Saturday, October 6, 2012

Five Little Pumpkins!

I can tell the air is getting a little cooler and dryer, just ask my skin. That's the only thing that I do not like about cooler weather-dry skin. I have to practically bathe in lotion. Anyway, I just adore Gooseberry Patch. Don't you? Look at their calendar picture for October. Isn't it just adorable. I love the porch. I might just have to make that cute little pumpkin in the left corner. Paperclay? We'll see. It has been forever since I made some type of Acorn Squash (see the little recipe below). After the Squmpkin incident I am not too sure Son is going to try Acorn Squash anything. He did love it when he was little maybe -I should just tell him that and convince him to eat it.

I finally finished my cotton spun Fally/Halloween doll. She could also be an ornament. I did not glue her to the base. It is more like a stand. Her arms, body, legs, hat are made from cotton. Her skirt and collar are crepe paper. The tiny trick or treat pumpkin and orange balls are made from paperclay. Her face is made from a mold that I made and hand painted by me. She is so sweet in person. I recently started making cotton spun ornaments again. I found my makedo cotton spun kit that I put together years ago buried in my craft closet. This past summer when I cleaned out my closet I found it! What fun! To completely forget about this adorable craft is crazy. I wasn't really crazy about the previous dolls that I had made so I guess that is why I hid the box in the closet. I made quite a few adjustments and now just love how they are turning out. Mainly it was the face. I just wasn't pleased with how it looked, so that is when I decided to make my own. Also the body was reworked and now I really like this body better. I have experimented with a few other things, some of which I haven't liked. This is why it is taking me a while to post pictures. I can't wait to start on some Christmas dolls/ornaments. Wouldn't they look so cute tied onto a present?

I made 5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate. Well....not all of them sitting on the gate, but two are. Don't you just love that poem? Five Little Pumpkins. Ever since D#1 recited it in kindergarten (she is now in college), I have loved it. It makes me think of my childhood and how we use to recite little poems like this.

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late."
The second one said, "But we don't care."
The third one said, "I see bats in the air."
The fourth one said, "Let's run, and run, and run."
The fifth one said, "Get ready for some fun."
Then ooooooo went the wind, and out went the lights, And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

These little pumpkins are made out of paperclay-like I said before, I love that stuff! I am headed over to my other blog Prims n' Pins to post about the Fall decorations in my house.
Have a great rest of the day and keep your little fingers crafty happy,


  1. What a cute blog post, Holly. I loved the poem of the five little pumpkins when I was a child. We did different voices for each little pumpkin...being especially sassy on "But we don't care!" You have such a fun talent...I've never done batting characters...but there's a first time for everything I guess. Thanks for visiting Zetta's...I know she appreciates it as well. =D

  2. Hi Holy! I am so happy that I just found your blog. What a wonderful crafter you are. I can't wait to make more visits. The doll you made is so pretty!


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