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.
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?"