Saturday, May 30, 2015

not quite a zombie....

May's Challenge: Stashbuster Wreath

For May's challenge I made this Gnome and Toadstool wreath:

I had been wanting to make another little gnomey wreath for my front door.   I dug around in my stash and found everything I needed....some of the toadstools were ones I made last year for Christmas.  I made the flowers using hot glue and ribbon.

This gnome takes center stage:

Get your posts in by June 1st so I can send someone something for participating!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mushrooms And Crochet

Mushrooms .... Toadstools .... Objects of all things fantasy and magical .... I LOVE them :-)
Hmmm .... what to make for this months Mushroom Challenge !!!
I've found my most favorite crochet hooks - they don't hurt my hand when I crochet, and that for me is huge !!! Most favorite hooks, need a special home ....

I made this up as I went along, (using bits and pieces I had on hand) to fit what I needed. An appliqued mushroom front was on the list ....

Both sides of the inside have pockets for hooks ...... I only have 3 of these awesome hooks right now, but my collection will grow as time goes by. I added a length of wool felt - somewhere to put some pins and needles.

I added a zipper pocket to the bag ..... somewhere to keep those little  necessities ... scissors, stitch markers etc.
I finished it all off with binding, and a spotty ribbon tie.
The perfect home, for my most perfect hooks !!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mushroom Mania .....

While I work away on my mushroom creation, I thought I'd share some real beauties with you ....

Texas has had an EXTREMELY wet Spring so far this year ..... the lakes are all full, and we have pools of stagnant water lying everywhere - the ground can soak in no more !!! This seems to have led to an abundance of fungi ... well certainly in our garden. The thrill for me, is that most of them have popped up in my fairy garden ...... Oh the stories I have thought up !!!!
I am nuts about mushrooms and toadstools, I think they are beyond fascinating ......
So here's a little picture show for you, of what we've had appear .... it may even give you a little inspiration for your May creation :-)

I love how frilly this one looks.

My imagination runs wild, with the idea of fairy parties under these cuties, once the stars come out.

Beautiful !!!

These are called Yellow Houseplant Mushrooms .....
The next day, this is what had happened to them ..... sweet, little, bright yellow button tops.

A real little fairy cluster.

So perfectly shaped :-)

Happy crafting ladies :-)

Friday, May 1, 2015

May's Theme!!!!!

Soooooooo.  I had so many ideas for May that I was seriously losing my mind.   That in itself isn't too uncommon.  So I gathered my brains and stuffed them back into my wee little skull and went BACK to my first idea:


Okay, so you know I HAD to go there!  I love them too much to let an entire year go by without making something with mushrooms or toadstools!

So, make some of these cute little capped fellows and post them here by the first of June!!!!

I'll draw a name for a giveaway!!!!