Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Harvest

 My vegetable gardening failure has reached almost legendary status.
 But I can grow things on my sewing machine, in the fertile soil of my spare room, on a bed of felt.
 I water with thread and feed with velvet.
 I judiciously prune the leaves (splitting infinitives as I skip merrily through the pumpkin patch) 

and when they are ripe I can pick them.
 then lay them out for quality control.

 As in life there are a couple of left handers.
 Ten fat pumpkins all made into brooches for Halloween chic.
 Available here by request or in my etsy shop for slightly more.
 Pick a number. any number.
All different. 
(Blog readers get 20% discount on anything in my etsy shop with coupon code 'squashes' until 22nd October)

23 comments:

Wabbit said...

I'd say you are a master gardener, Jackie!

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Jackie!

lilylovekin said...

What a lovely crop!

Heather said...

What gorgeous plumptious pumpkins Jackie - I love them. You might get a bit stiff slaving over a sewing machine, but your hands stay soft and clean and you don't have to worry about slugs. I tried growing pumpkins a couple of years ago but didn't have much success - yours look much better.

Donna said...

These are such fun!

Lyn said...

they are lovely Jackie, perfect for this time of year!
xxx

Els said...

Aaaah Jackie! you sure have "green fingers" (if you know what I mean)
Nothing wrong with your gardening skills!!!!
(I laughed ánd cried on your "how to make a brooche" - post !!!)

Swirlyarts said...

These are gorgeous!

Locket Pocket said...

That's a very fine form of gardening you are doing there! Those pumpkin brooches are fabulous! Lucy x

Rachel said...

Delightful! The green needle more than balances the brown thumb (in my opinion, anyway!)

Patty Biermans said...

What loveley things are growing out of your hands! Wonderful.. hugzz...peebee

kay susan said...

Brilliant!

Shoshi said...

What fabby fat cheerful little pumpkins! Enough to make your mouth water! I'd say you've definitely got green fingers. Just lovely!

Thimble Fingers said...

If only the things that grew in my vegie patch were as delicious as these. Wonderful!

Roseanna said...

Love your "vegetable" garden! I have the same black thumb when it comes to the real thing...I am so much happier in my artist garden. These squashes are just lovely!

Lynette (NZ) said...

These make me smile :-)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

These are so much nicer than the real thing - no bugs, no hoeing, no weeding!

sewdoc said...

Absolutely the best gardening blog I have read lately! your work is always inspiring.

Het Wolbeest said...

They're absolutely fabulous!

Margaret Applin said...

Jackie, these are soooooo cute!!!

Robin Mac said...

Those are just the best pumpkins ever! They look almost good enough to eat. I laughed and laughed at your 'make a brooch' blog, and I loved all the pictures from Greece. You have been having fun lately! I am just catching up on all the blogs now I am home again. Cheers.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Fabulous looking pumpkins!
Isabelle x

Val said...

I've read this first 'page' of your blog Jackie from top to bottom - what beautiful brooches you stitch. Fabulous leaves and pumpkins for a fabulous time of year! So inspirational. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment for me - much appreciated.



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