This morning as I was looking thru my blog list .. I saw some really cute pumpkins made from thrifted sweaters.. The blog post is here.sweater pumpkins and a link to a tutorial http://smallfryandco.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-sweater-pumpkins-tutorial.html
So, off I went to the Good will store, I couldn't find any patterned sweaters so I bought 1 white sweater and 2 orange ones. I made the big pumpkins from the body of the sweaters and used the sleeves for the smaller pumpkins. You can get 3 pumpkins out of each sleeve, 1 pumpkin from the body of the sweater.They are very simple to make. I cut some small branches for the stems, used hot glue and covered with twine. . I then covered wire with twine using hot glue..Then wrapped that twine covered wire around another piece of branch to make the spirals. I used felt for the leaves and also inserted a piece of wire in them.
I got that pumpkin plate at the thriftstore today too.