Friday, 31 August 2007

August Competition at Crafty Mama's

I love pumpkins.

I like how they look,

I like their leaves and ranks,

I love to paint them,

I love to eat them and

I love their uniqueness and variety.

For the August Competition the theme was Halloween. I'm no fan of darkness and spookiness but I love pumpkins and I love to be creative. I finished this one in the nick of time:31st of August!

So I painted these pumpkins on a tea towel and added a recipe for tasty caramel pumpkin cookies mmmmjammie!
As it is not ordinary to eat pumpkins here in the Netherlands (ahw you may get pumpkin soup at a gourmet restaurant) they're used for accessories or Halloween.
Once every blue moon I buy one at cook it, as I'm a great fan of cinnamon and brown sugar, pumpkins are a very good excuse to use these ingredients!
My mom used to make these caramel pumpkin cookies and we would fight over it lol they're absolutely delicious. In South African pumpkins are a common table vegetable and as hot a topic there as Brussel's sprouts here in The Netherlands.
I've painted with textile paint and added a finishing touch with golden liner. The butterflies are stamped using turqoise mettalic paint. This tea towl is heat set and washable.

1 comment:

Monique said...

Hallo Monique

Oh wauw wat mooi gemaakt zeg en wat leuk dat je er recepten bij hebt geschreven. Ik houd ook van pompoen. Als decoratie in huis maar ook om te eten. Ik maak regelmatig als de pompoen tijd is pompoen soep. Heerlijk. Die koekjes klinken ook erug lekker.

Groetjes en veel liefs van Monique