Monday, April 10, 2006

A very merry unbirthday

I'm pretty sure my sister isn't aware of this blog, so I think it's safe to post a pic of her birthday present here.


As soon as I saw the knitted cupcakes in Leigh Radford's new book, One skein, I knew I wanted to make one for my sister's upcoming birthday. Also in the book, is a pattern for little "candy wrapper sachets". I made two of those as well, to create a dessert plate of sorts.

Here's the lowdown on the project:
Cupcake base: Knit Picks Shine worsted in Coral, less than 1/2 skein, US 6 dpns
Cupcake frosting: GGH Amelie in White, small amount, US 10 dpns
Ribbon flowers: Pre-assembled from Jo-Ann fabrics
Candy wrapper sachet (diamond print): Rowan 4-ply soft in 391 Folly, small amount, US 2 dpns
Candy wrapper sachet (ribbed): Rowan 4-ply soft in 378 Day Dream, small amount, US 2 dpns

Intead of filling the sachets with lavender flowers and dealing with hunting down the special tea bags Radford used, I opted to use vacuum beads I purchased from Restoration Hardware. No mess, and I could simply throw a few in with the polyfil stuffing. I used Lavender Rosemary for the sachets, and Meyer Lemon for the cupcake. Oh, and the plate is from AnthropologiePosted by Picasa