Miss Muffet’s Tuffet

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet

Eating her curds and whey,

When along came a spider 

That sat down beside her,

And frightened Miss Muffet away.

If not for this poem, I doubt that any of us would even have heard of the word tuffet, let alone know what it is. Think of a footstool big enough to sit on. And as far as curds and whey goes – it’s basically cottage cheese.

But back to the tuffet. I can imagine someone long ago sitting on one in front of a big fireplace with sewing in hand and feeling very cozy and comfy. I’m not sure who thought of the tuffet, but they are cute and handy. In fact, I decided I needed one so much, I made one.


This is my blue (of course, blue!) tuffet. It stands twelve inches high and eighteen inches in diameter. There are twenty-four different fabrics used and sixty-four stripes of fabric. Somehow it looks much smaller on the floor than it did on my sewing table and in my sewing machine!


The little feet still need to be painted, but I couldn’t wait to show you the almost finished product. They will be painted blue, of course. How silly of you to ask!


The tuffet now resides in the living room, with all the other blue things. It will make a nice stool or side table to put a tray on. I love it!


But between you and me, I would not make another one. One is enough!

11 thoughts on “Miss Muffet’s Tuffet

  1. Hi Granny,

    I love it! I’m so envious, though I don’t have any space for one in my micro studio apartment. But if I did I would have to have two, one with blue and one with purple. 🙂 And no I wouldn’t and couldn’t make them. You are so incredibly talented.

    Good and healing thoughts to you and to those you love.


      • Oh Granny

        No, not at this point. It would be lovely to think that it might be doable by me someday.

        Good and healing thoughts to yous.


      • I wish we lived closer and we could do it together. What fun that would be! Fabric all over the room, staples flying around, spray glue on everything, thread and shreds all over us. Screws and needles, hammers and tacks, wood and foam. It doesn’t get any better than making a tuffet! It’s all coming back to me now!
        Yikes, what a mess, but what a grand result.
        It takes a warrior of sorts. I’m thinking I might need a medal! Really It was fun.


  2. Granny,

    It would be so lovely to live closer together and to be able to make a grand project together. It is one of our fondest wishes and deepest hopes that someday we could visit you. Of course I probably would not want to do a project together, I could think of so many things I would love to do with our time together. But then again a project together might be just the wonderful thing to do while we are sharing our souls with one another and spending time together.

    Good and healing thoughts to you and to those you love.


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