Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop


 
I was inspired to do this block in a bakery where I'm the head baker and moonlight dount fryer. I make the buns & breads. Muffins and brownies.. :) Sew, I was looking around work one day trying to figure out what I was going to do for this blog hop.. An it hit me.. I'd do a cupcake.. 


These are the fabrics I pulled out of my stash..
I've learned to 'shop' my stash..
** The fabrics I used, I had in my stash. I had gotten them from Keepsake Quilting many years ago**
 
 
First, cut one 6 1/4" x 6 1/4'' square or one (med pink) strip that is 4 1/4" x 2 1/4" strip & (light Pink) strip 6 1/4" x  2 1/4". 

(if you make one square then skip this step)  Sew both the med pink & light pink together. Iron to the dark side.
Next, cut 2 strips- 1 1/2" x wof- I used a mint green cupcake print
Sew to the pink square & iron to the dark side.

Next,
Next,  cut 2 strips 2 1/2" x wof fabric for Outer boarder. I used a blue cupcake print.
*make sure you iron to the dark side*
 
 
Next, I traced the cupcake onto the paper side of heat&bond lite. Trace 1 -  cupcake liner (1), 1- frosting (2) & 1- Cherry (3). Make sure when you cut them out of the heat&bond that you leave at least a 1/4" around the traced edge.
These are the colors I picked for the cupcake. The stripe for the liner, the dots for the icing and the pink for the cherry.
Make sure when you iron on the cupcake parts on to your fabric that you iron them on the wrong side of the fabric:)
Next, cut out your cupcake pieces, following the lines.
Peel off the paper backing. You should see the shiny glue on the back of your fabric.
Arrange on your block the way you like it.
Iron.

It looked like it was missing something.. So I borrowed my sisters YO-YO maker.
The green Clover 30 mm petite small yo-yo maker. 1.2" for the finished size.  (optional)
3 1/4 inch circle
When you sew your yo-yo if you choose to make a yo-yo. You'll want to use pink or white thread. I used brown to show how you go in the u's on the outside of the yo-yo maker..  When you go all the way around then you pop your circle out of the yo-yo maker and pull on your thread.
Then, I sewed it onto my block. I like it much better. :)
At this point you can either make a few more block & make a quilt or table runner..
But, I decided I liked just a block.
 
Next, I made a quilt sandwich: Cupcake block, batting leftovers & backing (I used mint green dots)

Then, I started free motion quilting. Betty (my babylock) does such a nice job.
I always like the back of a project. If you look closely, you can see the quilting.. I went around the cupcake and wiggled the seems.
Next,  cut 3- 2" strips of the creamy dot fabric ( ame fabric I used for the icing of the cupcake)
You'll want to sew the strips together the long way. Then, iron it in half.
Start by placing the fabric along the edge of your project salvage towards the edge (folded edge towards the inside of your project. Leave about 3 inches of fabric then start sewing.  Here's how you miter the corners:
Sew all the way down to the corner. Stop. Cut your thread.
Pull your binding fabric back so you get a triangle.Then fold your fabric forward.
Line your machine up to the start of the next edge
It should look like this..
When you bind it your corner should come out like this..
*note.. I have a love hate relationship with binding.. I don't mind the hand sewing part at the end but I really don't like the machine sewing part. I've shown you what I can do. When it comes to finishing the binding at the end.. I end up cursing the project & passing it on to someone little more experienced than I.. mainly my awesome Mother..:) *
 
 
 
*tip* I've found that the hair clips you can buy at any Superstore or grocery store works just as well as the Binding clips they sell in the Quilt Shops..


Here it is finished..



I'm giving away this mug mat I made just fr the dots on dots blog hop :)
This is how I made it

 Here's how you can win:
Chance #1:   follow me (please leave me a message and let me know you have)
Chance #2: Post a Comment.
**If you are a no reply blogger please include your e-mail address**

 Gizmo is waiting for your enteries so he and Rosie can draw a winner..
the Giveaway will be closed Saturday September 22st 2012 and a Winner chosen!

September 11th

Why Knot Kwilt

Stitchen by the Lake

Beth @ Plum and June

Bacon Then Eggs

The Recipe Bunny

Sunshine Girl

Aunt Marti

The Fuzzy Hat Quilter (You are here)

Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

Cliodana



Click on the Dots on Dots button for a list of all the blogs!!!
Thank you Corrie at Quilt taffy for hosting such a wonderful blog hop & Mdm Samm at Sew we quilt!

 

143 comments:

  1. Very cute cupcake block as well as the dotty mug rug. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I love your cute cupcake block and the mug rug is adorable. Thanks for sharing

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  3. What a great tutorial - very clear and precise! I love your quilt block cupcakes are just the best arent they, and the mug rug for the giveaway is adorable too - thanks for sharing.

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  4. Such a cute project, I am just thinking you are missing the oven mit and apron!

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  5. I am also following your blog!

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  6. That is one yummy tutorial. I love cupcakes and your block is simply delightful! I love the fabrics. Thanks for the great tip about the hair clips. I'll try that one for sure!

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  7. I've added you to my google reader list.....and not even just for the mug mat. Well, maybe a little bit, but also for the upcoming greatness on your blog!

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  8. What a yummie cupcake block and tutorial you baked for us! Thanks for showing!

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  9. Cute little cupcake. A great way to make a dot project. I am also a baker. It's a fun job isn't it?

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  10. I`m a new follower. I like "happy" blogs. It`s been a great visit!

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  11. Your cute cupcake block looks so yummy I'm going to go and make cupcakes right now. Thanks for sharing and your tutorial is perfect as I have a cupcake project planned in to do as a Christmas present.

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  12. Now that`s a cupcake! So creative and Dotty! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  13. My granddaughter loves cupcakes. She sells them at the market with her father to earn extra money. Beautiful job. marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

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  14. Love it! So creative and unique. Great use of your dots.

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  15. Hello Laura Ann, such a sweet dotty project...and your therapy one, I can mirror that too...the sentiment, not the block...great showing...

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  16. Your cUpcake block looks good enough to eat. Thank you for sharing

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  17. Great dots! I will take one cupcake please, the best kind, no calories. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  18. Love your cupcake, thanks for sharing!

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  19. cool cupcake and love the slogan on #2

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  20. love those cupcakes fabrics! always in love with cupcakes! your mug rug is beautiful thank's for the chance to win and hopping with us

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  21. What and adorable cupcake, and yes I do love those Yo-Yo makers. They are the greatest. Quilting is Cheap Therapy... Now that says it all!! :-)

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  22. Love cupcakes, good tutorial. And Rosie looks like she would be happy to help

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  23. Nice tutorial!!! Oh how I love cupcakes in any form....

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  24. Thanks for the cupcake tutorial! My daughter would love this!!

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  25. I'm craving a cupcake now, but oops I better not eat one as I have a dental appointment this morning, darn! The mug rug is darling too.

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  26. I'm stuck on Gizmo ... :) He's adorable!! The mug rug is beautiful ... and cupcakes!!! How cute with the little yo-yo topper!

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  27. And I'm a follower now! :) Cant' wait to see what else you post!

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  28. I am a new follower. I love your wonderful instructions on how to do things. This is what I am looking for in following a blog. I am not the most experienced quilter, and I am always looking for directions in HOW TO do things in quilting. Even the most basic things teach someone something. Thank you for that!

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  29. I Love the cupcake, it is just so cute! I hope to make a cute little cupcake quilt at some time. Now it won't be that fabric of course, I don't have that, but I am sure I will find something cute.

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  30. Great tutorial for that little cupcake block. It turned out so cute and yummy looking with the little yo-yo on top--very nice! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  31. Your cupcake block/mini quilt is vey cute! Thanks for the tutorial! The mug rug is very cute too!

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  32. Mmm mmm good enough to bite into! Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  33. Good Morning! So nice to share my morning coffee with you and your wonderful cupcake! Gosh it is cute! I love your fabric and color choices! Your projects are the best! New follower now as well! Thank you for sharing!

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  34. I love your cupcake block!!! It's wonderful!!!

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  35. I love your cupcake idea. The little quilt turned out so cute. My daughter is the cupcake queen in our family so I might have to make one for her. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Your cupcake is wonderful. Love the yoyo, that really does make it. I did something with a cherry on top, maybe it needs a yoyo! Wish my heat & bond came off so lovely. I'm missing the trick to that. Your project turned out great!

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  37. way cute... Hope to see you on my Dots to Dots Day

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  38. Your 'baking' is adorable - and calorie free!

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  39. I love your cupcake.And your mug rug. Good job.

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  40. I love no fat cupcakes!!!! So cute. nice work!!

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  41. Ok now....that yoyo on the cup cake....I love, love, love it! How cute is that...I want one too :) Such a clever gal you must be. Who wouldn't follow you? I can't wait to see the other fun things you make. Thanks for giving me a big smile today.

    Kelly

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  42. I'm a new follower...happy to have found your blog during this hop!

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  43. What an adorable cupcake block and great tutorial...TFS!

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  44. I am a new follower via GFC as VettekLisa

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  45. I don't think you are alone in the "hating binding" club. I, for some reason, can never remember how to miter the corners and always have to look it up... EVERY TIME!!!

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  46. I too have a love/hate relationship with binding. Your corners look very nice!! Better than mine!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  47. I've been a follower
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  48. Hi Laura Ann, I love the Cupcake block is great. The Keep Calm poster is an exact match to my current notebook I carry everywhere with me!!! Thank you for the tutorial I will have a go when I get five minutes (!). Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. Susie x

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  49. I love your cupcake pattern. What a cute idea! It would go great with the cupcake potholder that I have.

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  50. Your block looks good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. I am a follower. I love finding new sites on these blog hops--so fun to see other persons ideas.

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  52. What a great tutorial for a cupcake block. Love your blog title. Thank you for sharing. Judith, Texas

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  53. Rosemary B Here:
    LOVE this cuppie cake! adorable colors, really creative!
    Thanks for sharing the pattern too!!

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  54. What a tasty looking cupcake. I agree that the yo-yo makes it better.

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  55. I love your cupcake - looks good enough to eat. :) I can't make a good cupcake for the life of me - I always seem to cook them too long. But I think I'll try again tonight. We're going on vacation tomorrow and that sounds so good to take with us. blessings, marlene

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  56. Love your cupcake block! Really nice and soft fabrics! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. The cupcake blog is so darling! The yo-yo is such an awesome topper!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  58. I am a new follower!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  59. I really like your cupcake block. It is so cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  60. I'm a new follower. Thank you for the chance to win your cute mug rug.

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  61. Thank you for the how-to for the cupcake, it's way too sweet, I'm going to stitch one up for my foster daughter's bedroom door!
    Please have Gizmo throw my name into his hat for your wonderful (and true)mug rug 'cuz I's a follwer, naturally!

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  62. I am a new follower of your blog and so glad I found it!

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  63. The cupcake block is so cute! Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway! I love dots!

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  64. I'm a new follower. Who doesn't love cupcakes?.....Dotty or Baked.

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  65. Cute cupcake...and I LOVE the saying on your mug rug! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  66. I became a follower of our blog. I like you precise work, quilting and photography. I looked at your older posts and thought your posts interesting. Thank you.

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  67. I am a new friend and follower!

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  68. The cupcake is darling and your blog is so colorful! Love it! Would love your mug mat it is so cute. It would look nice in my house

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  69. Hi Laura Ann, your cupcake block is just as sweet as can be...and your mug rug is adorable, quilting is good therapy, not sure about cheap, I don't have very good control. Love all your dots. Thanks for sharing and happy stitching, Pauline

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  70. love that mug rug thanks for the giveaway

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  71. I'm following!I'm looking forward to seeing what you will show!

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  72. Love your little cupcake! It's so pretty. Makes me hungry!

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  73. I love the no calorie cupcake! The little yoyo did set it off! This is so cute! thanks for the pattern!

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  74. Thanks for the cute idea of the cupcake quilt.

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  75. Love your cupcake tute! Thanks, I love the mug mat. Thanks for being a part!

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  76. Hey, Gizmo....pick me! Love the cupcake and the mugrug, too!

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  77. Thanks for your inspiring post! Very cute!

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  78. My granddaughter LOVES cupcakes - what a cute quilt idea!

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  79. Laura Ann-Your cupcake block is very sweet and thank you for taking the time to provide a tutorial. I really like your mug-rug. I love to bake, but cannot eat all of what I could make, so instead I sew/quilt. I used to teach cooking/sewing and now that I'm retired I hope to use up my stash of vintage(a nice way of saying old fabric that I have collected over the years!) fabrics. It's not easy when there are so many new and great fabrics available now. Thanks for sharing-from California

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    1. Nelli~ Thank you so much for your comment. I've had a long day at the bakery and it warms my heart & inproves my mood to see yours (and everyones) comments today.. Everyone is sew nice. :) I need your email Nelli, so I can have a way to contact you if you win. Have you been on connecting threads? I LOVE their fabrics..

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  80. Laura, your cupcake mini quilt is adorable! Reflects your job perfectly.

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  81. I'm very impressed with your tutorial and I thank you for showing the yoyo maker ... I've wanted to make them, but haven't seen that particular maker before.... Like it! Since I'm new to your blog, I've now become a happy follower and I thank you! Wonderful cupcake :)

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  82. Love your cupcake and the mug rug is so sweet !

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  83. I'm a follower. Your cupcake idea is too cute!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  84. Your cupcake mini quilt is very cute! Your mug rug is really nice too. I love the fabrics and I agree with the saying. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  85. Fun idea for a block...love it.

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  86. Cupcakes. Yum yum. Now they are made of fabric. Give me chocolate and icing. If I can't have that, I'll take one of fabric. Yours are beautiful and thanks so much for the step by step tutorial. Debby (in Virginia, DC suburbs) Thanks for sharing today!

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  87. I'm a sucker for baked goods, but baked goods mixed with quilting! That's fantastic! Great block, thanks so much for sharing it with us. :)

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  88. Love the cupcake and thanks for the how to.

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  89. Darling block. Your cupcake looks good enough to eat! The yo-yo was the perfect little touch.

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  90. Yummy cupcake. Great tut. I must admit, I am in love with your mug rug! I just became a follower.

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  91. What a fun and totally cute block!

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  92. love your project.....and I have a Baby Lock; love it!!

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  93. I love your cupcake block! Thanks for the tutorial and sharing
    it with us.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. I am a new follower. I am glad I found you!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. I love the colors in your cupcake block! It is so pretty!

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  96. Cute cupcakes. I have to learn to make a yo-yo...I have the makers in 3 different sizes and have never used them before...shame on me!

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  97. What a cute cupcake projects! Thanks for sharing how you made the little yo-yo!

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  98. great tut for the cup cake .... thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  99. Thanks for the tut on the cupcake block! The block is so cute...I'd love to come try out your baking skills too!!!

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  100. Your cupcake block is super cute!

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  101. I love the cupcake and the yo yo is a perfect way to top it off! I'm one of those crazy people the actually likes binding and I offer to do it for friends. Crazy, huh? Thanks again for the great tutorial and chance to win. :-)

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  102. Wow...so darling! The yo-yo just tops it off!

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  103. Great tutorial - thanks for sharing. Absolutely love the mug rug - it's so thoughtful to make something to give away. And congrats to you on your anniversary!!!

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  104. Looks like I'm new follower #77. Which is fantastic, because that was the year I got married!

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  105. Lovely. I never knew dots make such great icing!! Wonderful.

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  106. Hi! I am a new follower with my own new blog....thanks for the giveaway, its so cute!

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  107. I love your cupcake and keep calm sign to go with it!

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  108. Hi, I follow you! I like what you did with the cupcake topper :)

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  109. Your cupcake block is so sweet. I love the fabrics you put together to make it and the fabric yo-yo really is the cherry on top! ;o)

    Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of the hop!

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  110. This is one sweet block.Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  111. I'm a brand new Follower!!! Lovin' your Blog already!!

    Thanks for chance to win your cooool Mug Rug! :)

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  112. Happy 3rd Anniversary!! May all your years be full of Love always, and Special Blessings!

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing! :)

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  113. I love your cupcake block. I would love to win your mug rug.

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  114. What an adorable block! Congrats on your anniversary♥

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  115. I love how you shared the process, not just the final product. What sweet projects!

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  116. Thanks for sharing your tutorial for the cupcake! It is adorable... and so is Gizmo!
    Thanks for joining in the hop!

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  117. Oh, I am a new follower, too.

    And Happy Anniversary!

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  118. Congrats on your anniversary. I am not sure if I already posted a comment before. I love your cup cake. So cute. Great job!

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