Monday, August 1, 2011

More pumpkins made:

Good Monday to y’all,

Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday I told you I was going junkin. Well I hit a couple of yard sales, stopped at a few thrift shops and notta! Nothing said take me home. Oh well, I had a good time getting out and about anyway.

So I came home and made some more pumpkins.



These sweet primitive folk art pumpkin dolls are a design by Sweetpea Primitives. The pattern is in one of the Mercantile Gatherings issues.  They would look so sweet sitting amongst a fall display. I rag stuffed her body to give her a weighted feel, and used tiny thin twigs wired together for her arms. I don’t have any sweet annie yet, so I went to the corn field and picked the dried tassels from the top of the corn stalks and tucked them in the front bow.  Very prim looking.

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I love these pumpkin guys with crows! This is another pattern by Kentucky Primitives. His pumpkin body is rag and polyfil stuffed to give him a lumpy feel. I used shredded coco liner for his hair and honeysuckle for his arms. I did not like the stick legs suggested in the pattern so I made legs from muslin and stained them green. I think he’s easier to display and won’t scratch any surfaces with his legs.


Here’s my version of witch boots. I made many of these last year and sold very well. Hoping there a hit again this year.

And I finally made the flag bowl fillers Melissa!

Melissa, from Libbie’s Home blogspot gave away some of her flag prints and I was one of the lucky people to receive two of them. I told her I would use them to make me a flag bowl filler~ I love them! Thank you so much Melissa!


Last night I started tracing out a bunch of bowl fillers and fall dolls, so that’s what I’ll be up to this week.

I’m thinking it’s about time for another Prim Craft giveaway, so be on the lookout for that announcement! It’s going to be a fall theme. Not sure what it’ll be and I may even keep it a secret! Lol.

Have a great week and stay cool!

Thanks for stopping by!

Prim Blessings, Jean


  1. Hi Jean! I LOVE the flag bowl fillers! I just posted a new giveaway so I hope you'll head over and enter again. :)
    Your pumpkin dolls and the ones with the crows are ADORABLE! Great job! Too bad about the no luck on your yard sale/thrift shop venture, but you scored big with your creative efforts at home! :)
    Have a great week!

  2. Hey Jean, your pumpkin dolls are sooo sweet! I am so looking forward to starting my fall goods. Can't wait to see your Fall bowl fillers and more dolls. I am sure what ever you decide on for a giveaway will be fun!

  3. You're such a busy bee! Love the change you made on the pumpkin legs ~ great idea!

  4. Hi Jean,

    Cute, cuTe, all your punkin dolls.


  5. Hi Jean,
    Loving your pumpkin dolls and pumpkin cute!! I'm getting ready to work on candy corn and pumpkins for my show that is October. Can't wait to see your Fall bowl fillers and Fall dolls.

  6. Hi Jean, there you go tempting me again, I love your pumpkin dolls and witches boots, you go girl. I will have to make a trip to your shop again. Hugs, Lecia

  7. Hi Jean~

    Love your new creations!!


  8. Love your awesome creations ! Hugs,Jen

  9. Great work, Jean!
    I got my package today and was very surprised to find that cute prairie doll in the box. The mice in the candy corn are prim perfect. I just love them. And the doll----I think I will name her Laura. She will fit right in with my other dolls. She is a most welcome addition. Thank you so very, very much!

  10. Love all your new creations Jean. Especially the pumpking guy! He is very different from any I've seen lately. I need to get back to the grind! My craftroom is upside down and ready for action. I have all the fall and Halloween supplies out and ready to go, I just need to find the energy!

  11. Your fall things are getting me thinking spooking season already Jean!! Love them - but those witches' boots are a hoot!! Love your little flag bowl fillers too! Stay cool...and craft on!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  12. Love them! Love them! The witch shoes are just so fabulous! Made me smile big!
    xx, shell

  13. Jean, your creations are wonderful! Sorry you didn't have luck thrifting, but the pumpkins were calling! (witch boots are awesome too!) ~*~Lisa

  14. Super cute pumpkins!

  15. omg!! You creations are adoreable. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a blessed day!

  16. Your getting me in the mood to go trick-or -treating:) I love your things. Thanks for sharing. -Steph-

  17. Hi Jean, thanks for giving me an answer on my "hummingbird bee", LOL, so funny as hubby thought hummingbird and I thought bee so we were both right:D Of course I am LOVING those flags but those pumpkins are pretty cute too, just love it all!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks;)