Monday, 27 June 2011

I've found a new addiction!

Toadstools!!!  Via another new addiction ''.  This is full of yummy arty pictures to look at and opens up a whole new world of blogs and websites!

I came across these fabulous terrariums whilst looking for images for a Mad Hatter's Tea party at The Bean & Brush.   How great is the use of those zips!  

And I also spotted these, from LucyKateCrafts.  Whilst visiting Amy's blog, I discovered she's written a book, with some amazing softie designs in it...

.. and with Sophie's birthday just around the corner I ordered one (it's a fab, fab book) and promptly spent the morning of her birthday making a toadstool.

There was a fair bit of dumfing going on in the making of this piece (that's use of the embellishing machine!).  I also added some free machining to the top of the toadstool.

I was really pleased with how the base of my toadstool worked out (although when it goes in the terrarium it'll never be seen).  I used a coloured baby wipe (from my journalling activities) and felted it to some plain green felt.

I can see me getting some more of these made...although the garden called me today and I'm working tomorrow so not sure when!  Sophie had a Mad Hatter's tea party for her birthday so as part of her birthday present I made her a charm bracelet, similar to one I'd seen online:

I was really pleased with how this turned out too.  I want one!!!


  1. These are awesome!These must be a popular item. I am making toad stools for a craft fair in Sept.I love how this lady made hers with all the colors. I just love your post,you sound so cheerful and fun. I wish I lived over there in the Uk. I would love to take one of your classes.Have a Great day and thanks for sharing.

  2. Coolest ever! Happy birthday Sophie! ;))) xx

  3. Wow, you are soooo multi-talented! Loving your toadstools. I'm glad you clarified 'dumfing' - I was wondering what you had been up to!

  4. How great those toadstools look! What fun... and I love the charm bracelet.

  5. He he - Wipso and I think we should add "dumfing" to the English dictionary - our made up word is becoming part of the language of crafting!! Love the toadstool. Crafting is addictive isn't it!!

  6. Love your toadstool Sarah, gorgeous and that charm bracelet is wonderful. Tracy x

  7. Wow Sarah, I love toadstools but yours is something else! I can see why it's an addiction.Love the charm bracelet - much better than shop bought! Keeeeeeep dumfing! Chrisx

  8. First of all, I am thrilled to see a new post ; ) I sent Sophe my birthday wishes on FB...sounds like a fab party!
    Beautiful work...I have been encouraging our girls NOT to get hooked on Pinterest because the deadlines are getting pushed ; ) LOL
    Great to hear from you and love that toadstool! xx

  9. Wow Sarah, these look amazing, I need to explore when I have got some time.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. Fantastic - another thing to add to the to-do list!


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