Sunday, September 1, 2013


The other day visiting my dear friend JULIA
I was so inspired seing her very beautiful pumpkin, so I had to make a few
myself. I used old wollen sweaters ,some old laces , and a hand turned
wollen rose on each of them.

I love my old and chippy table as background !

The images I used are many years old,-from Victorian-Vintage
I can`t find their Etsy !!!!!

A little fall tag using my handmade leafe stamp !!

And from a recent walk at the beach, I saw many yards of this
pinkish sea-weed !!

Dosen`t it look amazing... Also last year I saw this sight-and collected 
a few pieces to play with !! Such a fantastic colour in nature!!!

I want to welcome new followers, thank you so much for being here
to visit.... many of you have no blog reference ,so I have
difficulty in finding you !!


To all and everyone of you dear blogging friends, I wish you
a lovely sunday- I hope you are all well,
and feeling fine weather you welcome fall or spring!!!

Love and hugs


Unknown said...

The small pumpkins are totally adorable, dear Dorthe! Also the tag with the autumn leaves and the Paper Whimsy girl is so gorgeous. I would love to walk on the beach with you and enjoy the wonderful impressions live:-) Have a nice Sunday, my dear.
Hugs and kisses

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Oh Dorthe, your pumpkins are so sweet and they do show beautifully on your chippy table.
en-JOY a lovely Sunday,

My Creative House said...

Your pumpkins are so beautifully made with the lace and vintage images, great autum tag and the sea weed looks lovely, men er det ikke lidt lyserød, du må have en dejlig søndag, vi snakkes ved.
Hugs Anni

Shane Pollard said...

Hello dear Dorthe

I'm in love with your pumpkins - they are so beautiful. A lovely idea for autumn decorating!

Pink seaweed - how lovely - I would be collecting it to, but I would dry it and then dig it into my garden!!!
I'll wait to see what YOU do with it dear Dorthe.

Enjoy your Sunday and the new week ahead.

Much love and hugs
Shane xox

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tiny pumpkins. The sweaters worked out charming Dorthe! xox

nelly said...

Сладки, сладки малки тикви Дороти! Много харесвам ръчно направени тикви. Лятото почти си замина и вече и аз мисля за есенна декорация.
Толкова е хубаво, че живееш край океана и можеш да си събираш материали като тези красиви розови водорасли.
Поздрави и прегръдки от мен.

Dortesjs said...

årh hvor er de søde dine små græskar og de er jo lige til årstiden, snart kommer efteråret.
lyserød tang ! det har jeg aldrig set..kan man mon bruge det kreativt "big smile"

Rhonda said...

Dorthe, your pumpkins are perfect! I love that you added the images on yours.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

I love sweater pumpkins and yours are especially gorgeous, dearest Dorthe. The colors are very pretty and the embellishments are beautiful.
The fall tag is so lovely as well. Your handmade leaf stamp turned out wonderful.
Have a cozy evening, sweetie!
Big hugs og mange kys,

Sarina said...

Hi Dorthe,
Lovely pumpkins,romantic pumkins


Bettina Breiding Hansen said...

Kære ven, hvor er de fantastiske!!! I min kolonihavehus vokser fine græskar - frø fra dig, kære ven.
Og.... Glæder mig til i morgen - tak for hurtigt postbudsbesøg, det må vi gøre længere næste gang - god aften til dig!!!

Jayne said...

I love your interpretation of pumpkins using the old sweaters and images, they are gorgeous. I love your new leaf stamp it is coming in handy for lots of things Dorthe. Jayne x

Maelchen said...

I was never soooo much into pumpkins, dear Dorthe, but seeing your vintage style ones convinces me! They are beautiful, even more so knowing they are made of recycled material. I love the vintage images and the muted colours and feel the urge now, to try and make one myself. Thanks for this sweet inspiration!
Greets, Manu

May said...

Gorgeous pumpkins..The details are amazing... Love the lace & wonderful flowers...Also What a fabulous tag your leaf stamp is Beautiful...That pinkie seaweed is fantastic... I've never seen anything like it before... Have a happy week... Hugs May x x x

Yitte said...

Your sweater pumpkins are beautiful. Love the colours and the way you embellished them. You inspired me to make one. Outside you can feel that fall is in the air and time for warm and cosy home decorataion.
Love Yvonne

Bente said...

Ååå, så nydelige gresskar, kjære Dorthe.

God klem fra meg

Maureen said...

What beautiful creations you made Dorthe! The pumpkins are lovely, I too would like to try some. Hope you too had a relaxing Sunday.

Terri said...

Hello Dorthe,
I have missed visiting you! I am back from my month off the computer and had to stop by and see what you have been creating. The pumpkins are wonderful! Really, old sweaters??? Wow! You have done a beautiful job on them.
Pinkish seaweed??? Wonderful find! Will you dry it and use it in your creations?

sharon said...

Your pumpkins are darling and charming Dorthe! They are sweet with the faces on the side, I love them they are so cute! Your tage too because I love your leaf stamp, I think it is perfect! The pinkish seeweed is amazing!
It is hot here and humid but I don't mind because my body deoesn't like the cold and I don't want summer to end! Hugs to you from across the seas!

Becs said...

Hi Dorthe, your pumpkins are beautiful. Amazing blog. I'll stop back by again, bookmarking this one .. Becs

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

How sweet the little pumpkins are and a good way to use unwanted woolen jerseys.
Also love the pretty autumn tag.

Wishing you a happy new week

Lululiz said...

The pumpkins are absolutely gorgeous, dear Dorthe, the sweater fabric looks so soft and I love the colours. I might have to try and make a pumpkin as well when we get back to the UK. Pink seaweed, how wonderful is that! Never seen pink seaweed on our beach. I'd love to see what you use it for. xxx

Minna Perälä said...

Your pumpkins look so cute and beautiful!!! You inspired me so as well, I just have to do one of my own too :-)) I have collected also craft material on my walking trips in forest, but I can never find such treasures like yours on your own beach. That seaweed looks amazing!

Happy September dear Dorthe!

Alexandra said...

Deine und Julias Kürbisse sind wirklich zu süß Dorthe. Ganz ganz toll!
Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Woche meine Liebe.
Hugs und knuddel

*Pearls on a string** Dorthe said...

Kære Dorthe, de er helt vidunderlige dine græskar. Hvilken kreativitet du lægger for dagen her! Altid er det en fornøjelse at følge med i dine krea projekter! Kh fra Dorthe

ornate splendor said...

Such beautiful pumpkins! Love the sweet photos on these. The frame made by your blogging friend is fantastic! Reminds me of a fairy wonderland - so fun! Cheers, Catherine

suziqu's thread works said...

Good evening Dear Dorthe!
Oh those pumpkins are the sweetest softest squishy dreamy pumpkins I have seen! and the colors and embellishments with the sweet images are so beautiful!
Bettina will be thrilled with them!
They are becoming so very popular and I love seeing all the different versions!
What a beautiful leaf stamp you have created. Ah! a girl full of endless talent!

That is a most unusual shade of pink seaweed too. I know you will work some magic with that too!

It is a beautiful calm and sunny morning here with peace all around now after such a "stormy" weekend. Andrea
is soooo much better now - amazing!!!
My love carries these words to a far away land where Autumn and wind are now arriving!
Loving thoughts and hugs,
Suzy xox

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love your gorgeous pumpkins and tag Dorthe! they are all so pretty and perfect with fall in the air. I also love your nature find - wish I had seen the beach this year...summer flew by too fast! :( HUGS!

~*~Patty S said...

What magic you created with old sweaters dear Dorthe!
Your pumpkins are each so lovely...
great inspiration from your friend Julia and photographed so beautifully on your rustic table too...
Thank you for sharing the beauty of your pink seaweed too ...
Mother Nature is so amazing and so are you my sweet friend!
Wishing you and yours a
Happy September ♥

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your pumpkins are absolutely beautiful,dear Dorthe and the tag is so pretty.Have a lovely week.

Pat said...

Dorthe, I came to know your blog from visiting Dawn, from the Feathered Nest. I enjoyed seeing your gift to her...magnificent, I must say, and what was in it attracted me to your post this morning. I've read a few of your posts and it looks like I will enjoy seeing what you do also. A lovely day to you! pat

Alisa Noble said...

Aww, such sweet pumpkins, Dorthe!

Mosaic Magpie said...

I wonder if you could dye with that pink seaweed? Love the pumpkins, I am happy fall is almost here!

morkaren said...

Sikke søde græskar du har syet, og det rosa tang er da en spøjs ting, jeg har aldrig før hverken set eller hørt om den slags. men Dorte hvad er nu det med at du vil lukke din "butik" til nytår? hvad vil du så lave, og hvad med din fine blog, den vil jeg da savne hvis du også lukker den. knus morkaren.

deb said...

adorable little pumpkins!

deb said...

adorable little pumpkins!

JansArtyJunk said...

I adore your vintage style pumpkins Dorthe....they are so sweet...I've been looking at a lot of pumpkin creations on Pinterest...but I must say, yours are the most beautiful...I'm truly inspired...Fall/Autumn is my favourite season of the year...Thank you for sharing! Jan x

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear you are such a creative soul and your newest little pumpkins are beautiful. I love how you have embellished them so perfectly. I have never seen pinkish seaweed before and it is lovely. Creative Bliss Dear...
P.S. Yes you are correct I got another year older.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh I love your beautiful pumpkins Dorthe, with their sweet vintage images,and imaginative other embellishments,they make for such a lovely autumn decoration! The tag looks fantastic too, and how clever to use a home made stamp! And as for the sea weed, it looks magical, you must live in such a beautiful place!!

Unknown said...

Love the pumpkins Dorthe, I knew where you were, lol
Hugs back!
Marilou xoxo

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe, Oh my~~ have I told you how much you inspire me? Well I am telling you again!! I love the pumpkins and everything you create is stunning. The tag is darling too. Such talent!!
Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. I am back from my time away and we had a wonderful trip for our anniversary too. So ready for fall now and a break from our extreme heat.
Wishing you a great rest of the week.

Carole said...

Hi Dorthe what a nice surprise hearing from you today. I wanted to email you back but you have a noreply email so I will be short. Hard to believe 4 months since my last post. Everything is fine here just taking a break from a busy spring and summer.
Hope your summer was a good one my friend.
big hugs

Viola said...

Hallo Dorthe,
ich liebe Deine Kürbisse. Einfach traumhaft schön!! Das tag ist auch supi. Der Herbst kann kommen. Aber im Moment sieht es ja nicht danach aus, hier ist Bilderbuchwetter. Ganz schön heiss!Hoffe, Ihr habt auch so tolles Wetter?
Ganz liebe Grüsse, Viola :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your pumpkins are so lovely, Dorthe...I just love them! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my wedding post today!

butterfly said...

Those little pumpkins are absolutely enchanting, Dorthe - and I love that they are in such pretty neutrals, rather than bright orange (not my favourite colour!!). Wonderful tag with your amazing homemade stamp too.

That seaweed is extraordinary - there must be a crafty use for that!
Alison xx

June said...

The seaweed is so cool Dorthe! What a great color it is.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your pumpkins! They are so beautiful my friend...but everything you make is :) Your photos are beautiful!
hugs from me...

Erika said...

So wunderschöne Kürbisse hast Du geemacht, liebe Dorthe! Die sind so richtig zum Verlieben :)
Vielen lieben Dank for your comments on my Posts, dear friend. Time is running so fast and as I wrote in my post today, time is so hurry and I love to spend each free Minute in my garden or Walking with our dog or being with Uwe my hubby :)
It was/ it is is a good time in these days. Uwe is working at home and so sind die Tage noch ein Mal anders. Du kennst das ja sicher, liebste Dorthe.
Ich wünsche Dir herrliche Tage an Deiner schönen Küste, mit herrlichem Licht und und einer sanften Brise. Viele liebe Grüße und Küsse schicke ich Dir und umarme Dich - Deine Freundin Erika

Emilie said...

Kære Dorthe.

Tak for din hilsen!
Jeg vil helt sikkert blive ved med at kigge forbi, men som det nu allerede har været tilfældet i nogle måneder, så sker det måske lidt mere sjældent end tidligere. Det er bare som om, at jeg har så meget andet om ørerne, at det går ud over bloggen.

Men dine smukke kreationer bliver ved med at imponere mig. Det samme gør tingene af de kvinder, som sender dig små hilsner og gaver.

Selvom du arbejder med nogle lidt andre materialer, end hvad jeg gør i, så forstår du virkelig at kombinere forskellige materialer, som giver spændende udtryk.

Jeg håber, du får en god ny uge.

Rebecca said...

Thank you Sweetheart, you are always so encouraging... such a gift you have.
I love that pink seaweed! Wish I could walk on the beach and glean. My son bought a huge vintage shell collection from a flea market and gave them to me so I have been putting Shell studies together and making bottles also.
I love your pumpkins, I need to start making some for the show but I have been having too much fun with the shells :)
Blessings to you

Karina Beck said...

Det er nogle fantastisk flotte græskar, du har lavet!!!!!

Jillayne said...

Your pumpkins are beautiful Dorthe! I also love your weathered table for a backdrop - it shows them off so perfectly.
Beautiful pictures, and beautiful creations...

Vicki Boster said...

Dorthe your sweater pumpkins are gorgeous! I love the white and cream sweaters-- they are just so perfect for your fall decorating. This makes me want to rummage through my old sweaters!!!


Lynn Stevens said...

LOVE your pumpkins!!!!
Hugs Lynn

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, dear sweet Dorthe
I have known you since the Cloth and Clay Doll ning site began in the fall of 2008, and I have followed your doll making progress and have always been inspired by the lovely dolls and lacy items you have created.
I am now at 'the trodden path' still in the Cloth and Clay doll group. I could never give it up as so many wonderful friends are there who I have know for going on five years! I love the kindred spirit connections around the world that we have made.
Teresa in California