After two weekends off from the Spotlight (thanks for your patience with my absence, BTW), I have little choice but to hop-skip-and-jump from the last holiday directly onto Mothers' Day! Once again, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, I am suddenly behind the cookie-eight ball!
If you haven't yet started the design work for your mom's special set, it's time to get cracking, of course! The good news is: this week's hot list* has plenty of inspiration to help you get started. Though much of it is of the floral variety, it's interesting to see the many different ways flowers can pop up (pun intended). Here, you'll find them in a headdress on a lovely maiden, in a voluptuous bouquet in a flower pot, as subtle accents on larger pieces, and even as frilly lace-like trims on hearts. Whether you borrow these ideas directly (with permission, of course!) and execute them to perfection as their creators did, or do something more basic and perhaps even flawed (God forbid! ), your mom will treasure your cookie gift because it's an expression of your heart, crafted with love and care.
Congrats to this week's honorees, and thanks to them for sharing their talents with us!
#1: Shabby Chic Cookies by Evelindecora
#2: Mothers' Day Bouquet by The Painted Box
#3: Handpainted Pansy Cookies by bobbiebakes
#4: m-o-m by The Painted Box [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats to Angela on her second win of the week!]
#5: Orchids for Mothers' Day by Cookieland by ZorniZZa
#6: Hearts and Flowers by E. Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI
#7: Heartsease by GingerbreadFairy
#8: Mothers' Day by yokko
#9: Happy Day, Mom! by Alison Friedli
#10: A Little Girl by Petrova
Again, a huge round of applause to the talented cookiers on this week's hot list! Have a great weekend, everyone!
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