On a recent shopping expedition, our ten year old niece (Sean’s sister’s daughter) came to a fabric shop with me. I wanted her to show me the kind of fabric she would like for a sundress. Amongst other choices, she seemed to most love some cupcake fabric. Love is possibly an understatement. She was positively ecstatic about it. I confess I couldn’t quite come at the idea of a whole dress made of cupcakes so on a return trip by myself, I bought different fabric for a dress and enough of the cupcake fabric for a bag. And here it is. It’s the same as the red and cream one I made I made recently. The Simple Bag from Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts.
Do you see what I did there though? I put the pink fabric upside down. I’m not too distressed by it. My sister pointed out that when my niece looks down, the cupcakes will be the right way up. I’m more bothered by the fact that I didn’t think of it while I was sewing. Still, you don’t make these mistakes too often right? I’ll know to check the direction of a print next time.
And here’s the lining of the bag. A nice, bright pink check pattern. I admit it’s all way too much pink for me but I know she’ll love it when she opens it on Christmas day.
And while we’re on cupcakes, I made my first batch of christmas cupcakes yesterday, most of which Sean took to work for his team. They loved them!
They’re Nigella Lawson’s Christmas Cupcakes. Recipe is here. I’ve made them for several years – the cake is almost gingerbready in flavour and texture – varying the decoration slightly each year. Today Sean found a sale on Wilton’s Food colouring paste and bought me some red and some yellow so I think my next batch, to be made tomorrow, might branch out from the green!