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!!!