Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our Pumpkin Patch

I recently participated in a swap hosted by Pink Stitches, which was in the theme of Fall and Halloween. Kinda silly for me - it's spring here in Australia and we don't really celebrate Halloween. But I was carried away with the excitement of a swap (it is my first time participating) plus I was feeling left out of all the amazing halloween and fall crafts that are dominating all the link parties lately. So here is my contribution, my Spooky Little Gift Pouch, which has just arrived to its new owner and my lovely swap partner, Brandi.


How cute is that fabric?? It's from the Boo To You! line from Riley Blake. I used this great tutorial but I made the dimensions smaller so it is more of a coin / card sized purse.

I'm sure some of you are thinking 'What!? No halloween?' Um no, not really. Some people here use it as excuse to have a party, you very occasionally get trick or treaters, but its rare. Lots of shops will use it as a reason to decorate or to sell more lollies, but that's about it. 

So to compensate for my lack of Halloween content, I will share some of these very beloved photos which are related to the Fall / Halloween theme. These were taken in March 2010, and looking back on these I'm so shocked at how much my little girl has grown. (and even more shocked that I now actually have TWO little girls!!) March is Fall (or Autumn as we call it) here in Australia, and my husband who is a very keen vegetable gardener was harvesting all our pumpkins. With a couple of helpers!


These pumpkins are a popular Aussie variety called Queensland Blue.


Partners in crime... Anna and our beautiful dachshund Pharlap.

Hope everyone who celebrates Halloween has lots of scary fun! Become my newest follower or facebook 'liker' if you want to see the other items I sent Brandi for the Fall / Halloween swap!

You can find some lovely creativity here today, as well as at lots of other great link parties - check out my link party page.

23 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the purse, Ros; the style, the fabric and the button. Another thing added to my 'To Do' list. That's a great pumpkin harvest!!! What do you do with them all?

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  2. its really gorgeous and spooky at the same time.... love the fabric combo too :)

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  3. My goodness it's cute. Love it. Love the fabric and love the patern.

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  4. Love the sewing, the baby, the pumpkins... but most of all that beautiful sausage dog! My two would be so jealous of those long locks, being short hairs & all. ;)

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  5. Cute coin purse - even cuter pumkin patch munchkins (girl + dog ... I'm sure they could get up to a bit of mischief together ;) lol)!

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  6. Cute pouch! Love the fabric.

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  7. I think your spooky coin pouch is really cute and so is your little girl helping out her dad. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day.

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  8. Thanks for sharing! The coin purse turned out great.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome@yahoo.com

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  9. This is so cute! If you get a chance, I'd love to have you link up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2011/10/one-stop-thurs-party-anything-goes.html. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. A cute little purse & I'm sure your swap partner will love it!
    And all those pumpkins... what are you going to make with them all - a freezer full of Flo's Pumpkin Scones !?!?!?!

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  11. The fabric is lovely. You are a great seamstress. I am scared of sewing in zippers!! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  12. the purse is very cute and loved your pumpkin pictures I think that is the best looking little pumpkin I ever saw:) come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the fabric! Love the pouch! Very cute :)

    THanks for linking up to DIY Diva Thursdays this week :)

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  14. My goodness Ros, Anna is such a cutie and looks just like her mum! Those pumpkins are awesome! I've been trying to get my own vegie patch going, alas i have a brown thumb... i'm gonna keep persevering!

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  15. woa those pumpkins are a crazy color...I have never seen that before....I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/10/sweet-saturday-v10.html

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  16. I've been feeling a bit left out too! It's been so fun looking at all of the gorgeous Autumn posts but I am kind of ready for summer!

    Great pumpkins!

    Best wishes for a great week,
    Natasha (in Oz!)

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  17. That purse is wonderful, putting it on my to do list now! Wow, blue pumpkins look awesome!

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  18. Aww adorable pictures! I love the one on the pile of pumpkins!!

    Please feel free to link up your cool craft to Make Yourself Monday!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  19. That is a very cute pouch! Nice pumpkin pictures too!

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  20. Very cute pouch and pooch! I love his name.

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  21. This is adorable. You are amazing. I need sewing lessons from you. I just got my first sewing machine and hope with years of practice I will get better. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up to our party Show and Share. Make sure to come back this week and link up your latest projects. We would love to see them.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  22. Super cute pouch - gorgeous baby. and OMG - you grew all those pumpkins?? that's very awesome.

    Love for you to link up at:
    "Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-4-linky-party-and-features.html

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