Last summer I pattern-tested the Circle Box pattern for my friend Amber. As soon as I was working on my test piece an idea took hold in my mind. It was several months until I could complete it, but I'm so glad I did. I have a penchant for woodland themed projects and love how this toadstool circle box came together (bonus that I'm keeping it for myself!).
The top is made with 1/2" English paper pieced hexies. The box is also all pieced by hand following the circle box pattern. This was not a quick project - but was a good project to have while sitting at the ice rink through the many hours of hockey we have each season.
To make this project even better...in comes my friend Susi. She is one of the most talented people I know. She is creative on many levels and through multiple media and is a total sweetheart. She offers some really great tiny paper piecing patterns. I'm currently in love with her "Into the Woods" set. As soon as the pattern was released, I knew I just had to make my toadstool box the perfect gnome home.
I think he look pretty happy here! And he has his own little mushroom stool, too!
Susi's patterns come with a hexagon template, but as you can see here they don't have to be used that way. They can also be enlarged and the possibilities are endless. She has several sets which, in my opinion, are all amazing. Please check back in a couple of weeks because I am participating in a fantastic blog hop as part of the release of a new Tiny Toffee Designs pattern! The blog hop is hosted by Susi at http://tinytoffeedesigns.blogspot.com and has an amazing line-up that you will not want to miss.