I stitched the Summer themed cupcake a few months ago, had loads of fun stitching it and was extremely happy with the finished piece.
If you missed it here's the link: Summer Time Seems a Little Nearer - Summer Themed Mini Cross Stitch Finish
When I saw the poppy one I knew it would be a perfect, quick project. I just love the colours, the design of the flowers and the swirls of icing on top.
|Poppy Cupcake, Cupcake of the Month Series - The World of Cross Stitching issue 195|
I had a whole day to just work on this, with Supernatural Season 1 DVD on in the background, and it came together really quickly. It's a nice simple design with very easy back stitching, always a bonus in my opinion. I was a little unsure as to how the poppies would look at first, I thought that the colours charted wouldn’t shade well together. I am delighted I was proved wrong, the subtle changes in shade are just perfect.
I probably would have managed to complete this faster if I hadn’t kept making silly errors, like when I had all the first half of the crosses done in the cake wrapper in the wrong colour and had to rip them all back. This was just one of many such frog related instances on this project. It was probably caused by the fact that I was trying to keep track of what was on the TV at the same time. In future I may just listen to an audio instead of trying to develop eyes in the top of my head.
I have a few more of these cupcake designs in my stash, mostly thanks to a very generous blogger and stitcher Justine. If you haven't come across her blog, do go check out her work as it is amazing: Click Here
I'm not 100% sure how I will finish this piece off. I would love to hear any thoughts or suggestions you have in the comment section below.