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« on: January 05, 2009 09:05:04 PM »

In November I invented a new species of fungi. I call it - The Plushroom!  This is my first posting of one of my projects, other than someone posting what I made for them in a swap. I tried to make a bit of a tutorial as I went. It's a very easy project, so if you newbie stitchers out there want to give it a try, I think you'd have fun with it! If you use my tutorial and make yourself some bed or couch fungus, I'd LOVE to see it. ;-) Enjoy!





This fungi grows on warm beds. It's attracted to body heat and pet fur. Although not particularilly flavourful, it does have some side affects of being tasted. It will leave a cotton-y feel to the tounge when licked. It has non-oral side affects that are caused by physical contact. When subjected to touching the Plushroom, humans and pets alike experience warmth, drowsiness, and an odd sense of comfort. Known species so far are plaid and beige. It appears they have bred themselves into a hybrid. Scientists have recently begun research as to how to reproduce them in a lab setting.





Cut your symmetrical Plushroom pattern, fold in half and fold fabric in half. Do not cut fold. Cut two pieces, one for each side. Measure using string 1.5 X the length of the total perimiter of your cut fabric. The extra point-five comes in handy, as every sewers seam allowance prefrences vary. Cut one long rectangle of fabric at least 5 inches in width. Use a wider width for a chunkier Plushroom, and a thinner width for a flatter Plushroom. This will be used as your side. Sew the lengths of the rectangle along the perimiter of your cut Plushroom front, "pretty" sides together. Do the same for the Plushroom back. If you have any excess length of your long rectangle once all sides of the Plushroom have been covered, cut it now. Do not sew shut. Turn your Plushroom right side out. Stuff with peferred filler. Hand sew the bottom of your rectangle together. Voila! A lovable fungi for your bed or couch - The Plushroom!
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009 09:07:56 PM »

this is awesome! me likey! i have always wanted to do puzzle pieces, but mushroomies.. now thats a fun idea!
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009 09:10:05 PM »

Thanks! Try one, they get a good response from friends. It's a fun joke. :-)

I'd love to see a puzzle piece. That would be haaaaaard!
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009 09:16:47 PM »

Too cute! And I love its story too Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009 09:36:32 PM »

Oh, it is so cute! It looks especially cuddly. The cuddliest fungus in the world!
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009 09:56:03 PM »

It's backstory is really cute!!! Nice job! Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2009 10:00:23 PM »

Love your post, love your tute, love your fungus.  Thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009 03:21:45 AM »

 Shocked I love This !! Im so going now to make one !! Thank you !!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009 07:08:30 AM »

Shocked I love This !! Im so going now to make one !! Thank you !!!

I'd LOVE  to see a pic! =o)



Thanks everyone for the warm responses! I'll definitely post again in future.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009 09:55:57 AM »

very cute Smiley my husband is a big fungi fan, maybe i'll give it a whirl Wink
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