Monday, 19 March 2012

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Baking Queen

You are the Baking Queen, young & sweet, only hhmmhmhmhmmmm ...
What do you mean this 'isn't for kitties to lie on'?
Baking Queen, feel the beat of the egg-beat-thing
Do not say anything about the lousy stitching. Do not.

You can shake, you can bake, having the time of your life

Take one little bit of leftover fabric ...

Add a sprinkle of embroidery, a pinch of frenzied sewing and delicately fold onto some gingham ...
... et voila!! Embroidered teatowels shall be yours!

See that girl, watch that scene, diggin' the Baking Queen!
Queen Ren proudly showcasing her Red Velvet cupcakes ...

Project details:
I hated Abba until Lauren & I saw the Mamma Mia movie. Meryl Streep is the Queen of Everything (except baking, duh!!!). That title is reserved for Her Highness, Most Awesome Rennie of Cooperland.

(Oh wait. Shit. What about 'Julie & Julia???')

Precursor posts: Xmas in February (not the Lou Reed kind), So, what are we making today?

The apron was made using this Martha Stewart Pattern, embroidered with the AWESOME Beat It by Urban Threads design. I spent several weeks of the December Xmaspresentmakingfrenzy humming 'Beat It' to myself. I'm sure I'm not the only Urban Threads customer to have experienced this particular problem.

The tea towels were entirely self-drafted by me. I know. Marvel at my awesomeness as I cut a rectangle. Then laugh at my stupidity as I render myself incapable of using a hemming foot (or whatever it's called) and end up doing it the ole-fashioned way, a la pressing & stitching. Lather, rinse, repeat. The embroideryagain, marvel at my awesomeness as I embroider sans pattern. Actually, embroidering lettering is pretty damn awful without some sort of grid-based size guide ... but hey.