Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013
I don't mean for weeks to go by between posts, really I don't.  It's not that I don't have something to say or post about, but making the time is a struggle for mine right now.  I will try very hard to do better. :)

For now though, it's time for our Point of View reveal.  I don't know what's going to happen with POV in the future, but there is a really strong chance this will be the last reveal for a while.  I've enjoyed every minute of it, and I'm so grateful for the motivation it has given me to tackle some long standing to-do list items.  I'm also grateful for the inspiration you have provided through the link parties.  Remember that you can link up to any of this year's parties through the end of the year.

  POV-October-2013 This month's theme was Tabletop.  I had to really rack my brain for this one.  I was thinking I'd do a table runner or some other quilted project, but ran out of time.  Then I remembered this post from a year or two ago and thought I'd share some ideas for making these fun pumpkins as a centerpiece.

First though, you won't want to miss Ashlee or Steph's projects.  

Three years ago, I decided to host a Thanksgiving brunch for some friends.  I shared the placemats I created here, but I never put much emphasis on the pumpkins I made.  

I first saw these on Holly's blog and she reposted the tutorial here.  They are pretty simple to make and you can have fun changing up the width and height for all different looks.  But, if you know me, you know that my favorite part is the embellishing.  Yes, you can add gorgeous ribbon like she did and they are elegant and lovely, but why stop there?

 A giant flower on a medium sized pumpkin is super fun.
 A silk flower is a simple way to add some color and texture.  Adding a button in the center gives it a homier feel.  (and you can add small spiders if you like to combine your fall and Halloween decorations :) )
 Grouped together they make a fun centerpiece.  You can use them as place card holders as well.

Using different textures for the pumpkins themselves makes for lots of interest.  And adding a few buttons is another way to add some fun without taking a lot of time.

So, whether you're making pumpkins, place mats, or something else for your holiday tables, don't forget to take it one step further and Embellish. :)

xoxo,
Amy

2 comments:

Kristie said...

Your pumpkins are adorable.
I wouldn't worry about time passing between posts. You have a life, you have kids, you have things that have to get done. And the blog will always be there. And there will be people like me who wait patiently to see what you have created so we can attempt to recreate it. Thanks for sharing all you do. But don't forget that this is the time of year to make memories, and that those are the things you will remember, and your kids will remember. (Ask me how I know this.) You are amazing for all you do. Thank you!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Quality of posts over quantity! Cute pumpkins! Love the added spider. Sorry to hear that Point of View is going on hiatus :(

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