Well folks, it's that time of year. Time to head out and gather mushrooms. Green Kitchen and Urban.Prairie.Forest. have already started collecting, though I'm sure they left some for the rest of us.
Or if you're like me and don't know a shiitake from a chanterelle, you can enjoy mushrooms of a different variety - handmade. Knitsonya is hosting a mushroom swap, and although I won't be joining the fun (simply because I'm having an issue with the accumulation of stuff -even if it's beautiful and handmade - but that's a topic for another post) I thought I would share a little mushroom I made last month.
I should have been doing something more productive at the time, like finishing up gifts or cleaning up after myself, but I had an idea and had to give it a try. A little fabric mushroom cap atop an old wooden spool. I thought about sewing buttons on top, but decided instead just to pin them in place.
As soon as I stuck the pins in the mushroom, my idea evolved. These little mushrooms, which I affectionately call "toadspools", would make the perfect pincushion.
So I made another.
Tutorial? Tuesday. And speaking of tutorials, I'm working on a tutorial for the crochet covered rocks. They seem to be piling up around here, and I think a few might need new homes. So stay tuned.