Looking Back at Summer
Cookies, Dessert Displays, Weddings

It’s been an incredibly busy summer, both for me personally and for Cookie Creatives!  I can’t believe that a year has gone by since I moved into our design studio and started this blog.  Things have been changing so quickly recently that it’s been hard to keep up and as a result I’ve been a bit out of touch.  I thought it would be nice to just recap and share some of the fun things we’ve been working on this summer!

Back in July I was excited to participate in a photo shoot in beautiful Portsmouth, NH with fellow my Kate Parker Wedding vendors.  On my team were Carrie of Dutch Bloemen Winkel, Sarah from Parrott Design Studio, and Doug from Douglas Levy Photography.  I can’t even tell you how much fun photo shoots are!  There is so much collaboration that goes into them and it’s an amazing feeling to be free to create something unique in that type of environment.  My team was wonderful to work with and everyone brought a different perspective to the project.  I can’t wait to share the final photos but until then here’s a little peek into one of my coolers the day of the shoot…

Another exciting event back in July was that I made my first ever TV appearance!  It was very neat to be asked to be in a segment on the new 22News program Mass Appeal, although also very nerve wracking to be on live as I’m shy and don’t like being in front of cameras!  Overall I think that everything went smoothly (except that I might have said to roll cookies a half inch thick which is clearly not right!!).  If you want to watch the video it’s here.  And this is a picture from the studio when we were getting ready to go on…

I’ve had some fun cookie orders recently as well as a few orders for confections and dessert displays.  In case you missed those posts here are a few items…

-We took a break from decorated cookies earlier this summer to make a tasty Gourmet S’mores Display for a client’s housewarming party.

-Some Modern Engagement Cookies with a unique color palette,  ivory, dark purple, and copper, were also featured on the New England Wedding Blog.

-I loved the colors and glamorous feel of these Vintage Seating Card Cookies for a Pennsylvania wedding!

-These Sweet Kam Cookies were a cute way to include someone who played an important role in the groom’s proposal but couldn’t attend the wedding :)

I’ve met so many amazing and talented vendors through my Kate Parker Wedding recently and am excited to say that we’ve begun to collaborate on projects!  I was thrilled when Mark from Mark Davidson Photography emailed me to see if I could make him some cookies for a client meeting.  He left the designs up to me so I decided to do some ocean themed cookies in his colors as well as some logo cookies.  It was wonderful to hear from him after his meeting that he had booked the client (although I’m sure that it was his stunning work and not my cookies that sealed the deal)!  I can’t get enough of the clean, bright, and real feel of his photos; they’re just SO beautiful!  Check out Mark’s blog for some of his recent work.  I especially love this Duxbury, MA Wedding!  It just has such a quintessential and elegant New England feel to it not to mention that the pictures really capture the mood!

I was also lucky to meet Elizabeth and Adrienne, the wonderful ladies behind Gracie Lou Events!  I felt a connection with them immediately and their energy and enthusiasm for what they do is contagious!  They were looking to come up with a little gift to send to new clients after they had booked so working off of their ideas I came up with a cute package of 4 cookies.  There are some pictures on their blog of the final product and I’m excited to say that the first 2 boxes will be going out to clients in a few days!

I also met Jessica of Jessica’s Country Flowers through the my Kate Parker Wedding site, although it was much earlier in the year.  We recently worked together on one of her Deserving Couple Weddings and it was a wonderful experience!  I was excited to not only contribute decorated cookies for Caitlin and Mike, but also to craft a variety of confections for a Vintage Sweets Table.  I’ve planned 2 blog posts to share some behind the scenes of what went into both projects and can’t wait to publish them up next week!

And finally, if you’re still reading, a bit of what Justin and I have been up to this summer in our very few free moments… Justin graduated in June from MIT with his masters and I’m SO proud of all his hard work!!  He inspires me on a daily basis!  Since then we’ve moved all of our belongings into a storage unit while Justin and his team get their business up and running in Boston at which point we’ll start looking for a new apartment.  It was a sad day when we left MIT’s campus as I’m really going to miss that amazing city view, although I’ve traded it for another kind of view!

We also had a chance to do some fun activities like go on Formaggio Kitchen’s Trip to the Vermont Cheesmaker’s Festival, go sailing in Newport with Justin’s parents, and also spend a few days on the Rhode Island coast with my family.  The fall is shaping up to be super hectic, but I’m really excited because I have some great cookie orders and photo shoots coming up and it’s going to be interesting to see how Justin’s business develops and to start looking for new apartments in Boston!

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2010 Letterpress Calendar
Mentions, Miscellaneous

I saw this beautiful limited edition letterpress calendar back in October on WeddingBeePro and couldn’t resist buying it for myself as an early Christmas present (I have a huge weakness for letterpress!!).  It was created by Sarah Parrott of Parrott Design Studio.  I was so happy with it that I couldn’t help taking a few pictures, although I can’t believe that it’s taken me almost 2 months to post them here!  The colors are really beautiful against the paper that they are printed on and they all complement each other so well.  Below are some of my favorite designs… 

Letterpress calendar 1

 I love the horse design because it reminds me of my mom and my sister who both ride (and absolutely love!) horses.  It’s ironic because it’s the design for the month of September which is the month of my mom’s birthday.  I love Sarah’s suggestion to cut off the calander part after the year is over and save the pictures.  I can already imagine them framed in different vintage white frames and hanging in my office.   

Letterpress calendar 2

Here’s  the link to Sarah’s Etsy Shop where she may still have a few calendars left and you can also view some of her other great products, although I think that she’s on vacation until January 4th.  I also really love her idea for Press & Post!  It’s such a unique and fun concept!

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