Miss Muffet’s Tuffet

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet

Eating her curds and whey,

When along came a spiderĀ 

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!