Last night I played, "how complicated can I make a simple project?" Using Dana's 90-minute shirt tutorial, I sewed a birthday shirt for Oscar's friend (happy birthday, Audrey!). Then I appliqued the cupcake, hand-sewed the crocheted lace trim, and used my Silhouette cutter to add the text. Yowza. I think it's cute.
Here's a copy of the cupcake template I sketched out (right click to save the image to your computer. re-size and print as needed):
I'm so excited that many of you want to join me for this project! Here are the frequently asked questions so far:
1) What kind of felt am I using? I love Rainbow Classic felt, which is made of 100% eco-fi (polyester made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles). It is a good thickness, comes in gorgeous colors, and very economical - hence, my favorite non-wool felt. You can buy it in yardage at fabric.com, among other places.
I wish I had a big enough craft budget to use wool felt, but that is not reality for me. If you are willing to spend some extra money and truly make an heirloom piece, I would definitely recommend using wool or wool-blend felt.
2) When will I be posting about the advent calendar? Look for updates and assignments every Wednesday!
Ruby Blessing Dress
My apologies for the wait on the Ruby Blessing Dress pattern and tutorial. Tutorials take a long time to put together, and unfortunately birthdays, holidays, and real life just keep getting in the way. It will be posted as soon as possible!
Have a lovely weekend!