Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall Cookies.....Round Three :-)

I love fall......so I can't help but continue to make fall cookies. Besides, last week was my first batch I've offered at church and my husband's work for Cookie With A Mission in three months, and they were very popular. I made $99 last week. Hurray! All of this money is going to help some of the Ukrainian pastors and wives attend the retreat that I'm teaching at come mid-November. It is so wonderful to work so hard for such a great cause. :-)

You'll see lots of repeats this go around, but I think I'm perfecting some of them and making them the best that I am able. I had such fun doing plaids a little cleaner, picking up some great inspiration from others, and even creating my very own new design.

Here's plaid leaves again......plus a sparkly leaf inspired by Maryann and a sunflower inspired by Callye.


Here's my latest version of patched pumpkins and quilted pumpkins. I love these very much. :-)


More mini-s......I got some new mini cutters this week and had such fun doing them as well. I designed the Indian corn on my own. (There's a larger version below.)


Here's a new version of the cut-out cookie. These particular ones were originally inspired by Rosey Sugar.....but mine don't even compare to hers.


New Indian corn......fun, fun. I'm still debating whether or not I like these better than my other design.


More quilts.....are you sick of them yet? ;-)


One of each to see all at one time....... :-)


OK......I'll be doing fall cookies one more time next week for a craft show/apple festival, so bear with me one more time.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Celebration Continues.....

I'm back with lots more fall cookies........improving some and trying new things. It's so fun to repeat things and see if you can do it better. :-)

Every month I make birthday cupcake cookies for our church's preschool department. I was getting tired of the same-old-same-old.....so this month I changed it up a little bit and used fall colors with leaf sprinkles. I thought it might be fun to decorate them different each month according to the season or holiday.


More candy corn......but this time I made a whole family. lol I tried all my fall cookies on a chocolate cookie as well as the regular kind this time. I wouldn't recommend putting yellow/gold on a chocolate cookie. Because the color is so light, it almost changes the appearance of the yellow. How would I have known that unless I tried, right?


Here's lots of fall minis. I have fallen in love with mini-sized cookies. Many people only want a bite of cookie, not a regular big one, so minis are the answer! Plus they are lots of fun to decorate and then use as garnish with all your other cookies.


Here's Indian corn again. I outlined it in black this time......not sure I like it. But I'm certain I don't like them on a chocolate cookie.


Leaves.....I love to do leaves! :-) There are so many fun things you can do with them. Plus.....I got to practice my plaid-look on them. Fun fun....




I decided to change my sunflower design. Callye's designs inspired me.....so I gave hers a try. And then I had to try some with plaid centers. :-)))


Johnna inspired me to try mini-cut-out circles again. I still think my writing stinks......but as Callye keeps telling me, as long as it is readable, people will think it is fine. But then.....we tend to be our own worst critic, don't we?




I did plain pumpkins first......but was getting tired of the same old thing......


SO......I tried pumpkins with a quilted patch. (My husband said this was a pumpkin patch. ha ha)


And then saw this cute quilted pattern on some fall placemats I have. I think this is my favorite of all the cookies I did this time (except for maybe the quilts).




And here are the new fall quilts. If I do them again, I'm going to do more of the larger object almost bigger than the square like the pumpkin in the upper right corner. Free-handing is certainly challenging!


And here's my favorites.....I just can't get enough of this style. ;-)




The assortment was big this time.....hard for me to get a pic of everything at once. Here's the best shot I could find.


I might get to do fall cookies one more time this season.....sometime in the next two weeks. After that I'll be busy making cookies for my November Ukraine trip. I leave on Friday, November 13. Yikes.....that is only THREE WEEKS from tomorrow. (If you'd like to read more about my trip, visit my Crazie Commitment blog.

Friday, October 9, 2009

I love Fall!

It's been raining like crazy here in Missouri for the last two days......and boy has the air gotten nippy. It feels and smells like fall every time I go outside. I love it!

How fitting that I decorated harvest cookies yesterday to take to a missions conference tonight at church and send with family members to a family reunion this weekend in Mississippi. :-)

If you've seen my last few sets of cookies, you know I'm going through a "plaid phase". I even had plaid on the tops of my acorns. =)


Pretty yellow oak leaves.....


Pumpkins.....it's hard to come up with something new for this shape, so I stuck with the tradition decor.


And you guessed it.....plaid on maple leaves. I love them so much!!!


Here's my fun candy corns. Sandie's version inspired me.




Sunflowers.......such a happy flower. :-)


Here was my big experiment......scarecrows. I found a graphic and tried to copy it. Oh boy......it was a bit harder than I thought it would be.....but my teens tell me they look like scarecrows, so that's good enough for me.


The ears of corn were a pleasant surprise. I didn't know if I could get the kernels to look right. I'm pretty happy with these.




And of course, I had to do fall quilts. Boy.....I love doing these so much. (I can't until Christmas!)


Here's my favorite fall quilts.


And as usual......here's the whole assortment together.


I'm sure I'll be doing fall cookies again. Can't wait.....
 
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