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!!!