My Great Pumpkin


Well, it is technically baby’s. I decided to attempt making another toy for baby for the fall. No, I have not the time, but one has to MAKE time for doing little things like that for the loved ones in our life. After I was done with the pumpkin, I couldn’t help doing a “big people” display with it:

fabric pumpkin1

fabric pumpkin2

Here is the “little people” version of the display:

fabric pumpkin3

The pattern is available for free from Schlosser Designs — the instructions are very clear. I was glad to find a child-safe fabric pumpkin pattern where one doesn’t have to use twigs or empty thread spools for the stalk. I was able to follow it without much of a problem. If you have known me for any length of time, you know that I am TERRIBLE in reading sewing instructions.

fabric pumpkin4

This is another scrap project. If you notice, the apple print fabric has made its appearance before in my Basket Full of Apple quilt, and the Children’s Corner Lucy Jumper:

baskets apple3


I had to look up how to do buttonhole stitch by hand. The way it is done is almost opposite to how a machine does buttonhole stitches:

fabric pumpkin5

Just like the last toy I made, I put in jingle bells to make the toy more interesting! :) I gave it to baby this morning. Baby wasn’t quite sure how to take her “great” pumpkin — it was a bit bigger than what I had imagined it would turn out. Maybe the great pumpkin would grow on baby before the fall season is over! :)

Thank you for popping by. I wish you an enjoyable weekend! Tootles.

p. s. In case you haven’t voted for the Viewer’s Choice quilt among the quilts featured in “The Quilter” this year, please do so here. Thank you!

23 thoughts on “My Great Pumpkin

  1. Ooohhh…you make me want to decorate too! Such pretty displays (both of them!) for fall…the jingle bells are a perfect touch and the little dress is darling!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I ADORE this pumpkin. I actually think that I have these fabrics in my stash. Thanks for sharing. I used to make cutie little dresses like this when my girls were little. Awe, I miss those days.

  3. The pumpkin is cute and the jumper brings back a lot of memories. I used to make that pattern for my daughter when she was little.

  4. What a great idea! I’m sure baby will fall in love with her pumpkin in no time. It’s so pretty! And just perfect for your beautiful fall displays in the meantime. ;o)

  5. Great projects. I especially love your pumpkin!!! So cute. Great idea to put the bells inside. I’m sure baby will figure out what to do with it. Thanks for sharing.

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