Fabric Pumpkins with Cinnamon Stems

It is still time for a beautiful pumpkins. Today I’ll show you cute sewn pumpkins that would be a perfect addition to any seasonal display.

For fabric pumpkins you’ll need:

  • Assorted fabrics

  • Batting

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Cinnamon sticks

  • Ribbons, lace, cute pendants

You need to do:

Cut out a fabric rectangle at least twice as long as it is wide. Fold in half across the length and sew short ends together

Sew a running stitch around one end of fabric and pull together and knot tightly. Turn right side outStuff with batting. With doubled thread and running stitches, sew around open end; pull thread and stitch to secureUse cinnamon sticks for stemsEmbellish further with lace, ribbons and cute pendants

Enjoy your beautiful and even more pumpkin Fall!

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More Pumpkins!

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This Autumn I have a lot of pumpkins. Some of them are used to cook the Pumpkin Soup, some are good for home decoration. But I want more! More pumpkins this fall and Thanksgiving Day! So I sew them from the fabric. And even put some flavor into my pumpkins.

I’ll show you two kinds of fabric pumpkins. And you’ll decide what you want to make!DSC_0236

You need to have:

  • Fabric

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Material for filling

  • Flavored filler (I used one of Fresh Scents)

  • Thin rope, straw lace and a bit of felt to make leaf and twig.DSC_0015

You need to do:

First Pumpkin

Cut out fabric rectangleDSC_0008

Sew the edgesDSC_0010

Gather the fabric from one side and pull the rope tightDSC_0011

Turn inside outDSC_0012

Fill this bag with filling and flavored fillerDSC_0035

Pull the other side with the needle and thread. You’ll get cute ballDSC_0041

Neatly pull a rope around the ball to get a pumpkinDSC_0043

Make the imitation of leaves and your pumpkin is finished!DSC_0047

Second Pumpkin

Cut two identical circles out of different fabrics. Cut each circle into quartersDSC_0004

Combine quarters like thisDSC_0005

Sew them together on sequence. Leave a hole for the fillingDSC_0031

After the filling sew up the hole. You’ll get this pillowDSC_0039

Neatly pull a thread around the pillow to get a pumpkinDSC_0045

Make the imitation of leaf and twig and your pumpkin is finished!DSC_0048

Two funny pumpkinsDSC_0052

Many pumpkins? Doesn’t happen!DSC_0064

Autumn Tilda-bunny

Today I’ll tell you how to sew a charming autumn bunny. In fact, the bunny can be not only autumn, but I made for it a small pumpkin from the ribbons and it turned out so.

You need to have:

  • Fabrics

  • Threads for sewing and decorating face

  • Scissors

  • Needle

  • Filling

  • 2 buttons

  • Ribbons, lace

You need to do:

Cut out the pattern pieces and apply a pencil contour to the fabric. Do it with a small allowance for seams. Cut out the details

Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution
Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution

Bunny ears I made a little bit longer so they hung.

Neatly sew correct details together, leaving holes. In these holes you’ll put filling

After you’ve filled all body parts, sew up the holes

Now attach paws and tail to the body. Sew paws with cute small buttons

Choose color of eyes and nose and arrange bunny face with the threads. I also sewed lace collar and a pumpkin from orange and green ribbons

Look at this cute autumn Tilda-bunny! It brought a small pumpkin and a wonderful mood in my house!

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

It’s time to cook creamy, velvety smooth and delicious pumpkin soup!

This is very easy pumpkin soup and it’s also without any chicken or vegetable broth.

So, you need to have:

  • 1 lb pumpkin chopped into large chunks (remove skin and seeds)

  • 1 large leek

  • 1-2 potatoes, 1-2 carrots (optional)

  •  8-10 cloves of garlic

  • 0.5 pint heavy cream –

  • Salt, pepper, your favorite seasonings

  • Vegetable oil – 4-5 tbsp

6815428547_4648f0b722_o-copyYou need to do:

Cut leek into slices.

In a large pot over medium heat add vegetable oil, sauté leeks and for about 5 minutes.

Add chopped potatoes and carrots. Simmer for 3-4 minutes (optional).

Add pumpkin and garlic. Simmer for another 5-7 minutes.Pour water, bring to a boil. Water should cover the vegetables. Add salt, pepper and seasonings, cover the lid. Cook over medium heat for 20-25 minutes.

Blend your soup with a stick blender. Reduce heat to low and simmer for more 20 minutes, uncovered.

Turn off the heat, add heavy cream and mix everything well. Cover the lid and leave pumpkin soup for more 10 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add some yoghurt or sour cream and serve with bread or croutons.6815428547_4648f0b722_o

Enjoy your delicious pumpkin soup!