Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Cookies

Spider web cookies for Halloween this year.

And, candy corns.

Twirl Cookie Bouquets 2012

Here are the Twirl cookie bouquets for 2012.  The cookies with the writing
and paisley pattern were printed on edible sheets and applied to the cookies.

This butterfly design came from the brochure for the conference.

The remaining flower designs came from the paisley pattern that was used
in the brochure.  I also applied this pattern to the pots for the bouquets.



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Garden Update Summer 2012

Herb garden in the foreground.  In the background is a Natchez Crepe Myrtle we planted to screen the porch.  It hasn't bloomed this year, but the bark is peeling and revealing the pretty cinnamon color.

Herb garden - we added some chimney flue tiles to add some height.  In the background is our Hollywood Juniper.  It has grown about 2 feet since we planted it.

A shot of the center of the yard.  On the left is a Travellers Weeping Redbud (at least that is what the tag said - it seems large to me to be Travellers).  In the center is a Dessert Willow - it has tripled in size since we planted it last year.  A variety of perennials and annuals underneath are filling in nicely.

Our neighbors gave us some leftover brick, and we used them to make some mulch pathways.  On the left is a perennial hibiscus.

Vegetable bed with grape tomatoes, squash and cantaloupe trailing off the back right corner.  This is the first year we have had any success with our vegetables. 

Vegetable bed 2 filled with many variety of peppers, mostly hot.  On the back are two varieties of cucumber.  We have really enjoyed the Orient Express cucumber on the left.  They are a bit weird looking but have a great flavor.

This is a photo of our new Burkwood Viburnum.  It was planted last fall and had a lot of blooms in the spring.  It is looking a little sad right now - hopefully it will start filling in.

Another new pathway and tool storage on the fence.

This is our new screening fence around our firepit.  It is planted with Crossvine which has not filled in yet, but once the fence is covered, it will screen out our garden and wood storage.  In the front is hummingbird sage, zinnias, cannas and creeping jenny groundcover.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Milkshake Cookies

I made these milkshake cookies for Teacher Appreciation Day.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Baseball Cookies

I made these baseball cookies for my nephew's birthday.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Beauty & The Beast - Chip Cookie

I made 250 of these Chip cookies for a Daddy-Daughter dance.
The theme of the dance is Beauty and the Beast.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Kid's Room: Multi-Color

My daughter designed this room, and I did all the painting
including painting the furniture.




Saturday, January 7, 2012

Black & White Bass Guitar

Friends of ours were getting rid of this bass guitar.  I salvaged it and painted it
for my daughter's new bedroom decor which is going to have all black and
white accessories.  The damask pattern is hand-painted.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Trees

Light Bulb Cookies


Snowflake Cookies 2011

This year, I made 8 dozen snowflake cookies.
Proceeds are going to help pay for a mission trip
my husband and daughter will be taking in 2012