Okay, so back to the reason behind the post title. I recently found these cute little owls on Pinterest the other day:
Photo from Pinterest
I thought they were so stinkin' cute, I decide to create my own version, which of course turned out nothing like these. It didn't matter since I wasn't intending to "copy" them anyway, I was just looking for something to create that was a little different. I have no idea what cutter was used, and I don't happen to have anything quite like it so I used what I had. I had seen somewhere (also on the web) that someone had used an upside down tulip to make an owl, so that is what I did. I cut off the middle "hump" and voila, an owl was born! Just for fun I made some cute little frogs (also Internet inspired) to go with...made using a six-petal flower.
Whatch'a think? Kind of cute, huh? We sometimes get stuck in a rut...if you are trying something new or just doing the same thing but want to try a "new" version, don't be afraid to look around a bit for new ideas, then make it your own! To me, it would be the highest form of flattery if someone took one of my ideas for inspiration!
I had no reason to make these cookies, actually I was just plain bored and since I hadn't made any since before Christmas (gasp!) I was sort of having "cookie creating" withdrawals! A small box went out to one unsuspecting follower and the rest will go to my grandkids!
Till next time...happy baking!
There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!