11 January 2008

Life's too short to stuff a ...

mushroom erect

… toadstool?

Especially when it’s 41C freaking degrees (that’s 106F for those of you still working in old money).

mushroom prostrate

And especially when the bloomin’ thing won’t stand up.

22 comments:

tut-tut said...

That's not a failure; it's a mushroom in need of a base! Looks lovely.

Jenny said...

Have you tried putting a rock inside the stalk?
By the way the candlesticks were only $1.50... BARGAIN.

campbellgirl said...

tut-tut said exactly what I was going to say - it's not a failure! That's a beautiful toadstool/mushroom, and I'm sure a base would do the trick.

Commiserations on the heat - my sister lives near Melbourne and I often cringe when she tells me how hot it is!

Cheers!

Stomper Girl said...

Oh Suse I can tell that you cope with these hot days about as well as I do. Roll on cool change.

Lots of real toadstools in the wild fall over too :-)

Kim said...

I find it deeply unsettling that as the weather gets hotter you move from making tea-cosies for your fruit to felt mushrooms. DUDE - buy some linen and start making bags or anything - you're making us all H.O.T.

And I think the tag 'failure' is a tad harsh - I mean, just because it doesn't stand up. It still looks like a toadstool

Jodie said...

Excellent vertigo suffering toadstool. Can you put those funny little weights in the stalk - they are usually used for teddy bears I think. I may have a bag here if you need more info.

hazeljoy said...

oh my. that's like 8 times as hot as it was here today (and it was way too hot at work). how are you not melted?

Elizabeth said...

I have an excellent trick. Stuff the stem with unpopped popcorn, so it will be heavier than it's top. And widen the base a little on the next one. I know there is going to be a next one. A whole fairy circle, am I right?

I want to see this heat you keep taking about. And sunshine, show us some sunshine so we can imagine the heat but not have to feel it.

Sharon said...

I agree with all the comments re toadstool - a fairy circle - now that is a grand idea - complete with fairies??? Just kidding...

This heat is a killer isn't it I am well and truely over it.. Roll on autumn...

Carson said...

oh pooperama! it's still cute tho.
And I so hear you about the heat..actually it's more the humidity that's getting to me.

Suse said...

Thank you all for the brilliant and helpful suggestions.

Sadly however, this little toadstool already has a cardboard circle base and a stem PACKED with rocks. And it still won't stand up.

Clearly it's a fungi prostratii, or something.

Badger said...

My girl child thought this was very cute, and would like to know if you knitted each piece and then felted them and assembled them, or did you knit/assemble the whole thing and THEN felt it.

Because her mother knows NOTHING about this felting stuff, being that she is still at the garter-stitch stage of knitting. The poor child is operating under a handicap.

shula said...

Change coming in as I type, Suse.

And Amen to that.

Suse said...

Badger, it's made out of bits of old woollen blanket, one red, one cream. Please pass my humble thanks to the girlchild for her compliments.

Shula, change has just hit here too, 5 minutes later, complete with huge juicy raindrops. I had to race to get the washing in. Amen indeed for some coolth finally.

bluemountainsmary said...

Time for a cool change .... The dag in me always did quite like that LRB song - especially living in Adelaide during its revolting summers...

Toadstool very cute and you are very funny!

Paula said...

Very cute toadstool I agree it just needs a broader base maybe one of green fabric to mimic grass.

And, here we’ve been all a twitter that this province had the highest temperatures in Canada yesterday; when it reached a balmy 9.0°C. This is an unheard for January when it is typically -35°C with the wind chill.

blackbird said...

Oh!
Not a failure...too cute.

fiveandtwo said...

Indeed.

melissa@yummygoods said...

I flippin' LOVE that mushroom!

ilse said...

If I were a toadstool , I wouldn't stand up when its "freaking" 41°C.
There's nothing wrong with him !

Teaching Handwork said...

sweet mushroom... you have a fun site another blog craft artist told me about your site so I am checking out what you are up :) and saying hi

keryn said...

Guess your toadstool's stuffed, figuratively as well as literally. I'm sure you can solve this dilemma, but the question is, do you really need to? In the HEAT and all.

Maybe an Atlas Gnome underneath......