Friday, October 30, 2009

Toadstools and tutorials

For a while now I've been collecting toadstool tutorials.
So I thought I'd share.
The cute little guy above is found on The Storque by etsy.
This beauty is by LucyKate Crafts.This little cutie is from How About Orange . . .
This one requires no sewing skills at all - just a steady hand with a paring knife.
It's a radish! Found here.

Now, you're wondering what in the world Toadstools have to do with Halloween.
I give you Martha:
Is that the greatest or what? (And don't miss the snail out of a cucumber!)
So if you were blessed with an abundant squash harvest this year, you too can create adorable, trendy, Halloween decorations!

Today is full of Halloween parades and class parties. Fortunately I didn't have to pull an all-nighter on any costumes. They were all finished in time for a party at church on Wednesday night. It was kind of nice to have an early deadline to prevent last minute scrambling. But I have to admit, by Saturday night I will be ready for Halloween to be done.

PS - I haven't had the chance yet to thank anyone personally for the great party food suggestions.
You folks really saved my bacon. Bless you cyber-friends!

10 comments:

  1. Toadstools were very popular in the 1960's. We used to have canisters with toadstool designs in our kitchen. So fun to see them coming back.
    I hope you have a great Halloween.

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  2. Super cute toadstools there! I should go as one some Halloween. That would be fun!

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  3. I love that Martha cover! and those toadstools are adorable :)
    Happy Halloween to you and yours! x

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  4. Your toadstools are precious but I must admit that radish one had me. I never would have guessed that it was a radish. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love the toadstools. How adorable!
    Have a HaPpY HalLoWEen!!!

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  6. Aren't these just the cutest little things!
    Brenda

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  7. Love your toadstools! Gonna have to go make me some..lol! Also love your plaid quilt from a few posts back...very scrummy!!
    Love Wendy x

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    AEWSOME, THERE ARE LOTS OF OTHER FABRIC YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK..

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  9. Love it, clever & creative. Also, I like the idea of using fresh produce as decor because that means you can steam it/barbeque it/roast it later & eat it instead of storing it to collect dust and take up space in the attic one more year. Sweet stuff! Happy Halloween!

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  10. I love them. My MIL has photos from their mission in Stockholm with the real red ones and the white dots. I had no idea that they really grew like that.

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