I’m sure by now you’ve seen the pumpkin picking craze dominating social media and blogs (if you haven’t, where have you been hiding?). For those of us who can’t get pumpkin picking, for whatever reason, these photos are actually quite depressing. We too want whimsical, lusty orange photos of our cute toddlers. After several failed attempts at nagging Spencer to take time away from DIY work and pop along to a pumpkin patch I decided that enough was enough and I would make my own ‘DIY pumpkin patch’ in my back garden, complete with pumpkin dog, of course.
I dressed Aria in her gorgeous new outfit from Mayoral, a Spanish based company who stock a fab selection of beautiful kids dresses and so much more. The yellow leatherette jacket is mine and Aria’s new favourite, I’m seriously tempted to go buy it in all the sizes so that she can wear it forever. The jacket gives off a real warm, Autumnal vibe and looks super cool. Teamed with this beautiful dress from their range of dresses for girls and the cutest knee high socks I think she looks adorable, a real fashionista in the making!
The DIY pumpkin shoot was quite simple to achieve, we went along to our local Tesco to pick our pumpkins where we picked up a few different sizes and paid a lot less than we would have at a pick your own farm, we also picked up a dog pumpkin costume while we were there, I could not resist that amount of cuteness. Back at home we dragged our trolley outside, quickly tidied up the garden, used a whole bag load of treats as bribes (for the dog, not the toddler) and I snapped away.
The benefit of a DIY pumpkin patch in our own back garden was that we could pick one of Aria’s many pretty outfits to wear without worrying (too much) about it getting ruined, and Dobby could get involved, he hasn’t had his jabs just yet so is confined to our house and garden.
Aria and Dobby had so much fun playing with the pumpkins, running around and pulling the trolley along, I may have to make this a daily event!
If you have a more willing husband than mine and would rather join the masses and visit an actual real life Pumpkin Patch pop along to Lianne’s blog for a list of pumpkin patches in South Wales.
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