Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Polkadot Door Blog Hop

Hello, everyone!  So glad you could join me today in celebrating The Polkadot Door's second Blog-iversary!  They're hosting a little hop to celebrate, with goodies involved, so you might want to go check it out!  You can play along if you'd like...here's the inspiration board...

The fabrics, handmade felt flowers and buttons are what caught my eye, and I was in the mood for something a little different than my typical cards, so I set to work with a small jar, some buttery looking fabric, quilt batting, and my own handmade flower...


That fluffy little thing is kind of like the cherry on top of my milkshake...or my cupcake...


Yep, it's a little cupcake pin cushion!  And it was really so easy!  I'm sure there are bunches of these around, but I was inspired this week by THIS ONE at Andrea Budjack's blog, to get creative with my own fabrics and whip up one of my own.  It was made with a whole lotta love and intended to bring a smile to a dear friend's face...



Hope it does the trick!


The trims, by the way, are from vintage table linens that I purchased quite some time ago for just the right project, and this was it.  They were not in colors I would ever use in my home, and on several, while the cloth was stained, most of the trim was NOT!  (That just meant I was able to get them pretty inexpensively.)  I just cut the pretty trim off the edges, leaving about a 1/4 inch of the cloth (and giving me space for glue!)  I wrapped the olive green around twice at the top of the jar, and then finished off with the white.  The ribbon that I pulled around the top of the jar covered up my raw edges.  I left a little more excess edge on the trim on top of the cupcake, and just tucked the excess down inside the "swirls" or folds.  And I thought the quilters pins to keep the pretty scallops down made great "sprinkles".  This was a no-sew project that I would highly recommend that you try!  So much fun!  If you would like to, and need more details...just let me know!
If you're hopping, next on the list is
If you would like to start at the beginning, just click HERE for all the details and the full list of designers.
Thanks so much, Rebecca and Sarah, for the invitation and the inspiration!
So glad you could stop in today!!
~Geri~








18 comments:

  1. Geri this is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the swirl of fabric adorned with pearls and lace trim you used to create your cupcake! Your cluster of felt and frilly flowers along with the stickpin on the top is indeed the cherry on top of this little lovely!

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  2. Oh, my WOW!! I love your sweet cupcake! It's even calorie free! lol They just said on the tv that their favorite cake is the one on the plate in front of them! lol My favorite is the one on the screen in front of me! Your friend is going to treasure it, Geri!...Nancy :o)

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  3. Fantastic take on the challenge! Love that cupcake, it looks yummy!

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  4. I love how you really took this inspiration literally! What a fantastic little pin cushion, so cute!! I'm going to have to save the idea for a rainy day, I've been looking for a cute pin cushion :) Thank you so much for joining the birthday bloghop, loved this stop along the way :)

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  5. Oh gosh! This is just the cutest! I love your little pincushion and am now feeling the need to try my hand at one. I love your wonderful attention to detail.

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  6. Oh wow that is just so pretty and almost too nice to actually use. Love it.

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  7. OM Goodness that is the most amazingly cutest thing Ive seen today! vicki's right it alsmost too nice to use.

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  8. OMGosh! Your cupcake pincushion is positively AWESOME - and, I know it will bring a huge smile to your dear friend's face!

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  9. Good gracious golly gee girl!!! This is just incredible! I love your sewn projects. They are always so imaginative, plus neat as a pin! Awesome's not a big enough word for this so let's try MEGA-awesome! Love it Geri! Hugs!

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  10. I LOVE IT!!!! What a cute little project, I bet it was SO fun to create!!!

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  11. What a darling cupcake pin cushion. thanks for sharing

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  12. WOW - what an awesome take on the Challenge - Love your colors and all the detail is wonderful!!!

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  13. Oh my gosh! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Fabulous idea and a super sweet pincushion ... thanks so much for sharing your talents, Geri!

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  14. Gorgeous! This is stunning and love all of the layers your created. Thank you for inspiring me in return :)

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  15. this is fabulous, love all the fabric layering, great inspiration :)

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