One of the projects I have managed to complete this week was a cupcake pincushion for a girl at work. I wanted to make this for her as she indicated that she needed a new one (very obvious hint on her part LOL) and she has given me a huge bag of clothing that she no longer needed which is now ready to be altered by me, yay! Now I only have to find the time... Remember the Fall Gift Exchange? I made this cute cupcake pincushion for my exchange partner, and I wanted to make the same for my friend at work. Here is the first one that I made for the exchange, I call this the Strawberries & Cream Cupcake:
I made a base out of felt and filled it with fiberfill. Then I knitted the base of the cupcake with only knit stitch to get the ribs that a normal cupcake case would have also. Then I used my knitting nancy doll to make the pink cream and swirled it around the base, adding green beads for sprinkles. I topped it with a white ribbon for whipped cream and a felt strawberry with beaded detail. I just love this cupcake!!
So for my friend I made this one:
Ignore the colours, this picture was taken during the day and the other one in the evening so the lighting is different. The same basic principle, except that for this one the base was a lot higher. I swirled the pink cord around the base again and also added beads for sprinkles. I had a bit of trouble with the whipped cream on top, so it ended up being chocolate whipped cream instead as I ran out of white ribbon. It still looks cute though, right? Let's call this one the Chocolate Strawberries & Cream Cupcake ;)
I like them both actually, and I really hope that my friend will like it too once I give it to her. Should I wait until Christmas or just give it like that? Cant decide today, my brain is still on holidays! *wide grin*
More projects will hopefully be blogged about soon as I've finished some more cool stuff :) Also, dont forget about my giveaway that ends tomorrow night UK time!
UPDATE: My cupcakes were featured at Strutt Your Stuff on Saturday Mornings :)