Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cream Cloth Pumpkins

 Over at MAMA, Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group, Teri of Designs by Terri Gordon hosted a Cream Cloth Pumpkin Swap.
 My partner was Melanie of Artful Interludes (and wait till you see what she made me!).
I had this gorgeous key pin that I thought would be a perfect addition to the pumpkin but I was worried because of the aqua.  So I contacted Melanie to see if she would be okay with some color on her pumpkin.  She said yes and I was thrilled, so off to creating I went. 
The pumpkin is made out of a raw silk, I used tea stained bakers twine to make the shape. The stem is a luscious brown silk.  Along with the key pin I added some vintage lace, velvet leaves, a wonderful cream flower and some coordinating ribbons.  I really like how it turned out, I hope she does also. 
 I had so much fun creating for Melanie that I decided to make myself one.  I didn't get the shape on this one quite as good.
I went with autumn browns and kept to a French theme.  The pumpkin is made out of the same materials as Melanie's. 
I wish I could have created more, but alas I am out of the gorgeous cream fabric, I will have to find more. 


augcott said...

Great job!!!!
The pumpkins are lovely!

Laurie said...

Oh, just lovely! I've been making pumpkins, too -- that would have been a fun swap to play along with!

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful pumpkins!

AutumnWind said...

I love the blue with the cream, it is so lush!