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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sherbet pips and cupcakes

Haven't done as much sewing as I would like in the last couple of days but there have been a few distractions.  Yesterday morning I had to make a few dozen cup cakes for my friend's gorgeous daughter's 16th birthday.  This isn't the sort of thing that I can do for my boys so I really enjoy being able to do it for my friends' girls.  I start by ordering some sugar decorations from The Raspberry Butterfly website.  They are fantastic.  Their products arrive a couple of days later and they are always packed so well.

Don't they look great!

 I did some cakes with flowers and bugs and some with just one bug or flower.  I also did some with strawberry chocolate curls and others with white and milk chocolate curls.  Easy peasy!
 I did manage to get some sewing done yesterday but I had to do some cutting first and also spent time planning what I am going to do with the next two round robin blocks that have been passed on to me.  The next step with those is to find the right fabrics!

This is a sneak peek at yesterday and today's sewing.  Only a sneak peak as it is not all ironed and ready to show yet.  I still have to cut the borders for the sides and top and bottom and then decide on a backing.  I think I might buy some Sherbet Pips for the backing - maybe one of the swing prints as they are my favourite.
Today I had a lazy morning - finished reading "Breathe" by Tim Winton (piece of trivia - Tim Winton's brother and I were 15 year olds together and he used to do my hair when he was a hairdressing apprentice!  He was one of my best friends at the time!  Small world!)  and then had to head out to the store to buy a few things for lunch.  Guitar Hero had a friend over for a jam session and I needed a few 15 year old boy food supplies.  While they played away at one end of the house, thankfully I was able to sew at the other end of the house.  Here is just a sneak peak - can't show you any more as some of  these are my swap blocks for Celia.  We do a small swap every month as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and I won;t show you the whole lot until she has received them.  No prizes for guessing that the colour of the month is yellow!
Next I have to decide what I am actually going to sew for this month's RSC - I have a few ideas but you will have to wait and see.  Tonight I sat and watched a movie and worked on this - it isn't very exciting but I have another couple of rows to add to it and one more to crochet and then I think it will be big enough.  I found that it bothered my hands to do the crochet and the sewing on it tonight so I will try and do a bit regularly so that I don't overdo it.  I want to get it finished so it is one more thing off my to do list.
That is it for now. Hopefully I will have more to show you in a couple of days.  Till then,
happy stitching!


  1. hee hee heee... I have finished your blocks and will post them on Monday !!!
    Love the cupcakes and the decorations....

  2. Your sneak peak quilt looks retro and modern all at the same time...love those colors. The cupcakes look too pretty to eat! And I bet you need more than just a few 15 year old boy food supplies! They sure can go through it fast, can't they?! Our grocery bill went way down when our son went away to college!


  3. What darling cupcake decorations especially like the ladybug and bee. Perfect for a girls 16th birthday. I joined Rainbow challenge this month, managed to round up enough yellow for a small baby quilt.

  4. What a great friend you are! (I raised 3 sons and understand the need to do some "girly" things every now and then)

  5. Those cupcake decorations are great! I will have to check around and see if there is a supplier locally.....of course then I would have to bake ...and eat the cupcakes!

  6. Your cupcaked turned out precious. Love the decorations you used.

  7. Yummy! The cupcakes look delicious with those pretties sitting on top! I'm sure the girls loved them! I'm looking forward to a view of the finished quilt.


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