Saturday, November 4, 2006

Beautiful, Beautiful Snowflakes!

Oh, not the ones outside, although I'm sure they have their own kind of charm...


I mean the sugar cookie ones I just made with


MY NEW COOKIE PRESS!


It makes me SO happy to see the snowflake imprint on the cookies I just baked up!


Last week I threw a blob of clay on the wheel... and it just felt right.


I shaped a cookie press- a clay, flat bottomed punch.


I used a snowflake decoration from the Christmas box and imprinted the design into the bottom of the cookie press.


A couple of days later, when it had dried a bit, I carved out the snowflake shape, making it a little deeper and a little wider.


I was down at the pottery studio this afternoon to put my teapot together.


!


And while I was there Linda came in to unload the kiln.


My cookie press had been fired and was ready to go!


With incredible self control


I didn't make cookies until the vacuuming was done and the supper dishes were washed.


But I had to try it out.


And it made lovely, lovely, perfectly visible snowflakes.


Even with sugar sprinkled on them.


 


And it makes me unbelievably happy.

3 comments:

  1. I want to see pictures!

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  2. This has been a deliberately picture-less blog... but I'll think about it...

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