Remember this little felt doll?
I made her last year and put her atop that felt cake.
I said she actually belonged to another project but I never
got around to working on that project. No, this isn't even
that project (which is 10 times funner and more whimsical
than this, but it's still only on paper). As a reward for tidying
up my sewing table and finishing my slopers for the year,
I let myself make these little felt fairies
They spend a lot of time together
and you might catch a glimpse of them in your garden
if you are quiet. They'll be out and about, casting good
spells, harvesting silkworm threads and building their
flower petal stash (they sew their own clothes -
didn't you know?) .
But when they're tired and resting,
you can find them here -
in their little toadstool* houses
They might live alone,
but they like having friends over
because the company is soooo goodso much so that when they heard the spanking
new duplex down by the daisy bush
was still vacant
they got themselves together and moved in right away.
They were very pleased to give us the grand tour
but still prefer if we didn't overstay our welcome (they have a lot of sewing to catch up on!)
Pattern out soon!
Thank you all for playing our guessing game!
I am always encouraged when some of you come close
to the right answer because it means I've made
something that looks like what it's supposed to be. Phew!
The right answer, incidentally, is "Fungus House With
Strange Spotted Puffy Cap, Likely Poisonous, Wherein
Dwell Little Felt Fairy Dolls" although I was also willing
to accept the more succinct "Possibly Poisonous and
Fairy-Infested Fungi Habitats". But how were you
to know, right? You clearly have sane brains -
and I clearly don't. So I decided "mushroom"
was as close a shot as any.
Thus I pick Joy, the very first commentor, to send the
pattern to, when it's finally ready, and if she wants it.
While she never actually mentioned the generic "fungus",
she was the first to say the word "mushroom" and
even mentioned "toadstool".
Good guess! Congratulations, Joy!
Please email me and we can talk about the pattern.
Sadly, not 5 minutes after the fairies got the keys
to their new pads, my children descended upon their
little happy village in a storm of destruction
and mayhem. Like Godzilla.
* I'm going to name these Toadstool Houses rather than
Mushroom Houses because I eat a lot of mushrooms
and so far I have never eaten one that was red
with white spots or accidentally bit into a fairy.
I don't eat toadstools.