When I saw the release of “Pumpkin Seeds” by Stitching With the Housewives a Pumpkin Seeds Vintage Color Conversion had to happen. I knew exactly how I wanted to covert it into my style. I stopped all projects and started working on this piece. I first went to my stash of Aida and dyed a piece in Dark Brown. I knew I wanted this to match my own decor for Fall which is a very Prim and darker country vive with a lot of vintage inspiration and antiques.
Pumpkin Seeds VINTAGE COLOR Conversion information.
A Stitching With the Housewives Pattern.
I did a floss toss with the DMC I had on hand. I had most of the called for thread in my stash already from other projects so I used that as my template for when I pulled the darker floss. I really enjoyed the process of making this pretty design my own style.
Pumpkin Seeds Vintage Color Conversion
Original Called for DMC to My Conversion DMC
- 3865 to Ecru
- 841 to 610
- 988 to 501
- 402 to 3826
- 729 to 729
- 721 to 976
I stitched my piece on a 14 count Aida that I RIT Dyed in Dark Brown.
Originally, I had thought that I would fully finish this piece in a way that could be hung as decor. I had purchased a Dollar Tree Blank Wood Pumpkin that I had planned on staining and then mount the piece on sticky board which would be the center of the pumpkin. However, I saw this wheelbarrow that I had picked up from Goodwill last year and I was like TaDa! I will finish the piece as a pillow and the fairy tale pumpkin seeds can live in the wheel barrow.
I really like this finish quite a bit. I like that its simple and diverse and stands alone without taking up too much space when I put it away for the year.
I show Pumpkin Seeds as a finished item in my most recent Flosstube, Flosstube 15. You can see it here:
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I love making things for Fall. It was a really cool feeling this year to look around my living room and see all of my handmade decor and how it contributed to making my house a home on a Dime. I have an entire series that I keep updating, which is just that. Making Your House a Home On A Dime. I know sometimes, our stash may say otherwise. But truly, DIY is still a very fun and cost effective way to make your house your home.