Thursday, February 4, 2010

No. 100

It all starts out so innocently. Three years ago I wanted to learn how to do bead embroidery so I signed on with Robin's original bead journal project, which in turn led to having a blog. This is my blog post number 100.

And so it goes - my sister and I had been discussing how cupcakes are all the rage including knitted ones. A young gal in my sister's office loves red velvet cake so what could be more appropriate than knitting her a red velvet cake cupcake for Valentine's Day.

I couldn't very well send Brittany a cupcake without making something for my sister, so with a little computer research I found a pattern for a petit four.

Hmm, now that the petit four is in the mail, I wanted one, or two ....

As a consequence of all this "baking", I really slowed down with my beading. Below is one page done. The center piece is an agate slice that my mom bought many, many years ago. I've no idea what she planned on doing with it, but it fit into my plans perfectly.

The final photograph is of my February spiral. The bead color is a very pale pink and the spiral is quite two-sided rather than round.






9 comments:

Barbara said...

Adorable confections! About your BJP piece for January, I don't agree with you about not having time for beading. I think this must have taken much time. Except for the agate slice, it's encrusted and lovely! I also think the February spiral must have taken some time. I see an icicle (on this day when we are predicted to get hit with much snow this weekend in the northeast ;)
and I love it!

Dave said...

Dee,
They are all beautiful!

Jacquie said...

Love your little knitted cupcakes I wonder if you have a pattern for it..my sister would love something like that. As for your beading. Very pretty agate stone you have used for the center! Lovely postings.

Terri said...

very nice, detailed work! yummy delights as well!

Carol said...

I agree with Barbara. That pice looks like it took a LOT of time!

What a beautiful piece of agate...

Shel said...

Yum...everything looks so tasty, especially seeing them in real. You've inspired me to do some knitting.

The beaded agate piece is beautiful...M would be proud.

Sis

Robin said...

You are something else... sooooo prolific and sooooo talented! Wow, I'm almost without words to comment on this post... everying is splendid - your confections, your bead embroidery and your spiral. Good work!

Robin A.

PS I didn't see your Christmas kitty pictures earlier, but was scrolling down your posts and saw them today. What adorable pusses they are!

Magpie Sue said...

For some reason that spiral strikes me as being quite like a strand of DNA! Love all of your creations, from spiral to agate to non-edible cakes!

Cyndi L said...

Oh those cupcakes are adorable!