It’s that time again! The pumpkin patches, farmers markets, and roadside stands are exploding with orange. We had errands this weekend that took us along country roads and past a few pumpkin patches. Since it was the most beautiful weekend, a bit crisp, with blue skies and bright sunshine, the pumpkin patches were bustling with activity. It really was THE weekend for picking the perfect pumpkin, or two!
I have four colorways of this teensy tiny floral print fabric. You can see the four versions I purchased in these photos here (second photo). I used the pink/blue/yellow colorway twice already, but have yet to use the red and golden colorways. Here and here are the photos of the two outfits from the pink/blue/yellow colorway. This is the first ensemble made with the blue colorway.
In my stash was the most perfect yarn for this fabric. It is a heathered wool in the perfect pumpkin shade, and as a bonus, the flecks are yellow which pick up the yellow blossoms in the dress beautifully.
The yarn was an easy pick, but I had the hardest time picking out blues that look nice on this sweater, and yet still coordinated with the print. DMC doesn’t seem to have a lot of blue shades, especially in the clearer blues. I had every one of my blues out and went through them once, twice, three times. When I started embroidering I still wasn’t sure the two blues I chose would work, but they did. I originally was going to do the stems and leaves in a darker blue like the shade on the print, but that color seemed very drab and dark. The white brightens everything up.
Lucy wanted a little beret to go with her new set; whatever your little heart desires, my dear! I changed my pattern a little on this one for a softer edge. The little tri-colored pom pom makes Lucy smile and tickles her nose.
Lucy has picked a tiny pumpkin that she wants to bring home for her dollhouse and dollies. Her little sign is made with a bit of balsa wood, so is very lightweight, and includes a pumpkin-y looking bead charm.
“Blue Skies for Pumpkin Picking” will be available tonight (October 11, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.