This velvet pumpkin came from I forget which year of Better Homes and Gardens' Holiday Crafts:
I actually made it about a month and a half ago, but was waiting for Mr. Beadgirl to cut a segment of tree branch for the stem. I don't have the heart to ask for a more viney-looking stem, but I didn't glue it in, in case I can find a better one next year.
There are no written instructions for the pumpkin, just pictures, so I have a bit of advice -- after sewing and stuffing the form, when taking the first stitch through the center and pulling tight to create the indentation, make a knot to keep the thread from slackening. It was also helpful to make a knot after every couple of stitches creating the ridges. This stem is DMC memory wire, folded multiple times and twisted, and tacked into place.