Thursday, 13 December 2012

Cupcakes and Christmas Decorations

I arrived at work yesterday and found these on my desk-- a gift for Christmas. They are so gorgeous, it will be difficult to cut and eat them.  I can imagine the amount of time it would have taken to decorate each cake, as each bit of icing has been coloured and imprinted to perfection.
Christmas Cupcakes
I have been painting lots and lots of these Christmas decorations. I had painted a few brooches in this shape and had put names on them. My daughter, who is a primary school teacher, saw them and decided that they would be great little gifts for her students. However, I thought brooch pins may not be a good idea for little 6 year olds. Next thing I know, I had these shapes cut out in a larger size and was painting 24  of them, one  for each child in her class-- each one with the child's name on it. I don't know how I got talked into it as it took me ages to paint them. After painting and varnishing and adding the ties to them , I forgot to photograph them before I handed them over to my daughter. Anyway, I was on a roll, and decided to paint a few more.


Christmas decorations
Melanie, I might use these decorations as my 3rd Olympic Challenge. I know that they are another painted item-- but they are decorations instead of buttons or brooches.


I would like to sew a couple of things as gifts, and am running out of time. I hope I will be able to achieve at least a couple of  items before the end of next week.
I had recently read a comment on a blog, that the blogger planned to make a  Christmas gift a month and hence by December would have 12 gifts ready without feeling rushed at the end. I don't recall which blog that was on. I have decided that I will try and do that starting from January 2013. ( Oh Oh! It does sound like a New Year's resolution--- have never made one before, and am told not many actually keep to their resolution!)
If I don't  manage another post before Christmas--- I would like to wish each and everyone of you a Very Merry Christmas and Best of Health and Happiness for 2013.
I would also like to Thank everyone who has taken the time to visit this blog and especially taking the time and effort to leave comments. I have made some lovely friends through the blog  and look forward to communicating with more in the future.
Take Care.


Houseelf said...

Great work Yvonne. The children will be thrilled.
I'll add this post to my sidebar.
Good luck with your 4th thimble.

Tatkis said...

Adorable Santa hat decorations! I'm sure all the children was excited to receive them!
Well, one gift per month sounds great ;)

Good luck and Merry Christmas to you and all your family!


Koala said...

Your Christmas hats look absolutely great! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :-)
P.S. with Tatkis's help I am now a "normal" reply blogger :-)

Unknown said...

Hi Yvonne,
those cakes look yummy?

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What gorgeous cupcakes Yvonne...and yes it would be very difficult to cut into them ha ha! That is so very kind of you to make a little decoration for each of your daughter's students! Great idea about the 1 item a month've got me thinking now...Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2013. It was lovely to meet you at the Craft Show xo

Solstitches said...

Those cupcakes are so cute.
I agree it would be hard to cut into them but then again I wouldn't be able to resist!
Love the painted Santa hats. You are so very clever to do such fine, detailed work.