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Friday, October 7, 2011

Cute wee pumpkins

Normally I am not one for making cute little knitted animals or decorations.  It isn't that I don't like them, I just don't think I have the patience for the tiny details.  However, recently my girls and I have been feeling very autumnal, and they made me a centrepiece for the kitchen table.


I thought it was adorable (they did it all by themselves!), but I also thought it needed a little something.  That's where my cute wee pumpkin comes in.  I found the pattern on Ravelry, of course, and I knocked it out in just over a day.

And just to show you how really stinking frugal I am some times, I stuffed it with the fluff my dog pulled out of her latest toy.  She LOVES to demolish stuffed dog toys.  Here it is with the leaf on the centrepiece.  I LOVE IT!!


Well, the next day (or two or three) I was surfing the blog hops, as I do.  I came across another pumpkin pattern on The Sitting Tree.  Well, I had to try it!  It was even easier and faster than the first one, and I love it too.


After my daughter saw this one, she said, "Oh, can we have an apple too?"  Seems I've opened a whole can of worms with my love of pumpkins........



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18 comments:

  1. I love that little pumpkin! Your kids did a great job with the centerpiece too. I am frugal the same way. I am working on a project and will be using all of the fiber that comes off my drum carder not worthy of being a spinning batt. Seriously, I've been collecting it for some time now.

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  2. Oh I love this, I think I'm going to have to give these cute pumkins a try! Oh any excuse to buy yarn!!

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  3. Isn't that so sweet! Those pumpkins are very cute!

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  4. Adorable. So much fun to let the kids lead the way...I'll look forward to the apples...

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  5. So cute! Looks great with the centrepiece the kids made!

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  6. Those pumpkins are just the thing - very bright and fun! And reusing stuffing is very frugal!

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  7. Your centerpiece looks so nice! Your girls did a great job. The pumpkin really caps it off.

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  8. I think I like the second pumpkin better. It looks really simple and has the ridges in it and everything!

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  9. Great pumpkins. I think autumn has definitely arrived this week so it is all about the log fires, woolies and pumpkins

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  10. that centerpiece is SO awesome and perfect for fall!

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  11. Super cute! I knitted some pumpkins from Natural Suburbia's pattern last year and strung them on a garland. I ended up giving away a few as gifts, too, they're so cute! Must find more orange yarn ...

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  12. I love your centerpiece! and the wee little pumpkin truly is the crowning touch.

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  13. Such a cute little center piece, we had a pine tree in our yard growing up with bitsy little pine cones just like these.

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  14. so cute, best your dog doesn't see these as they are seriously delicious looking pumpkins

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  15. Wow that looks great - well done! Love the yarn you have used.

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  16. Adorable pumpkins! Can't wait to see the apples:-)

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  17. Oh wow, those pumpkins are perfect! You should make tiny decorative items more often! ;) I love the sweet shaping on both of them, and the display your girls put together is lovely!

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  18. I just hopped by to Say Hi Sunday! :-)
    Followed you on GFC
    http://ramblingandadventure.blogspot.com/

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