Career Day

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I sure wish we had these days when I was growing up then maybe I could have made a decision about what I was going to be when I grow up.  Maybe had I known about some of the pitfalls ahead of time, I could have saved myself a lot of time.  Yet as I always say the journey we take makes us who we are.  We might make plenty of mistakes along the way, but the mistakes do not define us; it is what we do with the mistakes after that define us.
Growing up I always thought I would get into fashion (probably b/c I had none - LOL), but I often drew out my own designs for clothing I would have liked to have had.  I look back now and think it is not too far off from what I do now - I create.  I create things with my hands and with my words.
My oldest son's career day consists of a lot of questions like: what education or training do you need? what qualifications do you need? etc., but as for my youngest well it's basically, "Hey what do I get to wear?"  Last year, she was a baker and a cute one I might add, but of course she has yet again changed her mind, actually she has changed her mind 3 times this week, alas like mother like daughter.  So here she is last year:  

I wanted to make something unique and cute, so of course felt had to be involved.  So since I have the pictures for whatever reason - here's a short tutorial:

I started by cutting out sort of a scalloped 3" cloud shape, a 7"x2"  brown rectangle, a small red heart and a 2" brown circle, I ended up not using the pink circles.

I then stitched the circle to one side of the rectangle and stitched up the ends of the rectangle to make the bottom of the cupcake.

Next I flipped it inside out, yet if you like the look of the stitching you could always keep it like it is.

Stuff it!!

Then Stitch the top.

then Add the heart and a flower.

For the tray, I actually used a small vinyl record and just glued a paper doily to it and glued the cupcake to the tray.
I also made her the tag by adhering fabric to a cardboard rectangle, added the letters, a coffee filter folded up and a strawberry heart embellishment.

Hopefully by morning she will make a final decision on what she will be for career day, so I can get to work. (Hopefully, she's not like me still trying to decide what to be when I grow up.)

I will be at her career day this year as an artist/writer, but with kids this young I think the art will be more interesting to them.  Guess I will need to get my outfit together as well, hmmmmm  
"I wonder what I should wear?"

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