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Pumpkin Springs

August 25, 2014

Wow! It’s been almost three weeks since I made a new post here! I do have a pretty good excuse though. I’ve been cleaning out my storage units to have a yard sale. We had the sale this weekend in 100+ heat. Enough said…

Our leftovers are going to an auction in October and that will officially take us down to one storage unit. Yay!

In my free time (okay, not really free time, but when everyone else is sleeping time) I have been working on a few things in preparation for fall shows.

These are my pumpkin springs. They are tried-and-true items that I have made for several years.

Miscellaneous buttons from my button stash were used for the eyes. I think it gives each Jack his own personality.

I used solid, checked and dotted orange fabric. I’m not sure which is my favorite. They are all so darn cute!

I made quite a few so I might put a few on Etsy.


Places I’m partying this week:

Inspiration Monday
Make It Pretty Monday
Block Party
Craftastic Monday
Marvelous Mondays
Monday Funday
Creative Corner Hop
Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday
The Inspiration Board
Show Me What You Got
From Dream To Reality
The Scoop
Wow Us Wednesdays
Wednesday’s Adorned From Above
{wow me} wednesday
A Little Bird Told Me
Wednesday Whatsits
Whatever Goes Wednesday
Time For A Party
Catch a Glimpse Thursday
The Project Stash Link Party
Under $100 Link Party
Creative Inspirations Linky Party
Lovely Ladies Linky
Create It Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Frugal Friday
Creativity Unleashed
Show and Tell Friday
I’m Lovin’ It
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Show and Tell Saturday
Get Schooled Saturday
Party Junk
Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party
Think Pink Sunday
Submarine Sunday
That DIY Party
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Sew Darn Crafty
Bouquet of Talent

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  1. How I missed these in past couple years I don’t know but they are so darned cute. Love them all, no matter what fabric you used. Being on springs really gives them a special look. You are so darned clever. Good idea to get things made ahead. Wish I could find some bed springs, so awesome. Great post.
    In 100 plus temps, oh my I don’t envy you. Only good thing about that could be losing weight. I lost over 20 lbs. couple Springs ago when we went thru our shed, got rid of bunches of stuff, yard sale and thrift store gifts. Didn’t realize I’d lost til I went to put summer clothes on, way too big, just broke my heart, lol. Kept it off except for maybe 5 lbs. but going to work on getting rid of that soon when I clean shed out again (at least I hope so). At least besides purging things cleaning things out gives a good result. Happy week

  2. Cyndee, you create the cutest things!! How big are your Bed Springs? For the life of me I can not find any up here in WA, and have been looking for so long~ I can’t waut to see all your creations going to the Show this year.
    Huggs, Nancy

  3. I love your ” PUMPKIN SPRINGS”. They are so cute, and no two are alike. I’m like Nancy, can’t find bedsprings. The only place I have found them is in a couple of local crafters stores where they sell their crafts, but the cost is prohibitive to buying them to make very many of anything. If you don’t mind me borrowing your idea for the pumpkin I might make them without the springs.
    Love your ideas, Sandy

  4. @Nancy and Sandy H-I really can’t remember where I found my first “bed” of springs, but a few years ago I was talking to a teacher I used to work with and she had a farm that had been in her family for years. She mentioned she was cleaning out a barn and there might be some things I would be interested in. She had several beds of springs that she gifted me with. I was thrilled! Many of them were still in there bed form when we were preparing to move so my husband and I spent a day taking them apart. There was no way I was leaving them behind. You might try farm auctions or checking with friends that may live on old family farms. These are probably things they would love to get rid of. I have also heard some people use springs from old chairs. They may be shaped a little differently, but they look like they would work for any of the spring projects I make. Don’t pass up those broken curbside finds. Nancy, I don’t have a spring in front of me at the moment, but I think they are about 6″-7″ tall and the base is about 4″ in diameter. Good Luck! I hope you ladies find some.

  5. Love these I have been collecting bed-springs to do the same and the supplies couldn’t be simpler. Loved your blog and will become your next follower!

  6. These pumpkins look wonderful! I’m pinning them! Thanks so much for linking up at Submarine Sunday @ USS Crafty!

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