Saturday, November 08, 2008

the late pumpkin

I forgot to show you this little guy. My favorite pumpkins are Luminas which are white, although there is a blue one called the Jarradale that I think might just bump Lumina off my list if only I could find or grow them. I couldn't find either this year so I made my own mini Lumina.

This was super easy to make, I just hope I can explain it. If you've done any needle-felting, it will make perfect sense. If not, don't despair. It's easy once you get the hang of it and it's very relaxing. Just please, be careful. Those needles are really, really sharp!

Take about a softball-size ball of wool and wad it up sort of tight. Start poking it with a felting needle, wadding it as you go. As it begins to get smaller and more dense, begin flattening it a bit into more of a pumpkin shape and keep poking. Next, decide where you want your ribs and poke a line down the side for each one. After you get the shape the way you want it and the ribs are in place, go back and poke the ribs more until they are well-defined. For the stem, cut a piece of green wool felt (I used a piece of felted sweater) in a stem shape with a larger base. Put the base of the stem on the top of the pumpkin and poke it with your needle until it firmly attached. Viola, you have a pumpkin!

1 comment:

happy zombie said...

That has got to be THE CUTEST pumpkin I've ever seen!