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Quote of the day:
Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends.
Thanks for the wings!
-Letter to George Bailey from Clarence the angel, in It’s a Wonderful Life.

\I hope everyone had a great weekend! They have a huge “FRANKENSTORM” brewing on the East coast so all of my peeps there please be safe. I was really excited the other day when I thought about doing this tutorial. I have seen a lot of pumpkins decorated with yarn but I have not found any with a distinct design on them like this Thread Pumpkin

I mean doesn’t everyone need a thread pumpkin decorated with thread? It’s a must have, fa real.P.S. the good thing about this craft is you can decorate with ANY color thread and it will look good ALL YEAR LONG. Use Fall colors for your table decor, pure happiness there I tell ya!

Let’s get started!

INGREDIENTS:

Thread Pumpkin

Here is the first thing you will do. Notice the order of numbers, this part is very important. You want to start by making a ring around the top with the  pins. Then go down some and put another ring of push pins. However you will put the pins in the center of the ones above it. You want to start seeing a triangle from layer to layer.

When you are done with the pins, tie a little knot around the top of thread and put on a pin.

Start wrapping your thread around the pins! Once you get started you will figure our your pattern. You can go over the triangle a few times to make it look layered!

I hope everyone had a good weekend! Oh and btw: this yarn pumpkin is good for ANY time of the year.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, see ya in the next post! Make sure you come visit me in these places too! (look below this line, hehe)

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Jaderbomb!

Quote of the day:
“When rungs were missing, I learned to jump.” -William Warfield

Today I found myself stuck in YouTube. Looking at some of my old Halloween favorites. It’s kinda crazy to think a movie can take you back in time. I remember watching Practical Magic, circa 1998 over and over. Hocus Pocus is an all time favorite. I am especially happy right now with ABC Family playing the 13 nights of Halloween. We cook egg sandwiches at night and all watch tv in the kitchen. Kinda like a country cozy moment. It’s sometimes odd to think that I watch the same shows with my own family now. Lil one loves when we all watch movies together!

So earlier today when I STARTED this post I put in Julie and Julia. Almost two hours later I realized I didn’t type anything but I sure finished that dang movie! I remember when Martha Stewart’s The Family Room wrote a post about me.  They compared my “Martha Countdown” to Julie and Julia but with glitter and a glue gun. . Maybe that is why I feel so happy when I watch that movie.

This here is my vision of what a “Charlie Brown” chevron pumpkin would look like. See, when I think of Charlie Brown not only do I think of a chevron pumpkin but I also think of PRIMARY colors. There ya have it Jaderbugs!

My video inspiration comes from this AMAZING video that Sesame Street made. It says it all plus it has a good beat! Enjoy
{{tipyrooo: play the video while sifting through the post, it’s sure to make you tap your foot}}

INGREDIENTS:

*Mod Podge
*Craft Brush
*Tissue Paper
*Pumpkin

P.S. You can click on any of the links (up above) to order these ingredients.

Let’s get started making our chevron pumpkin!

The first thing I do is brush on a little Mod Podge then start placing my tissue squares on top of it. After the tissue is applied I pass my brush over it again, with a little Mod Podge. Remember, if you don’t have the pre cut squares you can use ANY tissue paper you have. I just keep these babies stocked in my studio because they really come in handy. You can get them from Michael’s or any craft store.

Keep in mind that video I posted. When you place the blue tissue over the yellow you will get shades of green. Red and Yellow will give you orange. You could keep going with the colors and get some really beautiful shades like I did HERE.

I went all the way around the top of the pumpkin first with the blue. I continued down with the yellow then red. Notice how I placed the yellow pieces of tissue paper. It’s important you get an organic chevron shape. Be creative too! If you don’t want to do the design have fun with it and make it your own. You will be surprised when you see all of the amazing colors the tissue make once you start layering them.

Gotta run, see ya in the next post!

{p.s.  stay tuned for my string pumpkin and homemade washi tape this week}

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