10.10.2008

More Pretty Little Pumpkins and a BIG Thank You

Hello all of my lovely readers out there in blogland...I wanted to start out by giving you all a big thank you for welcoming my little sis to the world of blog! I told her how wonderful you all are, and how I feel like I get my daily affirmations by reading all of the encouraging comments on my blog. You certainly didn't let me down. Holly was thrilled at all of the visitors to her new blog and all of the wonderful comments you left. And, if you're reading this right now, it means that you really did come back to visit me again...I'm so glad! ;-)

Inspired by Kari & Kijsa, I pulled out my upholstery tacks and monogrammed a pumpkin! I love a monogram, yes I do!! And now everyone will know this pumpkin belongs at my house. (ha ha)

He certainly stands out from his buddies on my porch!

Thank you Joy for sharing this tutorial from Betasseled! I've been wanting to learn how to make a tassel forever. Here is my first attempt!



It turned out pretty cute, but I've got nothing on the Nester or Susie! Next time I will have to be much more generous with the bullion fringe...heck with all the fringe.

I think this little guy will be my next victim guinea pig. I 'll show y'all how it turns out.

Have a lovely weekend~

29 comments:

Betsy said...

Your tassel looks good. I too just made my first too. It is kind of addictive. I think my second one turned out much better than may first. Have a great day!

Angie said...

That monogrammed pumpkin is just the cutest!!! Can't wait to see the rooster tassel!

Bella Casa said...

Love the monogrammed pumpkin, I will have to try that!

I think I have the same white pumpkin that you made your tassel with:) I keep looking at that tassel blog and thinking I need to try that someday :)

Do you like to decorate? Can you pop over to my blog and give my friend some tips on her fireplace and hallway? I would really appreciate it!

Thanks!

Bella :)

Julie said...

Wendy love the monogram pumpkin. And your tassel turned out cute great job:) Have a great weekend
julie

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Love the monogram and the adorable tassle! So cute!

Rambling Girl said...

Cute just simply cute! I really enjoyed going over to your sisters page and had to add her to my favorites. Thanks again for sharing her with us. Thanks for sharing all your ideas and yes I love the tassel. I bought me some fringe and ribbon to make me some. Have a great weekend!

Traci said...

I came back.....I love the tassel! Is that a $1 pumpkin? I love your sister's blog as well.

Wendy said...

Traci...it sure is a $1 pumpkin...from Walmart no less. I didn't want to spend very much money on my first attempt in case it turned out horribly. It went okay, so now we'll try again ;)

Valarie said...

Cute tassel! I am going to make one, one of these days :)

Love the monogram pumpkin also :)

Darlene said...

That monogramed pumpkin turned out GREAT!! LOVE it!!

CUTE tassel, aren't they addictive???!!! Go for it on the rooster one!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

So cute!! I have been wanting to try to make a tassel too, but have been really intimidated! I might give it a try...yours is adorable! And the monogrammed pumpkin? I love it!!! Another idea I would love to steal!! :)
Carrie

My Place of Peace said...

The monogramed pumpkin is my FAV...love it more than any of the other ideas I've seen out there this year (and a lot of them are awesome!).

Gray Matters said...

Everything looks great! I will definitely have to steal the monogram on the pumpkin.

There must be something in the water - I recently made my first tassel with a pine cone. So fun!

Holly said...

OOOH Wend- I love it on the white pumpkin, it looks so artsy. and...Thank You for taking such good care of me as always. Even now from 1000 miles away. sigh.

Liz said...

The monogram pumpkin is precious! What a great idea!

megan said...

Aren't tassels so much fun to make? I have made four now and have no plans to stop anytime soon.
Love the monogrammed pumpkin. Gotta do that.

Carrie said...

oh I love the pumpkin! I made a tassel too arent they so much fun!

Charmingdesigns said...

Cant wait to see what you do with you fabulous rooster! Love your pumpkin, come by and visit my pumpkin redo. Laurie

Ms. Tee said...

So cute - I love that monogrammed pumpkin! :)

Lishak said...

I LOVE the monogrammed pumpkin! It's a really cool fall decoration.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very hip pumpkins girl! I have that same little rooster...I painted him a chretruese green. cherry

Jen r. said...

Great pumpkin and I love the tassel!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a pretty tassel!

I am on post #99 so stay tuned. :)

Pam said...

Hi the tassel looks great. I just made my first one too. I am afraid it is going to be addicting so I am starting with Christmas gifts.

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my gosh~ both things are so awesome! Another fun batch of things I just must do this next week!!! Thanks hun! Happy rest of your weekend~ Les

Marie said...

WOW! Your tassels came out great! I have that same rooster so I can't wait to see what you do with him!

Trisha said...

What cute pumpkins, I love the monogramed one best! Although the mixture of the feathers make such a statement!r

Robyn said...

Great ideas! Love the tassle!

Saucy said...

Monogrammed pumpkins = genius.