Do you recognize the sweet lady I've embroidered? Yes....scroll back up to my favorite Cookie Sunshine drawings until you see "The Cupcake Lady." Yup. That's her! Isn't she SWEET? I had such fun embroidering her and making the embroidery into a yummy wall-hanging in all the scrumptious fabrics from my etsy fabric store. One or two of these photos will be on the front of the first pattern and in the pattern you will find the drawing to transfer to fabric, a full set of instructions, some basic embroidery-stitch instructions and even some tips about how to create the wall-hanging I made out of "The Cupcake Lady."
Now you know why I've been all in a tizzy! Just so much fun and there's so much more where that came from! Donna Gotlib and I will be releasing 4 more patterns in the next couple months and you are going to LOVE them. Donna will be designing the motifs, I will be embroidering them and designing something as a sample of what you can do with the patterns, writing the instructions and Donna and I will be selling the patterns. I'm going to be carrying the patterns in my fabric etsy shoppe as soon as they are available for purchase and you will of course find the full line of patterns on my website when it goes live!
In the meantime, go and visit the charming Donna, the imagination behind these drawings and embroidery patterns, over at her Cookie Sunshine blog where you'll find so much more charm, whimsy and fun!
O.k. so now for my next yummy and exciting reveal...
Well I have to say....I TRIED....really, I did....to save these for the grand opening of our website, later in the month. But I just couldn't! They are just so yummy and fun that I had to share them with you now. :)
Introducing "Just Baked" Cupcakes by Confections Fabric!
If you've been visiting here for awhile, you probably know that I have a serious fabric addiction. Specifically, I love to see coordinating fabric piled on top of each other....and it's just simply YUMMY. Hence the name of my blog and soon-to-be website. But for some time now, I've been working out how to make some ACTUAL CUPCAKES out of yummy fabric....a true "confection" you can hold in your hand, even if you don't sew. :) You should see the prototypes that are now officially my girls' toys! Woooo-eeeee....not so cute! So just like any baker of edible confections, I've refined my "baking" techniques, tweeked this and that until I came up with this recipe! Each one of these yummy confections has been handmade from our own pattern and is sure to delight. In the yummiest fabrics we could find, our cupcakes feature handmade mini yo-yo's and a unique ingredient from our favorite bits and bobs: hand-embroidered buttons, vintage millinery flowers, bling, buttons and more.
If you'd like to sample some of my yummy "Just Baked Cupcakes," head on over HERE! Get 'em while they're hot, Sweets!
And while we're talking about cupcakes, I have to show you the little gifts I made for my husband's cousin's baby shower yesterday! I got this cupcake fabric in and I'm IN LOVE with it. Isn't it perfect for sweet little "duds" for the yummy new arrival?? It's a little drawstring bag with a bundle of burp cloths, a little bib and a onesie (not shown). Then I used one of the cupcakes to make a frou-frou-glitter tag that the new Mama just loved!
Now I know you're on a bit of a sugar high but before you collapse onto the sofa in a sugar coma, I simply must show you one more thing.
Well Sweets....that's it for today! Hope you had as much fun as I did. Have a lovely week!
Love and Hugs,