Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last post about the Eleanor cowl and about my reluctant selfie! I'm afraid it's been one of those weeks (again) and I just haven't had a moment to get back to each of you. But as always, I'm very grateful for your kind words and I'm glad that you loved the pattern too.
My little sprinting sewing project the other day really reminded me how much I've been missing out on playing with fabric lately. Trips to the craft room have become rare events and something that needs to change I think. I'm a little busy with a Super Secret project again at the moment, so I needed another quickie to satisfy the sewing urge.
I fancied a little Autumnal touch, so I've made a little fabric pumpkin mat. At least I thought I had, but the first two people to view it said, 'oh I like the apple you've made', so maybe I didn't make a pumpkin after all. Maybe I've made an apple....
You be the judge...
Well, it could certainly pass for an apple, I'll give anyone that but I must confess that I was hoping the colour would be a giveaway. Maybe I should have stuck with my original idea, which was to use curved pieces of fabric to attempt to mimic the contours of the bulging pumpkin shape. I thought about doing that and then decided, as this was to be a quick and enjoyable little sewing room trip, that I'd stick to something simple.
Ah well, some you win.... some end up looking like an apple!
For all it's imperfections, I quite like it. It was fun to make and it does add that Autumnal touch that I was after, so it's alright in my book. Now I just need to get up in the loft and find the rest of my seasonal nick nacks to spread the Autumnal feel around the home a little.