Monday, December 20, 2010

felty cupcakes

hello peoples. unsurprisingly, i am unprepared for christmas even at this late date. ah well, i thought i would share this little thing that i worked on until the wee hours this morning. first off, supplies... i ordered some tasty wool felt from tadaa studio felt on etsy. such lovely colors:

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and fast shipping as well, so they get my recommendation!

so my best friend had her baby a bit early. their sort of "theme" for her room is pink and brown and cupcakes. soo, i put together a little "baby's first christmas ornament" kind of thing. it is far from perfect and i probably should have done a little practice one first, but it's five days from christmas right now. so, no. (sigh.)

i sketched out my cupcake shape on paper, cut it out...

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and traced it onto the felt. i left a bit around the edges for stitching. in the future, i think it'll be easier to cut out the two shapes (frosting and cake) separately. i did a bit of free hand embroidery and...

last minute gift!

yay! it's sort of cute. for the back, i very very lightly sketched an "a" with pencil, and embroidered over that. (why yes, i do like chain stitch.. it's not that i haven't learned any others or anything silly like that)

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i stitched the bottom parts together around the edges, then around the bottom of the frosting. i added a small bit of batting in the middle, but you could probably do a couple pieces of felt instead. stitch stitch all around, don't forget the ribbon, and done. (i just added it in as i sewed around and it seems to be holding well.) hope they like it...

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