Art Exchange with Bellebelious (Part 1)
Quite sometime ago, I crocheted a Lil’ Piggy Cupcake for a friend. (read more about it “Here”) Desiree, my dear cousin saw this little fella on littleyarnfriends’ Facebook page and commented that she really love this Lil’ Piggy Cupcake. She love pigs a lot and has been collecting piggy toys and figurines ever since she was little. And guess what? She was born in the zodiac year of a pig too!
About a year ago, Desiree set up Bellebelious (an online cake shop named after her daughter, Isa”belle”). She has always been a very artsy kind of person, that is why her cakes are always unique and one of a kind. Her customization and artwork for each cakes are super adorable yet super delicious! Check out her cakes “Here”. As her passion for baking grew, I knew that this Lil’ Piggy Cupcake will mean a lot to her. Initially I told Desiree that I will crochet a pig cupcake for her as a gift, however she also offered to make me an edible piggy cupcake that is the same design as the one I made. It kind of ended up like a trade and it sounds like a lot of fun!
Desiree’s loving husband, Gary was also born in the year of a pig. She told me that Gary will always be there to help her out in some miscellaneous decorative parts and the delivery of cakes. Both of them make a great husband and wife team in Bellebelious. Therefore, I’ve decided to make Desiree 2 piggy lover cupcakes for this art exchange, one in pink and red and the other in light blue and navy blue. The idea is to resemble Desiree and Gary in a cute way. Desiree’s favorite colours are pink and red, naturally I chose blue for guy cupcake. I chose a golden brown yarn for the frosting to create a hazel nut flavored cupcake. Don’t they look so cute and yummy? :)
Let’s see the transformation of these cute little piggy cupcakes:
These are the different parts that I’ve crocheted. From left to right:
Hazel nut frosting, cake base, ears, arms and lastly the heads.
After crocheting the various parts, I sewed them together using matching tapestry colored threads and tapestry needle. (You can also choose to use a yarn needle and sew the long ends to the various parts) I’ve added red and blue checked bows as a ribbon and a bow tie respectively.
Don’t these piggies look like Hello Kitties too? That might be another great idea to modify the use of this pattern hey. All we need to do is to modify the faces.
Tadaa! This is the pink and red piggy cupcake (aka Desiree’s piggy cupcake). Since I made my first Lil’ Piggy Cupcake with a pink felt snout, I made this grey for a change.
And this is the light blue and navy blue piggy cupcake (aka Gary’s piggy cupcake). He has matching grey snout just like his wife. :)
These are pictures of the front and back view of piggy lover cupcakes. I’m really loving the checked bow tie and ribbon. And these piggies look so cute and loving together. :)
I wanted to give Isabelle something too, but I didn’t had time to make another cupcake or other amigurumis.
A few days ago, while I was doing some random shopping at Vivocity, this cutie piggy purse caught my eye. Oh my! It matches so well with my piggy lover cupcakes. Without any hesitation, I bought the purse, knowing that it will be a good gift for Desiree’s daughter.
Yay! I’m glad I was able to give a little package of piggy cuteness to Desiree’s family, where there’s something cute and meaningful for each one to keep. Click “Here” for Lil’ Piggy Cupcake pattern.
Stay turned for Part 2 as I share the amazing art exchange I’ve received from Desiree.
Crochet with Love, Rachel H
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