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...
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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 ;-)
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