I really like January. February (yes, I realize that it's February) is nice, but January? It's the month where I feel no guilt for procrastinating anything. If I want to put off finishing a project, I can. If I want to start a project, even though others aren't done, so what? I can. Usually there are a few snow days to enjoy too, but Albany has had a measly few inches this winter. My parents in Virginia - 34". Ahem. This is not why I moved to upstate New York.
Since I put off posting anything, I'm going to do a series of posts of stuff I made over the wonderful buffer that was January (except for one stupid work deadline that required evenings and weekends). And stuff that I now own that you don't own. Maybe some Christmas. Things like that.
No surprise: I made cookie dough.
This year's cookie dough project was expedited by the fact that most of the locals that I wanted to share goodies with can't eat anything - gluten, dairy, etc. So they got soup. And I felt no guilt in not getting goodies to everyone. So that worked out for me. Not so much for the ones that were left out. But it was January. And there was a stupid work deadline.
It's kind of fun to look at all of the past cookie dough labeling - some designed by me, and some adapted from free online labels. It takes so much time to do. If I just threw the dough in some plastic wrap and smiled as I handed it out, I'm fairly sure that my friends would be happy; but, me, I really really like pretty packaging.
1. 2014-15 xmas cookie dough (1), 2. 2012 cookie labels (1), 3. 2014-15 cookie dough, 4. 2010-2011 cookie dough, 5. 2008 cookie labels (1), 6. cookie dough 2006, 7. 2003 cookie labels 3, 8. 2005 cookie label 2, 9. 2007 cookie dough, 10. 2002 cookie labels 2
That one with the ferris wheel? That's the year I dyed twill tape to match the labels. Ha! But it was worth it.