The last few years I have made and added pillows to my harvest home decor and wanted to do the same this year but really didn’t need anymore. So I decided to use up some of my fabric scraps and add the fabric to a window pane scene above my kitchen sink, so I can enjoy daily. Plus I find that with my kids in their late teens and early twenties, I don’t decorate the house up like I use to (until I have grand-kids of course) so this window pane is my favorite place to add seasonal makes.
I decided I wanted a plaid print along with the other two prints but didn’t have any, so what to do? Make my own of course and it was super easy. I had a light weight piece of muslin and first used Distress Stain in Rusty hinge to color the textile. Once dry, I brayered Distress Paint in Black Soot onto Perfect Plaids CMS383 background stamp and pressed onto the colored fabric. I was not looking for a perfect print and this turned out perfectly.
There are tons of different ways to create fabric pumpkins, take a peek around Pinterest and find one that best works with the supplies you have. Here I eneded up with apprx 9″ x 5″ pieces of fabric that I stitched short ends, right sides together. Then did a gather stitch both on the open bottom and top. Pulled seams to pucker up the edges, stuffed and added ribs with bakers twine. Two other prints are from Materialize by Tim Holtz in Pinstripe and Haunted.
A variety of dies were used as details~ Garden Greens 661206, Funky Foliage 663087, Wordplay 657837 and Movers and Shapers Leaf 657208. I did not end up using the hello sign but instead cut dark kraftcore paper with Planks 662705 and placed ‘Fall’ that was cut from burlap onto that. Stood out more.
Here it is completed and already being enjoyed while cleaning up those never ending dirty dishes.
I love the variety in sizes of the leaves and also feel using book paper adds a little more interest to the greenery. Of course you could use solids, also, and think it would be just as lovely.
A few finishing touches that were added~ rolled up book page scraps for stem, curled TH Paper String and a tad bit of spooky moss.
Some Distress Stain in Forest Moss was brushed on to add color and depth to the greenery, concentrating on the stem portions. Random vein detail was also added.
The assembly of this really all depends on what you have in your stash but a few additional items I used~ 3″ x 1″ x 3″ distressed piece of wood (to elevate the center pumpkin), dyed Mummy Cloth & Crinkle Ribbon, TH Memo Pin, TH foam Pumpkin Pieces and mushrooms/flowers from Funky Foliage.
A few more close ups ….
Hopefully I have inspired you to pull out some fabric and add it to your makes this harvest season. As always~
Have a blessed day, Wendy xo
I have entered this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for ‘Fall/Autumn‘
Wendy, this is incredible! I love the leaves especially, and I agree the book paper adds a lot of interest. Great job designing your own plaid fabric. I have this stamp set and have enjoyed getting a couple of brief play times with it. The mushrooms and acorn look great, too! Again , I have that set and haven’t even opened it. But you have inspired me greatly with this stunning home decor piece. I bet everyone is fighting over the dishes now! Ha! Ha! Hugs!
Wow, what a stunning project! I enjoyed seeing how you created it too, all the detail is amazing and I love those pumpkins with the fabulous collage die cuts – beautiful 😀. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Creative wishes, Jo