This is a project I've been meaning to try for a while, and decided this morning to give it a go and photograph it at the same time. So, if you'd like to make a little toadstool all of your very own, you will need...
fabric, size 10x8cm for the stalk
circle of felt, size 3cm diameter for the base
2 ovals, roughly 9cm wide by 8cm tall, one in felt, the other in fabric for the toadstool top
small smooth pebble
selection of buttons (optional)
Take the fabric rectangle, fold in half, right sides together and sew 0.5cm in from the edge, then turn the 'tube' the right way round,
turn the raw edge inwards and pop a little polyfil into the open end to help it hold it's shape,
Next, remove the polyfil and replace with a small, smooth pebble wrapped in some more polyfil to weight the base. Continue stuffing the stalk until it is full.
Now you will need the 2 ovals shapes, cut a small circle in the centre of the felt one (this is for the stalk to sit in)...
place them together, right sides out, pin and then sew all the way round the edge in blanket stitch.
Turn the toadstool top upside down and stuff with polyfil through the hole, careful not to overstuff as this will make it top heavy.
Place the toadstool top over the tip of the stalk, and attach by oversewing,
EDIT TO POST, BIG NEWS...
The two latest craft kits I have designed for Anchor are now available to buy,
and all going well, and my small owl will also be available as a kit later this year!
If you make something from one of my tutorials please do join the Flickr group, Lucykate Crafts... pattern pieces, to show off your creations.