Pumpkin Man and a Hair Braider?

I’ve managed to finish another small project: Pumpkin Man from Mill Hill.

Pumpkin Man from Mill Hill

He is stitched on perforated paper and uses Mill Hill beads and treasures. And he totally makes me want to stitch some more Halloween designs. Actually, I’m starting to get excited about Halloween this year. We are going to dress up the little man for the first time, I think. Trick or treating will be a bit difficult with his peanut allergy, but we will figure it out. (I know lots of treats are safe, but unless they are labelled as such, at 3 1/2-years old I’m not willing to risk a visit to the hospital. It isn’t worth it for a cheap candy, you know?)

I’m also excited because I got to use my hair braider, I mean cord maker for the first time.

Lacis Corder

Doesn’t this remind you of the hair braiders Conair used to make? Well, guess what:

Conair! No way!

The model number even makes me think of IGIA, a Conair sub-brand. I’m pretty sure, too, way back when, there was a Barbie that came with a doll-sized version too.

Anyway, regardless of the possible past uses for this device, it really is a fabulous cord maker. I was able to make that simple orange and black cord in the matter of a few moments, without any help. It is well worth the investment, even though I already have a manual Mill Hill corder. This Lacis one is by far much more versatile. I can’t wait to try more complex cords. Good thing I’ve been stitching ornaments all year, eh? Just don’t ask about August’s ornament… I’m still working on it, honest.

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5 Responses to Pumpkin Man and a Hair Braider?

  1. Teresa says:

    I love doing the Mill Hill bead kits. Yours is so cute. Never seen that cord maker before, have fun with it.

  2. cucki says:

    aww so sweet xx

  3. Joanne P says:

    Cute pumpkin man!
    Re trick or treating – could hubby go round the houses you’ll visit first with a little bag of sweets marked with your son’s name. Then the householder could hand over a bag you KNOW will be safe.
    Here in UK we don’t door-knock strangers, just friends and relatives or have parties at home.

  4. Giovanna says:

    Great ornament, well done!

  5. Sara says:

    I still have the Barbie hair braider kind of like this!!! Sophia uses it now!!