These yummy looking chocolate chip cookies have zero carbs. Yep - It's true! And don't they look mmm-mmm good?
Good enough to fool people into thinking they are real, which has happened repeatedly. They are really Cookie Coasters made with fabric that I created on Spoonflower!
The funniest reaction I had was when our son Sam came home for the weekend. We had just walked into the kitchen. I had this plate full of cookies on the kitchen table, sitting by the sewing machine, so I could add to it whenever I made another cookie. Sam made a beeline for the table. Jim and I heard a sharp intake of breath, followed by a strangled "What?! Huh?! Argh!" And then he bellowed something rather indelicate. We all died laughing. It wasn't intentional, there was no glass of milk photo prop sitting there, but I got him good. Hee hee. Even though I owe him for a thousand pranks, I made him a batch of real cookies later, because I am a nice mommy.
I have a lot to be happy and excited about! I made my book submission deadline for the American Quilter's Society! Woohoo!!! There is still more work coming up, but creating the projects and writing the chapters was the biggest part of the hurdle for me. It was a huge challenge and I am completely tuckered out, but also very happy that I took the leap!
To spread around some of that happiness, I am giving away cookie coaster kits to four lucky winners, whose names will be drawn at random. You do not have to be one of my followers or a regular here to enter, although of course that would be great! Each winner will receive a roughly 18" square of cookie fabric, which has 16 whole cookies. They will also receive one fat quarter of Kona cotton in Gold, for the backing of the coasters.
"Gold" was the closest match to the cookie fabric. You can see it in the photo below, which shows a flipped over cookie. I made the cookie coasters using the same technique I used for making the Maple Leaf Mug Rugs. The exception is that after turning the cookie right side out, I ironed and then glued the opening shut so that no stitching would show. They make really fun and useful coasters. The fabric would also make a cute apron, or tote, or a pillow front too.
You can see the fabric here: Fresh Out of the Oven - Chocolate Chip Cookies
It is really fun to design your own fabric on Spoonflower and if you have not tried it before I encourage you to give it a shot! I am not being paid to say this: Spoonflower is so much fun! It is a gathering place for indie fabric designers too, some of whom have gone on to design for major fabric companies. It's also a great place for people like me who just want to play around with a few of their own designs.
For these cookies, I had Spoonflower print out the fabric using their Basic Cotton Ultra process - for very sharp color. They offer that if you join their Basic Cotton Ultra Test Squad. I wrote and asked if people could still join and they said this option would be available until they competed the testing. You can get a behind the scenes peek of what the company is all about with Julie Schneider's Spoonflower tour.
To enter the contest, just leave me a comment telling me what type of fabric you might make if you created your very own design. I think it would be fun for everyone to read about each others ideas! Also - please make sure you are not a "no reply" commenter. If you win and I am unable to contact you, I will have to re-award the prize to someone else.
We will randomly select and announce the names of the four winners on November 22nd.
I really do follow a lot of links from every linky party I join - it is such fun to see what everyone has been up to!
Thanks for visiting!
Hi! The cookie fabric giveaway ended on November 22nd, but you can still buy the fabric anytime on Spoonflower:
Fresh Out of the Oven - Chocolate Chip Cookies