You know my "usual" cookies are bright and pretty and fun. Well this set was not like that. A friend asked me if I would make Nightmare Before Christmas cookies. I really don't know much about Nightmare Before Christmas. In fact, I think I walked out of the movie many years ago. I'm more of a pink and unicorns and rainbows kind of gal, you know ;-) But I really like this gal that asked me to make them. She is part of my cycling club. And in 2007 she did her first double century ride. Yes, that's 200 miles of cycling in a day. I remember it because it was a really hard ride for me. I had made a bunch of mistakes. I rode out with the fast boys, I didn't stop for lunch, I didn't hydrate enough. So at the second to last rest stop, I was laying on the concrete for 45 minutes trying to feel better and here came Sarah very excited to be close to finishing her first double and she was dancing a jig. Yes, dancing. After about 180 miles of cycling. How cute is that?! She has this big smile and infectious laugh and I figured if she could look like that on her first double century, then yes, I could at least finish.
Sarah told me that she just wants my cookies and if I couldn't do Nightmare Before Christmas, I could just do pumpkins or something. I love it when I get to just play and not have a strict plan to follow, so I decided to have some fun. I did some research on the characters of The Nightmare Before Christmas and I made some cookies and cookie cutters and then Sarah and her husband Scott, dressed up like the characters for a halloween party.
I started by making Jack. Available in my Etsy shop here
and Oogey Boogey
and I added a pumpkin with a nice leaf
and a jack-o-lantern
and then I used a simple circle to make Jack's scary face
Sarah was very happy with her cookies
and then Sarah and her husband, Scott, dressed up as Jack & Sally for their halloween party!
Thanks for the order Sarah!
Nightmare Before Christmas blog background for today: