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.