Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fun Ladybug Cookies

Last week I had a request for cookies and she didn't have a specific theme in mind. I saw a ladybug picture in a children's magazine a couple months prior and knew that I wanted to make it into a cookie. I even bought Abigail a ladybug dress because I had the "bug" to make ladybug cookies :-) So when this gal wanted cookies in whatever design I wanted, I finally got to make my ladybug cookies and I had so much fun with them!

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Download Free Printable Cookie Bag Toppers HERE
 and since her friend liked purple, I also made a purple set
This was the ladybug design that I found in a children's magazine and I made it into a cookie. Side view ladybug available HERE I loved the idea of flowers instead of the usual dots and loved the fun antennae too.


 Then I made a front view ladybug with fun antennae also. Cookie cutter available HERE


 and then I made a basic ladybug and loved her too. I gave her room for a head and antennae and an opening between her wings. Cookie cutter available HERE


 and since I was on a roll with ladybugs, I decided to make a girl with a ladybug dotted dress too. I named her Laila. Cookie cutter available HERE


 and you really can't have ladybug cookies without making flowers to go with them. I used my 5-petal flower and I added a ladybug decon to it. Cookie cutter available HERE

 then I also used my 5-petal flower to make a fun ladybug flower just to be silly, but then I ended up loving the silly ladybug flower. Available HERE

 pretty fun huh?!
 and since ladybugs are so popular with baby themes, I decided to add in my baby girl cookies with a ladybug dotted bow. And in case you didn't know, this cookie cutter IS named Abigail, the baby girl. Cookie cutter available HERE.


 The fun ladybug cookies were for a gal turning 40, so I also made a super fun 40 cookie cutter. Instead of a basic number, I went with this fun design. Cookie cutter available HERE



 and then Abigail came over in her new cute little ladybug dress and we made muffins together
 she already loves baking with grandma. 
the ladybug dress came with a matching headband too
Late last night I made 5 new cookie cutters for this week's cookies. I'm excited to see how they will come out too. Have a good week everyone! And go make some ladybug cookies :-)


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Friday, July 11, 2014

Dinosaur Cookies - Finally

You know how you go to the grocery store because you need a head of lettuce, but you make the mistake of going when it's 5pm and all you've eaten all day is half a bagel and you're starving and while you're walking down the aisles, you decide on 7 different things you're going to make for dinner and then you get home and realize you spent $95.00 and really only needed a head of lettuce? Yaaa me too. NEVER go to the grocery store when you're hungry. Well that's what happens when you've worked on dinosaur cookies non-stop for 3-4 days straight - like literally, non-stop and your eating schedule goes out the window along with your sleep schedule. But the cool thing is that I got to make dinosaur cookies! I've wanted to make dinosaur cookies for over a year and I finally got the perfect opportunity. A customer sent me an email and asked if I could possibly make dinosaur cookies for her son's large 1st birthday party. Um, yes, YES I can!  So I made more than 80 of these fun dinosaur cookies.

Dinosaur Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Download Free Printable Cookie Bag Toppers HERE
I started with a fun Brachiosaurus with bumps on his back. I love him and had so much fun with him. My little grandson, Aidan, was the inspiration for this Brachiosaurus (you'll see why at the end of this post).


 I made this Brachiosaurus cookie cutter and then made changes 3 times before finalizing on the design. I'm very happy with how he came out and think he was worth the wait.


And of course a super cute Triceratops


Meet the Tyrannosaurus Rex


and of course a Stegosaurus 


and a fun Pterodactyl 


then I made a special Styracosaurus 


and lastly this super fun Tyrannosaurus that I've wanted to make for over a year! My friend Jennifer of Twins Plus One Goodies sent me a gift for Abigail a year ago that was a cute bib with this dinosaur embroidered on it (picture below) and ever since then, I've wanted to make dinosaur cookies! So  now my new obsession is to make dinosaur cookies in PINK!


 and lastly I made a mini egg just because


 lots and lots and lots of dinosaur cookies
 Then I bagged and tagged all the cookies
 and boxed them up for my customer
 and cleaned it all up and went to the grocery store to buy lettuce, well, you know.
 And I'm so blessed to have an extra muse now. Two dinosaur babies, Abigail & Aidan.
I had a great time making dinosaur cookies and it was worth the wait and longing :-)

Dinosaur blog background for today
Dinosaur clipart and inspiration for some of the dinosaur cookie cutters by the amazing pixelpaperprints