Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Whatcha Working on Wednesday

As most of you who have kept up with my blog know, I have been in a craft funk lately. Well, I do believe that the funk is lifting. I spent all day Sunday working on signs and gameboards and today I decided to try making a stuffed fabric pumpkin! I have seen these on several blogs and with fall right around the corner, I decided to jump in and give it a try! Here's what I ended up with:

I am just tickled pink with how this turned out. And it was pretty easy to do, too! The picture doesn't do it justice and it doesn't really show all the detail of it. I put little wire trendils coming out of the stem and decided to put some moss around the top. I'm definitely gonna be making some more of these bad boys. Wouldn't a trio of different sizes in coordinating fabrics make a really cute centerpiece for a side table or dining room table? The possibilities are endless with this one!

I have also started crocheting an afghan for a swap I've signed up for. I'm doing it in a rusty orange color for fall. It's gonna be beautiful (I hope)! And I am working on a couple of things for my fall giveaway that will be coming up very soon. So be sure to check back for details on that.

And finally, I got these pics of the awesome goodies I won in Karen's July 4th giveaway over at The Barely There Primitive Bear. I love all these goodies and still have them all out on display. She also included some star shaped cookie cutters, an americana note pad that I have used the heck out of, and a fun little flag ring that I didn't get pics of. Karen outdid herself on this giveaway and I am so glad that I was her winner! Thanks Karen and I'm sorry I haven't been able to post these pics before now.

Well, I'm gonna jump off here and get some supper started. We are having breakfast for supper tonight. Someone at hubby's work place brought in a load of homegrown tomatoes yesterday and he snagged a couple of them. So tonight's menu is going to be sausage gravy, biscuits, scrambled eggs, sausage links and fresh sliced tomato! Yum! I'm hungry now!

Until next time. . .


  1. Donna, I love the pumpkin you made. It came out soooo great.

    I the the stacking boxes you got from Karen.

    I would love to come for dinner, we love having breakfast for dinner once in awhile!

    Happy Fall coming soon.

  2. Wow Donna, you even made a material stem. I just go out and get a branch and make it the stem. lol (after I cut it down to size) Yes, they are fun to make. I have a couple sitting here that need sectioned and finished up!!!!
    Lois L.

  3. I love the pumpkin you made...they are so much fun and very addicting to say the least.;) I love what you got from Karen..she and I have done swaps and I love her work...and your dinner sounds so yummy..I love comfort food.;)

  4. Cute as can be, I LOVE all the stuff u make! Mary

  5. Cute pumpkin and that supper sounds great!! I enjoy breakfast food more at supper than I do breakfast. 8-)
    Happy crafting!!

  6. How did you make that pumpkin? I've not seen the instructions on anyone's blog.
    I also have been thinking about making a tator tot casserole, as my oldest just LOVES the one they have at Cracker Barrel, but I've not tried it. I just printed up your recipe and I'm gonna give it a try.

  7. I love the pumpkin 'Diva'! I think you should go for it and make a few more for your dining room table.... Or maybe for mine! lol Congratulations on winning Karen's giveaway! She does such a great job on her stacking boxes. Did she make the pin keep too???? I have some zinc lids hiding in the attic that I want to try doing some too. Are you going to join the crafting challenge on Prim Pals? I signed up today. Hopefully it will get my buns in gear! I have great plans for the weekend!

    Debbie K

  8. Your pumpkin is adorable, Donna! A trio of them in different sizes would make a cute little display.

    Karen's giveaway was awesome! I love those boxes and the rest is so cute on the little bench. I just took all my Americana down last week and now I am working on putting fall out! It's so much fun!

  9. I love your pumpkin......I just bought that same fabric today to make a pumpkin myself. Of course, Gina is the one who got me interested in making pumpkins, apples and pears!

  10. I am so glad you liked it all, and no you
    can't have my hutch! Love your pumpkin!
    Thanks for stopping by...

    Bear Hugs~Karen