Friday, January 15, 2010

Another Round of Winter

Well it is NOT winter weather here today in Missouri at all......but I still wanted to get one more set of winter cookies in before I start Valentines cookies. I've been saving a few ideas and graphics to try on cookies. I had fun today!!!!

Here's a repeat of my favorite little ear muffed snowmen. =)


On my SNOW cookies.....I tried something new on just one of them. I'm not sure I like it, so I'm glad I only "wasted" one cookie. lol


Winter quilts....last week while I was decorating winter cookies, I couldn't believe that I forgot to make a few fluted squares for quilts. So I made sure I did them this time. You know how much I love that quilted look. :-))))))


Sleds.....I've been wanting to try them. When I hung my new winter sled garden flag outside the other day, I realized that I could do the same pattern in a cookie. (Isn't that funny how we imagine everything in cookie form???) So here is my first winter sled. I'm sure I'll be doing this one again next year.


Another idea I've been wanting to try is a winter window scene....


I have been saving a few favorite snowman graphics since last year....wondering if I could do them on a cookie. Boy....this was a tough one! I'm not sure I'd attempt it again. The funny thing is.....I think it kind of looks like a penguin. ;-)


Here's another idea from a favorite graphic. I love the uniqueness of this cute, simple snowman.



OK....if you didn't know it already....I love snowmen! hee hee I guess it's pretty evident since five out these nine cookie designs are snowmen. :-)))

Another idea swirling in my head.....making a quilted snowman. I just used circles and pressed them together to make this very plain snowman. Then I tried to make each circle have a different pattern of "material" on it. The ric-rac carrot nose and stitched mouth just came to me while I was doing it. Fun, fun!!!


Here's the whole crew together. I love my new light I got for Christmas. Even on this very cloudy, foggy day....I was able to get some nice bright pics.


OK.....if you are tired of winter cookies, you'll be happy to know that next week I'll be doing lots of hearts and lovey-dovey stuff. :0)

19 comments:

Tracy said...

Love your work! I don't know how you have the patience do to the quilting designs, but they are beautiful!

Bea said...

I'm just sitting here... looking... no, admiring each of your new COOKIES... as I always tell you, Pam: you are so creative and your work is inspiring... May God continue blessing you!

The Painted Cookie said...

All look great! My "favs" are the sleds and the window scene. Did you cut out the sleds yourself? I should try and learn that technique myself. Is it hard to do with large quantities?

Whimsy Cookie Co. said...

oh Pam..these are just incredible..you are one talented lady!! If I could just sit with you and watch you make cookies!! Just beautiful! Happy weekend to you!

Sue Sparks said...

I LOVE your quilts and sleds!!!

Pam said...

Ladies....thank you so much for your kindness. I'm glad you like the cookies. I enjoyed making them. :-)

Susan, yes....I cut out the sleds with a plastic template. But you are right.....doing cut-outs in large quantities would not be fun. Have you ever made cutters yourself? I know a few people that do. I've also seen some kits where you could make your own. Oh....and Eric at ecrandal cutters will try to make anything you request. (The only drawback is the cost.)

I definitely have the advantage of making what I want to make and taking as long to decorate as I wish. Those of you that have a business.....you need to make them as simple as you can to be more efficient and get big quantities done.

Laurie....I would LOVE to spend a day with you. I'm in Memphis every few months because of my in-laws. We should get together. (But I know I will learn as much from you as you do from me. ;-))

Thanks Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pam,
Awesome work! Love, Love, Love all your fabric looking designs! I'm always so hungry for sweets after I look at your posts! Would you mind sharing what kind of light you got for Christmas. I'm in the market for some type of lighting device to take better table top photos with. Thanks and Have a great weekend!
- Amy

Bea said...

I've made COOKIE cutters... I just met a man that makes them and are really cheap... I mean super cheap! I just ordered some for Easter, to try his cutters... we'll see...

Andrew's Mom said...

Amazing!

I too love the sleds and the window scene.

They all are truly amazing.

Alicia said...

Pam... Im static... you make art.. di you know it?Really... I want to live near of you to learn all about your cookies.. they are.. lovely really!

Bea said...

I cannot beleive your cookies... they are just amazing, incredible... each cookie you decorate is just a small piece of art, Congratulations!!!

faithy, the baker said...

I love all your cookies! You're so talented and your work is so neat and awesome! My daughter who happened to walk by and saw me admiring your cookies also commented that they are so beautiful! wish i had half of your talent!

Alli said...

Pam! I love them all, but I think my favourite is the snowman made of three circles joined together, mainly because I think that's the only one I could attempt, lol. It would probably be pretty feeble in comparison to yours, lol.

The others seem way too intricate for me, but as usual, you have left me with draw-jop at your awesomeness!

Loren Ebert said...

WOW WOW WOW! You are my cookie-idol! Just wondering how you learned to decorate cookies. Did you go to school or take classes or just practice along with trial & error? Keep up the amazing, inpirational work!
www.thebakingsheet.blogspot.com

Christine said...

I'm curious - who eats all those wonderful cookies you make? Lucky family members? :-) Beautiful designs!

Pam said...

You all are so sweet. Thank you, thank you! I appreciate all your kind words.

Amy....the light I got for Christmas is nothing special. It's just a spring loaded light that you can move around and angle easily....from Walmart. The main reason I love it, is that now I have a light on the other side of my photo box. When I just had the one really bright light on the left side, I got darker shadows, etc. Now everything is bright and photographs really well.

Bea....if these cheap cookie cutters work out for you....please let me know how I might order some. Because you know....I NEED more cookie cutters. lol

Alicia....I'd love for you to come visit. We would have such fun. :-))))

Loren.....it was just a fun hobby with my girls growing up....and then a couple of years ago I found cake central and some other sites where I learned some of the tricks of making a finished looking cookie. It has been total trial and error, trust me! But oh the joy of the journey. I love doing it. :-) Makes it easy to practice, and practice, and practice. lol

Christine....I sell my cookies through a little ministry I formed called "Cookies With A Mission". It helps support our church's Ukraine mission effort. You can read about it here: http://craziecommitment.blogspot.com/

Oh....and I do let my family have a cookie every once in a while. ;-)

Pam said...

You all are so sweet. Thank you, thank you! I appreciate all your kind words.

Amy....the light I got for Christmas is nothing special. It's just a spring loaded light that you can move around and angle easily....from Walmart. The main reason I love it, is that now I have a light on the other side of my photo box. When I just had the one really bright light on the left side, I got darker shadows, etc. Now everything is bright and photographs really well.

Bea....if these cheap cookie cutters work out for you....please let me know how I might order some. Because you know....I NEED more cookie cutters. lol

Alicia....I'd love for you to come visit. We would have such fun. :-))))

Loren.....it was just a fun hobby with my girls growing up....and then a couple of years ago I found cake central and some other sites where I learned some of the tricks of making a finished looking cookie. It has been total trial and error, trust me! But oh the joy of the journey. I love doing it. :-) Makes it easy to practice, and practice, and practice. lol

Christine....I sell my cookies through a little ministry I formed called "Cookies With A Mission". It helps support our church's Ukraine mission effort. You can read about it here: http://craziecommitment.blogspot.com/

Oh....and I do let my family have a cookie every once in a while. ;-)

The Painted Cookie said...

All look great! My "favs" are the sleds and the window scene. Did you cut out the sleds yourself? I should try and learn that technique myself. Is it hard to do with large quantities?

Bea said...

I'm just sitting here... looking... no, admiring each of your new COOKIES... as I always tell you, Pam: you are so creative and your work is inspiring... May God continue blessing you!

 
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