Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday Toppers: Spool of Thread

Well when I sat down to make the toppers for my mom's birthday a few months ago I just knew I had to do a sewing theme. Mainly because she co-owns a quilt shop, but also because for as long as I can remember she's had a love (i'm sure my dad at times would say obssession, love ya mom :D ) of sewing and quilting. It was because of her that I too have a love of sewing and probably my deep seeded love of anything arts and crafts really. So one of the obvious choices was a spool of thread, a staple supply of any quilter, and I think it turned out quite cute! Here's what you'll need to make one:

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-Rolling pin

-Fondant smoother

-1" cookie cutter

-Paint brush and water

-Leaf veiner (or toothpick)

-Purple (you will actually need two ball, oops, sorry!) and light brown fondant


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-Roll brown fondant out to 1/8" and cut out 2-1" discs.

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-With small end of leaf veiner (or toothpick) make small holes in center of both discs.

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-Take purple fondant and roll into a tube with the help of the fondant smoother.

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-Pinch top and bottom edges to help define them more.

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-Reroll with fondant smoother.

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-Take another piece of purple fondant (not picutred) and roll out about 15" long thin rope (I went a little overboard on my rope, hehe).

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-Apply a small amount of water in a line all the way up the tube.

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-Start at the bottom and wrap the rope around making sure to keep the next row close to the last.

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-When you get to the end leave about 5" and cut off.

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-Flip one of the discs over and attatch the thread with a small amount of water. Attatch the top the same way.

I hope you have sew much fun making this :D
(I know i'm horrible, lol)


Don't forget to check in next week when I show you how to make the much anticipated cupcake, cupcake!

8 comments:

  1. Very cute. I recently got myself a clay extruder, this makes very light work of making something like the thread!

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  2. Love it! I'm a quilter myself so this is right up my alley.

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  3. Those are very cute! I need to start practicing with fondant! DO you ever use gum paste?

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  4. These are great! You must have an amazing amount of patience.

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  5. i. love. it. adding it to my list of things to do.

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