Here is how I did the shirt:
First I traced a Strawberry Shortcake from Jaden's coloring book.
I reversed the image and traced out the color sections on to the fusible interfacing then ironed it onto the felt and the felt pieces onto the shirt before I zig-zaged along all the raw edges with the appropriate color thread. If you need a photo tutorial on how to do this you can see/read it here.
The face details were so small that I thought I would try painting them. I think it turned out good!! I was worried that the detailed painting matched with the chunky zig-zag stitching would look funny but I think that it made her more recognizable because I didn't have to compromise details.
Jaden was thrilled with it so that is all that matters!
I think I am getting better at appliqueing! Here are some of my past creations: Gerald & Piggy, Owl Sweatshirt, Soccer ball T-Shirt, and Jay Bird Soccer bag.
Next, the cake...
Again I used Jaden's coloring book and traced out the image onto the iced cake. Then I just outlined the image with chocolate icing and then filled it in.
Tasted good, too! Happy Birthday Jaden!