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Martha Made Me Do It

molds.jpgI have a billion things on my to-do list this week and I shouldn’t have removed the magazine from the plastic until Friday afternoon to avoid all possibility of distraction. But I got totally sucked into the December issue of Martha Stewart Living, specifically the short feature on paper clay ornaments on p. 98.

I even rushed over to the House On The Hill website to order some cookie molds to make both cookies and ornaments with Abby and Amelia this holiday season. We had fun picking out the molds together and looking forward to finally making the Springerle cookies on p. 118 of the “Martha Stewart’s Cookies” book I received on Mother’s Day.

It’s almost embarrassing how captivated by these paper clay ornaments. I even called House On The Hill last night to find out if you can use the molds to make cookies after using them to make ornaments. Connie, the company owner assured me that this is in fact safe to do this. Awesome.

I’m not usually an impulse buyer, but I’ve been looking for cookie molds for a long time now and totally caved when I saw how lovely they look. Connie said she was flooded with orders, so I’m not the only one who fell in love with those ornaments.

The cool part is the cookie molds are made in the USA, so Martha has done a very “good thing” for our economy. And if you’re reading, dear husband, I was just doing my part to help out. Yeah, that’s what I’m going to keep telling myself. :  ) You can read more about my latest obsession here.

Have any of you used cookie molds for crafting before?  I can’t wait to make some gingerbread cookies with them. I’m so looking forward to holiday baking.

And here’s another Amy Butler Giveaway winner (Sorry I kept you all waiting.):

Comment from Kari
Time: November 2, 2008, 6:46 pm

Just before heading out for a walk today with my 4 month old I checked my computer and told my husband “hooray, this is going to be a great Craftsanity”. I told him it was an interview with Amy Butler and asked if he knew who that was. He did! And he is not crafty but countless times has heard me mention her, has seen her fabrics that I buy, and has observed me pointing out other people wearing things made with her fabric. Anyway, it was a great interview-thanks to Jennifer and Amy! I’m crossing my fingers for goodies.

Congrats, Kari! Please send me your snail mail address and I’ll send you your prize!

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Comment from michele
Time: November 12, 2008, 12:21 am

Love the ornaments. I went to their website straight away. It’s great that Martha is showing products that are Made in America. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of her stuff is made here? Not sure about her Kmart line. thanks for the tip about using them to make cookies.

Comment from Shelley Noble
Time: November 12, 2008, 1:17 am

Oh no! Not paper clay ornaments! Thanks for the warning, I won’t open Martha until later. Those look so wonderful!

Comment from Turtle
Time: November 12, 2008, 7:10 am

congrats Kari! Love the paper ornaments…hmmm, i actually have paper clay and a few paper molds that would look nice on the tree. Like i need more holiday crafts this year!!

Comment from Elizabeth
Time: November 12, 2008, 7:17 am

I went to the site. Loving all things small right now, I loved the miniature ones. :>

Comment from Janet Perry
Time: November 12, 2008, 7:20 am

I inherited a cookie mold (and a rolling pic which does this) from my Mother-in-Law. So ages ago I made a bunch of these. I used the rounded end of paper clips for the hangers.

They were so easy and they look so cute.

I still hang them on the tree every year.

I think you’ll have a ton of fun making them.

Keep Stitching,
Janry

Comment from Bev
Time: November 13, 2008, 4:32 am

Ooh, argh, oh no! oh no! Another craft has got me by the leg and it won’t let go!

(As in, I’ve got so many things to try already – and then you go and show me yet another completely divine and irresistible craft which I just know I will have to try. )

Comment from Kari
Time: November 13, 2008, 12:48 pm

I’m so honored to have won! I just visited my local Amy Butler store, where she’s having a trunk show. So lovely. Those cookie/paper molds look awesome! Thanks again to Amy and Jennifer.

Comment from Dawm
Time: November 16, 2008, 5:52 pm

Cookie molds for crafting? Yes, I have used the clay/ceramic cookie molds for molding bees wax.
I just found your podcast – I’ll start at 38 and work back!

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