Week 50: Perfection

So, I’m skipping a couple weeks.  I’ve got a few ideas for the other two themes, but it’s been raining non stop, and since I don’t have the great lighting that my apartment had, I have to wait until the doom and gloom weather is gone.  Either way, with the new year tick-tocking its way closer, I’m running out of time!  So here’s what I’ve got.

Cookies!

Yes, cookies.  I mean, with the Christmas spirit still in the air, and the leftover cookies still around to munch on, what else could be more perfect for this week’s theme?  So while decorating my favorite cookies, swizzle sticks, with my aunt, I decided to snap a few pics of the process.  They’re cute, fun little pictures, but I like them.  She was a little annoyed, but oh well, she knows all about my photography, and put up with it even when I should have been helping.  I also love these cookies, and she only makes them once a year, so this truly is my confection perfection.

When people ask how to make these, or why we don’t make them more often, all I can do is explain that this is not your normal cookie.  Making these begins a whole cookie making process which is not for the baking beginner.  So they’re special, and take forever to make, but they’re worth it!  Enjoy the pics, and I might just help myself to another swizzle stick 🙂

Week 33: Homemade

You would think that coming from someone like me, who has always been pretty crafty, that this week should be easy, but I’m feeling a little stumped.  Ever since I was little, I was always working on some kind of artsy project, or baking. scrapbooking, painting, drawing, or something, so I have a lot of homemade things.  When it comes to photographing it, however, I can only think of one thing to shoot; food.

I don’t know why, in this world of Etsy, cupcakes, and craft fairs which I have created for myself, there should be a million more things coming to my mind, but it’s what I keep going back to.  I suppose that’s one of the first homemade things I really made — cookies with my family.  Ever since my brother and I were little, we would make cookies with my dad, and Christmas cookies were always a huge deal at my grandmother’s house.  Aside from baking, my mother was always very creative, I suppose, in the kitchen, making new “experiments” for us to try for dinner.  We appreciated the effort, and some things were great, but also have learned of a saying from my grandfather which was: “That was good, but, don’t make it again”.

So while I try to think of what to photograph, I’ll leave you with a couple of my homemade crafts.  I’m sure you’ve seen my Etsy stuff before, and maybe even my cupcakes, but if not, enjoy 🙂