This month I came up with a easy project that everyone could do in an evening, smocking some cupcakes!
This idea started with an article in Creative Needle by Janet Sewell in June of 2008. She used clay pots and parfait dishes. I chose to use a silicon cupcake liner for my base. The sprinkles are pins pushed into a styrofoam ball covered in back-smocked fabric.
Why would I make a green and blue cupcake? It matches my sewing room. I will show pictures, but I didn't clean before I took them. I am in the thick of sewing up a few dresses for an upcoming trip. I have made three dresses this week for myself and one top and skirt for my daughter. Think of cyclone hitting in a small space!
I pulled out my old Viking Quilt Designer for my daughter to sit with me and sew. I am in love with my Viking SE.
My room was used as a study by a previous owner, so it came with all these cabinets and shelves. I had them all nicely stacked and decorated, but then inherited a huge assortment of sewing, stamping, and scrapbook supplies when my mother died. I was able to store everything, it just isn't as artistically pleasing as it was before. The cabinets below are full of fabric.
My husband gave me a coverstitch machine a little while ago. It is the newest member of my sewing room. It is a wonderful machine. I have only used it on one project, but it was love at first use!
I keep my models for taking pictures.
Sorry for the glare, but these are patterns my mom used for me as a child. I put together the collages with fabric and trims to match. It is fun to look at them when I work.
My cutting table has survived three moves with the help of elbow brackets and more screws. I keep my awaiting projects in the bins below. Do you think I can finish all these projects this summer?
Smocked cupcakes to match my room. Other cupcakes came in chocolate, orange sherbet, and lemon sherbet. They were all cute!