It started one morning, when I decided I needed a new pin cushion. I dragged out some felt and cut shapes and sewed stuff on in a rather haphazard fashion, but with a basic design in mind. I was so pleased with the first version, everyone in the family had t have a good look at it.
Having lived with it for a couple of days, I realised it looked more like a large lollipop! So I set about trying to get the top flatter and wider. A bit more cutting and sewing and I got something a bit more like the vision in my head - but still not perfect. Then it struck me ... a piece of circular card would stop the top from blooming out underneath. It also had the added bonus that I wouldn't lose needles in the toadstool top!
With a bit more experimentation I managed to get the gills underneath and a decent sized toadstool cap. Success! My final version, complete with a-symmetric stalk designed to make it easier to hold, was wrapped up as a Christmas present for my sister. I hope you like the final version?!