Monday, March 21, 2016


Only a week to go, before The Easter Bunny pays us a visit .......
Who doesn't love all the chocolatey goodness that surrounds this time of  year - all those cute little ducks, lambs and bunnies, wrapped in shiny foil paper. It's a visual feast !!!!

I wanted to make a little Easter treat for each of the ladies in my Bible Study - seven  special ladies, who deserve a special treat.

I used THE MEASUREMENTS IN THIS TUTORIAL, and followed the directions on how to construct the box in THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL. I'm not kidding you when I tell you that these are possibly the easiest boxes I have ever made. The ones I made are just big enough to hold four little Easter eggs ...

I decorated the outside of the boxes with bunnies and flowers, and tied them shut with some cotton ribbon, and finished them off with a "Happy Easter" tag, tied to the ribbon.

These are so quick and easy (and let's not forget fun) to make, you still have time to get creative - wouldn't they make the most perfect favor to pop on your Easter table ?

Friday, March 11, 2016


That it sure does !!!
2016 is whizzing by in a blur. We've already had to complete the kids paperwork for the next school year - we will have a Senior, and she is graduating early, so by mid January one of my babies will have left school ........ truth be told, this makes me want to sit down and weep (OK, sob like a baby !!!!)
This year is turning out to be a year that's requiring ALOT of work - we have things going on that are having to take priority, hence my sporadic blogging. I don't want to give it up completely though, and for now, I'll be content with popping in when I can, or more to the point, when I have something to share.
My little cookie business is taking off so nicely ... March has been a busy month !!!!

Our church Women's Retreat was this past weekend, and what a superb weekend it was ..... absolutely loved it !!!! It was held at a retreat center along the banks of a lake, and it was just so peaceful, pretty and relaxing.  The accommodation was outstanding - hotel quality. Our guest speaker for the weekend, was Mindy Caliguire, author of the book STIR, which was in fact the theme of the retreat. She is a lovely lady, so friendly and personable - she spent much of our free time, just hanging with all of us. I was asked if I'd be willing to make cookies for the weekend, cookies that would work with the theme, this is what I came up with.

This is the cover of Mindy's book that the retreat was based on ...... see those 3 perfect little icons :-)

Cookie replicas of the icons :-)

Compass cookies .... we were talking about direction after all !!!

They were such a hit ...... it was so exciting to get such phenomenal feedback. Each cookie was individually wrapped in its' own cellophane bag, and tied with a coordinating ribbon. Each lady was handed a cookie upon her arrival. They were also given as thank you gifts to the four guests who came in on Saturday afternoon, to facilitate one of our sessions.

I'll leave you with some of the cutest little cookies I've ever made ...... these are for a baby shower this weekend ....

I'm hoping to get some time with my sewing machine soon .... I'm really missing it !!!
Whatever you're up to ....... hope you're enjoying your creative time :-)