The last of the little pumpkins have rolled out of sight and as the silver clouds cover the moon, the new and improved version is not quite what I had planned. While I fantasized about using rickrack, googly eyes and all sorts of embellishments, I ended up using the sewing machine more than anything.
I changed the yellow crescent moon to a full white moon with a bat silhouette across it, with red glass beads for eyes that don’t appear on this picture.
The pumpkins have different shapes as do real ones and I added stitching to mark the line indentations that characterize the big orange fruit. It’s really the best part but is difficult to distinguish and appreciate unless you are up close. I used felt again for the features, but in yellow to mimic the candle’s glow on the jack-o-lantern. I also added tiny glass beads to accent the eyes. I tried the googly eye but didn’t really like the look.
For the felt fence, I outlined it in brown stitch; I used the free motion feature so I could add knots and irregularities as real wood would have. I wanted to use Rick-Rack for the top of the fence but it was a soft wave look that didn’t quite give the fence the look I wanted.
And for the cat, I hand sewed his whiskers, added a pink pom-pom nose and green eyes.