i especially love working with this particular friend, because although she's as much of a detail-oriented partyzilla as i am, she pretty much gives me free reign as far as design. with these, she asked for a dozen hats and then a dozen each of thing 1 and thing 2 designs. i toyed with the idea of hand cutting hat shapes, but settled instead on a round scalloped cookie with the hat drawn on it.
after doing the outline, i got a little worried. it didn't look very good so far.
setting those aside to allow them to dry a little, i then turned to my thing 1 and thing 2 cookies. i'd decided to keep them simple:
filling in the stripes on the hat made me feel a little better. maybe it would work out after all.
same goes for the rest - as they got filled in, i could see them all coming together.
just a few more details drawn on, and i was happy to be done.
and when they were all wrapped up and tied with pretty blue ribbon, i was completely satisfied with how they turned out.
whew. one more success to add to the cookiefolio.