Monthly Archives: September 2014

Peter Rabbit Cookies

Peter Rabbit cookiesEven though I probably only use about 10% of the cookie cutters in my possession, my collection (somehow) continues to grow and grow, and grow. So I was happy when an opportunity came up to use this cute rabbit cookie cutter that I purchased on a whim some time ago – even though I’d had no specific order, design or intention behind it – for a baby shower earlier this month.Peter Rabbit cookies
Not only did I feel justified in my purchase, but I was also excited to create a design inspired by one of my favourite childhood stories: the Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.Peter Rabbit cookies
I opted for a classic design featuring his signature blue jacket and used gold touches for the buttons. And of course, I just had to add a little jacket pocket with a carrot inside! 
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Vintage Hot Air Balloon Cookies

Hot Air Balloon Cookies

On some occasions I’m given creative samples as inspiration for my work. Though I typically opt not to replicate an exact design unless specifically requested, I do use them to guide my own creative process so that I can infuse my own elements and aesthetic into the cookies.

Lemonade Moments Hot Air Ballon Invitation

That was the case with this order – cookies based on the vintage hot air balloon image above, originally designed by Lemonade Moments as part of a baby shower invitation.

Vintage Hot Air Balloon Cookies

My client agreed that she didn’t need the cookies to look exactly like the image, so I had a little creative freedom for my own take on “vintage”. Instead of the sketch lines and brighter colours, I opted for clean lines and used pale pastels for my design.

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I used a quilting technique to add some dimension between the different coloured panels. Though it’s hard to see in these photos, I also used a mixture of bronze luster dust and mahogany petal dust between each panel and around the edges of the balloon to give them a subtle vintage feel. 

Vintage Hot Air Balloon Cookies

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Fall Leaves

Fall Leaves cookies
Though I love the warm summer months, I have to admit that I’m ready for Fall. I’m really looking forward to the crisp air, cozy fashion, and (of course) pumpkin spice lattes. It’s my favourite season for so many reasons, but above all, I love seeing the leaves change colours. Fall’s colours are fleeting, but for a few short weeks, every day is a little more beautiful and vibrant than the last.

Fall Leaves cookies

This set was inspired by a design I saw by Sweet Southern Cookies last year. I used my airbrush to get the layered colour effect, and went for several orange tones in this set. I’m planning to make a few Limited Edition sets available in time for Thanksgiving with more shades of brown and red – add a name and I think they would be a perfect place card at the table or take-home treat for your Thanksgiving guests. 
Fall Leaves cookiesThanks for reading! xo 

 

#GoBoBakeSale

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and I’m proud to be participating in the 3rd Annual Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale to help raise funds and awareness for this very important cause. I will let the video below do the talking – I hope you take a moment to learn about this courageous boy Bo and one of the most generous, kind-hearted cookie artists I know, Jill FCS, who started a movement to rally other “cookiers” around the world in support of this annual event.
      To learn more, visit www.gobofoundation.org.
To see some of the amazing cookie designs being contributed around the globe, follow the hashtag #gobobakesale.

Go Bo Foundation

 

Motivated.

Motivation Cookie
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been re-designing my work space and creating some prints to inspire and motivate me. It got me thinking that everyone could use a little motivation from time to time.
You Got This
Motivation Cookie
Maybe you’ve got the post long-weekend blues. Maybe you just need a little kick-start to your work week. Maybe you’re facing a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Or maybe all is good, and you’re looking to step outside of your comfort zone to bring things to the next level.
Good Vibes Only
Whatever it may be, this is a reminder to keep going. No matter how good or bad things are, they can always be better. Just keep pushing. There are no limits but the sky.
Motivation CookiesI’ll be growing this set and sharing more inspiring phrases over the next few weeks. Feel free to follow along on my Instagram.
Thanks for reading! xo