Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Painting on cookies - my first video tutorial

I can honestly say that this is the first time in my life I have ever been tempted to imbibe in a glass of wine at 9:00 a.m..  

Let's just say, it took a hundred few takes.

I had so many issues with my camera, I had to resort to consulting the owner's manual.  Now THAT is serious.  

My other issue was with my dog barking.  She would be lying there calm as can be or snoozing, and about 30 seconds in, she would start barking.  I tried giving her a barbeque chewy rawhide stick outside, and she just brought it back to the door, dropped it, and continued barking.  It brought back to mind when my five kids were small and the phone would ring.  They would come from every corner crying, whining, tattling, hungry, thirsty, and fighting.  As soon as the call would end, they would go back to being little angels.

Can I hear an amen from the other moms out there?  I can't be the only one  :\

So I decided to outsmart my dog Nellie (that's right - matching wits  with a little spaniel...).  She is a serious chow hound, so I took a handful of her kibble and tossed it off the deck hoping she would consider it to be a doggie scavenger hunt.  And she did - for about three minutes.  

Close but no cigar.  

Now my kids think Nellie is terribly spoiled and pampered by me.  

And no, she is absolutely NOT eating creme brulee in the photo.  

But, it needed to be quiet and I had to take tough measures with my  "6th child".  It was out to the garage with her, where she gave her vocal chords a good workout.  Happily, it wasn't heard on the video! 

And so with the house quiet at last, I made this video tutorial - 

Let me know what you think - suggestions for making it better or new subjects you would like to learn about.  

I also embellished the painted cookies with a Celtic knot border - I love the way it has a three dimensional look!  

Nellie and I hope you enjoy the video tutorial, and give painting on cookies a try!  

Link parties I am participating in:

Home Stories A to Z
Seasonal Sundays
Inspired Friday at Common Ground
Little Mom on the Prairie
Home Sweet Home
House of Hepworths
View from River Mountain
Stone-Gable Tutorial, Tips, and Tidbits
Seven-Alive Link it up Thursday
The Dedicated House
Wicked Awesome Wednesday
Sugar and Dots
Made by me Wednesday


  1. This is awesome Lisa, what a great job and video too!
    You need to link this up to some parties, you will get a lot of attention and comments with this!

  2. First your dog is so cute, Lisa! And you have such a sweet voice, very very easy to listen to. That edging is so intricate, but I think I could paint a shamrock by making hearts. You may want to get on You-Tube eventually, as the screen is bigger there. But your first video is great. xo

  3. Oh my, are you ever talented at decorating cookies. They are beautiful. My dogs are spoiled too!

  4. Great tutorial Lisa! I know what you mean about kids acting up when you are on the phone, mine did it, and now that I watch my grandkids, it's the same!! I love the Celtic knot border you put on the cookie, it looks really intricate!

  5. Your cookies are works of art and you did a wonderful job on your very first tutorial! Nellie made a darn good cohost.

    I had to laugh at your telephone story. Every year I asked my husband for a phone booth for my birthday just to have peace and quiet when I was on the phone. I told him our little angels grew devil horns when the phone rang.

  6. Lisa, those are the cutest and little Nellie is way too cute!! And, it's so true about the phone. My daughter does the same thing. Little booger. Anyhoo, thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this great post at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/02/make-it-pretty-monday-week-38.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. Hi Lisa, thanks for inviting me over to visit. Thanks for visiting my blog, too. I really appreciated the invitation to visit you today. Helen

  8. I loooooooove dogs and cats, so I really enjoyed reading your post.
    Nellie is very cute :)
    As for the video - THANKS !! I could definitely use it

  9. OMG, Lisa, I am laughing so hard! I have 3 cats and 3 dogs and have had some of the same trials with making a video! (Enter the cat stepping all over my hands as I'm recording!)
    These cookies are amazing! I bet they are delish. I just love to bake but I have so little patience with projects like this; I admire you! I also see you have Gluten Free so I'll check that out.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  10. They are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!

  11. This is BEYOND AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been more off than on the blog circuit these crazy days but wow, I am so glad I checked this out. Top of my TO DO list - they are lovely

  12. I would love to have you link this project at http://viewfromrivermountain.blogspot.com

  13. Your cookies look awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

  14. Oh my goodness, these are amazing! I can totally relate about the kid thing, too : )


  15. They look gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment....

  16. I can totally relate...to the kids and the dog! I always think if I wasn't constantly interrupted by the dog or kids or life....my house would be done! LOL

  17. What a beautiful blog! Thank you for visiting me...your cookies are stunning. I'm not sure I could do it justice but your video is wonderful. Love the pics of your pooch!

  18. I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Spring/Easter Linky Party! You can find it here: http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/p/blog-round-up.html