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:

Nedra said...

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.

angela said...

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

Laurie Anne said...

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

Molly said...

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.

Rae Ann said...

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

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Aren't these just the cutest little things!
Brenda

Wendy K said...

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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Terresa said...

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!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

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.