Ok, so here's another sneak peek (and do.it.yourself project) for my daughter's upcoming 2nd birthday! I wanted to sew plush lil' mushroom rattles for her to give all her wee friends (a token birthday 'favour' if you will). I looked around the internet and didn't find any ideas I liked... so I just whipped up my own pattern/design for making 'stuffed mushrooms'! If you're just as mushy for shrooms as me.. you may enjoy this easy project:
I'm sorry I don't have an official printable pattern for you.. but the shapes are simple enough to copy. The size of each pattern piece is around 3" (diameter, and length for the stem).
Toadstool Mushroom fabric:: red.white polka dot cotton.
Mushroom Cap (under side):: yellow felt/fleece.
Mushroom Stem:: tan felt/fleece.
Once you've cut your fabric... 1) Fold the stem in half and sew up the side - leaving top open.
2) Polka dot mushroom cap gets folded and sewn up the side as well (making the cap shape).
3) While still inside out, tuck the yellow fleece into the cap and sew it around (shown above) - leaving a half inch gap (shown below).
This gap allows you to pull the mushroom cap right side out. Stuff it. Then slip a bell in through the hole and position in within the centre of the cap.
Stuff the mushroom stem full as well (once you've turned it right side out). I find a glass or plastic chopstick works great for stuffing these wee projects. Then hand stitch your cap fully closed and sew the stem to it's underbelly. You're done!
Shake.rattle. and roll those sweet lil' toadstools!
I'm sure you'll see more pictures of these when Azriel hands them out to all her friends this weekend. They really were simple and fun to make. A great baby shower gift for any gnomes in your life!
wild for woodlands,