Monday, March 17, 2014

Luck 'O The Irish To Ya!

 Happy St. Patty's Day to ya!
Our family is Irish (Malone) so I always love dressing the part (lots 'o green!).
I love fun celebrations of any kind.
 I whipped up these shamrock cookies with some extra dough I had in the freezer.
I had a small shamrock (mini) cookie cutter but didn't have a large one...
So, I had to get creative!
 If you don't have a shamrock cutter, all you need to do is simply use your heart cookie cutter, cut out four hearts, and place them all tip to tip.  Add a long rectangular (stem) and voila!
You've got a shamrock!
I did these really quick and they are NOT my best work...but since  we were in Chicago all day Saturday...Sunday I had to play "catch-up".  With a million things on my "to-do list" I didn't have a lot of time to go all out fancy.  It wouldn't have originally been a "time issue" because I had "planned" to just do some quick stenciling with my brand new airbrush!  I was excited to get it out and play with it.  HOWEVER, upon getting it out and setting it up...
I had no air coming through the gun!
My husband tinkered with it and it seems there's a connection problem between the gun itself and the air hose because it's sputtering...start, stop...start, stop...every time the cord is wiggled.
Today I get to call customer support to try and figure out if my airbrush can be fixed, ugh.
That left me in panic mode.
I had to get these decorated quickly for my daycare kids the next day!
So  just piped some quick little designs on them and added some sanding sugar to the border.  Nothing fancy, not my best work...more like "PANIC WORK".
Thankfully, my "littles" never judge my work...they're just happy to get a treat on the holidays, LOL!  Hope you have a wonderful St. Patty's Day!
Luck 'O The Irish To Ya!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Bridal Collection...

 Every time I have an order for cookies...I usually end up with extra dough.
When I end up with extra dough...
 I inevitably always end up digging for cookie cutters that I've bought, but have never used yet.
That means it's time to...
 Make samples...
Or as I call it...
(or maybe I should say "experiment" new techniques...that sounds better)
I did this bridal set tonight as a sample for future brides to see for upcoming weddings and bridal showers.  I've done several weddings and bridal showers/luncheons now and I thought it would be nice to have some samples.
White on white is one of my favorite color palettes.
My friends always love it when I'm experimenting and practicing...
Because that means they get to eat the fruits of my labor!