Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Crocheting a Rainbow of Sweetness!

How long ago was it that rainbow-themed parties kept popping up all over Blogland?  My records indicate somewhere around March or May.  At any rate, guess which crafty mother fell in love with that theme and has since been biding her time and planning for a special day in the middle of September?  Now guess which lucky soon-to-be five year old is going to have a kick-astronaut rainbow birthday party?  (No, there's no outer space theme thrown in there.  The substitution of "astronaut" for a three letter a-word is something my sisters and I thought was pretty clever back in the day.  I still think it's clever.)

Here's something else I think is clever:  little crochet cupcakes.  One in each color of the rainbow.


Technically not every color of the rainbow.  I forwent the whole ROY G. BIV thing in favor of an even number and a simple purple instead of getting all specific with indigo and violet. 


The yellow cupcake is my favorite.  It's so bright and cheery!  I used an Ana Paula Rimoli pattern from Amigurimi World.  I didn't do the face, though, because the black eyes that I had didn't show up very well against the dark brown fabric.  Not as cute, but more realistic.  As realistic as a cupcake made from yarn can get, I suppose.

I know I'm going to use them as decoration at the birthday party, and they'd also make nice party favors.  However, there will be more than six kids in attendance...so maybe they'll be prizes for games or something.  (You'd think I'd have that all figured out by now since I've been planning this party for nigh on six months.)   



I hope you're down with the rainbow theme because it's about to get all Lisa Frank up in here.  If you were shopping for school supplies in the 80's and early 90's you know what I'm talking about.   


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48 comments:

  1. Love rainbows.. love the cupcakes - very cute :)

    Can't wait to see the party..

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  2. These are so cute! I want to learn how to crochet so I can make some of these for my daughter.

    P.S. I totally had Lisa Frank folders and notebooks in middle school.

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  3. oh boy, is that not adorable! love it! so cute. and wouldn't they be great as favors?

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  4. Very cute! Rainbows are such fun. You'll all enjoy the party!

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  5. ahDORable! and i noticed the rainbow theme too - and I have to wait til January to do something w/it, hmph!
    totally kick astronaut (i love this and am stealing it! :-) )

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  6. I think these are cuter than cute! Your little one is sure to have a great party!

    Stopping by from Today's Creative Blog link party!

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  7. Oh these are so sweet! I feel like I should send you a little stash of beads to sew on for sprinkles! :) Super cute!

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  8. Thanks for linking on Take-a-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh my, these are delicously cute!! How fabulous!!

    Am learning how to crochet (as had a fab Teddy Guest post on my blog) and now I have these to make too!

    Would love for you to link up with Kids Get Crafty over at Red Ted Art. The link is every Wednesday and here is this week's http://www.redtedart.com/2010/09/08/kids-get-crafty-eric-carle-homemade-puzzles/

    Hopefully see you there?!

    Thanks

    Magy

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  10. Very, adorable, you know I love cupcakes!!

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  11. Those cupcakes are totally cool. If you had an Etsy shop I would buy them. I have no idea how to crochet but I might have to get inspired enough to learn. RAD!

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  12. First. Love the kick astronaut. Totally gonna say that from now on. hahahha And I loved Lisa Frank. She was awesome. They still have erasors kinda like hers at the dolla store.

    so are you gonna do rainbow cupcakes for eating too? Totally doable - http://www.newlywife.com/rainbow-cupcakes/ and the icing hides the fun rainbow surprise! haha

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  13. Wow! So cute! I need a knitting pattern so I can make these!

    I'd love it if you linked this up on my blog on Friday....I have a little party for knitters/crocheters.

    http://plumslife.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love love love these! They are so cute! And I think they are perfect without a face. I don't know why but I do not like faces on food. Even if it is crocheted! :-) It looks much better without face. And the colors you picked are awesome. Am curious what you're party will be like! And am glad that I am not the only person in this world who is capable of planning an event for months and still not having it figured out shortly before ... :-) I am VERY good at that!

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  15. I love these! They are so bright and cheery...and just adorable!

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  16. Those are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! Thanks so much for linking them up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

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  17. those are fantastic!! :) and I love your Lisa Frank comment! Too funny! ;) Hope you have an awesome party! :)

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  18. Lisa Franks RULES! And so do those cupcakes.

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  19. Stop it! These are fantastic! Can I feature them on my cupcake blog this weekend?

    http://cutecupcakesallthetime.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh my lollipops...I Love em!
    Can't wait to see the full party ensemble!
    and really digging your kitchenaid by the way, mines boring cream!

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  21. Lisa Frank! Hahaha, she was sooo cool when I was a kid. I actually just saw some of her products at the Dollar Tree. *sigh* If only she would've been available there when I was in 3rd grade, right? She wasn't just a dollar when I was a kiddo.

    The cupcakes are absolutely adorable! I really need to learn how to crochet. My mom was always SO good at it! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Take care!

    Love, Laura

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  22. So fun! I am crocheting again and love the inspiration! Thanks for linking up to Make It Fantabulous!

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  23. What a cute idea! New follower from Frugal Friday! Hope you will come visit at http://apronsandart.blogspot.com
    Blessings!
    Amy

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  24. My sister will LOVE this! Passing it on! Thanks...following from Fabulous Finds Friday!
    www.scrapartbypris.blogspot.com

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  25. Ha, ha, I TOTALLY follow you with the Lisa Frank reference! The cupcakes are super adorable and I am always envious of the talent when I see little Amigurimi creations. So super sweet and a fun pretend play prop. But since I have yet to learn how to make such things I'll have to be content with buying mine. I did get super cute donuts for ER's kitchen, but they were expensive!!! Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope to see you next week too!

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  26. Megan you are a crafter of so many talents! Your cupcakes are so sweet... and that green mixer-- I LOVE it. Thanks for linking your talent up to A Crafty Soiree

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  27. I absolutely LOVE those cupcakes. I crochet too and make cupcakes, but mine start out as washcloths and I fold them into cupcakes.

    How adorable!

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  28. Those are so freakin' cute!! I've got to practice my crochet.

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  29. Thank you! The post is up!

    http://cutecupcakesallthetime.blogspot.com/2010/09/dont-eat-me-saturday_944.html

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  30. Those are so cute! And with a cone they could pass for ice cream scoops too! What is better than cupcakes and ice cream.

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  31. Hi Newest follower...I can't wait to find the pattern and make these....
    www.girlinair.blogspot.com

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  32. Your crocheted cupcakes are adorable. Almost better looking than real ones! I'm in Washington State too so just had to leave you a comment and say hi from NE Washington.
    Cindy

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  33. So adorable!! Can't wait to make some - thanks for the inspiration. btw, LOVE your green kitchenaid!

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  34. so very cute, I like them much better with out th e eyes, and ya know, they'd make great party favors for the moms as pin cushions! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, great to see you, and now I'm off to check out that super cute button sheep, thanks for that too!

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  35. Hi Megan, these are really cute! So colorful, and delightful, perfect for a party favor, or just for decorating. Glad I found you, and if you get a moment stop by to say hi. I am also hosting a new party every Tuesday, and would love to have you share this, or any other great project you have going on. Thanks, Bella :)

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  36. super cute!!! and oh how i LOVED Lisa Frank!

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  37. These are so precious! Thanks for linking up to Sister Sister Sunday, see you soon!

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  38. These are so cute! I'm including you in my "Friday Favorites-Yarn" post tomorrow!

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