Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Felt Cupcake Pattern

Fun Felt Pattern for Cupcake Lovers

Super cute design makes this felt cupcake great for many uses! The finished cupcake measures 3 ½” by 3 ½”, though you could adapt the pattern for any size. It would be great as a door hanger in a child’s room, decoration for birthday parties, gift package topper, or fun holiday ornament. This cupcake craft pattern is ideal for any skill level. $2.50 USD

Order your Pattern and Instructions today!

Happy Sewing ;)

Ice Cream Cone Coloring Page

Free Printable - practice writing and color by number

We know kids need a lot of practice to get those letters just right. This fun printable will do just that. They can write the word "ice cream cone" and have some fun coloring. They can color by number or just do their own thing.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

School Uniform Hair Accessories

School Uniform Hair Accessories - Headbands, Clips, Pony Os

What fun, my oldest daughter started Kindergarten today! Her school requires blackwatch plaid uniforms from Flynn & O'hara. One great thing about school uniforms is that they will make mornings super easy. Of course we still want for her to express herself within the guidelines. A new pink backpack was definitely in order. When it comes to accessories though most schools require that hair clips, headbands and barrettes match the colors in the uniform and be tasteful. That wasn't so easy to find.

I came up with some simple styles that fit the guidelines and made her happy - navy, white and sweet flowers! Hand cut and made with a nice wool felt, these accessories will definitely give her look a bit of style.

Need some for your little girl? We're happy to make these and other styles in your school colors. Just email us at sales@tinycupcakes.com

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cupcake Tag Templates

Cupcake Gift Tags

Cupcakes are as popular than ever and tonight we're joining the fun at Etsy's Cupcake Craft Night! We'll be there in person and online to share our ideas for cupcake gift tags - see our earlier post for examples.

We had fun mixing favorite papers, felt and other creative materials. One one of our tags we used an actual cupcake wrapper for the base - just cut a small section out and trim the bottom as needed to match the template, then glue. We tried using glue dots, glue sticks, double sided tape and regular Elmer's glue. Depending on your materials some may give you better results.

To give the tag a good weight and visual interest, use a few layers of card stock as a base and a coordinating ribbon for tying on gift packages. We love using fancy edge scissors - scallops are our favorite! On the back, we're using a "to and from" stamp but you could also write in by hand or type up and print from your PC.

Tips and Tools

  • Scissors work great - but a Cricut machine is ever better for cutting perfect circles and scalloped squares.

  • Fiscars paper cutter and fancy edge scissors will help you get straight and interesting edges on your card stock bases.

  • The craft stores also carry great scrap booking punches and tools that can give you perfect flowers, hearts and other details to top off the icing on your cupcake tag.

  • If you don't have patterned paper, try using stamps. Stamps that say "happy birthday" or "congratulations" are also great to personalize the tag for a special event.

  • Don't hesitate to mix materials - felt and paper work great together.

Have fun and if you like share a photo of your cupcake gift tag on our Flickr group Crafty Cupcakes or the Etsy Labs Show and Tell.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dinosaurs, Sharks and Cars!!

Dinosaur Toddler Tee

We're excited to launch our hand appliqued tees and totes for boys! Up first - dinosaurs, sharks and cars! Our cotton t-shirts work in all weather. They looks great layered over a long sleeve shirt and equally adorable their own for warm weather. Of course. if your little girl loves sharks (we have one that does) or dinos we can make these for girls too!
Car Tee

Shark Tee

Dino Tee

Great for little guys who can't get enough dino stuff. This detailed Stegosaurus applique is made with wool blend felt in soft vintage shades of blue and green. All hand cut and stitched.He'll use this great cinch tie back pack to tote his gear just about anywhere. Durable orange nylon is easy to care for and tough enough for everyday use.

Dino Back Pack

Looking for something unique? Email us at sales@tinycupcakes.com with your ideas and we'll customize a shirt or tote just right for your little guy.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cupcake Craft Night at Etsy

Cupcake Gift Tags

We're delighted to be going back to Etsy Labs for another fun Cupcake Craft Night - Monday, May 11! We love paper as much as we love felt - so this year we plan to share our ideas for cupcake gift tags. Attendees can choose from four cupcake templates, lots of fun papers, felt and ribbon to create fun, personalized gift tags.

Have some great supplies of your own? Get out your bits of scrabooking paper, ribbons and other fun supplies you've been saving and join us. We'll be there in person in Brooklyn and online for this fun craft idea. The night is sponsored by Etsy and Cupcakes Take the Cake.

Etsy will also be pulling out their supplies for sewing, drawing, printing, button making, (and more!) for you to make things to your heart's content. Let your mind run wild and create cupcake creations of any kind!

When: Monday, May 11, 5-8pm

Where: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street, 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY

Live Webcast: Join us for a live broadcast and demo from Craft Night online in the Virtual Labs starting at 5pm EDT.

Want to see what craft night is all about? See our pictures from last year's event!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pretend Play Just Got Sweeter

Felt Cupcakes for Pretend Play

Imagine kids setting up a tea party with these sweet felt treats. How will they choose just one? We all know pretend play is an important part of kids development and felt food is a great addition to any tea set or kitchen play center.

ince we launched our shop on Etsy we've been dreaming up new designs. We're excited to launch some sweet new styles this fall. Shown here is a group of felt cupcakes featuring some new color combinations and toppings including a birthday candle, chocolate heart, strawberry, cream puff and cherry! These felt treats will be available for sale at the Packanack Lake Craft Show on November 1st in Wayne, NJ. After that we plan to list these for sale in our shop at etsy.com.

With every piece of felt food we complete we find ways to make the designs even cuter. Our ice cream cones are a good example. We found a way to make the felt ice cream scoop a bit rounder and the ruffle more finished. We offer felt ice cream cones in strawberry, chocolate, vanilla (shown here) and mint chocolate chip too!

Up next are some new cake slices. We haven't done these in a while but have lots of ideas for color combinations and designs. Check back soon to see what we bake up ;)