This afternoon the couple who write the blog were having a book signing at a store in Carytown, the amazing area near downtown where you'll never recognize any names on the retail shops and restaurants, because they're all unique to Richmond.
Since I was invited to accompany her, which is a thrill to any parent of a grown "child," I suggested that I make a gift for the bloggers. What to give??? I thought about making cookies, but figured that they were smart enough to throw away anything edible given to them by smiling strangers. The search was on for an idea. I still had cookies on my mind...
Cruising their blog and searching "cookie" I found this post:
So I made these ornaments:
|I didn't dream up the cute spiraled hangers. My artist buddy, Angie*, uses the idea for her holiday ornaments and gave me the wire 10+ years ago.|
And, the recipe is here: http://mccormick.com/Recipes/Other/Cinnamon-Ornaments.aspx
Of course, I'll be making these with students over the next few weeks. Bilateral coordination, figure ground, grasp, grading muscle control, squeezing the paint bottle, curling the wire around a pencil to make the spirals, wrapping the gift....
* You can see some of Angie's work at: Arteest Supreme