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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Yummy Cupcakes & Inspiration to Drool Over

Look at these huge, tasty fresh cherries! Next to me at Saturday market this week they were selling these yummy gems from the famous Hood River region -- delicious!

And in front of them ..... my craft experiment of the moment, scented cupcakes! I was inspired to design some of these by Tammie Moore's Cupcake Swap. These little whimsies are a work in progress concerning incorporating the scent, so hopefully the smell stays put. By the afternoon, the whole house smelled of honey and vanilla! Mmmmm .... maybe I'll make chocolate and coffee ones next :) These were crocheted, stuffed, embellished with beads (of course!) and then scented. Here are the finished ones wrapped up as the treats they are. Check out the finishing touch ... the delightful cupcake and sprinkle ribbons!

I really need to finish my June piece for the Bead Journal Project, so hopefully I can get caught up on that this week. But, in the meantime ....... I found this! Sherry Serafini creates the most jaw dropping bead embroidery pieces and I am SO pre-ordering this! I'm truly enjoying bead embroidery and think this will be the perfect eye candy inspiration book. I can't wait to learn some of these dazzling techniques and make something queenly!

7 comments:

Gracie said...

Those cupcakes are cute! And I like the ribbon as well. Thanks for linking me. You are as well =)

Mary Timme said...

The cupcakes are darling and dear in the best kind of way. You clever girl, you!

Heidi and Sherry both do such beautiful work, I think I'll have to get this book just to look at. Thanks for telling us about it.

Monica Yvette said...

Those cupcakes are so neat-o. I love the fact that they even smell sweet. How can you resist not tearing into a snack when the whole house smells like sweets? That'd be my dilemma.

sammy said...

Oh would I love the cupcakes! They sound Yummy and filled with beads, not fattening there! I got to go find that book! Love bead embrodery!

m i c h e l l e said...

Oh your cupcakes are SO cute! (that kind of sounds like a pick up line! LOL!) LOVE that they're scented! Very cool!

Jen said...

Adorable cupcakes! Fun idea. Totally calorie-free. ;)

matilda said...

gnam gnam. buono o tuoi dolcetti!!!
bellissima la tua ragazza con l'orecchino, molto elegante ed enigmatica.