Sorry for the prolonged absence...my computer is having issues. Between that and not finding boxes where certain cords were located, I'll just summarize by saying it's been a frustrating week.
I did get something done, however.
Following Tasha's excellent tutorial,
I made some fabric pumpkins. I just haven't felt like pulling out much of my regular fall decor. It's hard to dress up such a tiny house without it feeling overwhelming. These little pumpkins were just right, and are gracing the top shelf on our bookshelves.
I played around with sizes, and had fun using some of my favorite orange fabrics. Including, Meadowsweet Citrus Meadow Dot, Central Park Carousel in Sunshine, and Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane Pocket Book in Tangerine.
I just used quilting cotton thread instead of crochet cotton. It made the fabric really take center stage. I attached the stems using fabric fusion glue. I just pinned things in place until the glue set up.
This one is my favorite. I had to make a white pumpkin.
So there you have it...fun little pumpkins to add some spunk to our home.
We're getting close to starting our house. We're just waiting for final approval from the bank, and then we get building permits and start digging a big hole. Mr. Pickup and I will be doing a lot of the work ourselves, and I'll be sure to add updates of our progress. Once everything is final, I'll be sure to share the floor plan and some of the things we're hoping to do.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend. There are a few things I'm really looking forward to. First, Sewing 101 for October is tomorrow...stay tuned for a fabulous post from Michele. Second, it's Mr. Pickup and I's anniversary. We've survived 12 years together! Third, this weekend is General Conference for my church. I'm hoping to hear some wonderful inspirational talks.
Modern Country Style's Fall in Love Party.