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January 8, 2016

Starting the New Year Off with Cookies & Crafts

Now that I bake, I just can't buy commercial cookies anymore.  They taste so chemically.  The last Seahawks game of the season was going to be on TV for a change, so I decided to use my new cookie cutters to make some Hawks sugar cookies.  Also picked up a Jones Green Apple Soda for the game...based in Seattle and bottled in British Columbia.


Even Sasquatch is a 12th Man!

This is the rest of the batch.

My craft table is, as usual, a white hot mess.  I decided that I have to make the projects on it before I move onto other things.  This pink glass drop needed to get a beaded hanger so whipped that off in a few minutes.

Russell bought me that crystal after LAST Christmas...of 2014....and it, too, was waiting for a hanger. I found these beautiful beads this fall and whipped that one up as well.  Yes that's snow in the background...first of the season.  

I found this little jar in Target...I bought 2 of them.  Stuck glitter tiles on this one.  It's so pretty!


Last year I purchased that gorgeous rutilated quartz wire wrapped pendant from my friend Robin. Also last year, my friend Lynda gifted me with those beads, which used to belong to her sister Cyndy, who passed away a few years ago.  Cyndy was part of my 'group' back in high school and it was so heartbreaking to lose her so young.  I wanted to do something special with them.  It was by happenstance that I pulled out the bag of beads and the pendant at the same time and realized how great they'd look together!

I had these metal and glass pendants sitting around so I added the decorative papers to them finally to get them off my table too....and into one of my many beading boxes for future use.

Still chipping away at the projects on the table but it already looks way better than when I started.  I should've taken a before picture but I was so mad at myself for letting it get that bad!  Next up is one more necklace and add embellishments to the glass float I got up in PTown last fall.  

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  1. Busy girl. The results are very pretty.

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    1. Thanks Jo! I have so many things I want to do and ideas that I could burst!

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  2. Hi JoJo,

    Right then, just finished conversing with you on Farcebook. There's still Hope for us all :)

    Seahawks cookies. Yep, just add a Sasquatch and the Pilsbury dough boy and they'd be unstoppable.

    Nice photos and lovely crystal.

    Okay, I'm going now.

    Gary :)

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    1. Thanks Gary! And the cookies are gooooooood! lol I still have plenty leftover for the Seahawks game this Sunday.

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  3. Last cookies I made were dinosaur shaped. What do you do with all the lovely things you make are you still going to craft fairs?.

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    1. I only do craft shows around the holidays. Some of the stuff I keep, some I give away. Sometimes if someone wants to buy an item I will sell it. Mostly I end up taking stuff to the thrift shop! I just like making stuff....I don't necessarily keep all of it.

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  4. What a great way to remember Cyndy. Just beautiful. Yikes! Look at all that snow. I guess we can't really complain though. It's been such a mild winter so far.

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    1. Thanks Elsie! Well so far that's all the snow we've had, but last year all hell didn't break loose till the end of January and we were slammed for 2 months straight.

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  5. Something about fun shaped, bright colored cookies - they taste so much better than boring ones, even if they taste the same.
    Beautiful photo with the different colors reflecting from that crystal.
    Be well, JoJo.

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    1. Thanks Robyn! I have to bake more Seahawks cookies b/c they won yesterday and move on to the next round of playoffs. lol

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  6. Cookies... yum. Hey, I bought a couple of those jars at Target, too, but the ones I have are a little taller. I love how you decorated it with those pretty tiles, too. I'm still trying to decide what to do with mine.

    We're supposed to getting snow this weekend, but I think it will be mostly flurries... :)

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    1. I am not sure what to do with the other little jar....I might use glass paint or alchohol ink on it! It's going to snow tonight but hopefully not too much. I would be so happy if we have no major storms this winter.

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  7. Your work is so lovely, JoJo! You make me want to pull out my beads again and make my craft table a hot mess. :)

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    1. Thanks Dawn. DO IT!!!!!!! lol I'm in the process of trying to un-hotmess my table by working on partially done projects.

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  8. You make the loveliest things! And cookies too? YUM

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Yes, I do love to bake!

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