Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Jack the Pumpkin Pillow

Last week, while shopping at Target, I noticed they had some really cute Halloween decor.  I spotted a pumpkin pillow that I loved.  

Here is the picture I took with my iphone.  Yeah, I know it's a terrible shot.


Said pillow was only $9.99, but I already had a cart full of stuff I didn't really need, so I thought I'd refrain from buying this pillow.

A few days later, the pillow was still on my mind.  I thought of going back to Target to buy it, however, I knew that if I went back, I would most likely fill up my cart with stuff I didn't really need, and thus begin the vicious cycle all over again.

Then I thought....hey, maybe I could make my own pillow! 

I had cream colored fleece left over from when I made my Valentine's Day hearts.  That's all I needed was some orange fleece & black embroidery floss.  I bought a 1/4 yard of orange fleece & some embroidery floss & spent less than $2.00 to do so at Joanns.  (It would have actually been less still had I not bought 3 rolls of embroidery floss.  I'm such a bad judge of how much I need of something!)


I found this pumpkin pattern at Confessions of a Plate Addict.  



Using this template and then free handing the eyes & mouth, I came up with this cutie.



I used a simple whip stitch & a blanket stitch to make this fellow.  I'm pretty happy with how he turned out too.    Cute, huh? 


Are you getting ready for Halloween?

Linking to:

Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Live Laugh Linky Thursday at Live Laugh Rowe
Time Traveler Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage

38 comments:

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

That came out so cute! I would never be able to recreate that! And is that an owl pillow I spy behind the pumpkin one in your Target picture? Target is a very dangerous place for me to go to! It's like I will go for one thing and leave with way more than I had planned.

Angela

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh that is too cute!! You recreated it to a tee.... Hmmm got me an idea!!!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Gina I love your Halloween graphics.Where did you find them??

Patricia Hinkel said...

Gina,
It looks so cute! You have me wanting to make a pillow. Ha! Ha!
I can do that stitch.
Have a great week.
Pat

Melonie said...

SO adorable Gina! You are amazing!!

sweet violets said...

Stop it....that is soooo cute!!! And you did nice stitching too!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Do you need my address for mailing? :) It is adorable! You did a great job on it. I like the face...looks happy!

xo
Pat

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very cute Gina. Your blanket stitch skills came in handy.

Gail said...

It's adorable Gina!

ImSoVintage said...

Gina, yours is adorable. Aren't you glad you didn't buy the one at Target.

Hugs,
Laura

Bliss said...

Do I have this right..... you walk down the Target isles, get inspired, go home and end up making your own adorable pillows? When I'm there I just contemplate where the toilet paper isle was moved too.

~Bliss~

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

How cute!! Gina I like yours better then the one in Target! Great job!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Very Very Cute and didn't cost $10....
I like it!! hugs, Linda

kitty said...

Oh Gina, much, much, MUCH cuter that Target's pillow!! Aren't you the creative one??!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Gina! You are just full of talent!! Your pillow is so cute!! You did a great job!

Leslie said...

Well... I believe thag target has met its match! Your pumpkin pillow is waaaaaaay cuter!

Jeanette said...

Target knock offs are some of the best. Love this and I never would have thought of putting it on cream. So adorable!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh my gosh, pillows, picmonkey and Halloween. Girl you have gone to the dark side! Cute job on the pillow.

Barbara F. said...

This is so cute, and as always, cause your so talented, you make it look so easy! Tarjay pillow has nuttin' honey, on you! xo

Shelia said...

Hi Gina! Oh, this is just darling and what a great job you did too. I really like your pillow better!
Nope, I have no fall on yet at my house. I've got to get busy but I'm just too tired! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

This is so dang cute!!!! I have seen the other ones and like your's better! Great job!

Finding Home said...

So super cute - love it!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Gina,

You pillow is so much cuter. I love it!!!

Dee

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

Gina,
Your pillow turned out really cute!
Happy Halloween!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

How adorable!!!!! MY kids would love this!1

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Gina, your pillow is lovely and what's even better is the fact that you made it yourself. I remember Joann's from when I visited Atlanta.....the first time I went there, I couldn't buy a thing as I was so overwhelmed with how large the shop was and how much there was to buy. By the second visit, I got over myself and had a ball! Best Wishes Daphne

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Super, super cute! And I like your's better than Tar-jays! :)

Tammy said...

Cute, cute, cute. Even better than the original! Happy October! Tammy

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

So CRAZY CUTE, Gina! Yours turned out much better than the original. :-)

Debbie said...

I like yours even more than the inspiration!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Gina, your pillow is so stinkin' cute! I like your version better because of the light colored background!

Carol said...

Great job, Gina! Your Jack pillow is so cute! I'm inspired to make 2 for my grandkids.

Smiles,
Carol

Melinda said...

Much better than the Target one!
So cute. Your porch looks great too!

Fall decorating with a little Halloween should happen this
weekend!

M :)

Andie Jaye said...

he's so cute! i like the white background much better than the black one they had at target!

Maria Elena said...

Gina, it is so cute! You know I have a thing for pillows and I just love yours! You did an awesome job recreating the pillow from Target. Actually, I think yours is much prettier!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

You are sew talented..

Linda Primmer said...

How cute it is and I love how you used the pumpkin border from PicMonkey. Thanks for your sweet visit Gina.

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

Sew, sew cute! (I couldn't resist!) I love your Jack pillow and I think it's way cuter than the one at Target. Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings,
Nici

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