Monday, 14 October 2013

Le Challenge - Thriller

 The Challenge for October was Thriller and I will be honest that I did struggle with this one.  Halloween kept creeping into my brain and in the end I had to give in.

 I first saw this pumpkin in a craft calender, in fact it is the same one that I featured in in 2010.  There is a link to it in my side bar.  Several have been printed since and for other crafts including knitting.  It was the first time that I had anything published.
I have always wanted to make it and after my brain could not come up with anything else I decided to go for it.
I did want to add a bit to the design so I used orange thread and a pattern on the sewing machine that looked similar to a pumpkin and added this to each of the 6 sections.
To add a bit of strength I machine embroidered with fleece interfacing on the back.
The stalk is made from felt and hand stitched around the edge with blanket stitch and then hand stitched to the top of the pumpkin.
It may not be a massive idea to come up with but I was "Thrilled" to make a simple item that I have been meaning to get to for nearly four years!

Update:  Many thanks for all of the comments and hits for this post.  It is lovely to hear what you think and to have the chance to visit some new blogs.
A Halloween Linky Party 


Mrs Jones said...

Your pumpkin looks great, especially the shape of it.

Ali said...

I think the pumpkin looks wonderful. I'd love to make one for Halloween.
Ali x

Helenjean said...

love the pumpkin, looks really edible!And will look great sitting on display over Halloween.

joanne said...

It's the perfect pumpkin! and I love those stitches!

Mara said...

That's what I love about these challenges, getting something done that you have been meaning to. Lovely pumpkin.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Such a fun idea and I love the stitching!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the stitching, so cute! Thanks for participating in le challenge!

Sarah_L_N said...

It's great! It's nice to finally make something you have wanted to for ages :)

Mina said...

This is super cute!

Tatkis said...

Lovely and cute pumpkin!


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