Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

18 Pumpkin Crafts And Decorations

Here in Australia Halloween isn't much of an event and pumpkin decorations are mostly seen as store displays if at all. But I'm not going to let a little thing like that stop me from ensuring you get to enjoy these super creative pumpkin ideas from my talented blogging buddies that live on the other side of the globe.

1. Fall Vignette with DIY Grapevine Pumpkins by Inspiration For Moms

2. Colorful Fall Fabric Pumpkins by A Creative Blog

3. No Carving Pumpkin Decorating by B is 4

4. PB Inspired BOO Halloween Pumpkin Luminary by Bren Did

5. Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers by Crafty Journal

6. Halloween Crafts Keyboard Pumpkin by C.R.A.F.T.

7. 9 Easy Pumpkin Decorations by Living On Cloud Nine

8. Fall Pumpkins Tutorial by Summer Scraps

9. Simply Scrappy Industrial Pumpkins by Dandelion Patina

10. Vintage Pumpkin Fall Pillow by Flamingo Toes

11. Black & White Halloween Vignette by The Scrap Shoppe Blog

12. Milk Jug Jack-O-Lantern by Crafty Journal

13. DIY Pumpkin Jars by The Scrap Shoppe Blog

14. Coastal Cornucopia with Chalk Painted Pumpkins by Across The Blvd

15. Felt Pumpkins by Clean and Scentsible

16. Halloween Party Ideas - duck tape pumpkins by C.R.A.F.T.

17. Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins Two Ways by Atta Girl Says

18. Rustic Wooden Pumpkin by This Makes That