Friday, December 21, 2012

Santa Cookies

Santa Cookie by Nina's Show & Tell
I wanted to make Santa cookies using the same style of hats I've been using on my snowmen.

Snowman/Santa Cookie Cutter on Nina's Show & Tell
I'd been looking at my 8/snowman cutter and cookies, formulating a plan. But he needed feet.

Fish Cookie Cutter for Santa Feet on Nina's Show & Tell
Thanks to a lot of inspiration from posts around the cookie blog world about piecing together parts from more than one cookie cutter, I looked at this fish...

Fish Cookie Cutter for Santa Feet on Nina's Show & Tell
And found feet!

Santa Cookie by Nina's Show & Tell
Santa is ready to bake.

Santa Cookies by Nina's Show & Tell
HO, HO, HO! Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Chocolate Stars

Chocolate Tree Cookies by Nina's Show & Tell
Last year I made these Chocolate Trees.

Chocolate Star Cookie by Nina's Show & Tell
This year I made Chocolate Stars with Sprinkles.

Chocolate Star Cookies by Nina's Show & Tell
And Mini Chocolate Stars.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies
Chocolate Christmas Trees

Candy Cane Cookies
Sugar Candy Canes

Christmas Fish Cookies

christmas fish cookies
Nina's Cookie Shop recently made these cookies for a holiday party/birthday party. The birthday boy loves to fish!

christmas fish cookie
A festive wreathed green fish.

Christmas Fish Cookie
A ribbon-tied gold fish.

holly leaf cookies
Holly leaves,

present cookies

christmas wreath cookie
And a wreath accompanied the fish for the party. This wreath is a simplified version of my first proposed design. I like this one a lot!

little fish cookies
The party guests were treated to little bundles of cookies to take home.

christmas fish party favors
Happy Birthday, Royce!

Snowman Cookies

Snowman Cookie from Nina's Show & Tell
I have a couple of snowman cookie cutters but was looking for a simple one.

 When I saw this cookie cutter in the store I thought it was perfect! It was hanging on the wall and I looked around it to see what other holiday cookie cutters there were. Instead of seeing cookie cutters in the shapes of snowflakes and Christmas trees, I saw the numbers 7 and 9. Oh, it's the number 8! But still a perfect snowman for what I wanted to do!

Snowman Cookies from Nina's Show & Tell
I love making variations. I like the one with both the hat and scarf best.

Snowman Cookie from Nina's Show & Tell
This one has a different hat and it looks like he might have a tummy ache!

Snowman Cookie from Nina's Show & Tell
I didn't intend for this one's mittens to be giving the thumbs up sign, but I'm glad he likes how I made him!

Snowman Cookies from Nina's Show & Tell
A plate of ginger snowmen.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Welcome Baby Cookies

Pink Ducky Cookie
Our very good friends, Karis & Jeff, just had a baby girl.

Pink Ducky and Monogram Cookies
Time to celebrate with pink ducky and monogram cookies!

Pink Ducky and Monogram Cookies
Welcome, Baby Isabel.
Congratulations Karis & Jeff and big brothers Peyton & Liam.
We can't wait to meet the new member of your family!

Firetruck Birthday Ts & Cookies

Firetruck Cookies
Liam and Peyton just had their 3rd birthday!

Firetruck Birthday Cookie
The boys are fascinated by firefighters and had their birthday party at a fire station. We couldn't make it to the party, but I made and sent presents. 

Firetruck Birthday Cookies
Cookies, of course!

Firetruck T-shirts
 And t-shirts!

Firetruck Applique T-shirt
Last year I made them personalized Elmo and Cookie Monster t-shirts. I liked the results so much (and am thrilled by how much wear the boys get out of them!) that I did it again this year.

Happy Birthday, Liam & Peyton!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Scrabble Birthday Cookies

I love a gift with a theme! When I saw this Scrabble Mug at The Spoon Sisters, I knew I had the perfect present for my friend Jennifer's birthday.

So I ordered the mug and headed into the kitchen to make these Scrabble tile cookies.

I have fond memories of evenings at The Albatross Pub in Berkeley with Jennifer, playing Scrabble while enjoying a pint of cider.

And I know Jennifer is a fan of iced sugar cookies.

Happy Birthday, Jennifer!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Autumn Leaves Cookies

autumn leaves cookies
Visit me over at The Ginger Cookie to find more photos and the story behind these fall leaves.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ghost & Candy Corn Cookies

halloween ghost cookies
A pack of friendly ghosts.

halloween ghost cookie
Mine have simple faces drawn on the glaze in food-safe marker.

toddler decorated halloween cookie
Gracie's has its own personality!

halloween candy corn cookies
You can't have Halloween without candy corn!

halloween cookies boo
 Candy corn/ghost inspired text.

halloween cookies ghosts and candy corn
A yummy tray of treats!

See more over at The Ginger Cookie.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Bear & Pumpkin Cookies

pumpkin shirt bear cookie
A Halloween Bear...

halloween pumpkin cookie
And a pumpkin...

halloween pumpkin cookies
From the pumpkin patch...

halloween cookies bear and pumpkin
Join together to become a treat for a friend!

See more over at The Ginger Cookie.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Copper Anniversary Mobile

copper wire mobile anniversary gift
One of the traditional gifts for the 7th wedding anniversary is copper, so I made this mobile out of copper wire for Art. The ribbon is 1/4" wide which will give you a sense of size.

 I was inspired by Alexander Calder's wire sculptures and mobiles and by Pablo Picasso's line drawings.

copper wire star

copper wire heart 1

copper wire heart 2

copper wire spiral

copper wire heart 3
It was fun to think of different shapes and variations and watch the project evolve. This was my first wire sculpture and first mobile; I learned a lot about both and was pleased with the result!

Happy Anniversary, Sweetie!