Posts Tagged ‘cookies’

We love snowmen


It’s the last week of school before Christmas break, so this week is all about making cookies for the class party. We just happen to love snowmen.

making snowmenI’m sure the kidlets will love them! Are you making treats for your kidlets’ class party?

Crafty Goodness | Packaging Cookies


One of my favorite ways to package cookies. A simple plastic sandwich bag, dressed up with a piece of scrapbook paper and ribbon.

Simply cut a piece of pretty scrapbooking paper to fit the inside of your sandwich bag (I used the scrapbooking papers from the Happy Holidays Collection in my shop). This offers a pretty backdrop for your cookie and gives the package a bit of stability. Attach a gift tag and bow (I used the party circles from the Happy Holidays Collection as well. I was so excited they matched these cookies perfectly!) Then hand out these pretty parcels when friends and family drop by for a visit.

How do you package your cookies for the holidays?

{party trends} buttons


I have long been a collector of buttons. I have moved my 10 lbs of buttons from home, to university, to home, to apartment after apartment, well my entire life. There is nothing like the feel of running your hand through a bin of buttons, mmm, or having the ability to always find just the right button when you need it.

The world of parties is embracing buttons, not the plastic kind, buttons made of sugar. Oh yes! This is a party trend that is still quiet compared to some, but it is steady and strong. I can never decide if I want to throw a Sew Crafty party or a Coraline bash! Really, I think at some point I’ll have to do both because there are just too many ways one can incorporate edible buttons into a party!

If you’re looking for some sweet buttons for your upcoming party, here are a few super sweet ideas.

I love these sugar buttons. So delicate, so pastel, so iridescent, so beautiful!

Oh yes, these are sugar.

Amazing aren’t they? These sugar creations are handcrafted by Andie’s Specialty Sweets on Etsy. Absolutely stunning little works of art, and they ship to Canada!

What can you do with sugar buttons? Decorate cupcakes like these by Natalie Bode which I found on Pinterest via her Flickr pool.

Or bake your favorite towering cake and decorate it with sugar buttons like this one from Cobblestone Rue. Stunning! The buttons on this cake are made of fondant, but if you don’t want to play with fondant (playing with fondant is so much fun, you should try it!), using sugar buttons is the perfect alternative.

A simple way to include the button motif into your party is by making cookies. I love cookies, they are one of my favorite sweets and button cookies, oh so easy. Don’t believe me? Bakerella has a tutorial on her site that shows just how easy it is! Look at these! So easy to make.

You can also make some buttons using your favorite sugar cookie recipe and tint them ever so slightly with lovely pastel colours like these ones I found over at Cutest Food. Love the way they are packaged, so pretty!

If you’d like to send guests home with an edible favor, then you’ll love this vintage button card idea I found over at Sugar and Meringue! I just LOVE this! And they have a free printable for you!

I am loving the button party trend! What about you? Does this party trend inspire you? Sew crafty or Coraline?

seasonal inspiration


It’s been a joyful Yuletide season here, full of food, family and friends. The past couple of days we have been happily homebound now that our seasonal gatherings have come to an end. The calm has been nice, it has given me a bit of time to figure out my new phone and work on a little knitting. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle, I have not wanted to forget those images and places that have inspired me this Yuletide season. There have been so many amazing party and decor and crafty ideas out there, and I don’t want to forget them! Here is a peek at what has inspired me this season!

Cookies from Sweetopia’s Facebook page. OMG I just love these! Whenever I look at this picture it just makes me smile and fills me with warm fuzzies.

Candy covered Christmas trees at Teatro Verde in Toronto. Pic from Bakerella’s blog. I shoulda bought that ice-cream cone!

Yarn wreath also from Teatro Verde in Toronto. Bad picture taken with my old phone, but it really is lovely and squishy and made of wool.

A lovely red and white ripple afghan that I found on Etsy. I must find a similiar pattern to knit one myself, it’s just so Christmas-y!

Knit stockings.

Which prompted me to run and pick up a copy of The Stockings Were Knit by Leisure Arts, just for the stocking on the cover. That stocking is PERFECT for my youngest daughter. Thank goodness the local Michael’s had two in stock!

What inspired you this holiday season?