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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ergonomic Secrets for Cookie Decorating Success!

How do ya like that title? I just read a tutorial on "Writing Blog Post Titles that Grab Attention" at buildinternet.com. So that's my attempt at a title that "creates curiosity".

So what's my "Ergonomic Secret for Cookie Decorating Success"?

Get a taller chair.

It's helped me anyway. I'm short, about 5'3". My kitchen table chairs just aren't quite tall enough. I end up sitting on my feet to get that extra height, then my feet fall asleep… it just doesn't work. So on my last junking trip I found a vintage Cosco stool. I sat on it while decorating these house cookies. It seems a bit more comfortable…

Whatever… just get comfortable when you're decorating. I just wanted to use that oh-so-clever title and tell you about my new chair.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sassy Pink Boutique

I'd like to introduce you to my friend Amy.

Amy is the owner of Sassy Pink Boutique and Amy Sheppard Web Studio, a blogger and part of Mammalicious Finds. She's also a very busy wife and mommy. WOW! I'm worn out just listing all the things she does!

Here's a peek at a few of the fun things you can find at Sassy Pink Boutique.

Top to bottom- baby cupcakes, bath bomb & jumbo cupcake candle
Below- pink cupcake apron

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Stuff in my Etsy Store!

Didn't get any baking done this weekend. I spent my time updating my etsy shop. Just wanted to show you some of my new listings.

Fun things for girls…

Fun things for boys…

Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Somehow we pulled it off!


My first wedding reception cookie/cupcake order

Biggest order I've ever taken

Of course… I wanted them all to be perfect

I'll admit I was a bit nervous


Thanks to my mom's helpful assistance everything went just fine!

I've been told they were a huge hit! (Thanks Claudia!)

I need to give credit where credit is due and say that the design for the square cookies with the cake design was inspired by some that Rosey Sugar made. LOVE HER WORK!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Thanks for all the nice comments about my bake sale cookies. I'm totally over it and feeling guilty for whining. It was nice to have you commiserate with me! If you've ever sold your creative work, you've probably been there.

This weekend was much better. I spent all day Saturday decorating cookies for a wedding reception. The reception is this coming weekend (the 15th) and I'll be making cupcakes for them too. So, I'll be taking this Friday off to get that done. I'll show you the pictures when the whole sha-bang is ready to go.

Yesterday was spent in my craft room. I'm trying to get a few things made for a craft show that I do every November. I have a thing for hot pads in the shape of something with embroidery and stuff (if that makes any sense). My mom found some fun hot pad patterns she had stashed away from the '70s and I couldn't wait to adapt them. The cupcake potholder in the photo was one of the patterns.

I also spent a little time staging some photos of some things I need to get listed in my etsy shop. My poor little etsy shop has been badly neglected lately. I'm hoping to spend some more time there this month getting new things listed and hopefully designing some new fun things to sell. We'll see…

Truthfully… I feel like lots of things have been neglected around here. I stayed up way too late last night trying to get caught up then woke up at 4:00 a.m. thinking about every thing that I need to get done. Late summer through Christmas tends to be that way. Way too many things I want to do and not enough time. Not looking for any sympathy though… I don't have to sew cupcake potholders, write blog posts, list stuff in my etsy store, shop for fabric to use for photo staging, go junking with friends, make new potholder patterns, design new recipe cards, paint my hallway, blah blah blah… I just really, really want too! Ohhh woe is me…

Hope you are finding time for all of your projects! Take care!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day

I made these last minute… kind of in a hurry… not my best work ever… But still…

25¢ each???? SERIOUSLY????

I donated 2 dozen of these cookies to the speech team's bake sale. I thought it was a worthy cause and I'll admit, I thought it might be a little bit of good advertising. I packaged them neatly in little cellophane bags. I actually felt like I was making a pretty nice donation. All the bake sale items were marked when they arrived (not by the people who baked them). Anyway… I couldn't be there for the bake sale but my daughter told me they were marked at 25¢ each. Individual brownies (made from a mix and packaged in saran wrap I'm sure) were marked at 50¢ each.

I'm hurt, insulted and discouraged. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother.

Oh well… I guess some days are like that, "even in Australia".