Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Little Miss Mushroom

Firstly - I apologise for the dark photos, it has been very rainy and grey here. But I wanted to introduce you to Little Miss Mushroom!

She was designed by the very talented Jhoanna Monte Aranez of One Red Robin. I used a very different colour combination to Jhoanna - believe it or not, my fabrics are very bright - they just don't look it in these photos! I often have trouble breaking away from the original colour combination I see a pattern made in, so this was a challenge I set for myself.

without her apron and bunny friend
I found putting Miss Mushroom together rather tough - getting her already stuffed arms and legs to stay in the right positions while I sewed the 2 body pieces together drove me mad! I have a new found respect for Jhoanna and her softie making skills!

Miss Mushroom and her bunny with new friends.

I have almost finished the latest block of Gail's BOM - there is a couple of berries missing. I dropped my needle on the train with only 2 knots to go and forgot about it until I took this picture - oops!


Ariane said...

I love little Miss Mushroom. She looks great. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for the nice comment about my whirleygiggles quilt.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

She is SO cute! Please open a shop Renee-I need to buy presents for friends with babies and I know they'd love them!

Renee said...

Thanks Lorraine - I'm flattered! As I make most of my toys from patterns designed by others, I cannot sell them. However, some of the designers sell their own work on etsy - and I dare say, theirs are made a whole lot better than mine!
Have a look at these pages:

Anonymous said...

She's so cute!! And I love your kangaroos as well!! Makes me want to make some as well!! Was that a homespun pattern (the roos)? Hope you're getting lots of rain... we are on the third day of rain here... we are actually unable to get off the property now! Oh well!!

a good yarn said...

She is simply delightful! Did you see the Toy Society article in Patchwork & Stitching - I thought of when I read it and wondered whether your toy found a good home. I'm planning on making a smaller version of Winding Ways so it won't be as many pieces - but still a few. Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Anita said...

She's very cute!!! Is she staying with you, or will you be giving her away?

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Great job! They both are on my to do list. Love the colours. Did you know homespun has a flickr group? You should think about adding yours :) xox