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!
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Thanks so much, Rebecca and Sarah, for the invitation and the inspiration!
So glad you could stop in today!!