For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about perfect pumpkin crafts in honor of the upcoming fall. Such a delicious vegetable, it reminds us of the cooling weather and the escape from the heat of summer.
Celebrate the coming months of fall with a beauitful glittered pumpkin decor. Or perhaps you will make a few cute handmade crochet pumpkins. There are plenty of projects in here, sutiable for all ages.
But first a little progress report of my own…
On My Needles
I’ve made little progress on my daughter’s scarf lately.
Sneaky moments of knitting have been few and far between this week!
After scouring Pinterest for inspiration, *cough* (procrastinating), I’m still no closer to choosing what is next on my needles.
There is so much choice; it can be hard to make a decision.
How do you decide?
Crafty Tools – Making Your Everyday Better
There is always something new to learn when you love to make handmade creations.
My knitting books wish list keeps growing.
*Knit Picks are having a book sale and ‘Japanese Stitches Unraveled’ by Wendy Bernard is included.
160 Japanese stitch patterns with fully illustrated charts, familiar symbols, and clear instructions for every single stitch.
One for my knitting library 🙂
This Week’s Top 10 In Craft – Pumpkin Crafts
I’ve been thinking about how sometimes it is difficult to stick to the path in life you want to follow.
We can be influenced by so many voices, whether it be family, friends, the media or expectations of society.
Being true to what is important to you is what matters.
The above quote resonated with me.
I’m making my own roadmap.
Sure, there are bumps and unexpected potholes, but I see them as challenges I can learn from.
In case you were wondering when these moments of reflection happen, it is when I am quietly knitting 🙂
Here’s the crafty goodness for this week…
Get Creative With Paint
Take some paint and inspiration and craft your pumpkin in whatever way you choose.
Lucy from Craft Berry Bush chose a floral design, and it came up a treat!
Cheeky Little Mice
These adorable mice look like they have chewed their way through a pumpkin!
Crafty Paper Pumpkins
Create a beautiful fall inspired table centerpiece using crepe paper.
With few materials required, they are easy to make.
Who Doesn’t Love A Bit Of Glitter?
A chance to bring a bit of glitter into your home decorating for fall.
Such a simple and effective idea using some glue, fake pumpkins and you guessed it – glitter!
Family Craft Time
With a wish to get her kids involved in some craft, Autumn found a way to use paper to create these gorgeous pumpkins.
Older kids would be able to achieve the project unassisted, but little ones will need some help.
Autumn’s tutorial is easy to follow, and the results look great!
How To Create A Shadow Box With A Difference
There are some fabulous ideas for Shadow Box effects.
The use of the carvable pumpkin as the ‘box’ is brilliant!
Crazy Little Projects gives you the templates and the instructions to create one.
Cute And Cozy
The photos in this post makes you want to knit one of these pumpkin hats!
A pattern that can be worn by all members of the family and they’d all look so cute!
Get amongst some harvested pumpkins, and there is a perfect photo opportunity.
Nancy from Nancy On The Home Front shares her knitting pattern.
Crocheted Pumpkin Harvest
Pumpkins come in all different shades and colors.
Lucy from Attic 24 shares her lovely crocheted striped pumpkin tutorial and where she found the inspiration.
Simple Pumpkin Quilt
Seeing Beverley’s Pumpkin Quilt design reminds us that we will approach the change of seasons.
A colorful and simple strip quilt construction.
Follow the free pattern on Flamingo Toes.
Fall Home Decor
Using ruffles to create a lovely looking fabric pumpkin.
Follow Myra from My Blessed Life’s sewing tutorial to create your own.
Quilting Block Sewn In A Snap!
Follow Dianne Knott’s quilting tutorial to create this simple pumpkin themed blocks.
Using strips, it’s quick to put together and looks great!
Hope you enjoyed this week’s craft inspiration.
Some of these Pumpkin Crafts are gorgeous!
Please share any projects you have on the go, via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie 🙂