Friday, January 20, 2012

Who Wants Cake?

Carolyn Christmas is a favorite go-to designer of mine, especially when it comes to adorable baby items such as her "How to Make a Crochet Nappy Cake" booklet, (Don't crochet? How about "How to Make a Knitted Nappy Cake" ?).

I have made 3 of these cakes and here you have the ingrediants for my 4th. The booklet not only gives instructions for crocheted baby items but it gives a tutorial on construction of the cake using diapers as the basic "cake" layers. I LOVE it.

This time I have added some items from other designers, (such as Susan Anderson's adorable Cupcake hat & her basic rolled brim hat from "Itty Bitty Nursery" as well as a few ad lib things of my own).

Here are some of the ingrediants; 017 014 012 011 007 009

There are other items not pictured that I have either made or purchased. Once you start one of these projects it's hard to stop.

Last night I started to build the cake itself, so I could access the degree of completion. Tucked amongst the hand knits & crochet are purchased baby items such as spoons & bottles & rattles and so on. Shopping for the extras is almost as fun as the knitting/crocheting parts.

Since this is such a large project, it warrants more than one entry so I will post some progress updates as steps are completed.

TGIF y'all!


  1. You did such wonderful job on all of these...I love it! :) I love the colors you used as well. Please don't forget to show us the final "cake", I know it will be so cute.

  2. Beautiful items. And I know what you're talking about how it's hard to stop. Back when I used to make and stuff christmas stockings it was the same thing. You just want to keep gilding the lily:)