Make a… carrot pincushion
COMPLETE the stitching, then roll the fabric into a carrot shape. With the stitching matching up at the back seam, trim away some of the excess fabric, leaving a 1.25cm (½in) seam allowance on both back edges.
KEEP the fabric folded into a carrot shape and roughly gather the top of the carrot up in your hand. Once you have decided on the final length of your carrot, trim away some of the excess fabric at the top. Pin, then machine stitch, the back seam closed on the wrong side. Trim away some of the excess seam allowance, and turn to the right side. Stuff firmly with toy stuffing. Stitch a row of gathering stitches across the top of the carrot fabric. Pull up the thread to gather then secure with stitches.
CUT a circle of grey felt to cover the gathering at the top of the carrot. Use fabric glue or a few neat stitches to hold in place. Using green felt, cut two leaf shapes, joined in the middle. Place on the grey felt in the centre of the carrot top and stitch or glue in place.
Why not add a loop of baker’s twine to the top of your carrots, so they can hang up in your craft room when not in use?