more handmade gifts that i sweated over this festive season – this time of the delicious variety…
cinnamon christmas cookies
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
– preheat oven at 180°C whilst, in a mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter; beat in egg & vanilla
– combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder & salt
– add to butter mixture & blend well
– cover & refrigerate 2 hours or till firm enough to roll into balls
– shape dough into small balls about 3/4-inch in diameter
– roll in cinnamon sugar to coat
– set cookies 1-inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets
– bake for 10 minutes or till the edges are lightly browned
– cool slightly on pans, then remove to racks to cool completely
(makes roughly 42 cookies – i doubled the recipe)
i decided to do mostly handmade christmas presents this year. now this sounded like a great idea, a money-saver, however, the real challenge was finding the time during the busy working festive season for extra once-off drawings. here were the three illustrations i managed…for the rest i baked delicious cinnamon christmas cookies! (which i will post about later)
a self-conscious polar bear
ferrets for cindy
rabbit & otter
i thought i would just take this moment, before i am swept up by the oncoming tide of christmas festivities, to wish you all a most terrific christmas and fantastic family-friend times!
amazing lego fox by artist david cole
i was asked by the talented people at nicework to contribute to their magazine‘s 10 things feature. since it was the last volume of the year my 10 things had to centre on christmas – such fun to share a little of what year-end festivities mean to me. nice magazine is a wonderful design e-zine and well worth a read!
anyone who checks in regularly with the sometimes zoo will know how much i adore foxes! so imagine how enchanted i was when i came across the storybook project of sydney-based artist, jeremy kool. i have got to get my hands on one of his prints!
love this painting by japanese illustrator, akitaka ito
a lovely festive label design from seattle-based urban influence
in the spirit of eco-friendly, organic living, i found these delightfully ‘al naturale’ design images on i believe in advertising…enjoy!
leg hair font
i smiled the instant i found this work on pinterest. have a terrific weekend, each & every one of you!