Wednesday, October 21, 2009

pretty pumpkins

So, it's not like I don't have a million and one things to do to get ready for our guests next week. But last night I decided that I needed to make those pumpkins from Olive Juice's kit.



And I'm so glad I did.


Alfredo was my big helper, filling each empty pumpkin with beans. It's amazing how they came alive as they plumped up. We used 10 bags of beans for these 5 pumpkins. 4 of these are from the kit and one is made using a scrap of velveteen I found. And when I was at the pumpkin patch the other day, I looked down to see a whole bunch of pumpkin stems. I asked someone if I could have them and the look on her face was priceless. (Preserved stems came with the kit but I needed one more the extra that I made)

I relocated the Halloween tree and put these beauties in the wheelbarrow instead. Aren't they luscious?

Meanwhile, I better get cleaning. Can you spot the toy car under the sofa? They are everywhere!

27 comments:

Calamity Anne said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Lorrie said...

They are gorgeous. The colours are so rich.
I had to laugh at your experience at the pumpkin patch. Artists see potential everywhere!

Lorrie

Ginnie said...

The colors are just luscious, and they look gorgeous.

Mama King said...

So beautiful! How are the stems attached? Glue?

Sarah said...

What lovely, luscious colors! I may have to make some myself. Do you know how to preserve the stems?

And, of course, the car is there. Aren't they always?

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Love the way the colors look in your living room, Amy! Kim (Olive Juice) and I were just chatting on Facebook about these and my 'Sweet Sweater Pumpkins'. Cousins! ;0)

Heidi said...

I love the colors you chose! I got my kit in the mail but I haven't put them together yet. Any tips? I have to giggle because I picked up a handful of extra stems when we were at the pumpkin patch on Monday! I thought maybe I might want to make a few more. :)

junkdreams said...

These little pumpkins are absolutely adorable!!
Happy day.
xojanis

my cup of tea said...

I love them! I went to the site and they were sold out. They are darling! Do you know how to preserve the stems? They would be such sweet gifts for friends. Thanks for posting them.
~Blessings~
Donna

Suz said...

Amy...those are delightful! The colors are so yummy!!! I would like to take a break from cutting and pasting on matchboxes but right now...I think it better be matchboxes!

Love to you!

Paula said...

I love them! They're so rich and juicy!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Ooo... they're wonderful. They look horribly soft too!

Jill said...

Love, love, love those pumpkins-- love the colors, texture, everything! --And so wonderful in that little wheelbarrow!

Maryann said...

Oh my -- they are beautiful! I think your guests will love them, so I think you did the right thing by making them!!
HUGS!!

Chelsea Ling said...

those are TOO cute

natalea said...

they look great! I'm waiting for my kit to come in the mail!! I'm thinking today is the day...can't wait to make them..yours make me even more excited!
xo natalea

Jennifer Hepler said...

Are they easy to make? I need something my 2 yr. old can "help" with! I tried to order and I see she is sold out! Email me is you can think of another pumpkin kit we can make!
Thank you Amy!
Cupidswing97@yahoo.com

Firefly Hill said...

Amy those are beautiful!

I saw you on Opensky...awesome!

Doreen said...

Those are so gorgeous! I went to get some, but she was sold out. We're starting a new tradition of having Thanksgiving at home and I need some Fall/Thanksgiving decorations!
Oh, and I love the car under the sofa. I trip over them all the time. I've embraced them as part of the decor!

Vel said...

These are so cute!

Saucy said...

They are! I spied that kit on Olive Juice and just about went for it and I'm sorry that I didn't. I wonder how she so cleverly preserved those stems? Do they look different than the real stem you used?

twinkleshabbystar said...

Amy!!! Those pumpkins are sooo pretty!!! They look so charming and sweet sitting in the wheelbarrow on your coffee table. So fallish and festive! BTW...Be on the lookout for a package this week. ;) XO,Jenn

Kim said...

Oh, believe me, I can definitely imagine the look on the farmers face-- I get it ALL the time. :)

Amy, your poshy squashies turned out so great!! I love, love that color combo with your adorable wagon and beautiful home. Nicely done, my friend.

xoxo~
Kim

Nancy said...

WOW!Those are gourd-geous!
I hear you are kickin' butt at open sky. Keep up the good work.
Your fellow shop-keeper,
Nancy Geaney

rochambeau said...

FABULOUS!
Glad to hear your at Open Sky!
xox
Constance

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Those are adorable! :)

gabrielle messina said...

I am so in love with these pumpkins and missed them last year. Of course, the kits were not available this year either.... I've been stalking Olive Juice! I am just going to attempt to give them a go myself. Is the velvet they used a soft material with a lot of drape?