Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Help! I can't stop making wool pumpkins!!

I can't stop making these!  You might remember I started with this one in August...
I make them all the time!  I look for all wool sweaters in shades of orange...and I find all shades of orange...like this lovely burnt orange.
And this winter white pumpkin topped with felted wool acorns...just love this one!  Even the curlicues are wool that I cut in very thin strips and wrapped around knitting needles after I soaked them with spray starch.
Pink, brown and off white acorns...
I love how this one tendril of vine kept trying to get into my picture (on the right there).
Then there is this really tiny pumpkin, it measures only about 3-4 inches wide!
So cute!  This wool is actually a deep orange, very pretty color!
And this used to be a cable cashmere sweater...I made the leaves differently with stitching on the leaves...this one is very soft and snuggly!
I really enjoyed making this one...each is so very different!
This one is non traditional, also made from a cashmere sweater in a lighter shade of orange.
And I added some wild blue and green felted wool acorns to the top, love the way they look!
There is that vine in the picture again...it must have a thing for wool pumpkins like I do!



36 comments:

Carol said...

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AmieAnn said...

Hi Ellen! Just wanted to let you know that I gave you a blog award. Here's the link http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/09/and-award-goes-to-me-yeah.html

AmericKim said...

Your pumpkins are so lovely - I don't blame you for wanting to make them all the time. :-)

Anne K. said...

These are so, so, clever and I can see why they're addictive to create...they're addictive to look at, for sure! :-) Mind if I mention and link to you on my next podcast?

Lisa said...

These are SO cute! Very similar to the stuffed pumpkins I'm making!

How do you get the curl to work? I'm so curious!

Melissa said...

I so very much love these! I really need to make some for my self. Super cute!

janimal said...

They are completely cute. They look so very well made. Nice job!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

SO cute!!! Thanks for linking this one up to Thrilling Thursdays too :)

Krysten said...

If I could make wool pumpkins that looked like that, I wouldn't stop making them either! Darling!

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Krysten
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Annabelle said...

Beautiful! Absolutely Beautiful!

Pam Emerson said...

Awesome! love how you make them from old sweaters! I really need to be on the lookout for good sweaters to use :)

stopping by from mommaskindacrafty :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, these are just adorable. And I just happen to have an orange thift store sweater I have already felted. You can guess what I will be doing this weekend.

Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth

Erin said...

I can understand why you can't stop....they are too fabulous!!

Alexis said...

Again I saw this on Tatertots and Jello...LOVE it!!

April @ HomeHinges.com said...

I love pumpkin ideas. Great use for old sweaters. Very cool and fun and it doesn't go all mushy and moldy after a month. Always a plus.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Oh my goodness, these are adorable! I LOVE the felted acorns on top. The curlicues are perfect! I can see why you can't stop making them!

Our Japanese Sushi said...

SOOOOO cute! Following from Clickable Party. www.myhealthysushi.com
-Kristen

Cindy said...

Hi there,
Popping in from Heather's.
These are just precious!!!
I think I would be addicted to making them too...if I could!!:0
Enjoy the day

dmuseit said...

Just what I need, another excuse to buy sweaters I will never wear. These are so cute and I could see a whole patch of different shades and textures and sizes, or even the same shade with different leaves and stems.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

These are darling...I think you should just keep making them. More's the better.

malia said...

all your felted projects are gorgeous

Funky Junk Interiors said...

So pretty! How I envy those that love to sew. :)

Donna

TracyMB said...

These are sooooooooo cute. LOVE the felted acorns! :)

Nicole said...

How sweet! Perfectly precious!

Mag said...

love this pumpkin... you can use it again and again...

Meg said...

Adorable! These are great! Thanks so much for sharing at my link party, Ellen! Have a wonderful day!

Coco loves vintage said...

I'm in love with the white pumpkin :)

Amy said...

These are beautiful! The ones with the acorn are my favorite!

Melissa said...

I so badly want some of these. Thanks for linking.

Melissa said...

These are so cute!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

Very cute! You're going to be so well prepared for halloween!! :)

Joy said...

These are great! Thanks for linking with Make It Fantabulous! I am featuring you as a favorite this week! Come grab a button and don't forget to link up your newest project!
Joy
mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

These are so cool and it's no wonder you can't stop each is different with lovely little details. I think the white with the acorns is my favorite, because it's an unexpected color. Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

Cheryl said...

Cute and love the one with the acorns! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

AUDRA said...

so cute!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Hey Its Cheri from Its So Very Cheri (0ne of the Stars)--these are so cute. I see yoyu are from Missouri. We are originally from the KC area.
Good Luck
Cheri
from Its So Very Cheri and the DIY Club