Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Cupcake swap - sent

I'm still very new to this swapping lark, but here's what I sent Louise at SnuggleShack for the cupcake swap at the ShabbyChic Cafe. I know she's recieved it now so I can show you all. I only took one picture, and well you're lucky you got that as I'm good at forgetting!

This was also the first time I'd sent any of my sewing for use by anyone other than me (oh except my mum's cushions, but she's my mum, she'll not think bad of me!!). I made a crochet hook roll out of some cupcake fabric, and a tissue holder out of the same stuff with some nice CK tissues inside.

I knitted a dishcloth with a cupcake on and crocheted a little cupcake. Now I was gonna stuff this but my daughter thought it looked better open so you could put little bits inside so I went with what the boss said ;o)

There was some pretty cupcake cases and sprinkles, a cupcake coaster I picked up in York and finally I tried my hand at making some little cupcake buttons out of Fimo. I think they turned out ok, although not sure how strong they would be.

I struggled a bit with this swap, I searched and searched loads for nice stuff to add but couldn't find much and my crafting is only so so (and I'm very slow at it too!). Of course going round TKMaxx yesterday I saw loads!! It never seems very much when I send stuff, I look at other swaps sometimes and think - oh that looks lovely, and then there's another 5 photos of more stuff!!

Been fixing up my hallway today and adding some pretty bits to it, I'll take some photos tomorrow and show you once it's done.


  1. Hello! Just wanted to say, love all your recent makeovers, very pretty! Such cupcakey goodness too, I'm sure your swap partner will love it all!
    Rachel x

  2. Lovely gifts, well done.

    Glad to know we aren't the only ones with a skinny living room. It is also our dining room as well as it is a lounge/diner - which is half the problem - tables just don't seem to fit. Do you have a separate dining room, or is your living room both as well?

  3. I can't tell you how impressed I am at your cupcake dishcloth and crocheted cupcake!!! This is when I feel embarassed at putting up pics of things I've made (usually no more complicated than running stitch) when there are so many talented ladies out there :)

    Looking forward to seeing the hall pics!

    Mel xxx

  4. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog! Its lovely to meet you xxx
    Kirsty x