Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Autumn is Coming!

Today I'm feeling Autumn-y. It's drizzly, cloudy, and cool here today so I pulled out the long sweaters, the boots, and I can't wait to get home and make soup. I know we'll still have summer days before true Autumn kicks in, but it's fun to have a day that feels like Fall. September is my favorite favorite month. Golden light. Green Chile roasting all over town. Jacket weather. Beautiful skies. Sunflowers. I LOVE it! So, in honor of it feeling more like Autumn than Summer here today, I thought I'd show you 2 Fall Pinstrosities for today's post. 

We'll start with the shorter one. The Baby in a Pumpkin pin. We've seen this on here before, but these never get old.

The Original Pin:
In my efforts to find the original owner of this photo I traced this back to someone's personal Facebook profile. I figure I probably shouldn't link up and advertise her personal profile for the whole world to see. 

Cute baby in a perfect pumpkin. Charity said, "I fell in love with this photo op, and did the calculations when I was pregnant with my son, Tripp and knew he would be the perfect age when Halloween rolled around.  I obsessed with picking the perfect pumpkin and carving it just so, so that Tripp would fit inside just like the sweet little girl in the original pin.  To say the least, he did not have the reaction I had anticipated, but I will admit it turned out hilarious!"

The Pinstrosity:

Our other Pinstrosity today comes from Murielle. Here's her story:

"I have another example of my love/hate relationship with Pinterest.  I saw this cool thing with a pumpkin, a plastic fake kind of course.  The lady mod podged the whole thing with tissue paper. Simple enough right?!"

The Original Pin:
"I had a feeling that this was going to be an future Pintrosity for sure, just because it seemed too simple. Her blog is here if you'd like to read for yourself, but really, I followed her simple instructions.  I bought two pumpkins from the Dollar store and the tissue paper there too, knowing that I wouldn't break the bank for my future Epic Fail..."

"So here is my beauty!!! Isn't it awesome.  I cut small pieces and did like she said, I knew that the orange would show through and I was right! And I knew that the paper wouldn't just lay flat on a round surface! I'm pretty crafty, I think I took this project on just to prove that I am smart too."

"So my hubby turned around and said "wow, the second one looks much better"...well yes, it's gold paint, after just two coats!"
"Luckily, I am a very smart lady, as previously stated, and the tissue paper I had bought for a whole dollar, had a pattern piece along with the gold ones I first used.  I recovered the whole thing with the pattern one, knowing that it wouldn't show the flaws and wrinkles as much.  This picture doesn't do it justice, it actually turned out alright."

"See, it's not that bad. Too bad the Dollar store pumpkins have a line in the middle of them, as if they were cheaply made, oh wait, they were. I sprayed them with Mod Podge after also, but the one I have is Matt finish, probably would have been better with more shine, but that will do for now.  I looked at Gold spray paint at Joann's the other day, and no way I'm paying $5.99 for it, I just used the paint for .99cents!
Now off to the next project, or maybe I'll just have a baby, we'll see!
PS: no, I didn't weave the wicker pumpkin, Mr. Target did a couple of years ago."

So there you have it. The first Fall/Autumn Pinstrosities for 2013. Thank you Charity and Murielle for kick starting our Fall season. What are you doing to get ready for Fall?


Happy End of Summer/Almost Fall everyone! 


  1. Ooooo...I am SO excited about fall too! And even though it was sunny, yesterday the high temperature was only in the high 60's! I celebrated by making apple crisp.

  2. I'll admit...I have that pumpkin baby picture on my fall bucket list this year! ;)

  3. I love all the fall things...if I could make pie, I would :)

  4. I want to have another baby just so I can try that pumpkin! lol Hilarious! And lucky you for having some fall weather...we had our hottest summer day yet in Indiana today, almost 100!

  5. I may try this one day on either my own kids or my sisters' kids. If it turns out to be the crying version, it will just be something to laugh at later!

  6. You guys in the U.S. had cold drizzly weather while Toronto had it's hottest day of the year. 44 degrees celsius (111 degrees farenheit) with the humidity! As fot the posts, the babies just always make me laugh. The tissue paper pumpkin looks really good with the patterned paper! Very artsy! Love it! :)


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.