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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tiny Sweet Treats and Ghoulish Attire

I am sure that many of you have seen the sweet cake buntings that talented bloggers have been creating recently. Putting my own spin on a great idea I thought “Doesn’t everything look cuter in miniature”? So I created a cupcake bunting. 

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Warning: your eyes might cross while working at such a small scale, but the “ooh’s and ahh’s” will make it all worth it. 

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Here is a close up of the three tiny triangles made from vintage fabric. They were strung on raffia and tied to lollipop sticks. (No, they’re not used, you can get them in the candy aisle of Michael’s. :)

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Next up are the treats that Sweet Boy will be passing out to the bears in our Cub Scout den, as well as his classmates.

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And the girls sing: Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto~ Domo~ Domo~

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I had seen this delicious craft years ago in Family Fun magazine. A quick cruise down the Halloween candy aisle made it easy to select the “parts”.

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How about some Ghoulish attire?

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Part of my absenteeism from blogland is due to the fact we are getting ready to open the online boutique for Métis Linens. I have been styling and photographing many of the boutique images which include a collection of antique and vintage chemises shown in fresh and modern colors.

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This is the “Arika” style. It is actually an antique linen men’s nightshirt. But our Métis Mademoiselle wears it well~ oui?

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Sadly, this sweet gem did not fare well during the washing and hand dyeing process. This occasionally happens when dealing with antique fabrics. As Métis Linens is committed to selling only the finest quality merchandise this shirt did not make the cut. But there is still SO much potential in this piece. 


One could of course wear it “as is” as shown by the Métis model. You could also remove the back portion and replace it with other fabric. I think it would look great backed in charcoal gray lace. One could even take the whole nightshirt apart and create some fabulous pillows out of the lovely remaining linen.


I love the pleated detailing. You can find this ghoulish delight in my Etsy shop. I know it will go quickly at $15.DSC07424

Stay tuned for more beautiful chemises in our Métis boutique which will open soon.


 Linking to:

Someday Crafts


Romantic Home


jeanette from everton terrace said...

The cupcakes are ADORABLE (not to mention your sons giveaway treats). I'm thinking about having a Christmas party this year and bunting cupcakes have now made my short list. Made another batch of your yummy applesauce yesterday!

Debbie @ said...

Keeeute! Love your little bunting. How cute is that? I love your whole post though...all of it.
Have a wonderful day!

Ann said...

That's a cool thing you did on the cupcakes...

Just letting you know I just gave you an award...

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What sweet little treats you have created! The boys will adore the Mr. Robotos. Looking forward to the opening of your on-line shop!

Your Friend,

April said...

The robots are darling, and constructing them would have made me insane. Those teeny tiny buntings, though--OH! Be still my little heart!
Only you, Laura, would have put a bunting on a cupcake. You have the BEST ideas!
Prepare to hear squeals from Louisiana-land when I show the bunting-cakes to my three girls in a couple of hours! :) THAT will likely go in Miss Redhead's bday file for next year. . . .

Ann Nichols said...

Oh my... I want that cupcake! it looks good enough to eat...Oh wait - it is!!!
Thanks so much for dropping by my blog! Please visit again!
PS Google allowed me to follow you this time! And with a storm blowing outside at that!

Whimsical Creations said...

How adorable!!

Bettyann said...

The robots are cool...the "broken: shirt has such possibilities..

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The cupcake and treats are FUN! And the online store will be a treat for all of us! I can't wait! ♥

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I sooooooooooooooo love love love the cupcake!! That banner is ADORABLE!!! AND LOVING the candy robots and the photos!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Little Leslie said...

How awesome are those cupcakes? You are so cool. The robots are fab! Have a great Halloween

Linda said...

Very cool as always! :o)

Karena said...

Love it all Laura, the cupcakes, the candy robots, the linen shirts are fabulous!!

Come and join my giveaway from Metis Linens!

Art by Karena

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Can't wait to see your new online boutique. I'm in the process of launching a similar venture myself. It's a ton of work. I hope to do the big reveal in another week, but of course I keep saying that!

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Love, love the cupcake.
Thanks for sharing.