One of my husband’s coworkers often sends thoughtful presents for our daughter, so I decided to send her some of my spring cookies. She and her husband liked them so much that she asked me to do a set for a ladies’ weekend beach getaway. It was a super rush job, because I was headed out of town the week before her trip. She originally wanted me to do present cookies for all of her friends, but when I asked her about her trip, I suggested some beachy cookies too. One of her requests was that some of the cookies say “LYLT,” which is short for “love you long time.”
Since it was a rush and the request came on a Sunday, I didn’t have any cutters that I really wanted (like a starfish or flip flop). I ended up bending my small Easter egg cutter into the shape of a flip flop, a cut off flower for a shell and a heart cutter for a beachy scene. I really loved the way the heart came out, and think these would be so cute for a lot of different occasions.
The presents gave me fits. I must have had twenty different attempts at the decorations for those because I wanted it to tie in with the beach theme. The below picture is one of my failed attempts. I wanted to make it look like shell wrapping paper, but I just couldn’t get it right. Excuse the poor photo quality!
Another failed gift (below); this one was okay, but still not what I wanted:
I finally settled on these (below) for presents, which is very similar to the inspiration picture our friend showed me. I didn’t really take a good picture of the presents because I didn’t like them. Maybe next time…