Toadstool Pin Cushion Giveaway

by Helen on September 6, 2013

I’m having a giveaway as I simply don’t have room to keep everything I make!  I’ve decided to part with my two little toadstool pin cushions, created using vintage wooden cotton spools,  for the September Bustle & Sew Magazine.  I’m offering one here on the blog, and there’s a chance to win the second over on my Facebook page

Toadstool Giveaway

If you’d like the chance to win a toadstool pin cushion then all you need to do is leave a comment below – and if you like, just for fun, please tell me who you think might be living in one of these desirable little fairy residences – Tinkerbell perhaps?  Or maybe a little family of hedgehogs?  

The winner will be chosen by random selection, and the competition here on the blog will close next Thursday 12th September.  And yes, I will post worldwide.  Good luck everyone!

PS If you’d like to make your own toadstool pin cushion, then the pattern is available here.

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Kim September 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Oh I love your toadstools, I’m pretty sure my Flower Garden Fairies would love to make this their home.!! Thank you for the chance to win one of your creations. xx

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Heather Cawte September 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm

A very, very small Piglet (after he lost his original house in the floods, and was rescued by Pooh).

Really love the magazine, by the way. It’s the highlight of my month!

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Olga September 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I’d love to win one of these adorable pin cushions! I think a family of gnomes would love to take it as their residence!

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Lesley Walker September 6, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Ilove your toadstools. I can imagine a magical mini Johnny Depp living in one.I think he’d really like it and I’d love to have him living at the bottom of my garden Blessings

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Annie September 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I’m hoping I win one and the ‘tidy up fairy’ is living in it :-)
They are simply gorgeous.
Hugs,
Annie x

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Julie September 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I think the Christmas Tree Fairy would love to live in one of these little houses, all peaceful and warm and relaxing till December, when she sits on top of the tree.
Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

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Eggs September 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm

They are lovely. In my family law, Toad stools always remind me of stories my Father used to tell us on walks, Prince Grumpy Grinch (my eldest younger brother, Charles). In one of these stories Prince Grumpy Grinch was turned into a toad stool, by a fairy because he was rude to her, and Princess Emily and Claire have to find a way to turn him back, with classic fairy like tasks. So maybe that’s who it is? Love Eggs xx

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Jeannette September 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Toads of course!!!!!

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Gill September 6, 2013 at 5:20 pm

My grandchildren, Imogen, Elijah and Harriet, with a room prepared for Rose, who is due to make her appearance next week. They live in different parts of the country, but I can dream.

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Jan G September 6, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Lovely lil sewing fairies live in the little Toad Stools, they come out at night and would finish some of my sewing projects, so I can start some more!!!! At least that’s my story and I am stickin to it!!

Thank you for sharing so much with us Helen!!!
Hugs, Jan

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Valerie September 6, 2013 at 6:52 pm

OOOoooo I’d love to win! I think it would be the perfect home for a
Hobbit! Thank you….

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JOY SMITH September 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

When I see your pincushions I think of the book ‘ Wind in the Willows’ and think of the frog. He or a family of frogs would look cute in these houses.
thank you for the Give-a way that is very nice of you.

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jonquil September 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I think pixies live in these little mushrooms.

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Christine Gant September 6, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Soooo cute! I just love toadstools! They remind me of my childhood, and who couldn’t use a little reminder of that? I have a granddaughter for which I want to make a little felt woodland full of mice, fairies, and… toadstools! They’re just magical!

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LEE PATTERSON September 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Im so in love everything you do…………… and I collect pin cushions…………

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Janet Selman September 6, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Love, love, love your toadstool. I have the cutest ceramic mouse that would like to sit under it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Janet

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marina genovesi September 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Ciao, io penso siano semplicemente adorabili! Potrebbe viverci una piccola coppia di fatine, si troverebbero bene, circondate da tanta bellezza!

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Debbie September 6, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Ikkle, wickle, Mr and Mrs Small would live in these delightful toady residences. Mrs Big pants has added the making of these to a very long ‘to sew’ list, but would very much love to win them for herself. Thank you kindly, dxx

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Scarlette Hobbs September 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I love these, and i can tell lovely fairy Josie’s twin sister lives in the other house

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Penny September 6, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I love toadstools. Thanks for the giveaway

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Bridget September 6, 2013 at 9:57 pm

A cute little field mouse lives here

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Jo September 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm

My niece Daisy. It’s her new bedroom.

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Jasmine Patrick September 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I just love these little toadstools and I think the little fairies that live in my garden would be chuffed to get a new house like these!!!

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Monika September 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm

What a nice opportunity you have created. I am not sure who would live in the mushroom if I won, but I do know that I would give it to my daughter who has believed in fairies from the time she was knee high. She has many mushroom homes and such all around her room. She leaves tiny messages for each pixy, fairy, toad, sprite and mystical creature that she is sure inhabits each home. I know she would give your mushroom a grand place to live and grow in.

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Hannah September 7, 2013 at 1:04 am

The Toadstools are soo cute. I think a family of mice live in them.

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Diana Hagerman September 7, 2013 at 1:20 am

The Littles live in the mushrooms!

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Linda B September 7, 2013 at 2:09 am

I feel for certain Prudence the Evening Primrose Fairy lives in the toadstool with the polka dot cap and her sister, Pricilla, lives in the other. And if you’re lucky enough to be passing by on a ‘blue moon’… and lucky enough to be passing right at twilight… you just might catch a glimpse of the sisters as they dance among the flowers and slide down blue moon beams! Don’t blink!!!! They’ll disappear!!!
X Linda

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KatieQ September 7, 2013 at 2:20 am

I think it might be a tiny mouse who lives there. I would prefer that he live there instead of my house.

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Dorothy Kroger September 7, 2013 at 2:53 am

I would love to live in a toadstool in a forest in England. The walls would be painted pink, moss for carpet. All the decore would be super girly!

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Suzanne McFadden September 7, 2013 at 4:34 am

I like the hedgehog idea. I don’t know if we have them in the States, but they sure are adorable!

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Suzanne McFadden September 7, 2013 at 4:36 am

I misspelled my email address. It should read goldwingsummers@aol.com.

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Amanda September 7, 2013 at 6:47 am

I know that Plushy lives in the toadstool. Plushy is the fairy who takes things from where you KNOW you put them down and then puts them somewhere else. He’s particularly fond of moving in permanently as you get a bit older!

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Thearica Burroughs September 7, 2013 at 10:04 am

When I see little toadstools, I can’t help but think of the movie, Lord Of The Rings. I can see Sam and Frodo living next door to each other in your sweet little pincushions. :)

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Anya Mackay September 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm

These are so so cute. I think a little pixie called Alisha Jean lives there. She loves chasing butterflies x

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Rachel September 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm

so lovely xx

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superstitches September 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I really loved your last issue of Bustle and Sew magazine. I’m looking forward to making several of the projects.

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Jane S. September 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm

I like the thought that a family of hedgehogs lives there! But really, I’d like to live in there myself. :)

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hueisei September 8, 2013 at 9:16 am

Wow! so cute and lovely. I always think a gnomes live in thetr.

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Sue Vaughan September 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

A tiny gnome has to be living in such a fine toadstool. I would love to take part in your giveaway.

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Melanie September 8, 2013 at 9:35 am

There has to be a family of fairies living in one with Grandma & Grandpa fairy next door; love them :)

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Christine Auburn September 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

Lovely pattern, the toadstool is the perfect hideaway place for me to hide away to sew all day x

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Karen Stalker September 8, 2013 at 9:41 am

Helen, I love your adorable toadstool pincushions, and would love to have one adorning my craft room. As I have a rather “abundant” fairy collection, I can definitely see one of these gorgeous creatures living in the toadstool, with a friendly dragon standing guard.
Thanks for sharing your stunning creativity.

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Kaylene September 8, 2013 at 9:42 am

I think a little bunny family lives in such an adorable little toadstool house :)

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Jaan L September 8, 2013 at 9:43 am

Prim and Proper Mr. Toad would have his neat and tidy residence in such a Toadstool. They are so darling, and I would love to have one, thanks for allowing the chance to win one.

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Anita Orford September 8, 2013 at 9:47 am

Well as I live in Australia I think my resident possum
would love to make this little toadstool his home, instead
of having to share my!

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Sheila September 8, 2013 at 9:48 am

So cute, an enchanted little toad stool, I can just picture Thumbelina living inside.

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Kerry Haynes September 8, 2013 at 9:50 am

I just the love the adorable patterns you share with us and your toadstools are no exception. I think my sons pin cushion mouse family (one of your patterns I recently made) would love to move in :)

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Anita Orford September 8, 2013 at 9:51 am

Well as I live in Australia, I think my resident possum
would love to make the little toadstool his brand new
home, instead of having to share mine!

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WandaFish September 8, 2013 at 9:53 am

I’d love to win one of your gorgeous toadstools – it would be a perfect present for my birthday this week :) Thanks for such a lovely giveaway! My daughter insists that the Smurfs live here and I know we have a host of Smurfs, fairies, mice and other teeny characters just waiting to move in!
I think if I were the lucky winner, I would find myself making a whole village to satisfy the demands of DD!

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Kate Linehan September 8, 2013 at 9:57 am

Gorgeous I would love to win one. I think Miss Minxie Cherrybelle would live there happily hosting tea parties for the other fairies using her best vintage china xx

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Emma Slatter September 8, 2013 at 9:59 am

I would dearly love to own one of my very own toadstool’s. I imagine there are little pixies living in them. Every morning the pixies wander about and sprinkle dew drops ready for the animals of the forest to drink in the nectar of the new day.

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Marianne September 8, 2013 at 10:01 am

I’d love to own your beautiful little toadstool pin cushions, they would be perfect to go with the small red sewing machine I bought for my granddaughters to use when they started with me last week. I’m sure the younger of them would imagine a tiny family of bunnies living inside…..I knows three darling bunnies for them to take home to snuggle. I’ll just have to make apin cushion if I don’t win, the pattern is delightful!

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Marianne September 8, 2013 at 10:03 am

Grrr silly spell check!
Started = stayed
Knows = knitted

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Jackie September 8, 2013 at 10:05 am

My family of leprechauns have have been copaining of wet feet, this would be perfect for them!

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Elisa September 8, 2013 at 10:05 am

I’d love to be entered, I adore toadstools and have a small collection of them. I think my little housework faerie would live here as my kiddiewinks are sure it’s faeries that do everything around my home…lol xx

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Nana September 8, 2013 at 10:05 am

Soo cute! The guardian angels of the garden live in these sweet little houses where they watch over the beauties of the garden. Keep those chemicals away lest you make an angel sick.

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Djoekie September 8, 2013 at 10:19 am

i like de paddestoel. like to win
it’s a place for a little mouse

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Rose Ford September 8, 2013 at 10:25 am

I have so mushroom in my den for the loverlly toadstool…

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Margaret Jessel September 8, 2013 at 10:32 am

Love the little toadstools. Obviously, they are the homes of the fairies in the bottom of your garden.

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Tracey September 8, 2013 at 10:34 am

These are adorable I would love to win.
Gum Nut babies would adore such dwellings

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Chrissie September 8, 2013 at 10:34 am

I would love to have one of your toadstools, I believe a little family of dormice could live in one with Daddy dormouse out foraging and the babies sitting with Mama teaching them how to sew teeny stitches for lovelies for their home.

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Helen Jane September 8, 2013 at 10:35 am

Wow ….. these little toadstools are fab!!
So who lives there ? well it is a little being called a ” Hoglett ” and he is very tiny and shy but is very house proud. He likes to keep his little house spic and span. His little house lives by a big old oak tree and it is safely nestled between big knobbly roots of the old tree which has been there for so many years. So what is a ” Hoglett ” well he is like a hedgehog but he has no spikes just a very soft woolly coat and very, very cute :)
Helen Jane x

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Fran, Nova Scotia, Canada September 8, 2013 at 10:36 am

I love toadstools – and I love pincushions! When I was a child we lived for a time in Germany. One of our favourite places to visit was a “story land” set up in a forest near our home in Soest, based on the fairy tales. We’d pack a picnic lunch and spend the day exploring the woods. Most of the displays were child-size, so we’d go inside little houses, sit at little tables, lie in little beds – it was magical! I have small papier-mache red and white toadstools I attach to my Christmas tree every year – reminds me of those happy childhood days!

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Cecilia September 8, 2013 at 10:37 am

My vote is for the family of hedgehogs. They seem the perfect residence for Richard Scarry’s Mr. Hedgehog and family. Just adorable!

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Michele September 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

They are so lovely, like all your creations! I imagine that any sweet fairy would love to call them “Home Sweet Home”.

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sandee September 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

Your creations are so lovely I think a tiny little family of mice would fit so nice and cosy

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rian September 8, 2013 at 11:03 am

O, I like your toadstool! Who’s living there? A very busy bee, who has made an awesome beautiful home of her toadstool…..

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Celia September 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

What lovely pincushions, I’m sure a baby squirrel would love to live in one these, possibly like the one we call Secret who visits our garden!

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Laurie September 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

Love the fairyland toadstool, I imagine tiny golden fairies and ladybugs live inside. I can’t wait for next mag I want to make the fox head.

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Pat September 8, 2013 at 11:09 am

Oh Helen… you make the cutest things….. I am in the middle of making 4 of your wonderful pincushion mice for Christmas gifts… will send photo when completed…. would be over the moon to have one of your mushroom pincushions….. thanks for giving us a chance…..

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DM September 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

Nice giveaway ! I think it might be the Smurfette’s house ??? ( la schtroupfette ) I am not even quite sure of the spelling … never mind , those are lovely tiny houses for a nice little but definitely feminine creature ?

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Margaret Jessel September 8, 2013 at 11:22 am

Love the little toadstools, obviously homes for the fairies in the bottom of your garden.

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SandraR September 8, 2013 at 11:22 am

The toadstool would look good next to the fairy doors in my garden, where the teeny tiny fairies live! Obviously it would not live outside as it is too beautiful.

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Anita Keeton September 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

The little toadstool is amazing. Would love to have a peek in your home! It’s probably so sweet with, filled with all your lovely things and those two precious pups! Really enjoy your pictures and the blog! Thank you

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Alison O'Grady September 8, 2013 at 11:26 am

These are so quaint and sweet! They are really what come to mind when I think of you and your works!
I would be honored to make a home for one in my Studio!
Alison

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Denise September 8, 2013 at 11:27 am

Those are adorable. A little mouse might live in there. :)
Thanks for the chance to win.

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Denise September 8, 2013 at 11:29 am

I noticed my email was incorrect just as I hit the submit button.
It should be correct in this reply.
Thanks.

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Lee September 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

Thankk you for the sweet giveaway! I think Tomte lives under this toadstool!

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Sue September 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

The little toadstools are very cute

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Gillie September 8, 2013 at 11:45 am

A very small lake sprite who lives at the bottom of my garden here in Michigan. Her family is growing and she would love it! Love the magazine and hate getting to the last page each month!

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Trisha072660 September 8, 2013 at 11:45 am

I think an adorable little gnome with a pointy red hat lives in the toadstool.

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Debbie September 8, 2013 at 11:50 am

I imagine the toadstools would sit at the bottom of my garden where a family of Borrowers live. Being true to their name, these Borrowers had the toadstool sent via Royal Post to my backyard, when the current residents were out for a walk in the woods on a sunny afternoon.

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Sheila September 8, 2013 at 11:52 am

These are so sweet, afraid I can’t see past the idea of a mini Johnny Depp….

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Gaynor September 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

I would love to win your lovely pin cushion. I think a tiny field mouse might make it’s home there just like the mice in the Brambly Hedge books my children loved when they were little.

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nehmah September 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

I’d love to have a toadstool by the ironing board. In this house, everything works, except me. Nehmah

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Deb September 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

All my wayward pins would be resting about underneath the most adorable toadstool!! Love them both. You are so creative. I love your dogs, too!!
Greetings from North Carolina, USA…

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Dolores September 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I think it’s a family of tiny people that live in your toadstools. I do hope I win since I am in need of a pincushion.

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Clara September 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I can’t tell you how much joy your creations bring to me. Your blog always leaves me with a smile inside.
Thank you.

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Michele T September 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Very sweet pin cushions!! I would imagine that a fairy would live in there… maybe a famous and well-known one like the Tooth Fairy ;-)

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Cindy G September 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm

These are so beautiful! Of course, a little wood nymph would live deep in the woods within her stool. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Beverly Chipko September 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

These are so adorable! I think a wee fairy lives inside.

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Nancy of IN September 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm

The mushroom would look so cute in our Brown County cabin in the woods. Thanks.

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Gill James September 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm

What a lovely giveaway! I think a miniature version of my rabbit, Lizzie would live in the toadstool, she would just love it!

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Sarah Smith September 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm

When I see a toadstool house, I always imaging a happy woodland gnome family living there.

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neena simmons September 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I would love to own the toadstool. Love your e-mails and your beautiful dogs. thanks. neena

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Judy Cooper September 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm

What adorable pin cushions! I could make some for Christmas gifts.

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annabelle September 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Those are just the cutest things! I know my Abi girl would never let me use it for pins. She would have it in her storybox with some delightful little tale happening and it may have a new creature living in it everyday. Which I’m sure would make the tiny house very happy, don’t you think ;)
Thank you for the pattern and for giving me a chance to win.

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Yvonne September 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I love these toadstools and I think that the glitter fairy would move in at our house as she seems to be trying out each room in the house to find the right place judging from the amount of glitter I have found just lately.

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Nancy D September 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm

The little elves that came out at night and helped the shoemaker. Adorable little pin cushion!

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Pene September 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I think a family of tiny mice live in the toadstool.

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Denny September 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I don’t think anyone is living there yet. It’s got a ‘to let’ sign just round the other side (you can’t quite see it!) and as for who will move in… you’ll just have to wait and see!!

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Deb September 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Such a cute pincushion. I love turtles so I’ll imagine a family of turtles in the safety of this mushroom pincushion. Slow and steady, steady and slow, that’s the way we go (not necessarily winning the race, being in the moment and concentrating, and in turn less troubles when sewing/quilting/cooking)

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Barbara September 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I will join the mouse family in that house. Thanks

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Susie September 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm

These little toadstool houses are so adorable! A perfect little abode for a tiny woodlands elf…

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Arleen Schindler September 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm

The toadstool pincushion is probably the new home to a new family of Smurfs – probably one of the grandchildren of Papa Smurf who I remember so fondly from years ago. They chose this particular new home because it is well hidden but still has a beautiful view of the changing seasons and the touch of mist and sunshine in the morning.
Arleen

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Chrissie September 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Oh I would love one of you toadstools and who would be living in it? Well I definitely think it is a family of very small fairies!

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Dana September 8, 2013 at 12:50 pm

What a cute giveaway, Thanks for the chance to win! ! I think there are munchkins in there… :)

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Hildy Schwarz September 8, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I think cute little hedgehogs live in this adorable toadstool

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Charlotte Amaro September 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I think toads live in the little houses. They are part of the musicians of the forest and can often be heard making beautiful music.

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Julie D September 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Your designs always reflect your sheer pleasure in creating beautiful things to share with us all. I love them!
There is of course a family of tiny mice living in the toadstools which are completely furnished and decorated inside.

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Jennet September 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm

So cute! Definitely the home for a little furry creature, like a hedgehog or mouse.

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Sally Clifton September 8, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Oooo would love to win your lovely pin cushion,would make a lovely home for the fairies that live at the bottom of our garden.

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Eva Andrew September 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Hi, I just adore all of your creations…reminds me of a world that is slowly disappearing…and I want to keep it as long as possible. Love your toadstools…perfect place for my house fairy to dwell.

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Wendy September 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Fairy’s and toadstools go together. I almost never see a fairy without a few toadstools nearby. Then you have to have a cute bunny or two, a hedgehog family, a sprinkle of flowers and ferns and life is good.

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Victoria September 8, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mOm September 8, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Helen, I’m doing this one for my special needs daughter, who’s nickname is Tinkerbell :) How funny is that. And we are remodeling her bedroom to the Fairyland of little people. She would love it!! I have her follow your stories of Ben and Daisy, she just loves to see the pictures of them and your stories.

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Kathy Gentry September 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm

This would be a perfect home for woodland fairies. I’m sure we have some living nearby!

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Lucille September 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I would love to win the toadstool house. It is so cute. Maybe baby ants could hide inside. That way no one would smash them. We hunt mushrooms so it would be great to win it.

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Dennis Mullins Sr. September 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I love the toadstools and I will move my new granddaughter in so she could live with me. Thanks for a chance to win one.

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bonnie September 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I wish that if I put the toadstool beside my sewing machine that some sewing elves would take up residency there and at night when I closed the door they would come out and finish my projects…

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Erica Fletcher September 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Only recently subscibed to your magazine but loving it. I imagine a teeny tiny dormouse in your little house.

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Noreen September 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm

These beautiful little tidbits remind me of a time when I was very young and walking through the woods, I always wondered if little people lived there and used these toadstools for their umbrellas!! Funny! I love your work and THANK YOU for your great offers!

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Merry September 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I believe a sewing fairy would take up residence under this sweet toadstool at my house!

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dianne September 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm

smiley face people live there:)

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Alicia September 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Love ti see tinkerbell living there!!

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Sheila H September 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I keep expecting a small creature to take up residence in these cute houses.
Sheila

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Kathy O in GA September 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm

such a nice giveaway…will the tiny hedgehogs come with their little house? Thanks for the chance to have a family relocation!

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Jenni September 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm

These are lovely. I think a house elf who’s been freed would live in one of these (can you tell I’ve been watching Harry Potter recently?) thanks for the offer.

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Barbara September 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I love the little toadstools Helen and I think a family of buzzy bee’s would live here :)
x

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Greta September 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm

UNDER a toadstool crept a wee Elf,
Out of the rain to shelter himself.
And there he found to his surprise,
A new little home just the right size!

(The first line is from “The Elf and the Dormouse” by Oliver Herford. 1863–)

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Linda Pawlak September 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Oooohhhh….I think it’s a family of hedgehogs! Yes, definitely, an utterly adorable family of teeny tiny hedgehogs. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Sandy C from Pennsylvnia September 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I think a tiny little mouse lives there.

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Maggie September 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

What a lovely little toadstool that is. I would love to have it come and live with me in the Pacific Northwest, in the USA. We live close to the sea and the mountains and have lots of forested areas around us. I am sure that lots of forest creatures would love to live in it and would line up at the front door for the chance.
Maggie

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Shawn September 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Awwww I love Mr. Fox he is so cute!! I would love to win the toadstools they are also very cute. Thank you for the chance.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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Marcy Mahle September 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I love these little toadstools. I think they are perfect for little handmade fairies.

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MaryAnn September 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm

ONCE AGAIN YOU HAVE GIVEN US A WONDERFUL WALL HANGING OF THE FOX. YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME TO GIVE ALL MY FRIENDS A GIFT MADE WITH LOVE. THANK YOU FOR BEING A FARAWAY FRIEND

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Lettetia Elsasser September 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I think a tiny family of chipmunks would make your Mushroom Pincushions the perfect home.

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Cathy September 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Once upon a time, there was a delightful little fairy named Ariela, and she lived with her mother Juniper in a tiny red toadstool house on the edge of forest. Ariela and Juniper were tailors of fine garments to all the creatures of the entire forest rim………….

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Mopsy September 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Blue hedgehogs. They work in one and live in the other. Their business? Detective agency. People don’t expect much brain power from blue hedgehogs so they confide everything in them. Very lucrative.

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Brenda Harris September 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I love all your creations, but I see this as a precious little house of prayer inhabited by a praying mantis. Other forest creatures pin their prayer requests to the roof and the praying mantis sets about to lift them to Creator-God.

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sandi September 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Would love to receive one of these lovely toadstools.

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Sue September 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Hope I’m lucky…. they’re gorgeous!!

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Heather Borthwick September 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I think that Smurfette and Clumsy, my favourite Smurfs live in the toadstools.
Think I need to make one or two for some of the other Smurfs :)

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Christine G September 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Love all you do.

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Sheila Goff September 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I love all the little stools and fairies. Thank you for sharing. You are so talented. Love it!!
Blessings
Sheila

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Linda Lee Steaples September 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I have to admit your tool stools are the very reason I am a follower of your blog, newsletter & your Facebook now!!!!! I can’t remember where but a picture of them came across my browsing one day and I am so in love with them and all of your work. Thanks for the chance to win one of them Linda Lee

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pam September 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm

What a wonderful opportunity to to add a toadstool made by your hand to my ‘shroom’ collection! Once it is in my home, the Christmas Elves will most likely claim it as their own! I have been knitting and crocheting and felting toadstools for the tree all summer, but I never gave a thought to doors or windows. The elves will be all over yours!!!

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Diane Giveins September 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm

These are just so cute! I think gnomes would live in them. :)

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Mary G September 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I think a cute, happy little bunny family lives in each one. They are so cute!

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Lynn September 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I’m sure our little garden fairy, Buttercup has a friend who lives there. It is so adorable, I’d love to win.

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Monica D. September 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I am remodeling my house. So I wish I could shrink myself down to live in one of your toadstools. It would be so nice to escape all the mess and chaos!

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Dorothy September 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm

They are so cute — maybe homes to wee garden elves who shoo away
the slugs who are trying to eat the pansies.

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Debbie Kelly September 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I love little toad stools so cute. Thanks for the give away Debbie Kelly

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Janet Ferguson September 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Thank you so much for all your freebies. I love pin cushions so your toadstool is the next one one my list.
I live in Zimbabwe and have a resident garden gnome and a couple of frogs who look after the birdbath, so I guess they’d have to draw straws to see who gets the toadstool.

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Dorothy Matheson September 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm

I would very much like to have one of your fairy houses. I also plan to make some for myself and some for my friends. Dorothy

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mauren September 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I would love to win one they are adorable. I see a family of little mice living there. Mam in her apron has just put bread in the oven, da is busy raking up the hay and the little ones are studying their lesson as they have just retuned to school

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Denise September 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Hey there to my sweet British friend!
Hope to be able to visit your much loved and beautiful country some day. :o)
I would love to be able to add that adorable toadstool cottage to my fairy garden! :o)
As always, love love love your stories and designs!
Blessings from across the pond,
Denise

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Dorothy Samson September 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I love your cottages! I am obsessed with wee fabric cottages and actually am in the midst of making one. And who should live in your fairy cottage?….of course, a little gnome and his wee family would love to take residence in such a sweet place!

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Barbara Dahl September 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Thanks so much! I love making pincushions and the toad stool is adorable!

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Ruth Flick September 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I love these little toadstools. I have made pincushions that look like little girls with fat dresses to put in pins. They would love to see your toadstools I am sure!!! Thanks for your ideas.

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Ruth Flick September 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm

My little girl pincushions will love to hang out with the toadstool!!

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ValerieZ September 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I know the little gnomes who try and tidy up while I sleep would live there during the day. They could be there during the day and shake their heads at the trail I leave behind when being creative. Just adorable. Thanks for giving the opportunity to share!

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Joy September 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I was up early today and got a glimpse of Tiny Dancer, who lives in the toadstool in the herb garden. She was adding crystal droplets to the new buds on teenie ferns and vines growing round about. What a delightful treat!

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Rachel Bott September 8, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I think the pixies from the bottom of my garden would live in these gorgeous toadstool houses
I would love to have one in my sewing room so they could keep me company while I sew

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Kathy September 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm

My daughter’s miniature hedgehogs, Pickles and Sugar would love this home!

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celle qui rêve September 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm

What a nice gift ! I could live in these tiny houses ;o) A mushroom home has ever been my dream home ;o)

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Lynda Lagodney September 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm

I think Mr. Toad of Toad Hall uses it as a vacation cottage!

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Lesley Rickhuss September 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I think the beautiful little newt that I found in my garden would love to make a home in one of your toadstools

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Circe September 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I would love to win these. I am just starting to teach myself how to hand sew. I think these are the cutest little things ever. If I could live in them I would, those would be the cutest, warmest, coziest little homes ever. I can picture a nice little library with my soft fluffy chair, and my ottoman for my feet. Several cats surround means add to the warmth of the fire. I read my book and enjoy the cozy little nest of love.

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Lori Morton September 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Loooove yout lil toadstool Houses!!! I know a sweeet lil’ fairy named Chloe…and she would be delighted to reside in one of these adorable Homes!!

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Ginger C September 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Your designs are so delicate and pretty. I’d love to win this kit. It would make a wonderful gift for my friend that is also a fan of your.

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maggie September 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Saul & Sarah Shrew and their little baby Sammy!

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Nancy September 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I have a dear cousin who is dying of Cancer and loves to sew.
The toad stool pin cushion would please her so.
Perhaps the lazy grasshopper who failed to make himself a
proper house for the winter!

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Karon September 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Love the toadstool pin cushions. In my sewing room. little dust bunnies would live in them.

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Diane Day September 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I love these adorable toadstool houses and would be so delighted to win one. I like to think that a magical hedgehog family lives in them!

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Jennifer Cunningham September 8, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Such cute little toadstools….A fitting home for a busy little gnome!
I am working on your calender bunnies and loving stitching again!

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Lene September 8, 2013 at 6:46 pm

YAY…I’d LOOOOOOVE to enter your giveaway :o)

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Melody September 8, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Love the cuteness of these!!

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Rachel Muumbo September 8, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Your toadstools are gorgeous! I can see my very imaginative daughter and her equally imaginative best friend pretending that they can shrink themselves to fit into these little houses so they can have lots of adventures!

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Missy September 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I love these, and since we are going to be doing Barrie’s Peter Pan and Wendy at school this year, I will say Tink might peek out from there….even though I love the idea of Piglet being there also!

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Missy September 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I LOVE these and think either Tink or Piglet might be lurking underneath!

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ruth September 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm

They are adorable, I definately think the Dummy Fairy, my grand daughter’s just given all her dummies to the Dummy Fairy this week, you hang them on a tree in the garden and overnight the fairy take them away for other babies, and in the morning leaves the little child a present. It would be lovely to think she lives in a toadstool like yours!
http://www.denmark-pictures.com/the-pacifier-tree.html

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Karen Kauffman September 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Hi Helen,
I am new to your site. I love the mouse pin cushions and have made a few, so I think a little mouse would find the toadstools to be quite comfy! Thanks for some lovely projects.

Karen

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Nikki Pacheco Theard September 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I hope that the sweet wee woodland faeries would be delighted to inhabit your enchanting toadstool pincushion, it is so charming.

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Kathy H September 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm

A little family of fairy bunnies, preparing for a family feast!

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Susan Lindeman September 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm

These are adorable! The ladybugs love them too :-)

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diane September 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Way too nice to stick pins in, I would love to win one. Thanks

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Lisa September 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm

This is so delightful! It would be the perfect home for my resident fairy, Flossy. She’s a tooth fairy. She current lives in a quaint little dollhouse but is cutreny on the lookout for a more rural home, being from the country. When she isn’t travelling the country collecting shiny pearly whites, she’s usi g them to build cribs and rattles for baby dormice, and might even save a few to build a lovely toothy picket fence around her toadstool :)

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Christine M September 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Your pin cushions are gorgeous Helen. Maybe some Wee Folk might live there! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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Joyce September 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm

A fairy family. They remind me of illustrations from a book I had as a child.

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Elizabeth wall September 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Lovely I think all the little people in the garden live in the garden toadstool,and they come out at night and have fun then sleep all day inside the toadstool all nice and quite

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marilyn holley-stupka September 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm

The Wee Fairy Folk at the bottom of the garden love these little houses. They make beautiful fabric from the colors of the flowers so we have wonderful cloth for quilts and other cozy things.

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Georgette M September 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm

The tooth fairy. So sweet.

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Eva September 8, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Oi, que lindos! Amei!
Por aqui não temos como esses, pois nosso clima é muito diferente!
Mas, arriscando, acho que aa moradoras são felizes por terem uma “casa” tão bonita! As fadas gostam de coisas assim,delicadas como elas.
tomara que eu ganhe!
bjjssss, Eva from Brasil

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Lauren B. September 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm

I do believe that has those are pin cushions they likely have tailor gnomes living within there walls, you know its always bigger then it looks on the outside.

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Patricia Livingston September 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm

These are so beautiful. There’s a little family of tiny sheep and alpacas living in the garden and a little old lady lives in one of the houses where she sits and spins and sews her beautiful creations. In the other house lives the tiniest and prettiest little dog and its family.

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Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) September 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Oh what an adorable pincushion!!! I live in Australia, so I’m seeing a little family of echidnas living in a sweet home like that. :)

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Sherri S. September 8, 2013 at 11:11 pm

So sweet! I’d like to think there is a little family of gnomes with a pet hedgehog living there.

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Donna September 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Aren’t these just gorgeous. I think that Twinkle a fairy who likes and looks after squirrels lives in one of these delightful homes.

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Rhonda D. September 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm

If I were to win then my little Ewok fairy would have a home! thanks for the chance to win!

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Roslind Sherman September 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm

I’ve always adored fairy tood stool ..These sweet creations are so very magical ..the perfect place for me to inhabit in my dreams..Hugs

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Grisel September 9, 2013 at 12:34 am

I would love to win this pincushion. I LOVE PINCUSHIONS……there’s always a need for them.

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Kathleen Holmes September 9, 2013 at 12:44 am

Why leprechauns of course, trying to hide their pots of gold . . .

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Barbara September 9, 2013 at 12:56 am

Love your toadstools. I can imagine a family of tiny moles living there. Sure hope I win. My daughter in law would love one, I’m sure.
Many blessings….

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Nancye Aitken September 9, 2013 at 1:20 am

I love the idea that a family of little hedgehogs will move into their new house soon.
Cheers
Nancye.

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Sandi September 9, 2013 at 1:48 am

I think these are just adorable!! Mine would have a cute little hedgehog living in it. You do wonderful patterns.

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Sharon September 9, 2013 at 2:47 am

A holiday spent with the fairies in Fantasy land camping out in a beautiful toadstool resort. Thank you for making my days a little more wonderful with sharing hints of imagination, making life more fun living among toadstools. Your tutorials are wonderful, thank you

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Lacey September 9, 2013 at 2:51 am

I love your creations! I think a little frog family lives under one toadstool, right next door to the toad family.

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Cindy guido September 9, 2013 at 3:03 am

Toad stools I would love have one ,they are so cute. Give your dogs a hug from me!

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Nicki September 9, 2013 at 4:06 am

Such lovely toadstools, just wish I was small enough to make my home inside! X

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Janice September 9, 2013 at 5:05 am

We just finished watching Lord of the Rings so I can picture a Hobbit loving this little home.

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Lynn R. September 9, 2013 at 5:17 am

Thank you for the chance to win one of your toadstool pin cushions.

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Charlene Hansen September 9, 2013 at 6:09 am

These are really cute:) perhaps tiny little fairies live there.w

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Elizabeth McDonald (catskill quilter) September 9, 2013 at 7:04 am

These pincushions are adorable! They look like a perfect sort of home for gnomes!

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Patricia September 9, 2013 at 8:38 am

I love these little toadstools – we are trying to build our house, which due to builders not arriving on site for what seems like weeks on end, I would love to be smaller and just move into one of these they look so cosy. Thanks for all your lovely ideas.

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Jill September 9, 2013 at 8:45 am

Love your woodland themes. I think that all different families of wee little people live in the toadstool houses.

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yvonne September 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

They look like the little toadstool houses that the family of mice lived in , in stories that my mum made up when we and following generations were small. Brings back lovely memories of bedtimes and the unique stories that she told us.

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cheryl September 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

Lovely toadstool creations. I think welsh fairy lives in one, and in the other, her pet corgi dog. Which she uses like a horse, and rides at night, that’s why the corgi dog has a white saddle reins on its coat even now. The mark where the fairies’ saddle and reins go, and they ride them thru the welsh countryside at night

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Julie Barkley September 9, 2013 at 11:56 am

I love the toadstool pincushions! Sew Cute! I think The Littles ( remember them?!) maybe under there living. They are getting tired of travelling and need a vacation! You’re stuffies and patterns, etc are just too Awesome! I bet it is a thrill to love what you do and to wake up everyday thinking ” Hmm, what shall I make today?”

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kajal September 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I was worried reading the post about Daisy only accompanying you to the woods, but I am glad that you clarified that Ben is ok. That fox looks very dapper.

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Wendy September 9, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Love these little toadstools, perfect for sewing fairies.

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Gwendellyn September 9, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Ahhh, these are soooooo cute!! They’re faerie homes for sure ♥ I have a bunch of little books on faerie homes and they’re just the cutest things. Miniature houses are my weakness, I guess!

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Valerie K. September 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

These toadstools exude “WHIMSEY” from each and every stitch…I think that is what makes life a really fun place to be…a family of garden caterpillars would be my choice for residents.

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Kathy Malone September 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Love these toadstools! They are the cutest!

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trish beard September 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm

a fairy queen

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Alexandra Abarca September 9, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Gracias por el sorteo, es divertido participar en estas cosas, pues crean mucha emoción.

Si fuera un hada viviría en esa casita de hongo, produciendo polvo mágico, para regalar a los niños muchos sueños.

Saludos y gracias.

Ale
Costa Rica

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Karin September 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Very cute! Perfect little toadstool.

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sandra k williams September 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm

a small family of cute little mice. they have made them a home there & the tops will keep the rain off of them. love the mushrooms.

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Jennifer Watkins September 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm

My daughter Esme in her dreams. Xxx

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Shari J. September 9, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I would love to give a toadstool pincushion to my grandaughter who is just learning to embroider. She believes in dreamweavers and I could tell her that one lives in the toadstool. I am sure she would place it next to her dreamcatcher and check it every morning to find the dreamweaver.

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Karen Stewart September 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Toadstools are wonderful! You can conjure up all kinds of interesting imaginative stories to go with. Would love to win your little beauty. I’m thinking a cute, little, needle-felted, furry woodlands creature would look perfect perched on top . . . and we have a wide assortment of those around here to choose from!

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Mae Conatser September 10, 2013 at 1:11 am

I would love to hold these delightful mushroom creations in my hands and dream of who might make a home there. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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Marina September 10, 2013 at 5:22 am

I have pet ratties and any one of them would look just adorable sniffing around one of these and then trying to get on top of it! Great for a photo! But if this is to be for fairies, then a ratty fairy godmother could very happily live here. Thank you for the chance to dream a little!

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Marion September 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm

In Australia we have little Gumnut bush babies who live in the little toadstool houses at the bottom of our native bush gardens. As we have low rainfall they often only come out when the weather & area you live in has some rainfall in most seasons, Melbourne is quite suitable for this. The Gumnut bush babies have their wattle & bottlebrush friends over for nectar tea parties under our native ferns, a fitting ending for warm balmy days.

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sandra k williams September 10, 2013 at 5:45 pm

i think a few fairies would be cute around them. they could use them to keep out of the rain & they could make them a cute little home. thanks/chance

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Gracie September 10, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Your toadstools are so cute!! They would make a nice home for a family of tiny mice.

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Sheila Belveal September 10, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Love your toadstools! Perfect for the frog living in my berry bushes!

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Margie Oeltjenbruns September 11, 2013 at 12:08 am

I have just the right amount of room for one of your shrooms.

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jan September 11, 2013 at 10:50 am

stunning as usual like all of your work these take me back to my childhood

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Michelle Emery September 11, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I am just learning to sew and would love one of these adorable pin cushions. And I’m sure a nice mushroom gnome family would love one too! ;)

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Heidi R. September 11, 2013 at 10:41 pm

So adorable!! Loving these toadstools!! Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!!!! I think Hodge and Podge live in the quaint little toadstools and host wonderfully delicious tea parties for all the woodland folk.

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Starla September 12, 2013 at 1:43 am

lovely little friends

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Barbara Roberts September 12, 2013 at 3:20 am

I would love to win these. It was my favorite project in your issue. I think little fairy’s are living there!

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Heather September 12, 2013 at 7:27 am

Hi,
I , like so many others , love reading your blog. Thankyou for sharing your ideas and life.

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Helen Porter September 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm

I am in need of a pin cushion and how pretty are these. A fairy would live in these gorgeous toadstools.

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sandra k williams September 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm

i have a little bitty frog out by my back door. that toad stool would sure make him a nice home. love these mushrooms.

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Karen L. September 14, 2013 at 12:03 am

Hi! I just stumbled across your blog and have really enjoyed reading through some past postings. Too late for the give-away but thought I would leave a comment anyway as your blog was so fun to read.

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Jenny M October 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I can imagine a little pixie being very comfortable in this toadstool or a fairy sitting outside sewing. Great project.

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