Needlepoint pumpkins will add a charming bit of bespoke beauty to your home! Have you ever fallen in love with a fabric or trim while out hunting in vintage shops or the flea market? Does it feel to you as if passion projects of the past and the skill to master them is fading away in today’s mass produced world? Both my grandmother and my mother had some mad skills when it came to fiber arts, mostly with yarn. I enjoy sewing and am self taught just like they were, but sadly my daughters have no interest and I’m wondering if the skills will be gone in generations to come. That leads me to today’s post about pumpkins of a special kind.
Modern day world meets vintage in the line of heirloom needlepoint pumpkins that are an original idea crafted by a long time internet friend. Sharon Wollman is the creator and owner of the business smWollmanDesigns. These needlepoint pumpkins are very special indeed and I’ll give you just a bit of history.
Sharon has been making exquisite pillows and tuffets out of vintage needlepoint for 15 years now and I’ve known her since our days on the website Make Mine Pink. Anyone remember that pioneering multi shopping site for women artisans? You can find her website HERE and learn more about those. She rescues needlepoints and repurposes them into her pillows with a discerning eye for matching fabrics and trims. With each needlepoint being vintage, her creations become one of a kind works of design for your home. While out hunting her usual vintage spots for a fresh supply of pre-loved textiles with her daughter a few years ago, the idea of pumpkins came to her. She was inspired by all of the fabric pumpkins that are en vogue and decided to give needlepoint pumpkins a try.
The needlepoint pumpkins by smWollmanDesign are scrumptious with a variety of colorways available and crafted with real pumpkin stems. Sharon does this craft not only for income but for the sheer joy that it brings her to create out of her own home! Her prices are so reasonable at generally under $50 each and are only available in the fall months.
Her fresh batch of needlepoint pumpkins are released during the season every Thursday at 3:00 PM Central Time. With a large dedicated following from her many years in business her pumpkins sell out within minutes of being offered!
I feel so fortunate to not only have several of Sharon’s needlepoint pumpkins, but to support women in business and to share these with you! You’ll be seeing my stash that she sent used throughout the fall season and if you are lucky enough to grab one…you will NOT be disappointed! Sign up for the smWollmanDesigns newsletter to be the first to know when new items are being offered. I’m posting this early enough today where if you want to hop on and purchase one, I would advise acting quickly for the new release at 3:00 PM Central time today and every Thursday through Nov. 3rd at the link >> RIGHT HERE
I was compensated for this post, all opinions are honest and my own.