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Thursday, January 19, 2012

I know, I know, I know....

I am seriously the worst blogger EVER!!!!! I honestly don't even know how long it has been since I posted something. I thing last spring. Or possibly late winter. I'd have to look to know for sure, but then if I stop to do that I'll get distracted and the next thing you know I'll be in the kitchen unloading the dishwasher or get sucked into Pinterest, or maybe, HEY! There's a squirrel!  Sigh... sorry, easily distracted. Which is why I got so lazy with the blog. 

I told my husband that if he got me a tablet for my birthday this summer it would make staying regular on my blog so much easier. So, I got a Transformer tablet for my birthday. I bought her a pretty pink case and named her Optimus (for obvious reasons). As my birthday was July 1st you can see that it didn't help get me back on the blogger track. Instead, it made me really, really good at Words with Friends, among other leisurely sit-on-my couch-while-I-surf-the-internet pursuits (Facebook, Pinterest, etc.).

Instead of trying to catch everyone up to date on the dozens and dozens of cookies I have done over the last nine-ish months, I'll just post a few of the highlights along with this years Valentines designs. 

Cookies for the DJ's at 98.7 AMP Radio
1st birthday cookies to match the invitation
designed by the crafty and creative mommy

The Big Bad himself for a
Red Riding Hood party by Terri's Treasures
Cookies for a corn roast and bonfire

Elvis cookies for the
CPN event in Memphis
Dr. Suess!
Owl cookies for a
 'Look Whooo's 1" party
Happy Halloween Characters

Independence Day cookies to match
designs by Whimsical Printables
Baby Shower platter

Baby shower cookies that
matched the invitation
My cousins Krystle's wedding shower

Navy & Ivory Bridal Shower
50th birthday for an avid golfer

Gymnastics themed birthday 

I did save a couple of my faves from last year for my next post. One hint, they link to my nerdy side :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Princesses and tea parties....

More catching up on some of the other fun orders I have had over the last couple of months....

If you've been following my last few {incredibly infrequent} blog posts, then you probably saw that I am a big giant Star Wars nerd.  In the initial Star Wars cookie post I mentioned what a tomboy I was growing up.  So I'm sure you can guess that I not a huge fan of all things princess, which is what all girl toys seem to be geared towards these days.  I look up to two princesses: Princess Leia and Wonder Woman {Amazon princess!}.  So you can imagine how excited I was when a customer contacted me about ordering Star Wars cookies and was wondering if I could make a Princess Leia cookie for the girls who would be in attendance at her son's party!  Now that's my kind of mom!

I searched around online looking for a not-to-intricate black and white drawing of the almighty cinnamon-bun haired Leia, and was lucky enough to find this great tutorial on how to draw her here.  Her face in the final drawing was exactly what I was looking for.

I did two test cookies first to see how she would turn out and she looked pretty good, except that her eyes looked like they were popping out of her head!  For the final cookies I choose to leave out the white part of her eyes because that is what was creating the bug-eyed affect.  I was pretty happy with the final draft!  Here she is flanked by Luke's X-Wing Fighter and everyone's favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett.

My other recent venture into princess cookies was for a mom who wanted actual princesses as cookies for her daughters birthday party.  She was looking for a combination of princess cookies and tiaras.  My first pass at the princess cookie was by using my 'girl' gingerbread man cutter, but since I needed to put hair on the princess, she ended up looking like she had a great big body and a little bitty head.

Not really the look I was going for!

After that I decided I would just do a princess design on an oval cookie.  Much happier with how that turned out!  Of course since she's a princess I had to 'glam' her up with a little disco dust :)

 And here are the tiaras to match!

One of the other 'girly' parties was a tea-party themed birthday party for the adorable two-year old daughter of Jeannine at Whimsical Printables.  She had designed these adorable invitations and water bottle labels for her daughters party so those were my cookie inspiration.

Stay tuned for more posts to catch up on the last couple months.  Since I'm doing new orders and designs every week, I wonder how I'll ever catch up the blog to the orders!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

To catch up....

I mean seriously, I am like the worst blogger EVER!  It's been a month since my last post, so as you can imagine, that's a lot of cookies to share.  Once again, I'm going to try to get back to posting at least once a week (back to?  was I ever in the first place?), so I'll just share a handful for now....

This first group consists of multiple orders from the same customer {probably my best customer!}

Cookie bouquet 'Thank You' for a retiring principal

Another cookie bouquet - assembly in the
adorable watering can by my crafty customer!

Thank you cookies with Dandy Dots

For the recent 'Teacher's Appreciation Week', I had some orders from customers for their kids to give their teachers cookies, and I also provided apple cookies for the Teacher Appreciation luncheon at our preschool.

Flower cookies that my kids gave to their pre-school teachers
(they of course signed the 'leaf' cards themselves:)

First Communion cookie bouquet sent by a
godmother from out of state to her goddaughter
on her special day

And the final two to share for today were for a very spring-like birthday party... 

I'll try not to make my next post a month away!

Monday, April 18, 2011

April birthdays....

As I've mentioned before, one of the great parts of doing what I do, is all of the amazingly creative women that I have had the pleasure to meet (well, cyber-meet in most cases!).  This month, two of those amazing women had birthday parties for their sweet little ones and I was lucky enough to be able to provide cookies for their creations.  In both cases I was provided with a copy of the invitation to use as inspiration.  The tiny aspect of cookies was all I provided, but as you'll see, both of these creative gals went well above and beyond a simple coordinated cookie for their little ones!

Kristin at {Stampin' Fanatic!} threw an adorably bright and cheery BEE-day party for her equally adorable daughter Grace's second birthday.  For more party pics check out Kristin's blog {here}.

BEE-eautiful invitation designed by Kristin herself!
The coordinating cookies 
And the amazing dessert table they were display on
Bee cake balls by my frequent partner in
sweets-crime, Terri's Treasures

Party photo's courtesy of {Stampin' Fanatic!}

The next April birthday I had the pleasure of making some sweet treats for was Jenny of {Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line}.  Jenny was throwing an "April Showers" themed third birthday party for her sweet little boy Noah.  The invitation that Jenny provided me with for inspiration was designed by {Pen N' Paperflowers}.  In this case, I used the super-cute embroidered-look design of the invite and transferred it directly to the cookies.  Jenny really did an amazing job with this party, right down to the fact that it even rained on the party day!  For more pics of her outrageously original party, check out Jenny's blog {here}.

How cute is that 'Grab an Umbrella' set up!!!!

Party Photo's courtesy of {Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line}

Thanks again to Kristin and Jenny for letting me be a part of their amazingly creative parties!  I look forward to working with both of you again soon!