Friday, January 30, 2009

Cupcakes & Fairytales

It's absolutely freezing here in Wisconsin.  The sub-zero weather has us sequestering ourselves indoors, which means... PROJECTS!  Keely and I have been keeping busy by crafting like maniacs- no complaints here!

I decided to jump on the fiber foods bandwagon, and make my version of the ubiquitous knitted cupcake.   I raided my stash and came up with some great textures to create this delicious little cutie.  Thanks to Blah Blah Blahhhg and this FREE PATTERN, you can make one too.  Zero calories, and easier (and less messy!) than the real thing!  I'd love to see what you come up with if you decide to join in on the cupcake knitting frenzy.  

Keely has been applying her creative proclivities as well... I am so grateful that God has blessed me with a child whose veracity for crafting so closely matches my own! 
Here she is working on her Fairytale Storybook:

Constructing a marshmallow & toothpick sculpture:

Making "monsters" with straw painting: 
Thanks to Maya*Made for the idea!)

And my favorite captured moment of the week...Embroidering in the sunshine!


  1. Your daughter is absolutely adorable!!! I love her fairy wings. :) Love your thrift store finds too. :)

  2. That cupcake is adorable. I wish I could knit like that.

  3. What a cutie! Great crafty pictures too. We have had really CCCCCOLD temps too. Today is not too bad, at 14 below.

  4. Your knitted cupcake is adorable down to the cherry on top, so cute! What a totally fun decor item!

  5. That cupcake is adorable! Great photos :)

  6. Yay! kids craft projects! I so want to make that cupcake... was it difficult?

  7. Thanks for all the great compliments on the knitted cupcake and my cute kiddo. The cupcake is SUPER EASY to make. If you can knit and purl, it's a snap. And no need for a pesky gauge swatch either- BONUS!

    Seriously, try it! :)