During autumn, we have a plethora of both toadstools and mushrooms popping up in the gardens around our home.
We live in a rainforest, so the moist floor of the forest is littered with decomposing plant material, therefore providing a perfect environment for fungi to grow.
In a place where we don’t typically have a lot of change between the seasons, those first mushrooms are nature’s way of letting us know that cooler nights are on the way.
When I saw a pattern for fabric mushrooms in Tilda’s book, Fairytale Wonderland by Tone Finnanger, I knew I had to make some for my autumn decor…. aren’t they pretty!!
Of course, as is always the way, I didn’t end up using the pattern in the book.
The Tilda pattern was for a fat, squat little mushroom…. and that’s not what I was visualising.
Instead, I wanted my mushrooms to be like the ones that popped up in my garden….. sort of tall and thin.
So I designed my own pattern and made them using the same technique used in the book.
My pretty Tilda fabrics that I used to made my pumpkins were perfect for mushroom caps too.
You can get my Pumpkin pattern here.
This fabric collection is ‘Happiness is Homemade’ by Tilda.
I think the muted tones of green and pink are perfect for autumn…. don’t you?
The green mushroom in the rear of the above photo is the original pattern by Tilda.
The three taller mushrooms in the cup are my taller version.
I’m sure you will see them popping up occasionally in my fall photos.
The Tilda Fairytale Wonderland book contains 25 charming sewing and papercraft designs including gifts, decorations, toys and home accessories.
Of course you know I love all of the Tilda books…. this is one of the later ones, so the instructions are much easier to understand than the early books that were translated from Norwegian.
If you liked this fall project, you may also like my
faux patchwork pumpkin coasters tutorial.
Happy crafting my friends,
Hugs – Kerryanne
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