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A Cupcake Book Cover!

Ages ago, I bought a dress from Ruche and it came in the most gorgeous vintage-esque  paper bag.  I couldn't  bring myself to throw it out, so for... longer than I'd care to admit, it was stuck to my whiteboard.  It was one of those things that was useful for something, but I had no idea what for.

Then I needed a notebook, and my idea was born, a cute book cover!

Of course, it needed something cute and colourful - I decided to embroider a lemon meringue cupcake (using a pattern by Wild Olive) on the front!  In interest of being able to actually see the lemon (or meringue, depending on how you look at it)-ness of the icing, I used four strands - two of a lemon yellow and two of a white.  I can't actually remember which colours I used!

Turns out, doing french knots on paper is really, really difficult, especially if you're not 100% sure as to how to do them.  I'm glad I found some googly eyes in my craft stash, I think they look cute.

It's also coated in several coats of homemade mod podge, I can't remember where I found the recipe, but it's half PVA glue and half water.  Admittedly it's not great as glue, but it made a really nice sealant; I've dropped a bit of water on this book (by accident, of course) and it didn't destroy my hard work!

I can't wait to try this technique out on a few more books!  I just love the individual cuteness of this book!

Until next time,

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Oopsey Daisy


  1. I agree.. individualizing makes any project better! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy! :)


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