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Busted One More Time! Sewing Notion Storage from My Crafty Stash
Submitted by Pam on Sun, 04/18/2010 - 05:04
A little mushroom village designed to hold my sewing notions and buttons,
'cause after all, 20 years is long enough of this!
I started out with these... from - you know - my famous trash stash!
The inspiration, instructions and pattern came from this most excellent e-book written by Joan of Nini Makes. I wasn't kidding when I told you in my review of Stitch Village that I had several canisters I would be repurposing into mushrooms this spring!
Wasn't planning on making quite so many at the time - but one mushroom led to another and another....
How could anyone not want to make at least one of these charming, whimsical mushrooms?
Joan provides the patterns at 100%, and this time I speak from experience - her written instructions backed up with photographs are perfect! Her mushrooms couldn't be easier to make!
After completing a couple of them, I got the idea to make a whole village to house the sewing notions. And because I worked only from my stash - this is April and that is what we are ALL doing - I was forced to improvise a bit here and there!
Which is good because it led to making morel mushrooms out of that mustardy brown felt I have had hanging around for as long as those notions have been stuck in those bags! And when I ran out of that and still needed one more mushroom - I turned to my felt-y, fuzzy Pendleton white wool. Perfect for a puff ball!
The only part of this project that really worried me was how in the world I would be able to embroider the names of the contents on the little signs over the doors! I am not exactly skilled with embroidery - Diane could embroider rings around me by the time she was 12 yrs.
And then out of nowhere came this brilliant thought! Why not tack on a little bit of the contents! Meet Fasteners and Seam Tape!
Big Fancy Buttons and Little Fancy Buttons!
Don't you just love Joan's little doors? I had to make every single one of those the same. Those little hearts just kill me! And those little bitty buttons - sigh!
Joan suggested using white glue for parts of this project; however, I turned to my Fabric Mod Podge and it did a fabulous job! I am rapidly falling in love with that stuff!
Here is my future Gracie doll! I expect to have her ready to join me for the Winter Holidays!
Thank you Joan, for giving me permission to use the images from Stitch Village. And thank you even more for my lovely Mushroom Village. I am very much looking forward to making my Gracie doll.