Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Week: Paper pumpkins and gettin' crafty

Friends, sometimes I am just too adorable for words. This is one of those times.

Now, I'm not generally what you would call a crafty sort of girl. Sure, I knit and have been know to sew in a button, but on a day to day basis I'd much rather spend my spare time on movies and the internets. Y'know, useful stuff. The kind of thing that fills you with a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.

Today, however, the power of the craft was upon me. After a day of cold and snowy weather, no car and too much internet, I knew I had to do something. So I whipped up these little beauties.

I found the instructions on a visiting teaching website, so they have a spiritual quote on them. Which works out fine, seeing as I made them for the girls I visit teach. But it would be super easy to adapt the instructions to make them plain, just by cutting your own paper strips and leaves. In fact, they were so quick and satisfying to make that I'm thinking about getting some pretty card stock and making a few more.



  1. Oh my goodness - i was so enamored of your paper pumpkins that I nearly missed the feature to the right, there! What an honor! Thanks, Tamsin!

    And thanks for saving us yet again, yesterday.

    Also: I've been trying to use my feminine wiles on Bill to get him to take me to a certain vampire movie tonight instead of going to mutual and fulfilling is calling - but the fellow is just too GOOD. Admirable and frustrating! but mostly admirable.

    I'm loving this week's theme on Project Project!

  2. What a clever girl! - she gets it from her mother...