Thursday, March 6, 2014

~A Gardener's Delight and Simple & Sweet Fridays #105~

I wanted to bake some cupcakes over the weekend and add some of our edible flowers from the garden to them. 
Right now, we have a lot of violas and pansies growing.
 I made chocolate cupcakes with pansies on top,
displayed on a vintage plate.
Sprinkled with some powdered sugar.
Just delicious!
I loved the flowers I picked and
 wanted to create a watercolor with them.
I sketched the flowers with ink, then out came my paintbrushes.
I loved how the watercolor turned out.
I thought it would be fun to have paintbrushes for the stems.
It added a little whimsy to it!
Of course,
I had to make one or two gift tags.
I love how each flower is different.
I always enjoy being creative.
Did you have some time this week to make something special?
Can't wait to see!!

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  1. Love your projects that you used with pansies. The cupcakes are so pretty!

  2. Maybe it's a problem on my end, but I'm not able to add a link...

    Your watercolors are fabulous, by the way! :)

    1. Whatever it was, I got my link entered now. Sorry to send out a false alarm! :)

  3. Hi Jody,

    Thanks so much for featuring my fascination with farmhouses! It is a dream of mine to actually live in one, one day, albeit, a small one, in the beautiful southern Ontario countryside! Your chocolate cupcakes are divine; so very elegant; too pretty to eat! How lovely that you recreated them in that wonderfully whimsical project!!

    Have a great weekend and thanks so much for hosting!


  4. I love pansies and violas. I have found heirloom varieties over the years, but never seem to get them to over winter or reseed. It has been such a hard winter... I'd be happy to see blooms even on the weeds about now! <3 Brooke

  5. Wow, the features are amazing... and so is your water colour painting, Jody!! Love violas - they are actually my county area's special flower where I grew up in Sweden. Very special. Cupcakes look divine. Have a great weekend! Autumn hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  6. Love your color painting! Thanks for featuring my tart pan stand.

  7. Thank you for featuring my suitcase collection on your fabulous blog. It's always an inspiration! xxxx

  8. Hi Jody, what beautiful pansies and cupcakes! You are so lucky to have them growing already! I love the watercolor painting you made of them too. You truly are talented and everything you touch is made beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Hi Jody, a treat to see your watercolor pansy/brush painting and the pansy tags. Thank you for hosting today.

  10. your cupcakes look so yummy AND pretty, love the watercolors of them! thanks for hosting!

  11. Violas are one of my most favorite flowers! I love that you used them on your cupcakes. The watercolors are beautiful. You are so talented!

  12. Pinned so I don't forget - now to go find my watercolors and paper. Thanks as always.

  13. How cute to use those brushes for "stems". What a clever, fun idea. I love the way you made tags out of them, too. I dearly love pansies and can't wait to get some planted this year- xo Diana

  14. Your painting is soooooo pretty and the tags too. So unusual to have paint brushes as stems. They look so nice. x

  15. Good evening Jody,
    Thank you so much for featuring my roses-they were from my husband and lasted so long and even in their fading days
    they were still lovely.

    Such precious watercolors, you are very talented and the cupcakes look delicious, I would love to have a bit of one now!
    Have a lovely weekend,

  16. Thanks so much for hosting. Love your watercolors!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  17. what a pretty picture of the little sweet cup cakes with flowers on them

  18. Your cakes are so pretty! I love using violets on them! Thanks for hosting!

  19. I really love all of the watercolor flowers and tags! Just beautiful!
    Thank you for letting me link-up my patina in progress. Have a great day!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina


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