Lions and Tigers and.. Daleks?! Oh my!

A while back I was making crochet animal cupcakes like crazy and ended up with one very lonely elephant. I decided, with a little help from commenters, to make a full zoo set. And here it is:

The cupcake stand is a little too small, but I still think they look really cute on this :)

The cupcake stand is a little too small, but I still think they look really cute on this 🙂

They are now on their way to a friend of mine in America, who offered to take the lonely elephant in right away when I posted the last batch of cupcakes.

A loooong time ago, I made a Dalek (could also have been a few months, but it feels really long ago). He is on his way to the USA as well, since my friends husband really liked it. I really wanted to make one, but wasn’t sure what to do with it once it was finished. It was a bit of a hassle to get the whole group in the box together, since, as you might know, Daleks can be pretty.. Agressive. (They come from the series Doctor Who and have the tendancy to “exterminate” everything that moves)

Attack of the Dalek!

Attack of the Dalek!

There are two Takochu in this picture as well, because my friend also requested those. I just love to make these little guys! They make great keychains or little danglers for on your handbag. And probably the biggest plus is that they are really easy and quick to make! I can get one done in less than an hour, so it’s really no sweat to whip them up. I am glad however, that I switched from safety eyes to little half pearls that I glue on. The Takochu are just too small to really work well with the safety backings, making their eyes bulge out a bit. Plus, they are too small either way to be given to little children, so child-proofing them isn’t really an issue (I think).



Together with this, some random Dutch stuff went in the package and I really hope my friend likes it.

The pattern for the Dalek can be found here.
The pattern for the Takochu can be found here.
The patterns for the animal cupcakes came from a Dutch pattern book.

Cheers, Lydia

Animal Cupcakes complete ^_^

Of course, after my post last friday, my order came in the mail that afternoon. So this weekend I was able to finish all the cupcakes I had been working on 🙂
Here’s the result:

Underwater set

All together tucked in their little box

Farm set

It’s a tight fit!

Peeking out of the window ^_^

I’m surprised at myself for liking the ‘Farm animals’ set better than the ‘Underwater animals’. Seeing how I have three fish tanks and zero cows. But I guess when you put them together the farm set just works a little better. Either way, I hope the people I have in mind for these like them as well!

I made one extra cupcake, a now very lonely little elephant:


So lonely 😦

I wonder, should I make complete ‘Zoo set’, or just give this little guy away on its own?

Cheers, Lydia

I’m not addicted, really…

In case you wonder what I’ve been up to this past week, here’s a work-in-progress picture:


I desperately need my order of safety-eyes to come in so I can finish these animal cupcakes ^_^

I owe a few of my friends a small gift and these were just too much fun to pass up on. I got some cupcake giftboxes to put them in, all together it just looks too cute.

Here’s the one cupcake I could finish before running out of the right size eyes and the box they’ll go in:


All right, back to work!

Cheers, Lydia