During last week's rainy days, I needed something to keep my hands busy as I binge watched Netflix. In December, when I was trying to make round heads for the snowmen, some of the patterns I made did not work--too pointy, too fat, just wrong. I stuffed two of them, and they didn't work at all--one way too big, the other too squatty. (They will make satisfactory pumpkins in the fall.)
One pattern that I pieced, however, I didn't even bother to stuff. I pulled it out and turned it into something else entirely.
Folding it it inside itself and adding a bit of stuffing made a neat mushroom cap. Now I was set to get back to Netflix with floss and needle ready! The neon green floss did not give the bioluminescent look hoped for, so I switched to other colors. A rectangle made a simple stem, and I now have the first mushroom for my imaginary forest floor.
Pinterest has so many beautiful fabric mushrooms and so many ideas! I have some tiny 'shrooms in progress and will probably continue making them and experimenting until I get tired of it. Real mushrooms are amazingly diverse in appearance, but fabric mushrooms on Pinterest are varied, too. :)
The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain