This is our first autumn doing a seasonal nature table. I'm really excited about it, as we are just getting our playroom re-organized. I was going to needlefelt a pumpkin, but thought this would much more fun!
Here's a tutorial to make your very own "Pumpkin Baby".
First, I used a peg person for the base and head. I then used wool roving and needlefelted it loosely into place. Then I took the orange wool and wrapped it around as to not let any of the natural wool coloring show through.
I needed felted a basic pumpkin shape. Now because I wanted a smoother look, I decided to wetfelt the pumpkin just a bit. Next I threw her in the dryer for a good 5 minutes to tighten the fibers. Once dry, you can needlefelt the lines of the pumpkin.
Since I didn't have any felt lying around, I decided to needlefelt some green wool roving onto a foam block. This gave me a small sheet of green felt, that I could cut and make the stem hat. I glued it on and Voila!
This would make a wonderful addition to any nature table! Enjoy and happy crafting!! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and I'll be glad to help :D