Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pie Maker, Pie Maker, Make Me a Pie!

Before I went away, we had a visit from Mary!  So the cupcakers were united for a lovely afternoon on Jill's porch.

Jill planned a little project for us.  Pie pin cushions - so cute!

**added on Friday:  Pattern Credit should have been given to "Chitter Chatter Designs".  Here is their website if you are interested in the pattern:  Chitter Chatter 



First step was to make  circle that would fit our little tins.  We made lattice topping with pre-sew strips.


Look at this handsome devil!  It's Jill's new Golden-doodle, Carson.  He is such a good boy and so friendly.


How luscious to sew on the porch.  Here is susan doing a little machine work, so serious, lol.


I love this photo of us all doing our thing - I wish I could remember what was so funny!


Lunch break-


What a lovely simple lunch for a hot day - thanks again, Jill!  Best pasta salad - ever.


Here are my watermelon decorated cupcakes on Jill's super cute cake stand.  She has a wonderful collection of these.  I just used colored frosting and mini-chocolate chips.


We made little muslin pouches to hold the walnut shells.   You can see Jill cinching up hers.  Before stuffing, we added a little gathered flute of fabric to represent crust.


Susan getting some serious Carson love -


Here is our best Country Living pose -


Just for fun - I picked this up at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
He is a "hub man".  So now I can keep the ipod and both camera USBs plugged in.  Look how happy he is to be helping me :)


I hope you have a fun day!


http://chitterchatterdesigns.com/

33 comments:

Michele said...

The pies are adorable! What fun!

Miriam said...

What a great time you had! Loooove those pies!.........and the cup cakes! Yum!!

Dixie said...

What a fun day - love the little pies, and your cupcakes look delicious!

Kathie said...

oh my gosh those pies are just adorable.

looks like the perfect way to spend a day!
visiting and crafting!
love that little man I need one of those too!

Lori said...

The screened porch looks like a fun place for the cupcakers to get together. You are always so creative!

Beth D said...

Adorable pie cushions and I think I need a Hubman.

Barb said...

Those pie cushions are just awesome...looks like all of you were having such a grand time...

LuAnn said...

What a great place to sew, and those little pie pin cushions are just adorable.

libbyquilter said...

wow~!!~those vacation shots in your previous post make me want to go somewhere a lot more interesting than where i happen to be~! how lucky for you and your family that you were able to go and see these amazing places.

the cherry pie/tart pin-cushions are way too cute~!!!!!!!!~

the labradoodle looks like a very large dog and what a funny combination. i've heard that they are a great pet though.

:-)
libbyQ

9patchnurse said...

Oooo lordy! I love that porch for sewing/creating. If she was my friend I would make her do it every week all summer and into fall. The pies are too darn cute and my don't I like pie! I think I'll keep a look out for a hub man. What a handy dude. Great post!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Sewing with friends is one of my favorite things, they so get it! Th pies are so fun, great idea for a group prject.

MARY PERNULA said...

How darn cute!!!! Hugs Mary

Lynn said...

You guys are having way too much fun!
Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

Looks like you had some fun! Sewing on a screened porch, aaahh.
Sweet little pies; you should send that pic in to Country Living!

Vivian said...

The pie cushions and your cupcakes are cute as can be, but I'm even more envious of the opportunity to sew on that screened porch. What a perfect day that must have been.
Sewing with friends -- priceless!

Teresa said...

Love the pin cushions and the cupcakes...YUM! You guys always look like you are having such a good time together. That looks like a fantastic place to sew!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Karen said...

Those are the cutest pin cushions! Love the idea...

Jill Reid said...

Loved the post about our wonderful sewing day. Carson is a big galoof and he really did enjoy his sewing day on the porch with the ladies...lol.

Jill

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love the pincushions. So cute. The cupcakes look delish. I've been craving cupcakes. That porch you were sewing on is awesome. How fun.

Sandra Henderson said...

OH my GAWD!!!!!
I CAN'T wait to catch up. lol
Well, #1: I don't blog anymore. lol
#2 : I was in upstate NY and could have taken your dog, but they had a better time. lol
#3: Sounds like you plan your vacations like I do:
I.e, for me, : buy tickets at 4Pm and fly out at 6 a.m.....
Then, tell everyone when you get there! lol

Loved catching up!!!! so envious!
Dh wants to go E.Europe so bad.....
but, does not want the flight...
alas,
we sent tickets for grands and family to come for FALL (Week of , including!~Halloween)
XO
Life is good. XO
isn't it?!?!?! :)

Nifty Quilts said...

Ah, sewing outside--one of the best things about summer. Your little pies are adorable!!

Janet said...

You guys always make some fun things when you get together. I was lucky enough to win one of those pie pincushions way back, yours all look great!
Love Jill's dog, he's gorgeous.

QuiltSue said...

I love your pincushions. Any chance of a little tutorial?

Crispy said...

You Cupcakers sure have a lot of fun when you get together...and you eat very well too :0)

Crispy

Quilt Hollow said...

Sewing, lunch and friendship..nothing better!

Maureen said...

Sounds like a fun project to do with friends. Ahhh! I see that bag of walnut litter - probably a better deal than the small bag of crushed shells I bought at a quilt shop.
Carson is quite handsome. Goldendoodles are great dogs - intelligence of the poodle combined with the friendliness of the golden retriever. I love mine!

Diane said...

Oh please do write a tutorial on the little pies. I absolutely must make one!

Debi said...

Very cute little pies Barb. It looks like you had a super fun day!

Thimbleanna said...

Those little pincushions are just adorable! It looks like you had a wonderful time -- I love sewing days with the peeps. My sister has a golden doodle that looks just like Carson -- aren't they just the cutest dogs?

Ann Champion said...

What a cute little project! You girls always look like you're having a great time together.
Fun food, cute projects, good company, nice environment, and puppy love..what more could anybody ask for? : )

Sandra Henderson said...

I came back to look again at your lovely photos of the time you shared. I see your BIRDSNEST BOX!!!! So fun to see you using it! :)
What a wonderful project! You've inspired me. Once Again.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Those pie pincushions are adorable!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Now those are fun pin cushions!! The watermelon cup cakes are so pretty I thought they were pin cushions too! Lol. Love the shots of you all sewing, sewing with friends is the best!