Saturday, June 28, 2008

Did Somembody Say Cupcake Swap?

I just found out about a cupcake swap being hosted by Red Geranium Cottage and I think there's still time to get in on this. Sounds like fun, fun, fun! I, too, am thinking about doing a swap. Being that it's summer, how about a strawberry theme? Anybody out there interested? If so, leave a comment and I'll arrange it.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Strawberry Sundae

This is my version of a "strawberry pincushion". It is reminiscent of an old-fashioned vanilla ice cream sundae. Made by Me from a tag sale find dessert dish with vintage lace, buttons, pincushion "skewers", and topped off with a yummy beaded strawberry. Visit Heather Bailey's website to see her scrumptious strawberry pincushions.


Saturday, June 21, 2008


Thank you Bakerella. These not only look adorable, they taste great too! Although a little time consuming, they have endless possibilities. We are definitely going to try your bikini beach bears next. By the way, that lazy susan they are placed on was decoupaged by Me. I used photo copies of cups, plates, and spoon images, as well as pictures of various cookies and chocolate curls. The napkins are photo copies of actual vintage handkerchiefs that I own. I made this several years ago and it has been sitting on my kitchen table ever since.


Friday, June 20, 2008


Just received this purse made my sister, Ellen (one of the Pennington "Material Girls"). I just love the colors! And there are so many compartments inside:) When I visited the Sis Boom event on June 5th, Jennifer Paganelli came up to me and commented on how much she loved this purse (especially the fabric selection)!

Or, perhaps you prefer a little cupcake purse? This one was crocheted by Me for Frannie. It is made from Tahki cotton classic in light green and pink. Just a little more than one skein of each color was used. And if you're going to have a cupcake, you've got to put sprinkles on the top, so Frannie picked out small round beads in her favorite colors that had little sparkles on them. The basic pattern is from an e-book by Hip Chick Crochet called "How To Make A Cupcake Bag". I did a little tweaking of my own by crocheting on two icing ruffles instead of one. I found it easier to do this immediately after completing the green part of the cupcake instead of at the end of the pattern. Extra rows were added between the beaded rows as well as adding on extra rows of single crochet after the eyelet pattern. I also crocheted my own version of a drawstring handle.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Swing Your Pardner

Congratulations Tanya of Grand Revival Design! Your ruffled skirts were my original inspiration. Here is my version of a flirty skirt. But I must give credit where credit is due. This is a "Bowznstuff" Triple Layer Twirl Skirt pattern with a few of my own tweaks. It was made by Me for Frannie and her best friend. They do-si-do'd in them all night long at a Brownie square dance event, but I know they are also planning to twirl around in these red, white and blue cuties on the July 4th holiday. Now working on one with an ice cream theme. Y'all come back now!