Friday, December 02, 2011

Please Pass the Cupcakes!



I'm not a big fan of cooking or baking; hey I'd rather be stitching! But recently, I've been cooking up some cupcakes.

As many of you know, my mom tats. A few months ago I was trying to think of a way to incorporate her tatting into some type of needlework accessory. I saw a pincushion that had been done in wool and adorned with crocheted medallions and that sparked an idea. The finished pincushions are very different from what I originally came up with, but that's okay - I like them!

I've done these two ways now - you may recall a picture of the designers at the Dyeing to Stitch retreat holding their tatted pincushions for a photo. Those were done in tart tins and were quite cute (if I may say so myself!)



For this batch, I used some old zinc mason jar lids. The lids have lots of character to them (some have dates written on them; I noticed one of them had the year "1952" written on it - I wonder if the woman had canned pickles or peaches that year?) They are embellished with some trim I found at a local quilting shop.

My mom tatted motifs in various colors - she likes the thread called "Lizbeth" (a tatters version of WDW, CC, or GAST!) We found some wool colors that made the thread colors pop (thanks Roseanne) and voila!



Cute huh?

25 comments:

staci said...

OMGosh, those are the cutest, sweetest most delightful cupcakes EVER!!!

Margaret said...

They are WONDERFUL!!! Wow! I love them!

devonaz said...

Those are adorable,,and your mothers tatting is beautful..thanks for sharing,,

Sherry said...

These are adorable and really look like beautifully decorated cupcakes!

BrendaS said...

Cathy --
These are SO CUTE! Love the idea of you and your Mom working on these together!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your cupcakes are beautiful.

Beth said...

Those are fantastic!!

Lee said...

Those are so awesome! You and your mom are a perfect team! I love her colors and I love the way you made them "pop" with your finishing. Great job!

~*Shar*~ said...

Please pass me a cupcake!!! LOL These are adorable hun..

Hugs, Shar

Mama Joan said...

LOVE them:)

Michele said...

so very cute! and clever :)

valerie said...

I love your cupcake pincushions! They are darling!

CalamityJr said...

Happy belated birthday. You'll enjoy this age, I promise! The cupcakes are - well, I can't come up with a word that hasn't been used here, but I LOVE them!

Sonda in OR said...

Wow! Those are absolutely scrumptious looking!

Theresa said...

OMG!!!!! These cupcakes are adorable!!!!! Such beautiful tatting work~

Bekca said...

What a colourful and creative idea, love them!

Kay said...

Really, really cute - and zero calories!

Marie-P said...

You know how I feel about these, GORGEOUS. I can barely wait to get mine. :)

Melody said...

Cathy, so cute, creative and clever! Great way to showcase your Mom's beautiful tatting.

Siobhan said...

They are sooooo cute! Great job!

Marsha said...

These are more than cute. They are scrumptiously gorgeous!

Katrina said...

Those little cupcakes are so sweet!!!! BTW, love your framing and I hope that you had a great birthday, too :-).

Lynn said...

This is such a unique finish for your Mom's tatting. I think they're beautiful! I'd go for one of these cupcakes. Heck, I'd even have seconds!!

Sharon said...

These are just too cute for words! I'd rather have one of these than the calorie-ridden ones any day! How wonderful that this is a joint project with your mom...makes them even more special. :)

Andrea said...

Beautiful!