Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More Back To School Cookies For The Students and Favorite Teachers

I had a different set of cookies that I was going to release today, but I sent cookies to a few friends and they posted pictures of them online and then I had several asking where to get the cutters, so I moved these up on the release list. I'm going to a craft play date at my daughter's house today. A whole bunch of toddlers doing crafts. I'm pretty excited. So of course I made cookies. I'm so thankful that my children and grandbabies are close enough to enjoy play dates together. Today I'm sharing more of my Back To School cookies for students and your favorite teachers to enjoy.

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Free Printable Cookie Tags HERE
My favorite in this part of the set is this fun bookworm, cookie cutter available HERE

 and scissors, cookie cutter available HERE

 and this is Sabrina the Student Girl with headband, cookie cutter available HERE

 and I just love this open book, cookie cutter available HERE

 and a notebook too, cookie cutter available HERE

 and I used a basic square cookie cutter to make this chalkboard, cookie cutter available HERE

 I bought Abigail a cute ladybug lunch box and my daughter ingeniously sewed on straps to turn it into a backpack just for my fun school cookie pictures. So cute!
Have fun today everyone!

Bookworm inspired by clipart by JW Illustrations

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Turkey and Feathers for a Fun Thanksgiving Platter

Today we're going to jump ahead to Thanksgiving for just a moment. My grandson was born a few days before Thanksgiving last year and so I was too busy with other priorities to make a full set of Thanksgiving cookies for our family's celebrations. Instead I made a quick and easy cookie platter that I'm going to share with you today. Then I didn't have a chance to post the cookies and cookie cutters, but a family member posted a picture and a friend saw it and asked for the set, so I named it after her. So here is Kathleen the Thanksgiving Turkey and Feathers. The original idea of a turkey and feathers cookie platter was created by the amazing and creative Sugarbelle's.

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Free Printable Cookie Tags HERE
 I started by making a fun turkey cookie cutter without the feathers, available HERE
 I outlined my design
 and then I made a whole bunch of simple feathers to go with my turkey, available HERE
 This was such an easy project. I made 4 turkeys to give to the various family events we attended and a whole bunch of turkey feathers. 
 Then I boxed it up in a 10x10 window box from BRP Box Shop they have a gazillion sizes and styles of boxes. If you haven't checked them out, you really should!

I can't believe little Aidan is already going to be a year old in a couple months!
I don't mean to rush us toward Thanksgiving already, but I had someone ask for the turkey & feather cookie tutorial and with baby Aidan being born, I hadn't had a chance, so we're backtracking a bit today. Now back to getting ready for Halloween!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Back To School And Cookies Too

I went for a bike ride late yesterday afternoon. I had such a nice ride and was thankful to get away from my to do list for a little bit. It was 88+ degrees and I live in the hills, so I decided to drive to the trail instead of riding to it because otherwise I would have to climb my way back home and I knew it was too miserably hot for that. When I arrived at the trail head, there was only one other car in the parking lot. The entire 26 mile ride, I only saw 2 other people. It turned out to be super windy, especially the further I got South. At one point, I was pushing the pedals as hard as I could and I was only going a little more than 10 mph! But it was a great work-out. Thankfully when I got to the end of the trail and turned around, I had phenomenal tailwinds that pushed me along the trail at 18-22 mph! Since the wind usually goes the other way in the afternoon, it was quite a treat to have such an easy ride back to my car. Unfortunately when I arrived back at my car, I found a huge gaping hole where my window should have been :( Thankfully I didn't bring my wallet and didn't have any valuables in my car. They got a few re-usable shopping bags from my car and that's it. So then it's just the inconvenience of dealing with the insurance company and getting the window replaced. It could have been much worse. And at least I get to share some fun cookies and cookie cutters with you.

Most cookie decorators have already made back to school cookies, but I was out of town taking my son back to college, so I got a late start. I was pretty excited to make these for him though and I made enough that I was able to send some to friends too. My son always calls us on Facetime when he gets a special treat package from me, so I'm excited to see his happy face.

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Free Printable Cookie Tags HERE
 School House with bushes, cookie cutter available HERE

 School bus front facing, cookie cutter available HERE

 Backpack for school, cookie cutter available HERE

 Chubby pencil, designed by Nicole of Salsa Sweets with the original design by Callye of Sugarbelle's, cookie cutter available HERE

Samantha Girl Student with pigtails, cookie cutter available HERE 

Apple cookie cutter available HERE

 Ruler Rectangle cookie cutter available HERE

and the Mini Star cookie cutter available HERE
and my poor car that was broken into yesterday. Thankfully I didn't have anything of value in the car.

and little Aidan thinks he's ready for school with his bus pajamas
and my muse little Abigail with a school backpack for our outings together
I hope Nick enjoys the fun school cookies that I sent to him in college!

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