I've been working on a crochet project called Mei Mei from Doris Chan's Everyday Crochet. I love pretty much everything in this book. Even though the book is older and the styling may look a little old fashioned on some, the styles all have good bones. I have been looking for a little shrug pattern. This turned out pretty quickly once I figured out what I was doing. I saw that one Raveler completed this little shrug in 3 hours! It was more like 3 evenings for me. :-)
Sunday is the little granddaughter's birthday. She will be 3! I made her a birthday outfit, but the top came out too long. I cut just about an inch off of it after I took pictures, so I think it will be a little better. I didn't want to cut off too much since I had added the pockets and just estimated where to put them based on the length I had made.
To make the cupcakes I drew a cupcake and then traced the top and bottom separately onto heat and bond. After I adhered it to the dress pieces, I stitched lines for the cupcake liner and zigzagged around the outline of the cupcake. I used a permanent marker to draw lines on the center cupcake.
After I took this picture, I removed the basting you can see around the neckline, and topstitched the yoke which also stitched down the inside of the seam where the yoke and skirt join.