Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Wreath

I am very proud of myself this year! I always have these artsy ideas rolling around in my head waiting to be made, but usually I am too lazy to put forth the effort to actually make them. They just pop up in my head: maybe I saw them in a magazine, a book, on display at a store, or even more recently - pinterest, but I always want to make something and I never know where I got the idea!

Not this year, I made the fall wreath I wanted to, I bought the supplies for my Christmas wreath and made that, and I also made my cookie jars I have been waiting to make (see future post)! So - here it is, my Christmas wreath! I might do some tweaking before it is actually put up on November 25th, we'll see . . .

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Wreath

I have been wanting to make a fall wreath since, *cough* last September. Well, I finally got it done last night and I am pleased with it. I was at Michael's looking at stuff trying to log into pinterest to see the wreaths that I already pinned and wanted to make! However, their mobile site is horrible and I couldn't see any of it, so I winged it and had to make one with my own imagination! So here it is! It's not as bright as I thought it would be, but it's okay! I also bought all my Christmas wreath stuff, so hopefully I will get that done soon enough for December 1st!

My cat, Sullivan, and my dog, Aggie (you can barely see her - she's the black shadow) watching me hang the wreath!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Baby Shower Cupcakes

My neighbor was in charge of making cupcakes for an office baby shower thrown for her co-worker. She made vanilla and chocolate cupcakes and I frosted and decorated them! I think they turned out really cute and those wrappers are just precious!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Husband and I hosted a couples pumpkin carving party on Sunday afternoon, so I made these candy corn cupcakes! They are just vanilla cupcakes dyed yellow and orange and then topped with cream cheese frosting!

Here is our final product! Ours is the ghost on the right.

Friday, October 21, 2011

African Violet Cookies

A friend of mine asked for 3 dozen cookies designed after her sorority flower, the African Violet, for one of their sorority events. These were prepared on a platter!

Thank you Katie for your business!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hook 'em

While I was making some cookies for Sister to give out, I made some for her. I have been wanting to make her these for awhile and what better time than when I already have a ton of orange frosting?! Of course, I do not have a "hook 'em" cookie cutter, so I cut these out with a knife! I think they turned out great! I might try to do a gig 'em next time!

Monday, October 10, 2011

UT Scrub & Swirl Cookies!

That's right folks! I made some burnt orange cookies! Sister wanted to give someone some cookies and she requested scrubs and swirl cookies, so I gladly obliged! (I told you swirl cookies would be back!) I am certain I have never had so much orange in my house before! ;-)

Packaged on a platter and ready to go!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Swirl Cookies

Last Thursday I decided to make some cookies for our trip to Vegas! I wanted something that wouldn't take too long (cough frosted cookies) and something crazy and fun, so I settled on making swirl cookies. (Clearly, I am not very creative when coming up with names for my cookies). I can see endless possibilities with these cookies! Red and green for Christmas? Orange and black for Halloween? Red, white, and pink for Valentine's Day? Red, white, and blue for the 4th of July? Pink and white for "It's a Girl" or blue and white for "It's a Boy"?! You get the idea! Please do not be surprised if you see these again, the chances are great! =D