Monday, 27 June 2011

I've found a new addiction!


Toadstools!!!  Via another new addiction 'Pinterest.com'.  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!!!

11 comments:

Harriet said...

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.

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

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

thekathrynwheel said...

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

Helen said...

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

Twiglet said...

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!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

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

pearshapedcrafting said...

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

Julie Ranae said...

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

Sarah Anderson said...

thanks guys!!

Brenda Brown said...

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

Muckypup said...

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

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