The cookie dough, like the reading prizes, goes out later every year. I didn't get back in town until December 30th, and then spent last week at UVA with work. That's my excuse, anyway.
I've been using the font Charcuterie for a while now. Not only is the lettering from that family, but the labels themselves and all of the ornaments. It took Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign to do it all. I'm determined to learn Illustrator this year!
Waaaay too much time was spent printing and cutting out the labels. All the years of using paper sleeves were forgotten. The first phase, I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut out each label. Then there was a glitch in that system, and it took me 30 minutes to realize that I could just cut them out with scissors in less time than correcting the glitch. Then I wrapped some of the cookies and didn't like the result, wondering how I'd ever cut out the labels the previous year. Then it was really late and time for bed.
It was the next day, in church, that I remembered about the sleeves. Umm, duh. Instead of delivering, I redid the labels with sleeves (cutting the edge out with scissors), wrapped up the rest of the cookie dough, and figured out with the last batch that I liked the grey crepe paper and white ribbon with the labels best. Oh, well. My apologies to the friends who got the cream crepe paper or bakers twine instead; I'm sure that it was a great disappointment. Ha.
Delivering the cookie dough is heavenly. Visiting each person at their home, wishing them a happy new year? It's a wonderful way to spend a cold January.
Only a few more to deliver, and then it's on to the next project. DEADLINES. And sorting - for someone who primarily uses white twill tape to wrap things, I have WAY TOO MUCH ribbon.
But more Christmas posts first, I'm afraid.