February 14, 2014

Valentine's Cookies and a Sewing Room

Yesterday I decided to try making some fancy Valentine's cookies with hearts in the middle (not the store bought ones either!). I loosely followed this tutorial, though I used my own basic sugar cookie recipe. I coloured roughly half the dough red and rolled it out thick to cut out the hearts.
 Then I stacked them up. 
 I covered them in the remaining white dough, forgetting to take a picture, and stuck the roll in the fridge for a couple of hours before slicing it up.  Here's one cookie, ready to be baked.
The end results varied widely, from this rather misshapen lump...
 to this somewhat decent heart.
I think if I try it again I will put the stacked hearts in the fridge for a while before trying to cover them with the white. They were too soft and the process of covering them just smushed their shape. They still taste good though.
 Here is my new sewing room! I had all the sections ready and had time to finish this up yesterday afternoon. I thought it would take a long time to put all those sections together, but it actually stitched up pretty quickly. There aren't many places that need to match up exactly, so there wasn't any stress to it either.
I've now finished all the And Sew On blocks I wanted for my wallhanging. Thanks to Kristy at Quiet Play for these great patterns. Now I just have to figure out what I want to use for the alternate blocks, the sashing and the borders so I can get these made into a quilt top.

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  1. so cute, love the cookies, and those blocks are awesome

  2. At least they still tasted good! I love your sewing room block! And the iron block! Great job, it is going to be such a cute wall hanging.

  3. Your sewing room block is brilliant, well done!

  4. Oh my, what a lot of work must have gone into your sewing room block, as well as the other blocks you chose to make. Your finished project is going to be awesome.

  5. Your blocks are beautiful! This will make a very pretty wallhanging!



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