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Cupcakes, A Day Early!

2 Feb

So as it turns out I didn’t finish my custom order yesterday, which means you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see how it turned out.  In the meanwhile, how about a cute little pattern for a cupcake applique?  Yes?  Yes?  Wellllll, okay.

 

Y.U.M.

 

 

 

I made this little bag for a friend who happens to LOVE cupcakes.  It was her birthday, and I needed something to put her gift, this awesome little necklace in, so I came up with this teeny thing:

the cutest little cupcake bag in all the land!

I didn’t keep track of the pattern for the bag – it’s just some BLO dc’s, really.  BUT THE CUPCAKE, oh, well, the cupcake looked like it was going to take ten minutes and ended up taking me all afternoon.  Those ratios are more difficult than they look, yo (though it may have had something to do with an extreme bout of insomnia on my part).  ANYWAY.  Here’s what to do:

FOR THE FROSTING:

1: ch 8

2: sc across, ch1, turn

3: sc-inc, 6 sc, sc-inc, ch1, turn

4: sc-dec, 6 sc, sc-dec, ch1, turn

5: sc-dec, 4sc, sc-dec, ch1, turn

6: sc-dec, 2sc, sc-dec, FO.

FOR THE CAKE:

1: ch 5

2: turn, ch1, sc across x3, FO.

FOR THE CHERRY:

1: ch5, sl st to form a ring

2: sc however many you can fit to form a circle (6 or 8 ought to do it), FO.

Sew or Liquid Stitch all that jazz together, and… (say it with me now…  VOILA!)  Cupcake appliques for everyone!  Hooray!

Yeah, I use Hello Kitty lip gloss. Wanna make something of it?!?

P.S. Wow, someone really ought to refinish my vanity… that looks just AWFUL…

Free Pattern Friday: Granny 1/2 Square Bag

28 Jan

Remember that Half Granny Square Tutorial I did earlier this month?  Well, I ended up with this:

 

It's a sting ray!

Which, if you fold all three corners in towards the middle and whip stitch them, ends up looking like this:

 

OMG cute, right?

I added a little handle and a velcro closure (which I reinforced by embroidering that little extra bit of light green you see in the middle — velcro needs something to stick to!), and mailed this off to the second official recipient of my 2011 Handmade Pay It Forward Campaign (Want to get involved?  Use some form of electronic communication to contact me & I’ll tell you all the cool details).

Here are the official pattern directions:

1. Make a 1/2 granny square 15 rows big (look HERE for a refresher on how to accomplish this).

2. sc around the entire 1/2 square & FO.

3: Fold any two adjacent corners in toward each other until they are touching and whip stitch them together through the sc’s (The whip stitches are white on my bag).

4. Fold the last corner in & whip stitch it into place. TURN YOUR BAG INSIDE OUT, making the inside the outside. Or, if you like the way the stitches look, just leave the bag the way it is!

(side note: I just realized I was supposed to switch the laundry two hours ago.  Oops).

5. Where the three corners meet, embroider a little oval or rectangle-y bit to even out the top edge and give some support to your velcro, should you decide to add some.

6. Chain a chain about the size of the circumference of your wrist, FO, & sew to the side of the bag.  VOILA!  (did you say “voila”?  Seriously.  It’s ever so much more satisfying if you say “voila”).

 

the back of the bag, which is also totally cute. Maybe it should be the front... Hmm...

Aahhh! The cuteness! It hurts my eyes! It's TOO cute! It's just TOO CUTE!!!

 

Obviously you can make as many rows as you’d like – the bigger the 1/2 square, the bigger the bag.  This size (which I made with a G hook, btw), is the perfect size for make-up.  Or snacks.  Mmmm…snacks.  I love snacks…  })i({

 

 

Custom Order, Part 1

15 Dec

Feast your eyes on this adorable little hat… it’s just the beginning of my current custom order!

…put this hat on any little girl’s head, and… voila!  Instant Cute!

.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 <—Nina thinks so too…