The material required for making apples is cut into a circle of any size

desired and from any material. The edge should be turned in

one-sixteenth of an inch and gathered all around. Place this over a

piece of cotton batting, over which a piece of wire has been twisted,

leaving ends long enough for a stem. Add a sufficient amount of cotton

to fill the material out well. Draw the thread tight and sew. A stitch

may be caught through the center and pulled down, or a little tuft of

brown embroidery thread sewed to the center to give a more realistic

look. The apple may be tinted with water-color if desired. In that case

the entire apple should be moistened first and then the color applied

and allowed to dry.