Monday, 22 August 2011

Finished Work in Progress!

I've just given a random guy a good laugh!  I was driving home from work, listening to the radio.  Michael Buble 'Everything' came on, and I started singing passionately along, complete with dramatic hand gestures, and even a bit of closed eye moments (I wasn't moving at that point, due to traffic!).  I suddenly looked across to realise the guy in the car next to me was watching and laughing!!  Ooops!

Oh well!  :o)

The project with the cupcake is now finished!!  It took hours, I honestly don't know what takes me so long!  Thanks for all the nice comments about the cupcake!  And as for how I got the stitching so neat, Becky, I have no idea!!  I had cut the cupcake shape out and ironed it onto the white fabric with bondaweb... then I came to machine stitching the zigzag around it... and I was convinced that I was going to ruin it!  I honestly have no idea how it came out looking so neat!  I couldn't believe my eyes!  A fluke!!

So, here is the finished item:

It's a cupcake drawstring PE bag for my friend's daughter who starts school in September!  It is also lined in the same pink polka dot fabric, so no raw edges to be found!  It has a fuchsia pink polka dot ribbon as a hook, for hanging onto her peg.

I cross-stitched her name and zigzag stitched that onto the front of the bag - you can't even see those stitches in white against the cross-stitch material, which I was pleased with!

All in all, I'm quite pleased with it.  I jut hope my friend is happy with it!!


  1. Maria, that is just so adorable, what a great job! Love the little cross stitch too she will be over the moon with that I'm sure!
    Kandi x

  2. This is such a sweet idea! Love how turned out!

  3. very pretty, i'm sure she'll be thrilled x

  4. What a lovely bag! So cute!

  5. The bag is sooo cute, really lovely, i'm sure your friend will love it :)
    Your singing escapade really cracked me up, its amazing the things we do when we're driving, some unmentionable :s
    Have a great week
    Karen x

  6. really cute, cupcakes and pink.... you just can't go wrong with this combination.

    Jan x

  7. You are sooooo talented, love it is is so pretty.

    Love Mum xxxxxxxxx

  8. Absolutely gorgeous. If you can't sing along like that in the car then where can you????? I can just imagine it now ha ha xxx

  9. Happy with it? She is going to love, love, LOVE it! It's gorgeous and beautifully made. You need to stick a few of these in your folksy shop and then do something similar for Xmas sacks (Santa finds stockings too small here!). Well done you!
    Becky x

  10. I love this. Im sure your friend will be over the moon. Its perfect! Hello from your newest follower. x


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