Friday, September 24, 2010

fabric pumpkins

There are a lot of pumpkin ideas out there on the internet, so I thought I'd throw mine into the mix.

I'm proud to say that I made my own pattern . . . perfected through trial and error.

I'll show you the ones that went horribly wrong--because they're good for a laugh:

Contestant #1:
The idea behind this one was that if I made the sections twice as wide, the pumpkin would end up shorter and fatter.  Unfortunately, you can see that the middle of each segment was not tall enough, so I made more of a mutant star fish than anything else!

Contestant #2:
With this one, I was trying to create that crease that runs between segments on a real pumpkin, so I put a dart on each side of each segment.  Let's just say this was not what I had in mind . . .

Turns out my best option was to make a ball, then run a string from the bottom to the top, and back again.  Then I tied them tightly, which pulled the ends toward each other, creating the dimples on the top and bottom.  After that, I added a stem.

And then made three more.

They make me happy!


Heather said...

These are too cute!

KristiYaYa said...

Oh, this is great!!! I have been collecting fall colors to make pumpkins with. I appreciate you sharing the trial and SUCCESS!!!!