Meet Mr. Cups! My new helper – I found him upstate in a fabulously junky junk shop – he makes a very cheery pin holder. I love the way his details are painted – I looked him up and found out he was made in Japan in the forties and there is a Mrs. – I’m on the look out. He helped me make lots of mini toadstools – pixie size fungi made from little scraps.
I used the mini size from the little mushroom sewing pattern – just big enough for someone’s pocket.
They’re fun to make in a batch and easy to travel with – just a little bag of scraps and a few supplies. I always use wool stuffing – it gives them a nice sponginess and you can fine tune the shape.
PS -There’s a print version of the sewing pattern too – a 16 page booklet.
I hope you make a batch of sweet mini fungi! Use #annwoodpattern on instagram to share.
Your work brightens my day and my inbox! Thank you.
Now time to play matchmaker… My friends make her! This is like a KoKeshia doll.
Sorry if posting the link isn’t ok. But you need to see!
Nice Mr Cups : )
But don´t you think he would love a fat hat or a soft ball in his cup?
That way you could use him, even better, as as a pin holder! Maybe even a mushroom in his cup : )
And yes, the mushrooms look great!
Ann, your mini funghi are beautiful!
I recently put a merry wobbler photo as my 2nd ever on Instagram – would love you to go see 🙂 @clairelander74
Maria I LOVE your friends work! thanks for posting link 🙂
Makes me think of this blogsite… http://creativebreathing.blogspot.com/ – maybe you could make him a wife, lol
so cute Mr Cups, but does’nt he need a hat, a anvaluable little hat ?
It’s always a great travel in your blog… so great!
I just love your creations 🙂
Ils sont superbes ces champignons.
I have an entire family of Mr. Cups somewhere. Egg cups left over from my childhood. He would have had a knitted hat with a pompom on top to keep the egg warm. So cute.