Thursday, March 4, 2010

my wedding things (on thursdays)

If you are like me, and you love crafty, girly things, weddings are not only a celebration but an opportunity to do fun art projects. So I thought I'd put up a series of posts that show my little wedding craft projects from "sketch to finish." I thought, as not to overwhelm people with to much wedding-ness, I'd do this on Thursdays to kind of space it out. And it gives me something to do while I eagerly wait for the professional photos to arrive...

So, today's wedding thing is the my beloved cupcake display! If you remember the initial idea:


This was a many-layered project. First you had the doll toppers (carved from wood by Squatchie, painted by me):


Then you had the stand (made by Squatchie):


And then I wanted to do something really special for the cupcakes. At ALA, the lovely children's book illustrator Jeannie Brett gave me a surprise and completely great gift:

As soon as she gave it to me, I knew I wanted to make something similar for the wedding. I decided that I would make personalized decorations for the wedding cupcakes--each little head would be one of the wedding guests.

Squatchie indulged me and made the heads while I painted them. We made the kids' heads smaller than the adults...some likenesses were better than others:



But after baking & decorating cupcakes (red velvet with cream cheese frosting!), it all came together:




Next Thursday I'll post more of my wedding things!

10 comments:

Allison M said...

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Great idea!

elizabethcrisp said...

Adorable!

Barbara O'Connor said...

You are just absolutely amazing. I TOLD you this wedding was just a good excuse to make crafty things, didn't I? :-)

Phyllis Harris said...

So fun. Great ideas! Congratulations, again!

Sylvia said...

SOOO awesome Pacy!!! Congratulations and I wish you the best of life and everything beyond!! I hope I can meet you and the lucky guy soon sometime this year too! Perhaps you can meet the new addition to my family too :D

Ginger*:) said...

Fantastic! What a good friend to help you create such a memorable gift for your wedding guests. I wish you Great happiness!
I loved seeing you with Al Roker but wish it could have been much, much, much, longer a visit.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Grace,

I loved the cupcake stand, the bride and groom toppers, the personalized cupcakes--which were delicious--and everything else about your wedding!

yamster said...

Good to know that Squatchie is crafty too!

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, All! We were pretty proud of our cupcakes.

Barbara, I suspect you are right...

Teresa said...

Grace,I'm late to the party, having found the link to this page from a post today, but I have to tell you that this is the coolest thing I've seen in ages! I'm sure your wedding guests loved seeing themselves on the cupcakes - so very cool!!