LK and JABC Freebie
Reach for the Stars
Copyright 2000, Lizzie Kate, Inc.
Stitched on something silver and glittery from my stash and added miscellaneous buttons
Threads: DMC 4025, DMC 4190, and Dinky Dyes #87
Here's something about the backing fabric. When Colleen was really little - say 3 or 4 years old - I had a birthday party for her and I made a table cloth out of this fabric. When I spied it on my fabric shelf this evening, first I was surprised that I had even kept the leftover fabric (the tablecloth is long gone), and then I was tickled pink! Ironing it and cutting it made me remember those little girl parties. We had so much fun with those, whether they were a success or not. The picnics were usually the best. The special treats for school? Not so much. I wasn't always very good with those.
One year I saw somebody making these awesome treats on one of the morning shows. She took blue Jello and let it partially set and then put cute little Swedish fish candies in it, making it look like a little fishbowl. So I got small clear sundae cups from the local ice cream place and made up 25 containers of jello and put the fish...just like the TV cook did. Took them into the classroom the next day and the Swedish fish had started to dissolve in the Jello. So they were mushy and grainy and slippery and the kids were completely grossed out. One little boy even started to gag. And once that begins, you know how it spreads throughout the room? After that, nobody touched Colleen's little fishy birthday treats.
The next year, I stuck to store-bought cupcakes. With plastic picks for decorations. I'm lucky that nobody put out an eye....