Thought I'd share this recent patch of home grown pumpkins. You may remember earlier this year, my friend Mary Stanley gave me a little tutorial on how she makes her rug hooked pumkins and I made this one.
Last month, with my Halloween born and holiday loving SIL's b'day coming around the corner, I started another. And then I made two more.
The white guy cracks me up, he seems so not sure about how he ended up here.
I used Mary's technique to close it up. Mary teaches these and other things like owls and birds, crows and rabbits and more in live classes, and also sells them on her etsy and in shops like our friend Syd's Art Hus in Solvang.
Because a huge motivation for lots of my nostalgic crafting is so that I can hand them down to my children who will hopefully put them out on occasion for years to come, I wanted to have them labeled so they don't forget they are hand made and pitch them ;). I used labels I bought from NameMaker.
It's finally starting to feel like fall around here...well, occasionally...this weekend it did, today, it's more like spring again. Southern California continues to have strange weather.
Hopefully we'll get some more fall before the calendar says it should be winter...