Because life’s celebrations shouldn’t cost the Earth

Friday, 30 May 2014

'Sew Sweet' Cupcake Charm

Appliqued Keyring

Most schools in England have a 'half-term' holiday during the last week of May (a bit like an American 'Spring Break'), so the children have been at home this week.  I deliberately don't sew much when the children are around but did manage to stitch up this cute little handbag charm;

It uses small scraps of fabric free motion embroidered onto a piece of pink felt and backed with a piece of upcycled denim.  The cupcake icon was based on this 'Handmade Harbour' digital stamp.


  1. Lovely project! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  2. Thats great!!! Hope you've had a good week xxx

  3. I like this a lot, very useful and pretty too.

  4. And perfect end of term teacher gifts too! Love it! Jxo

  5. Josie,

    This is a little cutie pie, er cutie cupcake! What a great use for teensy little scraps!

    Do you glue the upcycled denim to the back of the charm, or do you use the Heat 'n Bond? I'm in Hawai'i and finally bought some of that.

    Hugs and happy highways,

  6. I used 'Bondaweb' (same as Heat 'n' Bond) to fix the fabric pieces to the felt. I Then stitched around the design before sticking the denim to the back of the charm. I then just went around the design once more to secure it. You can see this final row of stitching just outside the fabric pieces, I kept as near as possible to the outline. I didn't want to add the denim until the end as I wanted the back of the charm to look quite neat. You will do a better job than me Kelley, all your blog projects are so cute!

  7. A super little gift idea Josie. Xx

  8. Seems like they are always on holiday! This is adorable :) xx

  9. What a great idea for a gift and using up scraps is another winner