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« on: December 11, 2011 09:30:21 PM »

My friend asked me to make a pair of earmuffs for his friend's birthday in January, first I looked up a few tutorials online while I was messaging back and forth with him on Facebook chat to see if I could make them from scratch (which I could Cheesy)

we went through some cartoon and real muffin pictures and he ended up choosing a more cupcake look for the earmuffs in question.  I decided to dub them EarMuffins, despite the fact that they are actually cupcakes.

The skeleton of the earmuffins started with a plain wire coat hanger (and now i'm wondering where I'm going to find more, for if I get orders for them/want to make a bunch for myself, most places around here sell only plastic and wood Sad )  I used fleece for the headband and inner ear portion of the earmuffs, it was what I had left over from the Luna/Artemis reversible cat hat I made last winter for my best friend Adam. The outside of the earmuffins (ear cupcakes) were felt that I found in the remnants bin at the fabric store, I happened to have the right colours from a previous shopping trip.  So I didn't actually spend any money up front for this project, I bought fake snow from a store earlier that day for about $4 (a large bag of what looks like fiberfil about 450grams, so it's about the size of a heavily stuffed pillow - but was a purchase for a majority of projects anyway) and I ramble a lot. I did some free-motion embroidery on the outside of the earmuffs for an icing look and to make the white look less boring.  next time I make these the cherries won't stick out so much either.


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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011 11:47:38 PM »

They're mad, quite wonderfully mad.

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011 08:48:19 AM »

Totally cute!  I always had animal head ones, but cupcakes make even more sense.  I'm sure your friend will love them!  You will totally have to make more: my thought for finding wire hangers is to check with the drycleaners, they always have a stash of them.  Have fun, can't wait to see if you make more!

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011 05:02:11 PM »

Giggles! They look soo cute, kinda like edible robot antenna in your front on picture. I love it.
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011 05:09:46 AM »

Adorable! A very creative project indeed.

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011 12:33:30 PM »

These are very cute. I really like how you threaded that red color over the white icing. Was that by hand or machine? I don't know what free-motion embroidery is.

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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011 10:06:41 PM »

thanks everyone Smiley
I really like how you threaded that red color over the white icing. Was that by hand or machine? I don't know what free-motion embroidery is.
I did it by machine with a darning foot/free motion foot on my regular sewing machine.  if I had to do that by hand I honestly probably would have said screw it, I'm not great at hand embroidery.

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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2011 12:05:37 PM »

Suuuper cute, the frosting embroidery is a great touch!

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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012 04:11:24 AM »

These are fantastic.  I might have to raid the wardrobe for old metal hangers and have a go myself.  Thank you!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012 09:20:02 AM »

These are so gosh darn cute and they gave me a good giggle! I love the little drizzle stitch work and everything you did an amazing job! ^__^

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