Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Bowl Filler

It all started with a bowl full of pumpkins.

Sweet Amelia says - Happy Cake. She thought a couple of them looked like cupcakes.

We count them and sort them and pretend to eat them.
They go from the living room to her play kitchen
into the shopping basket and under the couch.

The Autumnal vibe will be going back into the garage attic in a few weeks.

Then what?

As part of our M&M Sew Charming Facebook group
we're doing a Holly Jolly weekly challenge.

I'm making Christmas Bowl Fillers!

They do look a bit like teeny pin cushions.
They are not! They are little bowl fillers.

Wool, homespun, flannel ... all scraps.
Hand and machine stitched
Embroidered and embellished.

They measure from 2.5"x2.5" to 4"x4" ... I didn't specifically measure anything. Just made them "small" and layered them up. I filled each with a combo of polyfil and crushed walnuts. They're stuffed "just enough" - not too much.

I bought a big bag of bird litter at the bird store, 6 (8?)years ago. It's almost gone after years of pincushions.  For the next set, I might add a drop (or 3) of essential oil. I know it won't last but we'll enjoy it for a time.

If you are interested in the shapes (not instructions/directions/pattern), I upload a new one on Fridays. So far, you can find the trees and the Gingerbread family. 

Go to:
M&M Sew Charming
on Facebook and ask to join the group.

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