May 7, 2008

Toadstools for Etsy

I really want to add some toadstools to my next range for Etsy. 'Pink' has been on hold as the fabric I have on order hasn't arrived yet, so working with what I already have in my stash, I came up with the idea of adding a butterfly.

In addition to the buttons on the top, I've embroidered seeding and some french knots,

and used part of a thrifted crochet doilie (or is it doily?, how do you spell that word?!) to add decoration to the stalk.

The butterfly is actually a brooch and is removable!

PS, Don't forget about the toadstool swap, deadline for signing up is Friday 16th May (see the previous post for details)

18 comments:

Meridian Ariel said...

beautiful... its really lovely.. and I love the new Title Image too! I would join your swap but my sewing is not up to it.. I could probably draw or paint a toadstool though... *ponders the thought*

oh and love the use of the doily too!

Kitty said...

Lovely new header, and gorgeous toadstool-and-butterfly combination. If I didn't have the current stresses, I'd definitely be in your swap ... hopefully you'll do another in future.

Take care. x

Joleo said...

That's lovely! One day I will pluck up the courage to make a 3D thing but I doubt it would be as pretty :)

Mytutorlist.com said...

Oooh, very lovely! I like how the butterfly is actually a brooch!

Mytutorlist.com said...

Oooh, very lovely! I like how the butterfly is actually a brooch!

pasiakowa said...

This one is beautiful! And I love the ide with a butterfly :)

val said...

tooo cute..love the doily and the butterfyl.

Clairep said...

Love the toadstool! So muh that I signed up for your swap, my first swap! hope I can come up with something as lovely as yours! :)

knitsational said...

I'm not sure about the spelling but the doily is a nice touch. Lovely!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

LK - I love the fabric on this one. Very 'vintage' looking. Plus, the butterfly is a lovely touch.

I'm still not a big fungus fan though ;-p

mkjn said...

What an adorable toadstool. I love the butterfly. I was just wondering if the sign up date in this post is a typo at June 16th since the previous post has May 16th as the signup due date. I'm already signed up, but I was just wondering. :)

lucykate crafts... said...

eeek!, yes it is a typo, thanks for spotting it, should have said may not june!!!

have corrected it now : )

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your new toadstool is gorgeous - love the butterfly brooch! I would have loved to join in the swap but just have too much on at the moment - hope it goes really well! Lucy x

KittyKat said...

I really love that, shame I won't have the time to join the swap.
Ah well.
Ranting

Katy said...

I am in the swap, aren't I??? panic panic. You know I can't resist a swap. Must practise toadstools this week. Oh, and that one is lovely - the brooch is a great touch (ponders on clever additions to toadstool....)

Susan said...

Beautiful! Love the added butterfly.

Hells said...

Beautiful toadstool. Have signed up for the swap. Hope my sewing skills don't decide to fail me!!! (Also hope my e-mail hasn't failed me and I have actually signed up!!!) The butterfly is gorgeous.

Amber said...

This one is adorable!!!