Do you remember as a child just pining for the next big holiday or great event?
I couldn't wait for school to end...then it was vacation...and Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving, my birthday and finally, my favorite, Christmas! Each year, it seemed like time was dragging so slowly and I just wanted it to speed up so badly.
Well, things have changed! I'm getting older...and I'm just not so quick to wish away my day, week or month. I want to enjoy where I'm at, right here, right now.
Of course, retailers have a totally different perspective on that, don't they?
I was in Costco a couple of weeks ago, giving the Christmas decor a jaundiced eye...seriously, can't we even enjoy a few days of fall before they start blasting us with Christmas stuff?
So, I guess I feel duty bound to make a statement...IT IS STILL FALL!
A couple of months ago, I started prepping for the creatologie workshop I had in my home in September...and part of that prep was to make some hand made fabric pumpkins for the creatologie flea. I ended up with the cutest pumpkin patch...there were fabric pumpkins nestled everywhere on that table. At the end of the day, it was obvious that they were a huge hit...almost all of them were gone!
I decided to make a few more and to offer them online. Do you want to get a little peek?
Aren't they adorable?
Each pumpkin is unique in size and shape. They are constructed of beautiful fabrics...linen, cotton, flax, tapestry and silk and, unlike many of the very lightweight and flimsy pumpkins available out there, these actually have the heft and weight of a small beanbag. Each pumpkin is topped with a natural stem, harvested right from my backyard :).
These little darlings are perfect for tablescaping...small enough to fit on a table laden with food, large enough to be seen and make you smile.
They would be adorable for each place setting, too. Just pin on a name and voila, everyone has their very own pumpkin.
Tomorrow, I'll be posting the pumpkins I made on the creatologie blog...they are in sets of three...different in size but coordinated to be displayed together. I'll also have a cool set of candle holders and candles...perfect for a Thanksgiving tablescape...and a fabulous fabric fall "I Start, You Finish" hand made album.
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Hope you have a wonderful day...savoring the beauties of the season...the colors, the scents and the beautiful chill in the air.