The Making of a Mushroom - WIP

Hello Lovelies!
I do hope your week is off to a good start?

After revealing the yarn I've been using for my current "work In Progress" in my last blog post, I thought it was about time I shared a little more about what exactly I'm working on.
This was actually a project that I started having a play around with at the end of last Summer, but as often happens with ideas, it some how got away from me.

Last month I was sorting out my craftroom and putting my crochet hooks away into the Toadstool caddy that I had made, but not finished. There it was again, the motivation and inspiration to finish this project and turn it into the pattern that I had originally intended it to be. Best get Cracking!

Now I couldn't for the life of me remember what I had originally done, so the best thing was to just start over again.
I gathered up my yummy Scheepjes Cahlista and got to work! Hooking up a storm.

As this is a project to house bits 'n bobs like crochet hooks and darning needles, it was important to have a structure to work around. I used an old coffee tin (look at me up-cycling!) and a polystyrene half sphere that I had left over from when I made this wedding bouquet way back when.
I prepped the structure of the tin caddy...

Working the luscious red cahlista to form a neat and perfect fitting dome for the top of my toadstool. Sewing it neatly together and then getting to work on a few extra little details...

crocheting little white splurges for the top of the toadstool, adding to its cute fairytale feel.

....a door, button door handle.....

plus a few little extras that aren't quite finished yet!

OOOOOH almost there! Hopefully it'll be all finished by the weekend and I can share a big TAH-DAh with you all and maybe a little pattern :-)

Here are the useful yarn links if you missed them last post:

I settled on these 5 colors for the main bulk of my project and ordered them in full size balls.
That's a full 50g ball of:

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