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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I rock it Colonial style! on: June 16, 2008 01:19:14 PM
When I get better at sewing and following patterns, I'm totally going to make this dress!  I love the style of the halter.  Great work!
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: one zebra print and one aeropostale shirt recon WITH TUTE PG 1 on: June 15, 2008 06:08:10 PM
I love the first shirt.  I think I'm just going to need to grab a shirt and start following the directions and working it out as I go along.  Is there a particular shirt fabric that works better than others?
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitting for the Sports Enthusiast (Patriots Illusion Scarf) on: June 15, 2008 05:45:42 PM
Love the scarf, even though I hate the team Smiley  I haven't been courageous enough to try an illusion knit scarf.  Maybe this is the time to start!
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Another knitted rabbit brooch on: June 15, 2008 05:41:48 PM
I definitely want a pattern!  I have two bunnies who would love to be a pin
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tubby, the knitted bathtub (Many silly pics) on: June 15, 2008 05:40:15 PM
This is sooooo cute!  It's so hard to find knitted fun projects like this.  AMAZING (and I love your rabbit.  I have two myself)
26  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Harry Potter, Jack Sparrow...and more on: June 12, 2008 10:53:36 AM
Um I pretty much love everything about Harry Potter and Johnny Depp and Pirates.  Therefore, I pretty much love everything about this post.
27  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: NEW CREATIONS mini foods and tons more! IMG HEAVY!!! on: June 12, 2008 10:51:47 AM
OMAGOSH! I love the plate of cookies and the cupcake one!  I work in a cookie bakery and want to own my own cupcake bakery!!!
28  COOKING / Dessert / Gavel Sugar Cookies with handmade cutter! on: June 12, 2008 10:48:45 AM
Hey everyone!
This is my first post, so go easy on me!
I wanted a cute, creative idea to thank the people who wrote recommendations for me for law school.  Since I was a little remiss in sending thank yous after they wrote them, I really needed a good gift since I was a few months out of date.  I decided to wait and see where I got in so that it looked like the gift was planned all along and I wasn't just bad about sending thank yous. Wink
So here it is!  This was my first time decorating sugar cookies, but I work at a cookie bakery (drop cookies, not decorated and iced cookies), so I decided to take my hand to this.  I used Nigella Lawson's cookie recipe from Food Network, and it was AWESOME!  I used two magazines that were about the same height to rest my rolling pin on to make sure that my cookies were all of even height.


A closeup  of one of the cookies:


I used gold luster dust on the cookies


Here's my homemade cookie cutter!  I'm really proud of it.  The only gavel cookie cutter I could find online cost a fortune, so I decided to figure out it I could make it myself.  Half an hour of wandering up and down the aisles at the local home improvement store, an hour of bending the metal, and 4 hours impatiently waiting for the glue to set, and this is what I got!  I'm super stoked at how it turned out.
Some of the cookies didn't get covered in icing.  I got bored with doing them, but in my head I justified it in case someone didn't like icing.


In the box with LOTS of shred (hoping that these don't break in transit):


And the box all closed and tied with ribbon:


Not as good as Martha, but then again, who is?
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