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« on: March 01, 2010 01:33:25 PM »

This is both my first crafster contest and the first time I'm posting my own project.  Here it is, my mini mushroom pincushion with inch worm!  The mushroom head is made out of a bit of scrap fleece, and the spots are just some white scrap fabric that I sewed on.  I like how the white ravelled a little bit when I sewed.  The head is stuffed with just a tiny bit of polyester filling.  The stem is a cork that I carved down.  The little inch worm is made of home made play dough that I baked at a low temperature in the oven to dry it out before I painted it.

Here's a head on view.

And one showing the size.  It's actually a bit smaller than it looks because of the angle of the camera.

And finally, it actually having pins in it.

The idea came to me because I had previously made a mini pincushion with a bottle cap.  I found that tutorial here: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/945/how-to-make-pretty-pincushions
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010 04:34:17 PM »

What a neat way to use a cork. I'll be more tempted next time to keep the cork and craft with it.

I love the worm you made too. Nice touch.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010 09:19:34 PM »

I agree - I think the frayed white fabric adds a great touch!! This is super duper cute and a very clever way to use a cork. The teeny tiny inch worm is also adorable.

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010 04:29:46 AM »

Ahh so cute and very creative! The little worm is adorable!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010 07:49:14 AM »

Your little wormie is so cute!!! Nice job on the mushroom too.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010 04:26:58 PM »

Thanks!  I really wanted to do a gnome with it, but it seems gnomes are done (better) by a lot of other people.  I had a lot of fun doing it.  You can't even tell that one night while I was working on it I dropped the whole mushroom in my tea.  Good thing cork floats.   Cheesy
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