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Monday, September 1, 2014

Peter Pumpkin Eater

I saw this pattern on Cheswick Company’s Etsy page. At the time Cathy just had it offered as a paper pattern. I contacted her and she graciously agreed to have it converted to an e-pattern. She said it was one of her older patterns that she hadn’t converted, but I thought it was so cute I just had to make it. E-patterns are so handy and I love the instant gratification factor of course. ;o)

I made 3 of them. They are shelf sitters, but I’ve also added a hanger in case somebody would like to hang it instead. I weighted the bottoms with a zinc product. It’s just a small zinc pellet for killing moss.  They measure about 1/4” or less. They were left over from another project, but you can use any kind of weights, even sand would work.

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If you do use sand or something else gravel like, you might want to consider putting it in a tiny zip lock bag or make a little muslin pouch so it doesn’t come through the seams.

For my ornaments, I used 3 different shades of green for the bodies, 3 shades of orange for the heads and 3 different colours of trims around the neck. I bought a bag of the mini pumpkins (well seed pods actually), last fall so it just worked out by a fluke that I had them to finish these. Here they are, are they not just so cute.

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