Monday, June 15, 2009

Yum.......cupcakes!

Here is my cupcake flatfold - almost good enough to eat! I'm not sure why I made it but I love it. Pink is my favorite color and I find it pretty cheery.

Lizzie Kate's "Cupcake"

Stitched on 25-ct Pearl (included in the kit) with DMC

I sewed and stiched so much this past weekend that my fingers are sore. I think I was under some evil spell as I have never stuck myself on so many pins & needles in my life. Part of the reason is I was sewing project bags using vinyl mesh and zippers etc and it's a little hard to pin through those things (A lot of bent pins went into the wastebasket as proof). I've been planning on making bags for myself for over a year but finally got to it. I finished 10 of them. Now, I love Ziploc bags - I've been using the 2-gallon size for most of my needlework projects, however unglamorous the bags look. They are a fantastic invention I couldn't live without. But it feels great to have moved my UFO's and WIP's to these cute mesh bags. We're all happier now. :=) It's hard to photograph them as the camera sees through the mesh but you get the idea - they are really nice - take my word for it. They show up much better if you click and view the larger picture.

I still have more vinyl mesh and I'll probably sew a few more next month, especially the smaller ones for little projects. Somehow I'm obsessive about being organized - maybe because the world is such a mess I have to have my own little world in order as best as I can. Now I just have to find a basket that is big enough to hold all the bags.

While watching the rerun of Lonesome Dove last night (love that movie), I started a new little project by The Goode Huswife. This is Ida Mae Crow -loved it since I first saw it come out. It is not a big project so should go along fairly quickly. I'm so happy that the Goode Huswife is creating patterns again! I picked this pattern up with a few other odds & ends at the LNS last week. I got my latest Loose Feathers although I don't know that I'll ever stitch it -it's not one of my favorites but being that I love most all of the other 35 they have published I'm not too concerned! I think it's the grayish colors that don't appeal to me. Likely I'll soon see someone else's version with different colors and then fall in love with it. I was behind the door when they passed out originality!

22 comments:

  1. Jeanne, Your cupcakes look delicious! Especially photographed next to my favorite kind of cookie :) And your bags make me want to run right out and get some mesh and some fun fabrics. They look terrific!

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  2. Hi! I love the cupcake flatfold ( and the yummy sugar cookies :). Those bags are fantastic! Are they very hard to make? I'm not a very talented seamstress. But wow, they are awesome.

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  3. Beautiful finish on the flatfold, it looks good enough to eat. Those bags are great. I love your new start.

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  4. Love love love that cupcake - it's really lovely :D And your project bags are awesome ... I just found some mesh on sale this weekend at our Sydney craft show, and have been wondering how the heck to make them - did you use a pattern, or just make it up as you went along? Enquiring (and not very skilled in this case) minds want to know LOL.

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  5. I love your cupcake flatfold Jeanne and your project bags are brilliant too! I wish I were more experienced with the sewing machine. I'm itching to try new things but my old machine of 30 years has died on me! DH has promised me a shiny new one for my birthday towards the end of the year though, which I'm really excited about! :o)

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  6. Your cupcake flatfold is gorgeous!

    Congratulations on finishing Peppermint Twist! I love it!

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  7. Your cupcake flatfold is delish! Love that cupcake fabric on the back, it's perfect!

    Love all your project bags too...I don't think you can ever have too many, lol ;)

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  8. Jeanne - you did a great job with the cupcake flatfold - soooo darling! Also love the Peppermint Twist - you're really on a roll girl - keep it up - Melody

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  9. The cupcake is a yummy finish, the back fabby is perfect.
    I should really convert to those mesh bags too, instead of the ziplock,lol.
    I love that Ida, I am justing waiting for my fabric to arrive, seems like forever, lol.

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  10. Your flat-fold is lovely, as are the mesh bags. Congratulations

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  11. Lovely finish. I can see why you would like it. It's very cheerful.

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  12. Wonderful flatfold...looks very yummy!

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  13. I absolutely love this flatfold, and your tassels are just a perfect touch.

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  14. Cupcakes looks positively delicous! Beautiful finishing job.

    Those mesh bags are just fantastic! I love them and since you made them yourself, so personalized! Where did you purchase the mesh from? Is there an online tutorial to make these?

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  15. Yummy, cupcakes! That does look good enough to eat, LOL. What a cute GH design.

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  16. Fabulous job on the cupcake flatfold, Jeanne! Both the stitching and the finishing. YGG on the mesh bags--they look wonderful!! I can't wait to watch your progress on Ida Mae. I definitely need to get that chart!

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  17. The flatfold is great! I love your props--yummy! Ida Mae is so adorable!

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  18. Your flatfold finish looks so nice, with the cord around the edges and the backing fabric. Very beautiful.
    I love your mesh bags, they definiteyl look so much nicer than any ziplock bak bag could ever look, lol.

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  19. I love, love, love your cupcake flatfold!!! The backing fabric is so adorable too and perfect for it. I also love your Peppermint Twist you showed in the last post. I have to figure out how I can order that pattern and still not cheat on my stash diet...lol. What great finishes you are doing lately. I feel like my project just get bigger as I stitch them. I want to share a finish too...lol.

    Hugs ~
    Heidi

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  20. those mesh bags are way too cute! Have you thought about selling them to somewhere like yarntree? or even on ebay? I know I'd buy a few :-)
    robinpich.blogspot.com

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  21. Love Ida Mae too...beautiful colors. I would buy a few mesh bags too if you decide to sell them. pj

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  22. Обалденная красотка! Оформление очень элегантное,и весь Ваш блог красивый,всё понравилось

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