Thursday, August 5, 2010

Toadstool people!!!


If you've been following our antics here at Twig and Toadstool, you'll know that we just LOVE toadstools!  
These little people were inspired by a book of Ruby's called "Children of the Forest" by Elsa Beskow.  There are these sweet little children, and their mother, working in the forest,  all decked out in toadstool caps.  So, I decided to try to make my own version of little Toadstool people!

I had wooden peg dolls in various sizes, so I made a mama and 2 children.  I'm going to make a father, with a long white beard to go with this precious little family!  If you want to make your own, I would start by going to Wee Folk Art and print out her basic gnome pattern.  It's a great starting point to making gnomes of your own.  To make the Toadstool hats, you just trace 2 circles, (one in red & one in white), you choose the size.  Cut a little hole in the middle of your white circle, (for your peg head to fit through), sew them together, stuff loosely and glue onto the head!  Then glue on the little spots.

Here's a close up of the mama!



I can't wait to see what adventures awaits our little Toadstool people!  They were just discovered by a very excited Ruby this morning!!!

xo maureen

17 comments:

  1. I'm laughing. My. A**. Off!! These are hilariously sweet. And I have to say...only you! Wonderful.

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  2. They are so cute. We love that book too. Full of crafting inspiration and it entertains the children too.

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  3. They are so cute! I think I'm going to need to make a few of these. I love hand sewing in the evenings.

    Thanks for sharing.

    ~carrie

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  4. Oh Maureen! They are simply delightful! What a talented mama you are:)
    xo
    Linda

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  5. Awww they are amazing! Your little toadstool people are bursting with character.
    What lucky girls you have to have such a talented mama.

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  6. Those are just wonderful!
    been wanting to get some of those wooden peg people to get creative with.

    :) Christina

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  7. Oh my goodness, I LOVE them!! We're big on Toadstools also and I have to say...these came out adorable! Can't wait to make these!! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Beautifully done, Maureen! Those toadstool berets make them look so French. Tres bien!

    A bientot,

    Wabi-Sabi Wanderer

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  9. They are so sweet Maureen, I love them. A wonderful idea.

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  10. Your creations are just amazing.
    thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  11. OOooh they are so sweeet ♥♥♥

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  12. thanks for sharing i love them !!

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  13. I LOVE these little guys! I'm glad our gnomey pattern helped inspire. I know I just linked to you on Facebook, but here I go again :) Too cute not to!

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  14. Sweet! I bought some recycled felt since I keep seeing all these fabulous felt creations. However I ahve yet to find anything that was the right colors or simple enough for me to pull off so I have barely touched it. Thanks this is perfect!

    Blessings,
    Kat

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