

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun craft to make!

Marie said...

Cute! Is there any sewing involved? My mom used to make something like that, but she never used acorns - I love that touch. This looks like something E. and I could do - we're not much for sewing, but we LOVE anything to do with pumpkins:)

Donna said...

Such cute plumpkins!!
hughugs

Debbie said...

what a great craft project, they are so pretty jill!!

Dianna said...

So pretty! And I'm betting you had a great time creating them too!

Michaele said...

These are awesome! Such wonderful color!

Renae said...

Those are so dang cute. Sometime I just have to see crafts to think of what I could do. I have painted those little pumpkins this year. I will have a post out soon, Thursday, about them. have a fab evening.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

SO COOL and FESTIVE! Love them!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a super decorating project!

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Jill, I just loved your display and the muffin tins chock full of fall goodness. The plumpkins are so sweet...what fun to craft together! Love, Penny