I love things that are the wrong size.
Like those giant iPhones in the Apple store windows? Want. I don't even know why. Maybe to make into a giant nightlight. To float in the pool I don't have. I dunno, I can't explain it.
When I was little, my brother and I had these banks shaped like giant crayons. They were as tall as we were back then. And they were awesome.
|you wish you were this cool|
Those giant ice cream cone lamps? Been on my wishlist for a while now. Someday.
Anyway, for the Colette Patterns book signing at Sew LA a few weeks ago, there was a photobooth setup, and I volunteered to make some props. For some reason I instantly thought, Giant Tomato Pincushion.
I used quilting weight red panels edged in green piping. It was my first attempt at piping and I must say, not nearly as scary as I thought! I stuffed the whole thing with styrofoam pellets meant for a beanbag chair. Did you know you can buy a ginormous bag of those for $12 at Bed Bath & Beyond? Yep!
I realized after I made it that it's the perfect size for an ottoman or floor pouf. So now my sewing room chair has an accessory. You could totally make the same pattern out of a different fabric [minus the leafy top] and have a cute living room floor pouf.
I'm planning on writing up a pattern for this, both tomato version and floor pouf version...whatcha'll think? Interested?