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Monday, October 18, 2010

Cupcake Facecloth & some decor inspiration…

Hi everyone, I have been in such a crafty mood of late! My family thinks I’ve lost it totally as each day I present them with one or other craft – be it a new crocheted square for a blanket I’m making or a bag full of wool for a tea cosy or these cute cupcakes.

On my recommendation my mom visited a new store in a mall near our home called “Succulent décor and café”.  She came back gushing about it.

Now this store is what I would call fabulous! Two of my friends told me that when they saw it they thought it’s just my kind of shop. I would say it has a unique flea market style. They love to take old furniture and revamp it by painting it and/or re-upholstering it with some funky fabric in amazing colours.

They have the most amazing funky light fitting hanging at the entrance – it’s an enormous drum shade covered in pink fabric – it must be almost 1.5 metres in diameter! Then hanging from underneath it is, well, – stuff. All kinds of things – even a little kids tricycle, a teddy bear, large cups, a painted egg... quite strange, but so cute!


Have a look at their Facebook photos here – I find it totally inspiring, I just wanna go and do some serious crafting! (Though this is not unusual for me LOL!).

Anyway, I digress…. My mom saw some gorgeous cupcakes made from facecloths there and commented on what a cute little gift it would be if you added a soap with it. I had seen them too. So I decided I wanted to know how to fold the facecloth.

Out came my old friend “Google”…

And it lead me to this blog – Paola’s My {Creative} Place. (a fellow South African no less!). Paola has some great tutorials on all kinds of things – just check out the labels on the left column. Fun to browse around.

I watched her video on how to make these cute cupcake facecloths and they are really so easy and quick to do. Try it!

I made up a couple for two of my daughter’s friends having birthdays this weekend. I love giving teen girls a gift bag filled with girlie goodies for their birthdays. Lip gloss, a soap, some kind of jewellery, perhaps some hair clips, basically whatever I find. So these cupcakes are perfect!

My daughter chose the facecloth colours as she knew what her friends would like.

I rolled up the facecloths and popped them into a cute cupcake wrapper I had bought. And as my ‘cherry on top’, I found some red foil-covered chocolate balls – perfect – now they even get a chocolate to nibble on while they bath LOL!

I packaged them in clear cellophane tied with an organza ribbon and popped one into each gift bag along with a handmade soap, a charm bracelet and some lip gloss.

Thanks Paola for a great tutorial – so much easier than trying to figure this one out on my own!

Have a great week!

Veronica xx

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Beansieleigh said...

Love the facecloth cupcakes! I'll have to check that tutorial out!.. Hard to believe the weekend is over already, isn't it?!.. Will you be showing the blanket or tea cosy you speak of sometime soon?! I crochet too!.. Have a great week! ~tina

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

Awwww, the cupcake is precious! I'm gonna be tryin' my hand at these someday. Thanks for sharing!

Dacia said...

Those are adorable!

Bonnie said...

What a cute Idea Vee! Love that! It's a great gift idea and one relatively economical too! Thanks for sharing!

Whimsical Creations said...

Those turned out adorable! Great idea!

♥Miette♥ said...

Very funny presentation of wipes, Veronica, sweet kisses from France, Thanks for your loyalty to my blog, Miette

Veronica said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate every one and so enjoy reading them! I will get to each of your blogs in return too... {hugs}

Paola said...

Hi Veronica, just saw your blog post now, so kind of you to mention and link back to my facecloth tut. I know the shop you are referring to, very inspiring. Thanks Paola