Fairies at the bottom of our garden!

by Helen on August 4, 2013

Picture the scene …. a warm(ish) summer’s afternoon in the summer house at Coombe Leigh.  Feeling relaxed – cup of tea, a biscuit (or two!) and some gentle stitching.  Then the peace is shattered as two excited  furry faces appear ……..

Come and see Mum!

 “Mum! MUM!!! M U M ! !! ! Come and see – come and see NOW!!” 

Toadstool Pin Cushions

 “There are fairies living at the bottom of our garden!!” 

Not really !  Just the photoshoot for my first pattern for the September issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine – little toadstool pin cushions – great for those Christmas Fairs, as little gifts or just for yourself.  Just the tiniest scraps of fabric and felt, vintage cotton spools, styrofoam hemispheres – and a lot of fun!


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie August 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

They are great Helen!
Julie xxxxxx


pam August 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Adorable! I was following along on instagram and thought just maybe they might be mushrooms!


Jeannette August 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm

where the fairies scared?Did those brown beasties frighten them…the Toadstool doors are tightly shut…shhhh if we’re quiet they might come out and say hello!!!


Hannah August 4, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Those are cute!


Linda B August 5, 2013 at 2:24 am

Adorable! I’m off to rummage through my fabric stash for appropriate fabrics…must be prepared to make a fairy village of toadstool pin cushions come September!
X Linda


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