Friday, June 28, 2013

Mushroom Manor

Fern's wish has come true!  She and Merlin now have a cozy little Mushroom Manor to call home :-)  A little place to curl up in at night, and stay dry when the rains come.  I have a picture tutorial for making the Mushroom Manor on Flickr.  All you need is some worsted yarn from your stash, and some cardboard and oatmeal containers that would probably end up in the landfill.  Other embellishments to the scene are from this blog under 'Crochet an outdoor setting.'

Fern is also pleased to finally have some clothes!  I made her a dress from some pretty crochet lace, for which there is a tutorial to do this.

We've been happily crocheting these sweet summer days.  Hope you are making some joy in your life as well :-)

29 comments:

  1. The Mushroom Manor is just delightfull love the outfit and outdoor setting, once again you have made something really wonderfull. Thanks for sharing your outstanding patterns!

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  2. Genial! un trabajo fantástico! mi enhorabuena.
    Besos

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  3. I hope miss Fern asked nicely for the clothes and the delightful hideaway!! I have this booklet in my craft area (somewhere) but have not tried this lace--what a fun idea. I need to take some time out to have fun. Little Fern looks like she is happy. I love crocheting little items in the sweltering heat (Nebraska) on my front porch with my dog!! Thanks for the fun ideas!!! Judy

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  4. Oh my dear Beth, you have done it again. I am totally captivated by your mushroom manor and its wee occupants. Fern's dress suits her so well. You matched dress and hair perfectly. A lovely scene.

    I have this leaflet and have made mant lovely edgings from it.

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    1. Thank you, my friend, for your always good words :-)

      Beth

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  5. Mushroom Manor & Fern's new dress are adorable. Once again you have put a smile on my face & in my heart. Thank you.

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  6. Utterly gorgeous. I especially like the crochet lace edging on Fern's dress.

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  7. My goodness Beth that is adorable! You are so creative! And Fern's dress, just amazing!

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  8. This is ADORABLE!!! Love it!... I've been doing some crocheting myself, as some days there just is no comfort except to sit directly in front of a fan blowing on HIGH!!.. I would love to try my hand at making a Forget Me Knot Doll sometime soon! Yours are so SWEET, and now the mushroom house is just priceless!... Enjoy your weekend! ~tina

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  9. Очень красиво!!! Прекрасная идея!!!

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    1. Большое вам спасибо за ваши добрые слова

      Beth

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  10. Thank you ALL so much for your good words! I love crocheting lace patterns, but never know quite what to do with them; so turning them into doll clothing is a perfect storm for me :-)

    Most of my crocheting in the summer is done in front of a fan as well! Keep cool, and enjoy the crochet.

    Beth

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  11. I love what you did! I have to try some lace after i finish the wedding favors for my sister.:D
    hugs
    rux

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  12. Oh how sweet you made this for her.so adorable!

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  13. How cute! :) We used oatmeal boxes for drums, hats, and to store all kinds of fun things when we were kids. I always loved those things. Your use for them is the BEST!

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  14. What a fabulous place to live. Is there a pattern for a human size mushroom manor? It looks so cozy and snug I'm really envious.

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  15. Thank you so much for your good words, Rux, Angelina, Lois, and Eli :-)

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  16. If only I had some cardboard and an oatmeal tube! I have so many dolls who would love this. ;) You are so talented!

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  17. I love your mushroom house. So cute!

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  18. Thank you for sharing all these lovely patterns! If I succeed in making something, I'll post it on my blog and will let you know.

    Greetings from Holland,

    Juffrouw Mier

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  19. Do you have a pattern for the crocheted pieces? I would love to make this but I'm not that good at crocheting from scratch. :)

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    1. Hi Ally,

      Only a tutorial for making this, since the piece sizes will depend on what container you use to make your manor. Maybe the tutorial will help you 'wing' it from scratch!

      Beth

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  20. I really love this one!!! i am trying to figure out how you did the body of the mushroom, love allof your creations

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    1. Oops! Looks like when I let my Ipernity account go back to free, I lost the images for the tutorial. I will put them up on Flickr and create a new link, but basically I just worked sc to fit the outside of an oatmeal container that I cut a arched entryway in, then a separte piece to fit the inside, then single crocheted the two together around the opening.

      Beth

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    2. Hi Beth,
      I can't find this on flickr I would love to make one but I have no idea how to. Can you please make another tutorial sometime on this Mushroom Manor?
      Ann

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    3. Hi Ann,

      Yes, I just need to get to it! I have the images, but never created a tutorial on Flickr.

      Beth

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