It is my sister-in-law's birthday and not only is she celebrating turning turning 54, she is also celebrating the loss of 130 lbs.
Amazing, to say the least!
She has sworn off of all sweets --- including cake.
So why not crochet a cupcake that can not be eaten, but just enjoyed.
And oh! I ♥ this pattern!
I've tried crocheting a few different cupcake patterns and all I thought was, ehhhhh.
But this one? I just love how each piece is made separately and joined at the end. I know that some will scoff at the extra sewing involved, but I am finding my love for sewing too.
This all came together so quickly and so enjoyably.
That IS the key.
I wanted a little bit more stability to the bottom of the cupcake so I put dried kidney beans in the base (with a circle cut out of cardboard placed before the beans were added.)
Then lots of polyfill.
Sewn together and now Lori has a cupcake that she can enjoy for a long time.