4/05/2010

Pure whimsy!


This DYOB RR had vintage valentines belonging to Cathy L's mother as their focal point.. I loved the little chef with her perky hat.... Since it was encrusted I could just embellish away... I managed to get 5 pieces of lace on a 6" block.
The cupcake paper is the ribbing that I searched for in the thrift store to get the right texture and color... Now that I look at it on screen I see the frosting needs a few sprinkles... I will do that.... I'm taking a break from the AAQ entry...

As I was basting elements I knew I wanted to repeat the sunshine yellow of her dress and dyed a ribbon to match.... then since it was such a long, strong seam, I broke it up with the cupcake.... I also used the cherry heart and the stem to bring the eye back into the block.... but you saw that..right?

6 comments:

Darlene said...

The cupcake is pure genius!

Ati. said...

Great work Gerry. Like the cupcake :)

Juli said...

Fantastic work! I love the way that you repurposed the sweater! Thrift store shopping is one of my favorite things to do to find my fancy fabrics...you've given me new ideas.

Marty52 said...

This is adorable, Gerry! I really love the cupcake and the ribbing you used for it. Will have to keep my eye out for that type of thing at Good Will!

ellen said...

That cupcake is fantastic, also love the yellow ribbon treatment it amazes me how you come up with some of your ideas!

Plays with Needles said...

This block is a textile smile in fabric and threads! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the yellow ribbon with the rickrack on top...it was just the right thing...

Dare I say...it's cute as a cupcake!

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