Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jack-o-Lanterns and Candy Corn!

Today is a very gray day - a good day to sit in and put together my pumpkins. What do you think?

I used a nice tweed in dark green to make the stems and the backing. It's from a pair of slacks I got at a thrift shop last year for probably $1! I love finding old wool clothes at bargain prices. I'm not crazy about taking the time to take them apart but the bargain factor makes it worth-while.

I also rephotographed my candy corn for my Etsy shop:

It's a little sleeker - maybe it will appeal to those who don't necessarily like primitive.

And, last but not least, I hooked 2 more candy corns last night and put them together! They are a little smaller than the others, and a little brighter (it's all about the wool on hand at the moment).

A busy day! This weather really put me in the mood to get it all done. I'm sure if it were a warm, sunny day the finished hooking would be next to the sewing machine waiting to be sewn and stuffed!


Kathy said...

It's all so cute! Don't think about the "waiting"....just keep moving and doing and what will be, will be. :)

Beth Anderson said...

Thanks Kathy! So glad I'm in the mood to keep busy so I won't think!

Angela said...

I love the ginormous candy corns on the plate, it's very funny. Can you imagine eating a giant candy corn with a knife and a fork?

I have been a creative frenzy today was supposed to rain but ended up being sunny.

lilylovekin said...

The pumpkins turned out darling, I love having those rainy days when doing something crafty makes you feel cozy and safe.

sharon said...

These are really nice Beth...soooo adorable! You always do fantastic work!

Beth Anderson said...

Thanks.....I may continue this mood and hook some more pumpkins!

SharonP said...

I love those pumpkins, so festive! Your candy corn shot is genius.

Silke said...

These are just beautiful! I have to say that I am in awe of what you do - I don't know anything about rug hooking. I also love the new pumpkin you are making!! Hugs, Silke