I make several fresh pumpkin pies every fall. We usually have a good crop of pie pumpkins. I was surprised how long I had to look for a pie recipe using real pumpkin. It seems Americans prefer everything in a can :(
Box of Happies (a monthly subscription box of unique handmade products) LOVES DIY!: Sarah Dawn Designs: DIY Fall Shabby Pumpkin - roll of toilet paper, twine, hot glue and a stick. Love the simplicity of it.