introducing pumpkin patch

I’m just in love with the argyle pattern that we’ve used throughout our new Pumpkin Patch collection. It was the very first element that we designed and then the entire collection came together from there. I hope you love it as much as I do!

We shot this party (photography by my talented friend Angie of Angie Arthur Photography) at a lovely, and real, working farm only minutes from my house in Ohio. Freeman’s Farm is actually where we take our kids each October for hay rides, pumpkin picking, kettle korn, hot dogs by the campfire, scarecrow crafts. It’s a fabulous time and I highly recommend it if you live in the area.

This season just makes me smile. The chilly air, the vibrant leaves russling in the wind, all the final fresh produce of the year littering the fields. And I wanted this collection to be all those things, full of fall colors and elements, but then with the unexpected pops of blue like last year’s Harvest collection that featured the scarecrow.

Pumpkin Patch features a fun little hoot owl with an argyle sweater and the phrase HAPPY HARVEST. We designed beverage wrappers, cupcake picks and argyle cupcake wrappers (my favorite!),

we couldn’t resist a chevron pattern with pumpkins and “Happy Harvest”,

argyle napkin rings, a large hoot owl that we used as a photo prop, but that could also be used as backdrop or other decor,

dessert labels and fun “THANK HOO!” favor tags,

pattern flags or straw slips,

mini banner pennants (that include the owl and the pumpkins, as well as chevron, argyle and dot patterns),

cello toppers, and

a HAPPY HARVEST mat, which we used on this sweet little wagon full of our paper pumpkins. We shot this collection in July and there wasn’t a pumpkin in sight. Soooo what do crafters do when they can’t find what they need? Yep. We make it. {wink} Tutorial coming soon for the pumpkins and the apples you see in the dessert table backdrop.

And then there were the fabulously yummy butter cookies from our partners at Sweet Tooth Cottage. I just love that they were able to create him wearing his little sweater! {Thank you Sue!}

And I can’t resist sharing a few pics of our sweet little models

and their super silly faces. {LOVE this one!}

You can find the entire Pumpkin Patch collection in the shoppe early next week and as always, I hope you’re inspired! Happy Friday everyone!

Join us on facebook and follow us on twitter and pinterest. Photography by the super talented Angie of Angie Arthur Photography.

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scarecrow cookie pops

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I was browsing around for fun ideas to go with our new Harvest collection and I came upon these darling scarecrow cookies from Cindy at Skip To My Lou (she thinks the original idea might have come from Family Fun magazine).

I love how there is minimal icing work needed to create such a cute cookie. And what about that adorable little hay bale she used for her pop stand!? I used one in our Harvest collection photo shoot just for styling. They’re a little messy, but very fun. And we picked ours up at a gift shop for less than a dollar!

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harvest collection, part II

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Now that dessert tables are all the rage, brought on by the talented Amy Atlas, all of our new collections offer dessert table tags, coordinating pattern mats and sometimes frame mattes with clever sayings. For the Harvest collection there are two styles of dessert tags: the pumpkin (above) and the scarecrow (below). (See what you missed in the part I post!)

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These tags are also adorable as placecards, especially when tied to a yummy caramel apple and embellished with ribbon!

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And in addition to our scarecrow cupcake pick and wrapper,

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 this collection also offers lovely pumpkin picks and wrappers in a perfect fall palette.

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Here’s a closer look at those yummy butter cookies hand decorated by Sue of Sweet Tooth Cottage.

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She also printed our designs on sugar paper and made these

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and these. I love the plaid! (See the mat underneath the cookie. It comes with the printable collection, as does the blue gingham!)

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And you can’t forget the favors. Our cellos for this collection are the perfect palette for fall candy. We used M&Ms and Reeces Cups, both a perfect match!

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We also have pumpkin favor tags. I attached them to lollipop sticks, embellished them with ribbon and speared a caramel and chocolate drizzle apple. But you could just as easily tie them to a goody bag, or insert them in a pail of goodies. The possibilities are truly endless with a little imagination!

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And round out your table with our napkin rings (both the pumpkin and scarecrow designs available) plus

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our pennant banner showcasing our adorable little scarecrow for the final touch.

As always, I hope you’re inspired!

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harvest collection, part I

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I’ve mentioned before that the little scarecrow is my favorite part of our new Harvest collection so I simply had to start with him! I love the orange and blue color palette and the plaid pattern of his scarf. Notice the plaid inlay on the cake plate; it will also come with the collection and the possibilities there are endless!

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And here’s a shot of these little guys on a cake plate embellished with felt leaves (topped with Reeses cups), ribbon and crepe paper.

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A tighter shot of the cake plate edge so you can see the assembly (ribbon adhered with a glue gun and crepe attached at varying lengths with double sided tape). Don’t be afraid to play with textures and materials. Sometimes the best things come from tinkering with all the supplies in your craft room!

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While I’m sharing sweets, these adorable cookies were crafted by Sue of Sweet Tooth Cottage. Some of you have asked if these cookies could be available for purchase. Stay tuned because big news is coming!

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Beverage wrappers are a must to tie your table together and these are perfect for sodas and water bottles. Or bring your centerpiece in by using these wrappers to dress up a hurricane filled with your favorite fall treats or flowers.

And who can forget these adorable straw slips that make finding your drink so much easier?! I suggest tying the straw on with yellow raffia allowing your guests to select a beverage and get back to mingling quickly, plus it really helps keep down lines if you’re serving buffet style.

So many more photos to come and thanks to all of you who have been patient with us as we bring this collection to life. I realize Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away in Canada so we will be working diligently to get the entire collection into the shoppe quickly!

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