Ready to PAR-TAY owl cookies

Soft pink, bright pink, pale green, white and chocolate brown. Put it all together for a first birthday and you’ve got a baby well on her way to little girl. This particular pumpkin – Emmy’s – first birthday party came with the whisper from a whimsical little owl, perched on tiny tree branch and all dressed up for the party. I made these cookies as favors for my cousin’s daughter, on the one year marker for the quilted birds and bottle cookies I did for her baby shower last January. These cookies tapped the same pastel palate. The owl’s wrapped
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More harvest-y cookies

Today, I present apples inspired by a picture of a cute baby bib I saw online: See? Modern, interesting. At least for adults. These cookies were made for my daughter’s first grade class Harvest party last week, which was celebrated in lieu of Halloween. My daughter asked why there were lines on the apples. And I couldn’t tell her why, except that the bib was so cute, didn’t she think? I know, first graders go for animated stuff, like bug-eyed bats and bacon that hugs. Somewhere at the back of my mind, I knew that, so I made some owls too.
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Owlicious cookies

As I pondered the current “owl craze” I see all over Pinterest craft boards (including my own), fabric patterns and baby blankets, I tried to think back to my childhood memories of owls.  I certainly didn’t know as much about them as my four-year old son, Ty, who just learned about owls at his preschool.  He can tell me they’re nocturnal and what they eat.  Maybe more.  Ty also has some sweet little owl crafts that have made their way with minimal crumple-age to our home. In my recollection, owls were always the smart ones of the animal kingdom. The
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