I am so happy to report that I survived Valentine’s Day! I baked and decorated more cookies than I had ever before and it was a learning experience. Thankfully Topher stayed by my side to help along the way. He is in charge of bag and box making. The packaging is very important to me. I want my gifts to look like a gift. Thankfully Topher takes the time to build, cut, and stick exactly how I want things to be!

With all that work behind us, we had a day off and enjoyed a very wonderful Valentine’s Day. We had church in the morning (and my daughter was quiet for the entire 1.5 hour service – a true gift) and then lunch at Barnes & Noble and playtime with the trains. We did take some time to cuddle under our new blankies from Nana. She hired a family friend to make matching blankets. A big one for me and a little one for my little girl!

Can you see the detail on the blankets? It’s a heart pattern with rainbow hearts. Couldn’t be more perfect. Plus, the blanket is a double layer of fleece…keeping us super warm since Pennsylvania keeps getting a boatload of snow!

Now onto some cookie business…

In addition to my Valentine’s Day orders, I also had a couple custom orders. I’ll post pics throughout this week, but the following cookies were definitely my favorite.

These cookies were designed for a 6-year-old birthday party with a fashion design theme. These cookies made their first stop at the party and their next stop is to see Heidi Klum on Project Runway.

I made these for the girls, a party dress with matching shoes.

You really can’t have too many of these.

And, I made these for the boys. I couldn’t find the right ‘high-top’ sneaker. I ended up buying an ice skate cookie cutter and trimming off the blade before baking. It worked out just perfectly.

Here is the sneaker with the matching t-shirt. Each child got a sneaker and a shirt.

and a close up of the laces. I added the grommet on the sneaker for a little added detail. Don’t know if the 6-year-olds noticed, but my husband did!

The party sounded pretty cool. Not only did they get some amazing cookies as the party favor, but they also designed their own t-shirt that they got to take home. Plus, they played a slew of games, including pin the sword on the (Barbie) musketeer. Sounds like a blast. Six-year-olds really know how to tear it up, right?

That’s all for now. I have another cool collection that I will be posting soon. Plus, I’m working on three different custom orders this week. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

Have a sweet day,
Anne