I sent my cupcake swap package out today. I was afraid if I waited any longer I would keep making things. I have some things going on in the next few weeks that are going to take up much of my time. So I wanted to get the cupcake package done well in advance of the sending deadline. My partner said she would not have access to the internet for the next week or so. I think it may be safe to show what I made. I think I will only share a little at a time.
These cupcake place mats were the second thing I made. They were quick and easy to make. I used some chenille fabric that I had in my stash. I did spend much more time than necessary to enlarge the pattern to the size I wanted. I am sure I could have done it much faster the old fashioned way by drawing it out on a grid. But for some reason I wanted to conquer my lack of technical savvy. I am really technically challenged. I found the pattern in a old craft book. It was about 2 1/2 inches on a 1/2 inch grid. My first attempt yielded a very large cupcake more suitable for a rug maybe. Then next try made more of a potholder size. So the third try was a charm and that is the size I used for my place mats.
I love the way these turned out and I so wanted to keep them for myself. I think I will make myself some.