Every year for the annual Stitch N Witch Party I try to come up with a unique handmade item for the prize bags. This year I was inspired by a new magazine, Prims, which is dedicated to primitive and folk art inspired dolls.
The Punkinheads were born.
To make these adorable fellows I drew out a pattern in a gingerbread man kind of way, except with a pumpkin head. After cutting out and stuffing the muslin, they were grunged and put in the oven at a low temp to dry. The grunge mixture was instant coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla. Then I watered down acrylic paint with the grunge mix and painted up the punkinheads. They were popped back in the oven to dry. Once they were dried I took a nail file and sanded them for a more worn look. The fun part was giving them personality out of vintage buttons, snaps, embroidery thread, and grunged up gingham.
They turned out pretty darn cute and were lots of fun to make. Yes, Halloween was a couple weeks ago and Thanksgiving menu planning is in full effect, but I had to share.