Toadstool houses

February 27, 2014

The toadstool houses I started here are finished!  Enjoyably time consuming, these little houses were just what I needed to get my mojo back after a period of rest from my shop.  Quiet meditative stitching, embroidering where my heart took me, the comforting feel of wool in hand...

Not technically difficult, with lots of embroidery I have so enjoyed them.  The toadstool caps were cut from extra wool left over from making the little racoons and bears and they all look so sweet together I just had to share pics of them too.

The more little ideas I come up with for these houses, the more pop into my mind.  A little bicycle leaning on the wall, a ladder to a secret window under the cap (which could open with a little flap), a wheelbarrow in the garden, an apple tree....  oooh a wheelbarrow under an apple tree filled with apples...ooooh a ladder leaning against an apple tree with a wheelbarrow underneath filled with apples.

I must remember to sketch ideas down as often have forgotten them by the time I come to stitch.

xx

These ones have been snapped up already before making it into my shop but I will be making more.  You can let me know if you would like one - thebiglittleshop@gmail.com and we can be in touch later when I make my next batch :)

Linking up with Leonie at Show and Tell.




15 comments:

  1. They are so cute. I had been wondering how they all go together after seeing the last post.

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  2. These are just so adorable, and your train of thought about the embroidery possibilities had me laughing. Love seeing what you create.

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  3. They Are Awesome! Way cute and so many possibilities x

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  4. I love your little toadstool houses, and so many of your ideas are the same as those I have used on my little knitted houses - the ladder, bicycle etc.

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  5. they are just so sweet perfect for little fairy lovers everywhere, no wonder they all got snapped up so quickly x

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  6. I love these so so so much you are ever so patient and talented xxx

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  7. They're lovely! I particularly love the inclusion of door bells to each one.

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  8. They are so cute and individual.. You have a wonderful imagination.
    Linda

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  9. I am not surprised that they are all gone...they are the sweetest little things...so clever. xxx

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  10. Oh too cute, these will become heirloom toys for sure

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  11. Oh my gosh! All too cute.

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  12. Beautiful work. So creative too. I love the little teddies.
    Valspierssews

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