Sunday, September 22, 2013

My favorite time of year...& a little Giveaway

Today was the first day of fall!  Yes I am excited about that,as it is my favorite time of year :)  Even though it has rained all afternoon and evening.

This photo is from last year,as the aspens are just barely starting to turn color now.  In a few short weeks we will take a weekend and enjoy all of the beautiful fall color!

This evening I baked the first pie pumpkin of the season :)

Yesterday after the FM Mr. P and I got our craft on,and made up some pumpkins!  We were both super happy with how they turned out!  There are two different kinds in the photo.  The two top pumpkins are from this tutorial the canning ring pumpkin is from this tutorial where she calls them jar "lids" important if you are going to be making one or more of your own.  As the "lids"will Not work,you need the Rings.

Here are the three canning jar ring pumpkins that we made,Mr. P painted them orange.  Since I didn't want to buy anything we got creative and used things we had on hand.  For the stems we cut up one of my sunflower stalks that we recently pulled up.  It had already mostly dried out,so it worked great!  To take up the extra space around the stem,I used some very thin cardboard,folded and hot glued around the stem.  To hide the cardboard,I used (top left) the dried roots from the sunflower stalk (top right) dried weeds (bottom) yarn bits and pieces.

The leaves are from my craft supplies,normally used for my pinecone ornaments.  We have more projects in the works,when they are finished I will share them too.

I wanted to post the photo of Jamie and I at Fabric Fest,but I must have accidently deleted it :(  So here is a photo of Jamie working on her Big Stitch project instead :)

Here are a few of the goodies she brought and gave to me at Fabric Fest!!  Thank You :0)

While we were there,she purchased and gave me some Clover Kanzashi Flower templates!!  As you can see I have been making a few! I thought it would be nice to share some with you,so,Would you like to have the two in the photo?  If so,just let me know in your comment!  (make sure I have a way to contact you if you win)

Have a great first week of Fall :)


  1. I would LOVE to have them! I have never tried making Kanzashi flowers. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. I'd love to try making kanzashi flowers!
    Thank you for your generosity!

  3. always ready to try something new, thanks for the chance

  4. Hi there again, love the new page header and pretty photos. Nice that you and hubby worked together on those cute crafts. Enjoy the season, I like fall also.

  5. I love the pumpkins! Drats, I threw out a bunch of rusted rings a month or so ago, they would have been perfect to paint to use as new are so expensive. I would love to try making the flowers. Thanks.

  6. Your pumpkins are looking great, CeLynn! I went ahead and pinned them from the links :) You're so lucky getting such great stuff! The flowers you made look lovely!

  7. thank you so much , can't wait to play with them


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