October 23, 2008

The cake!

So I had bought The Softies Kit softieskita little over a week ago at my local Jo Ann's store (yay for coupons) and decided to try out a softie. The kit came with 2 pieces of felt, a pink and a white, matching embroidery floss, an embroidery needle, patterns, an instruction booklet, and project cards. The first project you'll see when you open up the box is a simple pink Party Cake; the felt and floss are pink, so if you use that expensive education your parents have paid for you'll come to the realization that the Party Cake is your first project :3 (or was that just me?). Anyway, I opened up my box, took out all the felt pieces, embroidery floss, needle, and Party Cake pattern pieces and quickly got to work cutting the felt and separating the floss.

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One of the things I had planned to do was changing the whipped cream and using a different technique that I found online, where you ask? I have no idea ._. I just remember it being in Japanese so I just saved the pictures and lost the address ^^; The pictures didn't show anything about stuffing it, but it was looking kind of flat to me so I added some polyfill anyway, only it was making the flaps all fuzzy, and as we all know fuzzy whipped cream is either really old or you seriously need to take some cooking classes. Alas, I had to resort to gluing the flaps down with some fabric glue x_x I feel so much like a cheat now lol, a satisfied cheat, but a cheat nonetheless :D.

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If you noticed that my cake looks a little different from the one on the project card you A. just read the sentence above the picture (yay!), B. didn't notice till I pointed it out (tsk tsk tsk), or C. noticed the little bead thingies on top of the cake (how observant you are \o/).

Well, when I was getting ready to sew the whipped cream to the top of the cake I realized that I had no cute-little-red-mini-pompom (;_;) and I couldn't just leave the cream all lonely on top so I decided to go back to the crafts store (on another day, since I'm lazy :3) and buy a little bag of cute-little-red-mini-pompoms just like what's on the project card. So I waited a week for my 40% off coupons to arrive in my e-mail, because I can never resist using those coupons, and headed back to Jo Ann's for said cute pompoms. On the way to the craft section I passed the beads section and thought I could use those little seed beads for "sprinkles" on my cake, while looking around I decided to just use a larger glass bead instead of a cute pompom, after all I was armed with a coupon (yay coupons \o/) and using a 40% Off coupon on 99¢ PomPoms would push me over the edge from frugal shopper (D: sporadic frugality?) to penny pinching crazy lady, something I don't plan on being till I have some children I can embarrass :3.

And after sewing the top on and adding the beads I finished my first ever softie (yay me! \o/). Now what to do with it? XD I think I'll send it to a friend :3

Also, sorry about the dim pictures, I was planning on having a cute little vignette type photograph, having a tea set with the cup and saucer as well as the sugar bowl and creamer. By the time I was ready to photograph the sun was on its way down and I couldn't find any of my cups and saucers (lost in the abyss that is the garage), so I just went ahead and took the photographs, ah well. I did get to use one of my moms saucers :D the rest of the set is somewhere in the garage though lol.

4 comments:

  1. congrats on making your first softie!! isn't if fun?!! i cant stop making pink ones!!

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  2. thanks~ I've been meaning to make one but never really had the time :D

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  3. How cute!?! I'm with you on the JoAnn coupons. I only buy stuff their with a coupon or if it's on clearance. I'm the crazy penny-pinching lady with all the kids...hehe (I drive my DH crazy. He thinks I'm nuts to buy something 50 cents cheaper.) --from the CLF group on Rav

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  4. This is so way cute, I could just eta it up! I love the frosting modification!

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