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Button Cupcake Wall Decor

A few weeks ago, I went on a Cupcake Craft Bender and made two cupcake wall hangings and my cupcake trays. I was on a roll!

The first one I made was a spinoff of another cupcake decor I found online. Except the one I saw was adhered to paper or something. I used one of the Trunky disks and had fun gluing.

Note to self: don’t try sewing on the smallest rick-rack you own. Glue it. Or hand sew it. Anything but from a machine.

It was also really important to get my other Trunky disks up on the wall before I forget and shove them in a box in my craft room. Our kitchen came equipped with lots of little nails on the walls, just perfect for the small decor.

Not sure if I included these yet, but my mom gave us all Cupcake Pot Holders for Christmas.

I love them! They work great too, I think I’ve used mine almost daily since receiving them. My pair is brown and yellow – stripes and sprinkles! I believe this is the pattern she used.

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A New iPod Accessory

A few weeks ago I bought some new headbands from an Indie craft sale. One of them has half a teal zipper made into a flower. It looks really cool, and I was really inspired to create my own! Then I opened the latest edition of SewStylish and what was the first project? “Feather Fascinator: Create a headband adorned with colorful feathers” A sign? Obviously.  

I bought some headbands from the D-Tree and started digging through my stash. I had three headbands to work with, and for the focus pieces I choose buttons, Worry-People dolls and my first edition iPod Shuffle. The shuffle died a few years ago and is all rusty on the USB end, obviously I wasn’t going to get rid of it. I was planning on making it into a brooch, so this seemed like a much better project. 

Ingredients:

Ingredients: felt, feather boa, rick rack, headbands, buttons, iPod, Worry-People, ribbon. You also need hot glue, I also used mod podge.

The Final Products

The Final Products

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Button Headband: Lots and lots of white, cream, black, brown and gray buttons - so it can be worn with anything. Used lots and lots of glue. I may regret that later, but I made a good attempt to clean it up.

Worry People Headband: Cut a strip of purple linen fabric from a dress I made last week, mod-podged it to the headband, then added yellow and green rick rack. Then hot glued on the Worry-People

Worry People Headband: Cut a strip of purple linen fabric from a dress I made last week, mod-podged it to the headband, then added yellow and green rick rack. Then hot glued on the Worry-People

 

iPod Shuffle Headband: Headband is covered with a piece of white ribbon, then added a layer of leather-like sequins, then the felt/feather/tool/springy things and the iPod. I scratched the back of the iPod with a pin so that the glue would hold better than it would on the smooth surface. This one is my favorite.

iPod Shuffle Headband: Headband is covered with a piece of white ribbon, then added a layer of leather-like sequins, then the felt/feather/tool/springy things and the iPod. I scratched the back of the iPod with a pin so that the glue would hold better than it would on the smooth surface. This one is my favorite.

What would be some other fun things to put on headbands? Sometimes I just pin a brooch on for a one-time wear. Maybe other specialty buttons, old earrings…

Brown, Buttons and Brooke Shields

More sewing!

I made two more shirts, from patterns I previously used. 

This another design from the McCall’s Brooke Shield’s Signature Collection. I used the same pattern, but made sure I cut enough fabric for the shirt. Since it’s a kids pattern, I had to make some educated guesses for my size. I added a half inch to each middle seam, then one inch to all outside seams, and for the bottom I added four inches. Also made notes on the pattern. 

The tricky part was making sure the collar/interfacing was the correct size. Because the seam up the middle, I had to add one inch to the middle of each facing piece. Then I went to sew up the middle seams and thought I’d be a genius and make sure the shirt had enough room, sewed them at 3/8 instead of 5/8 (like the instructions say). Then I realized that to make sure the facing fit correctly that I’d have to go back and sew those seams again, at 5/8. 

My mom and I had a blast picking out fabrics. We dug deep into her quilting extras to find all four fabrics to match. We had even more fun picking out buttons (see previous post!). I ended up choosing two different buttons, two of one and one of another. They all have a leather look to them, they match the shirt very well. 

This shirt sewed with pretty much no complications, and this time, I didn’t have to add any fabric to the sides. 

I’m calling this one the Machine Hippie, because the fabric reminds me of machine/robot parts. Those are… Ok, I just consulted my Dad and he said they are called “gears” – you know, the round things with the divots around the outside. 

Anyways, this time around, this pattern was much easier. On the red/black one, I made my own bias tape, this time I bought matching tan bias tape. For fun, I used a zig-zag stitch around all the outside seams. It gives it just that extra pizzaz.

Anyone else ready to tackle the Swim Suit?!?! I’ve got some 80’s patterns calling my name. And some fantastic fabrics to match.