Thursday, July 28, 2011

Shoes for the cousins.

 Every year in the summer, my cousins(the gals) get together at some place previously designated, and spend 3 or 4 days together.  They go shopping, swimming, walking, did I mention shopping??, go to concerts, horse races, art shows, new and different restaurants, get the idea.  They have a blast!! And they visit, and giggle, and sometimes they get sick from eating something new that was too spicy. Like one of 'em did the year I got to go. This year, they discovered my cookies, and wanted to take some on their trip. "Make shoes, because we plan to do some shopping" Jan said with a big smile.

I understand that a good time was had by all, and the shoes were eaten with pleasure. I never did hear if they went shoe shopping or not.  Wonder what they will want next year. Thanks for the order, Jan.


See what I mean??? I told you I like ladybugs.  These were for a 4 year for her birthday at her daycare. She picked out her favorite one as soon as her mother brought them home. (I think it's the sparkly purple and white one top left hand corner)And her mother, being the good mom that she is, dutifully marked the favored one, and sent them to daycare with the daughter.   But...there were several boys in the class too, so we decided we better have something that wasn't so "girly".

That's when we decided to do butterflies too. Well..
some of these look kind of girly too, but I guess the boys didn't care.  Mom said no cookies were returned at the end of the day( I think she was secretly wanting to eat a few more:))  You see the plaid cookies...I try to put one in each dozen that I make( making a bakers dozen=13). So far, that has been a pleasure to the customers. Thanks for the order, Laurie.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


 Moving...again.  Something my husband and I have done a lot of over the years.  This apple pie, and apple cookies are for my PA that I work with, for a generosity bestowed on my daughter and me. (No, I wasn't stingy, she's watching her weight.) She and the other girls in the clinic where I work, have watched with amusement, the blossoming of a crazy cookie passion.  So, new job, new home, new job duties, new everything..."that's a whole lot of "new" says my PA. She's right.  But, as before, I will survive.

This pie and cookies were for the staff on the farewell luncheon day..."are ya gonna make a batch of cookies for us before you leave??" they wanted to know.  "Sure," I said.  I didn't say it would only be cookies.  This just seemed like the thing to do.  It kinda feels "fall-ish" to me...and with this hot summer we're having, it definately felt right.  I'm already looking foward to that first really cool morning.  Ummmm.  Fall cookies, anyone??

Sunday, July 24, 2011

dalmation creation

One of my daughters friends is having a birthday party for her daughter.  She's into dalmation dogs.
"Can we do dogs, and maybe bones, or some cookies with spots?" said Mom.  "Sure", I said. All the while running thru my head things I thought a 5 year old would like. I'm happiest when I've got a customer who gives me some creative liberties.  I'm
pleased with how these turned out...and always just a little amazed at how they all look altogether. I used a wet on wet technique to get the spots to lay flat. I hope the 5 year old has as much fun eating them as I had making them.  Thank you for the order, Julia.