Monday, June 6, 2011
Wedding Cake Pincushion
I finally got this little bitty thing finished, and I have to admit that it is sort of cute. If you remember my really annoying, whining post I was upset with the fact that I was spending time on this instead of some Serious Embroidery Project. To give credit to DMC, I got the pattern from their blog. This is in no way original. Remember, I'm the one without a creative bone in my body. I did change the embroidery a bit, but not much. I added chain stitches to the top of the pink scallops, and embroidered a rose on top and rose buds on the two lower layers. In the scallops I just put a simple french knot. It seems awfully fat with the stuffing in it, so I cut out a circle of Peltex and stitched it to the bottom to give it some stability.
So now that I've completed this, I think I actually like it. But, I would want the sides straight, rather than bowed out. So maybe a strip of Peltex is in order for the sides. This would, however, prevent the users from sticking pins into the sides making the top the only really "pin-stickable" portion. But that may not be a bad thing. Many, many years ago I took cake decorating classes at Michael's and absolutely fell in love with the Joseph Lambeth school of cake decorating. If you recall, the wedding cake of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Princess Catherine) was decorated in this style. So, if I really get energetic, I would try to make a pincushion in the Lambeth style. But I doubt I would get around to it, as there are just too many other things to occupy my time.
If you really want some unbelievably cute pincushions, check out this site.
It's Monday morning, and time to go to work! Have a great week!