Thursday, December 11, 2014

More Bug Cookies and Cookie Cutters For Aidan's Birthday

You know how you get home from a long trip at 11:30 at night and the dishes are done and your bags are unpacked and laundry is done and house is clean and cookie dough is made for your next cookie projects and your Christmas shopping is done and gifts are wrapped and your son is arriving tonight from college and you're completely ready and at peace? Yaa me neither! ;-) Yesterday I ran around the house getting everything unpacked and 6 loads of laundry done and dishes and cleaning so much that my pedometer said I stepped over 7,000 steps just inside my house cleaning! It was great to get away. I really, really needed it. But I also missed home and missed my regular schedule. I'm such a complete work-aholic, but my friend really didn't let me work much, so that was very different for me. Now I'm back and getting caught up again. There's no place like home, there's no place like home...

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Free Printable Cookie Tags HERE
Sloan the Snail isn't he so cute! Cookie Cutter Available HERE

 Doug the Dragonfly with his big eyes and colorful parts. Cookie Cutter Available HERE

I don't think we have lightning bugs here in California, but he's just so cute that I had to make him too. Leonard the Lightning Bug cookie cutter available HERE 

 I filled the bottom section with yellow icing and then I poured yellow sanding sugar over it while it was still wet so that the lightning bug could "light up"

 Francis the Fly, cookie cutter available HERE

 Bert the Bug, cookie cutter available HERE

I filled the eyes with black icing and while it was wet, I used a tiny white candy for the pupil.

 and I used my front-facing ladybug cookie cutter and gave her big eyes and named him Lance the Ladybug. Cookie cutter available HERE

and another platter of bug cookies with the official bug catcher
Do you remember Wiggles the Spider from my Halloween collection? Now he has some bigger eyes to go with the bug collection. Cookie cutter available HERE

 and then you need a bug catcher for all these bugs. I named him Zane after my friend's son. Cookie cutter available HERE 

and then a mini grass cookie cutter for the fun cookie platter. Cookie cutter available HERE
and the process in making my bug cookies

You can also see the blog post of the first set of bug cookies and cookie cutters HERE

The picture is blurry of Mellissa & Aidan enjoying cake, but it was pretty cute to see him looking like the Riddler from Batman ;-)

Bug blog background for today:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Don't Bug Me - Bug Cookies & Cookie Cutters

My little grandson turned ONE! I can't believe how fast it's gone. Honestly it feels like his first year went way, way too quickly without nearly enough kisses and snuggles. I don't know how parents have children close together in age. I can't even balance grandchildren close in age! Since I knew that Aidan's birthday party theme was going to be bugs, I bought a bunch of bug themed crafts to do with 2-year old Abigail for decorations at Aidan's party, but we didn't get any of them made in time. But at least I made cookies. My daughter just said she wanted the theme of bugs and let me run with the designs. That's a good thing because it makes it fun for me, but it's also a bad thing because I tend to go overboard. Hubby went out of town for a weekend and I designed cookie cutters every single minute of the entire weekend. I don't know if I even got out of my pajamas for two days! But I'm super happy with how they came out and the guests at Aidan's party enjoyed the cookies. 

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Free Printable Cookie Tags HERE
Cam the Caterpillar, Cookie Cutter Available HERE

Wade the Worm, Cookie Cutter Available HERE 

Barney the Beetle, Cookie Cutter Available HERE

George the Grasshopper, Cookie Cutter Available HERE

Blake the Butterfly, Cookie Cutter Available HERE

Billy the Bee with big eyes, Cookie Cutter Available HERE

and then I made a few extras
 This is Aidan the Ant, named after my little grandson. Cookie Cutter Available HERE

and you can't play with bugs without having a bug jar handy. Bug Jar Cookie Cutter Available HERE

My daughter made a super cute Hungry Caterpillar cake for Aidan's bug party. Hubby said that he looked like the Riddler after he ate it ;-)

Happy Birthday to our little Aidan!
I designed a shirt for myself with a fun colorful caterpillar on it to wear to Aidan's birthday party. It says Powered By Cristin's Cookies :-)

Bug blog background. Thank you to Amy of Happy Hearts Studio for the digital paper files that I used to create the blog background. Thank you also to artist Kristi W for her beautiful digital clipart bug designs.