Saturday, September 21, 2013
Life, Love, and Leaves
The shop has been pretty busy with Halloween sales and requests and I find myself feeling flustered trying to keep up and decide which projects to start next. In my attempts to make my little shop professional while still feeling very personal, I had ordered a sample set of custom postcards from vistaprint.ca. Of course I decided on a Halloween theme, since it's oh so Obsequies. They arrived in the mail not too long ago and look just lovely, still my own drawing, but professionally printed and snappy looking. After approving of the samples I promptly put in my order for 100 more, which will be included with each of my shop orders.
With all the cool weather, falling leaves, and the sunflowers nearing the end of their season, it feels like comfort baking season. With a couple of bricks of delicious butter in the fridge, I decided to make up a small batch of yummy shortbread cookies, but with a fall twist. That's right, little fall leaves! I added yellow food colouring to the dough, and mixed in small portions of red and green colour for a leafy colour effect. Yes, they were tasty.
Welcome to fall...