No, the cupcake madness has NOT ended. It is in fact spreading to our dining nook!
Brendan and I have a bench flanked by two bookshelves for seating on one side of our dining room table. This bench is never used (except for the three baskets underneath that make for great dining/kitchen linen storage). Thus, making a cushion for it has never been high on my priority list. However, I was thinking that I would host the next sewing circle with my friends from school and figured that they would appreciate a nice seat cushion.
I bought two foam rectangles at Jo-Ann’s (buying it by the yard for one long cushion would have cost an outrageous sum) and lovely purple fabric as well as the pretty print with sprinkles and cherries. The foam covers were simple and quickly completed.
The real fun came with making the pillows.
The purple pillow was appliquéd with brown fabric from my cupcake kitchen towel embellishment and the new sprinkles print. I bought cherry-sized red pompoms from Hobby Lobby (perhaps I should exchange them with hot pink) and the rickrack I had on hand from one of my Baby Bowman projects.
My sprinkles (or “jimmies” as Grandpa Leibbrand would say) pillow has more embellishment. A cherry pompom, felt whipped cream, blue beads (from a bracelet that Brendan bought for me in Florida the Christmas before we were married), and some rickrack leftover from the kitchen towels.
Both pillows are backed with a lighter shade of purple that matches the light shade of purple sprinkles.
Doesn’t it look like a cozy corner? I can’t decide which pillow I prefer.
I have added some more towels and little ceramic cupcakes to my collection, but I do have two more additions that are too ridiculous not to share. At the last Jo-Ann’s sale, I bought a pattern for felt food and made a little cupcake with stuff on hand:
I have no idea what to do with it. But you must admit it’s super cute. (Notice my detailed cupcake liner lines on my appliquéd pillow in the background?)
My favorite addition, however, is this bit of silliness that Brendan surprised me with one day after a shooting trip:
He stopped at Target and brought this plush cupcake puppy house complete with puppy as well as a ceramic cupcake. I added the ribbon, whipped topping and cherry to my puppy’s house. It’s so silly and perfect. I love it.
I still haven’t hung up that picture :}
I don’t think that the madness will spread throughout the house…except there is this awesome pdf pattern for a cupcake quilt…
P.S. So far it’s been slow progress with Mom’s quilt. At least I have all the fabric cut: thirty0-six 4.5″ squares in each print.