Last year, as the holiday approach all too fast as they seem to do each year once again, I put a little project aside. It was a little design I saw in the the book 'Tildas Julehus'. I love the cupcake designs she has. This was appliqued onto a piece of fabric. I decided it would look really cute done in wool felt instead. When I got to the words, I had to think of a way to transfer the words onto the wool felt. At this point, Christmas was on the doorstep and my little project got set aside to become a UFO.
I want to get some old projects done. I started them because I love them and need to get some finished before I start all too many more. So out came my little cupcake or pupcake as my little grand niece Zoe so sweetly calls them. I then realized the answer was quite simple. Just trace the words onto a piece of pattern tracing paper and pin it into place. Stitch the words, pull the paper away carefully and voila...
I also changed it from just a round cloth to a shape of the look of the yummy icing on the cupcake. I first added beads and then cut the wavy edge. Then added yet another piece of wool felt behind in a winter white using a hole-punch-thingie-bobber to add a bit of an accent. Hole-punch-thingie-bobber you ask? I still have no idea what it is officially called but you use it to punch holes in a leather belt. You know you have been married a long time when you ask you husband where he has put his hole-punch-thingie-bobber and he goes and gets it for you. *grins*
Doesn't this felt look like a chocolate cake? It was sent to me a couple of years ago by my friend Diane in Michigan. Thanks Diane because it was perfect for this project.
If you are not familiar with the books (I myself only have two of them) by Tone Finnanger, she is a Norwegian designer and her books are a real treat. They in themselves are books you will want to look through over and over. But don't stop there and create a Tilda treat for yourself.
The cupcake cloth has Merry Christmas in three languages and looks really nice laying in a dish for part of my holiday decorations.
While I was finishing this, I was thinking of my two nieces Kristy and Mandie who call me Aunt Matilda. It started as a joke when their mother told them that Aunt Heidi could not be mean if she tried. So Aunt Matilda was born. Funny that it never seemed to work and the girls just laughed at Aunt Matilda. Ah...memories... But what better name for this project than Matilda's Christmas cupcake?
I used the random generator and the winners of the coasters are:
AngelaS wins set 1
Caroline wins set 2
Congratulations to you both. I have yours ready to drop in the mail Angela. I hope you can email Caroline with your address so I can send your coasters to you.
Is anyone else walking around singing Suzy Snowflake? I love this cheerful song so if you don't have your speakers on, put them on to hear it.
Edit note: The cupcake cloth is NOT the giveaway prize. I have been giving away coasters for a number of weeks now each week on both of my blogs. The winners were to receive a set of coasters each. There is some confusion. I am sorry for this but the winners were drawn to place on this blog entry and as stated in the blog post the winners receive a set of coasters as shown in the previous post.