Have you ever estimated that you could do something fairly easily and later discovered that it was probably one of the most difficult things you took on? Well I can say that about the project I just did for a baby shower. Wow......I looked at the invitation and thought, "No problem". Trust me, yesterday I was not saying "No problem"!
Here's the challenge......make 42 cookies of these palm trees, lion heads, and then onesies to match the colors and patterns.
First off, making matching colors was pretty challenging. Notice the "burnt" orange, avocado-y green, and strange brownish grey color. Wow......I spent a lot of time mixing up the colors...alone.
The palm trees were not terribly hard.....so I did those first.
Next came the biggest challenge......lion heads. But not just any lion heads. Making this whimsical look proved much more challenging than I expected. I figured I just swirl some white around the sides, add a head, and then some face features. Well I did all that.....but the outcome was a bit iffy. Hopefully they will be liked despite the fact that they are a little off. (Ntoice the little green thing up in the top right "corner" of the circle. It is supposed to be the little crown on the lion.....he's the KING you know lol......but they didn't exactly turn out so you can tell what they are......)
The final part allowed me to be creative......making onesies in all the same colors. I love doing onesies.....they are so fun.
Here are my favorite ones.....
And finally......the assortment together.
Well.....I did it. I can't say I'm totally happy with all the cookies, but I think it is close enough that they will work. (Remind me to be a little careful in what I agree to do from now on!)