2017.05 – Baby Announcement Cookies

We’re having a baby!!  Well, Turquoise will be having a baby, but I’m here for moral support! As a little extra-special treat to go along with our baby announcements, we created a cookie design based on Snoopy and Woodstock, added some Easter grass, and a cute announcement card. For the cookie design, I designed a…

2016.12 – Christmas Cookies

Second season of making Christmas cookies!  Taking the designs to another level! Made two batches for this holiday season: Gingerbread people Christmas-themed designs: Mittens Snowmen faces Snowflakes Snowmen on Snowflakes Snowmen winter scenes Added some techniques to the Christmas-themed designs: Multiple-layers for texture Royal transfer characters Colored sugar texturing Some of the best yet!

Step 1: Creating the Terrain

In preparation for making a railroad layout, I felt that I should, maybe, learn something about creating scenery. For my birthday, my mom-in-law, Theresa, gave me a gift certificate to Hobby Lobby, so while down in Fredricksburg a few weeks ago, we stopped off and I picked up a few learning kits: one with trees,…

Day 21: And Home!

Pumped and ready to go?  Yeah, I’m pretty sure we weren’t, but, nevertheless, we were up and about at 6:15 am, checking out and catching a cab by 7:15, and arriving at the airport by 7:50. Getting through security was only a minor headache: after an security agent unpacked our carefully packed souvenir bag, we had to…

Day 20: Hamburg, Germany

And for the culmination of our trip: a visit to the Miniature Wünderland!! Up at the bright early time of 6:15, so we could be out on the streets of the city by 7:15, for an arrival at Miniature Wünderland by 8:00. We made it with ten minutes to spare. At 8:00 we were in! I…

Day 18: Bruges, Belgium

This morning we jumped out of bed at 6:15 am.  Mostly we jumped because our phones were plugged in at the end of the bed and we had to turn off the alarm. After getting ready, we headed down for a nice breakfast in the hotel restaurant, then hopped onto the tour bus for a…

Day 17: Ghent, Belgium

We arose at 6:15 to get ready for our next big adventure: leaving The Netherlands, heading to Belgium. We finished packing up our baggage and  headed down to a good breakfast at the Renaissance restaurant around 7:15.  We saw our travel companions for the first time since we got off the canal boat in Amsterdam.…