Friday, 12 September 2008

More cupcake fun & Giveaway reminder...

Yippeee, it is Friday!!!

Right, well I have got that out of my system lets look at some things I have been making. I am still on my pincushion trail, they are fun to make and something that I can do in front of the television, and of course it is the The Tudors again tonight at 9pm so I must be settled with something to sew by then. I have completed some more cupcakes and I have sold one of them on Etsy already so I am now down to just two of them...

Whilst on holiday in August I came across a lovely cook shop in Lewes that had these mini white fluted dishes which sang out cupcakes cases to me. So I bought three and now wish that I had bought more!! One cupcake has flown off to a new home last week.

This flower shaped pincushion is a fun one to make as well with quite small amounts of fabric and lovely buttons. I like to make the two sides different.

I have even managed to find some boxes for the more breakable pincushions for them to be packed snugly to go to their new homes. I have just started my annual pincushion project at school and showed the students my wheel barrow and sewing machine pincushions that I made last year..

I had a few others that I have made over the years, including a hamburger with felt cheese slice etc. So that got off to a good start and I will post their creations once made.

The week has been hectic which is why I have not posted since last Sunday. Good luck to the 22 bloggers who have entered my giveaway, another week to go until results day. Come on everyone join in, tell others, borrow the pics and put them on your blog etc.

At the top of this blog is a follower section which is the new gadget from blogger and I have a follower, Nan from Nannybird over in America. I am delighted she is the first as Nan helped me alot in the early days, welcomed me to join her giveaway and has helped me since with questions. Add yourself, let me visit you and others to find you. Last week I had 49 people visit, why not say who you are? Just click on the comment icon at the bottom of each post, if you do not have a blog you can sign yourself as anonymous. Honestly anyone can leave a message. Or email me if you need a bit of help. A visitor came from Ely. I went to Ely Sixth Form so that brought back some memories.

My thoughts now need to point towards my entry for the Camper van swap, I have collected a few things but still not sure what item to make!! Arrrrgh I did not think it would be this difficult. I have found a few pictures though...


UUmmmmm, now what to do next?

Ballet starts its new term tomorrow so an early start in the morning.
Back with more tomorrow.
Take care
XX

9 comments:

Nan said...

OH GOODY!!! Purple and Pink, my FAVorite! Yum, yum, yummy looking cup cake! I see my bag color suggestion works well for cupcakes too! Have a great weekend!

M.Kate said...

...beuatiful cupcakes, happy weekend :D

Alison Boon said...

Those white cases are adorable and perfect for the cupcakes. Hmmm camper vans.... nope no inspiration yet but I'm sure you'll think of something great.

twiggypeasticks said...

Great cupcakes. The Singer sewing machine is fantastic, you are so clever!!! I wouldn't know where to start. Good luck with the camper van swap, hope the ideas start flowing for you :)
Twiggy x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your clever pincushions - the wheelbarrow is especially cute!

btw, it was a scented magnolia made out of a paper/foam material that was sitting on top of my covered cookbook (for styling purposes - I am trying to improve my photo layouts:)

Kitty said...

Do you know I have never made a pin cushion? I intend to remedy that very soon!

Those are lovely cupcakes - and as you say, those fluted dishes are perfect for cases.

Hope ballet went well! x

Lea said...

I have just found your blog and love it!! It's beautiful xxx

Country Bliss said...

Brilliant pincushions, love the singer one. Perhaps you could make a camper van pincushion, I haven't a clue what I'm making yet.
Yvonne

Primrose Corner said...

I love these pincushions. I've never really been captured by the need to make them ....... but after your lovely snail of dimpliness and now these I'm beginning to wake up at night dreaming of what I could make......
Oh dear! Whatever next.....
Jx

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