Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas

This is my next "just for fun" project.

I am planning on finishing this up in all green water colors. 

I will post a picture of it when I am finished! I am thinking this might be next years Christmas card cover, we will have to see once it is finished!

As promised

In my previous post I promised to share what cookies I ended up making and what I did for packaging.



 I ended up making Thumbprint cookies with Lemon Curd, Raspberry and Plum centers.

I also made Honey cookies just for fun. : )  Which are so super yummy!

For my packaging I decided to go with a winter snow theme. 

I was able to pick up some jumbo muffin liners from JoAnn's to put the cookies in. I used a clear bag and fake snow for the bottom.

I than tided a snowflake ribbon around the ties and added a snowflake ornament. I also printed all the recipes for the Thumbprint cookies on the back of snowflake paper for a cookie exchange.

I hope this gave you some fun creative ideas for normal items for your next cookie giving adventure!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cookies and gifts

Today is cookie day... I just have a few dozen batches to make... no biggie right! lol

Do you make cookies to share with your friends, family and neighbors... if so what kind?

Today I will be making Thumbprint and Honey Spiced cookies. I just got done make Spice Pecans and Cinnamon Honey butter... another couple of my gifts. Then of course they have to look cute to hand out... watch for my next post on the recipes, pictures and cute goodies bags!

What are you favorite holiday traditions?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

New piece

I don't know how many of you are in love with Pinterest as I am... but I love Pinterest! The other day I saw a picture very similar to the one below and I just fell in love with the style and bold colors and I thought it would be prefect for a new reading area in my bedroom. I made some changes and of course made it my own style. Now I am just waiting for the antique chair from my moms house. ; )

This a peacock in pencil and watercolor on watercolor paper. I love to use water color paints but I don't use a lot of water with them I prefer the paint very concentrated so that I can use it more vibrantly and with more detail. It is not 100% finished but close I just need to add some gold and silver for the finishing touches, but I thought I would share it with you now!