This "Welcome Back" cookie by @Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. is an apt cover image considering it's been a couple of weeks since I wrote a Spotlight! It's not only apropos, it's also impossibly cute! What a joyful sight. Thank you, Ryoko!
Joining Ryoko on our hot list* this week are nine other fabulous cookiers whose works range from dimensional floral creations to all-out 3-D birthday and fairy constructions! Fall and Halloween have also made their first appearances of the year, with wonderfully textured autumn leaves by @Kim Damon and spooky creations by @Iliana Hernández and Spotlight newbie @KUMIKO KISHI!
Way to go, everyone - and especially to those new to this list and to two-time honoree @Dani Matos!
#1: Halloween Doll by Iliana Hernández
#2: Lotus Flower by Dani Matos
#3: Hibisco by Dani Matos
#4: Welcome Back by Ryoko ~Cookie Ave.
#5: Autumn's in the Air! by Kim Damon
#6: Flower Thanks by Edyta Kołodziej
#7: Onaal's Birthday by Kanch J
#8: Herbarium by PUDING FARM
#9: Happy Halloween by KUMIKO KISHI
#10: Fairy Flower by Yulia Bunnell
Congrats again to all of this week's honorees!
Last, one housekeeping note: Before anyone gets too comfortable with me being back, I wanted to let you know that I'm taking my first vacation of the year starting on September 18 and returning on September 27. Since this is a special 25th wedding anniversary getaway, I'll be doing absolutely no work while away, so, regrettably, we will be without another Spotlight 'til October 3. However, do stay tuned - my end-of-month return is going to coincide with lots of activity here on Cookie Connection! In addition to having two great tutorials (courtesy of @Manu and @Aproned Artist) coming your way circa September 27, our next "Cookiers Helping Cookiers" live chat with @SugarDotCookies is slated for October 3 at 10 am central. I hope to see many of you there! And, of course, we have a new challenge from @Sweet Prodigy (combined with a surprise announcement) coming as early as tomorrow!
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