Foodie friends, I think it’s safe to mention the ‘E’ word…after all, it’s more than 6 weeks after Christmas! As you can guess, I’m getting ready for Easter. These were just a practice run but I can assure you, I’m planning my Easter cookies now.
Foodie Friends, I am still exploring the intersection between cookie decorating and my vintage sewing pattern collection – it’s been a delight so far.
Today’s selection are as faithful to the original pattern artwork as I can make it – there are a couple of exceptions due to the artwork dress being white and I have gone ahead and chosen a colour.
Foodie Friends, if you happen to read the sewing blog page on my website, you’d know that I am somewhat stuck in a bygone era…mostly the 1900s. I collect vintage sewing patterns: mostly women’s wear, children’s wear and baby layette patterns. The artwork on the envelopes is divine and nothing about today’s sewing pattern artwork compares. Recently I have been exploring the intersectionality between cookie decorating and my love of vintage sewing patterns.
Food Friends, inspiration is everywhere; even on the humble Baptism invitation. This past week, we received both a wedding and baptism invitation; both were really simple and visually appealing. I had visions of recreating both but perfect reproductions are still in the pipeline – instead, I used the artwork on the invitations to inspire me create these hand painted cookies.
Cooking friends, I know that by looking at my blog post production, it looks like I’m not cooking but I can assure you that isn’t the case. Since about September last year (2015), I’ve been working on a new medium – cookies. I just keep forgetting to take pictures to share with you all. I know, I know…I’ve got to work on that. Anyways, I’ve been cooking, gingerbread houses, gingerbread Christmas ornaments, gingerbread cookies/biscuits, sugar cookies/biscuits and variations of sugar cookies…and I’ve been teaching myself the art of decorating these sugar confections.