When I made the cork monogram Z for my friend Carol, I bought two Z’s. I bought the second one because I’d forgotten I’d already purchased one (a brief moment of old-age-ness!). Not knowing any other Z friends, I decided to make the extra Z into something Christmas-y for Carol. This is a true story of crapsmanship — I had many missteps along the way, but in the end, it turned out cute, cute, cute!
Several weeks ago, I posted a craft where I glammed up a faux pumpkin so it would lose some of its orange-y brightness. Today, I bought another pumpkin, antiqued it with brown craft paint, and then got the inspiration for this monogram. I already had the these pearlized pins on hand from another project. I purchased these in the sewing section of Wal-Mart, and they remind me of my mom and her sewing attempts. I’m afraid I come by my craftsmanship honestly!