Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Giveaways & Cupcakes

Well I thought I should mention that Victoria Plum's 200th Post Giveaway is now closed and the winner was announced yesterday, hand picked by Mr Plum (hope you don't mind me borrowing your pic):

That's right ~ it's ME!! ~ *Mmweepppp*

I'm rather excited at this, my first ever entry into a giveaway and I won, I will let you in on my prize when it arrives. Thanks Mr & Mrs Plum and of course Baby Plum bump (that sounds a bit like a fabulous homemade jam) x

I have joined another giveaway hosted by sixty one A, for the chance to win this lovely item:

Ain't that beautiful? It is worth a look at her blog and Folksy store as there are lots of lovely bits for sale.

Well after all the spending this weekend I got back to making and produced yet another makeup bag - can you see a trend here? I wanted to use up some little cupcake felty bits I had cut out a few weeks ago, but this was a bit of a pain in the neck to do as each little bit of cupcake had to be bonded individually and machine sewing them to the bag was not easy due to the tiny seed beads sewn to the icing. Anyhoo lessons were learned and this was the result:

Work in progress:

The lovely lining:

My little zip pull embellishment (wrapped loops again, I am getting better!)

The finished bag almost fills an A5 cutting mat so you can see it's quite big. I think I will make more in this size as they will be quite useful. Each time I make a bag I think 'could I get my face powder in there' and 'will it be long enough to fit my eyeliner and mascara', but I am aware that some people take their whole collection about with them, so therefore need a bigger bag.

p.s. for you eagled eyed girls out there, yes my profile photo is new. That is my new haircut in the updated profile picture, I had it cut a couple of weeks ago but only just got used to the new shorter haired version of me, so I now feel brave enough to share it.

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Crafting in the beach hut said...

Loving the new hair! And the fab make-up bag - I can't believe you sewed all those little cakes on individually. You must have the patience of a saint ;o) xox PS Your union jack stuff is ace - still haven't attempted my dream union jack cushion yet.... one day!

kate said...

congratulations on your win!!

that bag is soo very cute. i have a few little make up type bags, but never enough, and find the larger size is useful for all sorts of things from carrying small sewing projects to storing first aid stuff on a trip. oh, and it's soo cute too! 23rdspiral.

daisychain said...

ohhh the cupcake makeup bag!!! make me one (I will pay!)

Pink Poppy said...

Gorgeous bag Kandi, love the cupcakes.

Poppy x

Kandi said...

Thanks Ladies so kind, I am sucker for cupcakes preferably the real ones!
Kandi x