January 15, 2009

Sweets & Tweets


I have been having fun the past few weeks making Cupcake Pincushions for my shop. My huge stash of yummy felt has been asking to be turned into delicious icing! With Claire's new classes through the week and the dark days I am finding it difficult to take photos but I did manage to get a couple shots of some sweet goodness...


I joined my first group swap! All the wonderful bird ornaments on Flickr at Christmas time gave me a neat idea for my tree next year... a tree full of birds with a birdhouse at the top! Having only one bird ornament makes that idea a bit difficult so when I heard about the "Birds of Change" Exchange organized by Regina of Creative Kismet I became very excited! Each person makes five bird ornaments and in return receives five new ones! I believe there are about 350 bird ornaments flying to Regina's house this month!!! For some bird inspiration visit the Birds of Change Exchange Flickr group! I'll be on the search for bird ornaments all year ;o)




I will be giving away one of these little linen birds on my blog on January 20th! ...and because they are so addictive to make there will be a few for my shop too :o)

Speaking of swaps... I received this wonderful parcel from Anne Marie of Life in Yonder all the way from Norway! This cute litle Needlebook was made especially for me and the fabrics are absolutely my style! I love the little tea & sewing charms too! Thank you Anne Marie!




30 comments :

Cindy F. said...

I LOVE your cupcakes and birdies!
I found you some time ago on Etsy and added you to my reader so I can see your blog updates. You are very creative! Great blog!!

Rebekah said...

Oh, I just adore those cupcakes! I am also a bird fan. So cute! I will have to keep my eye on your shop for your next listings...:)

Anita said...

I just admired your birds on flickr! I made lots of birds last year, too! Yours look so cute!

What a pitty that apparently, I missed that birdie swap! 350 birds for one person? Wow!!!

PatchworkPottery said...

Not really to one person... 350 birds in total are sent to the organizer who will divide them and send each person in the swap 5 birds.

Paula said...

I love your cupcake pincushions! Really cute, and hoping I end up with one of your birds. I'm making some robins, but am afraid they're much more primitave than your birds~

syko kajsa said...

I will be sending you a bird for your tree Laurraine, I will not say when, but you will have it in time for Christmas!

ola smith said...

Love the colors on the cupcakes!
And the swap you received, oh...

All the best in 2009 to you and your Family, Laurraine! You're a constant inspiration!

alda said...

your cupcakes are very delicious!!!
hm.. yummy pincushions.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Oh I love your pincushions, and the birds are mesmerising.... I think I may have a go at making some birds.... if they turn out ok I will send one to you! Wouldn't it be fab to have a tree full of birds from all your friends in blogland!
x Alex

soyee said...

oh what lovely yummy cupcakes.

Sonia said...

Hello sweetie ! :) Ooooh that tower of cupcake pincushion is so tempting !!! Great job on making them all, they're going to sell .... like cupcakes !! LOL
What a lovely swap with Anne-Marie ! :D Can't wait to send mine ! So happy you loved what I made. *Ü*
Off to send you an email. Have a great Friday, my friend. Do take care !! xoxoxo

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those birds are darling! And the cupcakes look good enough to eat! What beautiful work.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Forgot to ask...will the bird pattern ever be available?

katleen said...

your birds and cupcakes are so cute !

Maria said...

I love the cupquekes, looks lovely. HAve a nice weekend!

MARGA'S HAPPY PATCHWORK said...

Hi, I interested in purchase your products, your Cupcake Pincushions, your House Tape Measures, and your TeaCup pouches, but I don't had obtain see in your shop by Etsy.
Can you say where I can buy?
This is my mail:
margashappypatchwork@hotmail.com
Kisses.

PrairiePeasant said...

Those cupcakes look so delicious! You've done a beautiful job. And your birds are so sweet--I especially like the tape measure ribbon on the red one.

The Jen said...

Super fun cupcakes. I LOVE that needle book. I need one of those like nobody's business.

Karen said...

The cupcakes are wonderful!

Pink Sky said...

Love those cupcakes and birds! ♥

novachick said...

gorgeous work on the cupcakes, they're both pretty & delectable!

francy said...

hey there patchette, those cupcakes are glorious! the swap goodies are wonderful too..the ouch is very cute!

Dawn said...

Your birds and cupcakes are adorable!! Are there patterns available for either of them?? You are very creative.

Annette said...

Your birds are so sweet. And what a great idea for a Christmas tree. I'll be keeping an eye out for the final results next December.

Carmencita Chilena said...

Hola!! Mi nombre es Carmen, quiero felicitarte por tu Blog, es muy lindo, yo recien estoy entrando en el cibermundo y me ha interesado mucho tu trabajo. Me gustaron mucho los dulces (Cupcake) y los pajaritos... y me preguntaba ¿Como puedo hacer para adquirir los modelos de tus trabajos? o si fueras tan amable de enviarmelos... Me gustan mucho las manualidades.

Muchas gracias.
Te doy mi mail para que asi nos mantengamos en contacto. chini_x@hotmail.es

Nile e Richard said...

Olá amiga.Muito bonito os seus trabalhos.
Os passarinhos estão um show.
bjtos.Nile.

Manuela said...

your blog is lovely :)
Bye
Manuela from Genova, Italy .....

+marzipan+ said...

You've been so busy! ~ and love the fabrics!

Little Green Doll said...

Your cupcake pincushions and your birds are wonderful! I love them!You are very lucky for the beautiful presents from Anne Marie: I specially love the Needlebook, the bears are so sweet...

maeldune said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!
Magnifique blog
et des idées magiques