It’s pumpkin time!

Fall is in the air! The weathers turning, it’s cool outside and we actually got some sprinkles of rain today in drought stricken Northern California. I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of year and I love having the symbols of fall, like pumpkins and gourds, decorating my house.

A few years ago ,I began making felted pumpkins to hang from a branch on my table to celebrate, these are very similar to making the felted wool ornaments I love making at Christmas. These little pumpkins are so fun and easy to make.

To make felted pumpkins you will need:

wool roving in pumpkin colors
left over yarn, wool works best but other fibers will work too
orange and green embroidery floss or pearl cotton
long embroidery or crewel needle

Check out my video tutorial to see how fun and easy it is to make them.

You can also make felted Jack Skellington inspired skulls for your Dia de los Muertos altar, by making white felted balls.

Cut 2 oval pieces of black felt for eyes, then stitch a nose, mouth and decorative designs like flowers and x’s with colorful embroidery floss.

By the way, my favorite source for wool roving is Outback Fibers located in the Texas Hill country. They have a gorgeous selection of colors.
Enjoy the harvest!

I’d love to spark your creativity at one of these upcoming events:

Nov 3-6 International Quilt Festival, Houston
Nov 1  Tsukineko Inks -6 hours
Nov 2 Tea and Ephemera -6 hours
Nov 3 Tsukineko inks -6 hours
Nov 4 Blessings in the Wind: mixed media prayer flags -6 hours

January 12-15  Craft Napa
Jan 12 Painting Imagery with Textile Paints -6 hours
Jan 12 Fast and Fun Foam Stamps -3 hours
Jan 13 Paint and Print-a-palooza -6 hours
Jan 14 Blessings in the Wind, mixed-media prayer flags -6 hours

Keep creating, Judy

IMG_5538Judy is an artist, explorer, image wrangler, knowledge seeker, instructor, speaker, creative alchemist, and purveyor of inspiration, helping others channel creativity on a daily basis.

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