This week I'm starting on the background so it doesn't hold me back at the end. It's a plaid, so you do a running stitch ALL one way and then ALL the way the other way. It's a lot of work but it pays off in the end.
Here's some photos of the cupcake. I found I needed to do the cupcake in order to anchor the running stitches. The french knots are flair. I attached the beads with clear beading thread.
And here's the bigger picture...still tons of work to do
Have a great week,