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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!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The birds and the bees.....

Well, not in the sense you're thinking, but sort of!  This past week I had two separate baby shower orders that featured birds.  One was an order placed by a very gracious mom-to-be.  She planned to give the cookies to her friends and family as a thank you for their gifts.  They have not found out the sex of their baby, and do not plan to, so are going with a very gender neutral nursery in non-traditional colors.  She sent me a few pictures of some of the bird-related artwork that will adorn the nursery walls for inspiration, and I went from there.  They definitely were not your typical cartoon-like bird cookie!

The parents to be had me include a tag on each cookie expressing thanks from them and the baby

The other baby shower order was for centerpieces to serve as decor as well as prizes for the guests.  This time I was provided with one of the invitations for inspiration, which also included birds (thankfully this time a little more of the cartoony variety!)

Thanks again to my customers for the fun creative orders, and congrats to the mom's-to-be for each respective shower, Julie and Honor!

Friday, April 15, 2011

I am a HUGE nerd.... STRIKES BACK!!!

Okay, so I hope you all get the Star Wars reference in this blog title, because if not, you clearly aren't nerdy enough to be reading this post....
First, let me apologize for being such a lazy blogger!  It's been nearly a month since my last post.  What the heck am I doing anyways?  Oh yeah, baking and decorating dozens upon dozens of cookies in between taking care of three kids while my husband is traveling for work again.  And playing on two indoor soccer leagues.  And trying to keep my house clean.  And laundry.  Have I mentioned how much I hate laundry?  Sorry, I digress.  The last few weeks have been very busy with orders for everything from baby showers and birthdays to the upcoming Easter of course.  I have a few different fun cookie orders to post along with stories to go with them, so hopefully I'll be able to find the time to do blog posts about them soon.  I did drop a very obvious hint to my husband that a laptop would be a great Mothers Day/Anniversary present (our anniversary is the day before :).  That would certainly help with the blogging.

Now, cue the Star Wars music....

After my last blog post which also showed that Williams-Sonoma had come out with another awesome Star Wars cookie cutter set, I received an order for the Star Wars ships for a birthday party.  I wanted to get them  anyways, now I had the perfect reason! Now, for the most part, I decorated them pretty much the same as the Williams-Sonoma ones, with the exception of the Death Star.  I'm sorry {WS}, but the Death Star is not blue.  I also added the little red dot at the center of the circle since that is where the big crazy laser shoots out that blows up Princess Leia's home planet in the original Star Wars movie.  See.  I told you I was a nerd.
For the photo shoot this time, I did not take the time to dig through all of our Lego's to find all of the Stars Wars Lego characters.  When I did that for the last Star Wars cookie set, I couldn't find Darth Maul's hood.  I finally gave up and just put girl hair on him (it was still black at least!).  When I was editing the pictures for the blog post, my 5 year old comes in and says, "Hey, that's not what Darth Maul wears!"  I told him I couldn't find his hood, so he goes downstairs and comes back with it from out of the toy and Lego riddled basement in less than two minutes.  This time I was lazy and just grabbed the few action figures I could find.
Everyone's favorite inter-galactic couple, Han Solo and Princess Leia
Leia - "I love you."  Han - "I know"
So romantic!
I'm pretty sure the guy on the right is actually a Jedi and not a bad guy,
but his light saber broke off his hand, so I can't tell ;)

"Use the force Luke!"

The Star Wars cookies have given me an idea for another cookie set featuring another favorite of the 70's/80's.  When I have time to play I'll do those for fun and you can see more of my nerdy side.  It's a pretty big side as I'm sure you've all guessed by now ;)