Friday, May 21, 2010

Cupcake Pinkeep


Well, I tried my hand at a BBD cupcake pinkeep this
week.  I really like how it turned out, but boy was 
this a bugger to make.  I fiddled and fiddled with this
till I got it to look right.  The top is filled with crushed
walnut shells and it was a bit tricky to get it to fit
in the box correctly and not smash the ric rac.
I guess it just takes practice.  I have another one stitched
up in brown, so I guess that will get me some more of
that practice I need : )  BTW...I stitched this with
one of the red hand dyed flosses I got from Nancy
at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  It's really
wonderful thread.  And, I used a tiny paper mache
box bottom for the base.  It's only 2" across at the top.
I had to improvise since the turned wooden bases
that are called for are almost $30 each.

I also wanted to show you this other version
of Stacy Nash's, Remember Me pillow that I 
just finished up. This was stitched for a
wonderful customer and sweet friend, 
so I'm hoping she loves it.  She asked me to 
change the colors a bit and I love the 
different look it gives to it.

Well, time to get some more stitching done
before heading off to work.  Thanks for stopping
by to visit and have a fabulous weekend.
~Nan

10 comments:

rebecca said...

Your cupcake is wonderful. Can you tell a little more about what you use for the base? Is it a round box or a filled tube?Has BBD ever done a tutorial on them?
I would love to try my hand at one of these, since they seem to be all the rage right now. Would also make a great exchange finish. Thanks for sharing yours.

Deb said...

What wonderful finishes. I really love the cupcake. I'm definitely going to have to try my hand at making one of these. I think that they're just the nicest things.

Karen said...

Looks great! I love it but am a little weary to give it a try!

The Crackling Crows said...

Oh...I love the cupcake one A LOT...I never have seen one before...very lovely Nan :)

I like this version too of the *Remembe me* pillow...I'm sure she will love it! I would :)
Smiles Ivonne :)

Solstitches said...

That cupcake pincushion is just so sweet.
I have the book and will have to try making one if I can find something to use for the base.
Love this version of the Stacy Nash design.
Margaret

clob said...

you cup cake is really wonderful !!!! like a fine " patisserie"

Cassie Shella said...

Love your pincushion, very pretty. You have a wonderful blog, I always enjoy visiting.

Moonpie primitives said...

Hi Nan: Thanks for the kind words about my pear... It is my design thanks for asking... As always your work is beautiful... Love, love the cupcake.. I did join the Samplermakers, But the computer and I are not always friends so I am still trying to figure out how to use the site...Happy stitching, Nancy

Barbara Shores said...

Nan, you did a superb job on this pincushion and can't forget that little 'cup cake' ... so very sweet.
Your new designs are perfect. Smaller creations are so time consuming, so I can relate with the cup cake dilemma. Am Enjoying my visit here ... nice break for me. Enjoy the day and thanks for all the sharing. ;o) Barb VFA=Village Folk Art

Stephanie's Designs said...

very cute..lovely work!