Wednesday, 2 March 2011

World Book Day 2011


Yes, it's come round again. It's Book Day! 
A day when Mums up and down the country trawl charity shops looking for the perfect costume....because the children are not allowed to go to school dressed in Disney clothes or Spiderman costumes.  When the children have  tantrums because 'Milly Molly Mandy's dress isn't that shade of blue!'  And teachers forsake their dignity and mark the register concealed behind a giant Mr Happy outfit.


For the past few years I have sent oldest kidlet off to school with a bag full of Book Day cookies (here and here).  Somehow...I don't know how... I forgot that I now have two children at school, which meant 54, yes 54 individual, hand painted cookies. (Competitive Mum or what?).  
I gave them a choice of the characters they wanted, steering them away from anything too involved.   Youngest kidlet, of course, opted for three different owls.  Big kidlet had a mix of her favourite book and others that the class has read.

Did you spot the cookies?

The books we were inspired by are;


 Small Kidlet and I spent a happy hour getting these owl portraits right. We had to make sure each biscuit was being looked after correctly!


I like these owls, they seem a little trippy to me.

But this cheeky chap was my favourite!


Happy reading.
xx

29 comments:

  1. How fun!!! Your designs are always so gorgeous. I just adore them

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  2. owh! ^_^ i LOVE the cheeky cat too!! very lovely all of them...wish i could paint like yours *sigh*

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  3. Our school does not dress up for Book day anymore, they used to about five years ago, I remember knitting a jumper for Dennis the menace, and making a wig with wool and an orange net !, also dyeing socks for Pippi Longstocking, it seems a shame that my younger two children do not get to do this, I did make a 'Wendy' (Peter Pan) dress for my niece though...

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  4. They are truly awesome! You are one scarey mum though, I'm glad I'm not in competition with you, you'd floor me very time! I love Helen Cooper, though Pumpkin Soup is my personal favourite.

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  5. Wuauu! I love owls, specially your owls :)

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  6. book day? i love it! and i REALLY love that the kids can't come as superman or dinseny princesses! LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT! you cookies are absolutely amazing! i am in awe!

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  7. I'm an owlover!! These are stunning. I passed this post to my favorite owl blog www.myowlbarn.com hoping they would feature this post!

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  8. These cookies really are too stunning to eat! I would just be happy to display your edible art, but I do LOVE that they ARE cookies:) I think the colorful rainbow owl is my favorite! What an amazing talent you have!

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  9. how can you bear to send these in to two classes of hungry children?! They will decimate them!!!....oh that's what you want?...well it takes all sorts!
    They are stunning Nini.

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  10. I love Owl babies, gorgeous biscuits what a thoughtful mummy you are. Mine are too old now for dressing up. I say that with relief!
    Jo x

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  11. you are an incredible artist, these are amazing :)

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  12. Those are so amazing!! You are very Talented!

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  13. Moms like me hate moms like you! LOL. Show-off. Seriously though! These are absolutely amazing and I would never be able to eat them.

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  14. I found your blog through Twitter. Simply amazing! I really don't know what else to say...I'm rather speechless at how beautiful and creative these are!

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  15. Yes you are an incredible artist. Those "trippy" owls are my favorite!

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  16. Hi, I found your blog on foodgawker. I'm a painter and I also have a big passion for pastry arts. These are absolutely fantastic...it'd be my dream to make hand painted desserts as part of my career one day. if you don't mind me asking what do you use to paint these? I've painted with cocoa butter while working in a chocolate shop but it's so much thicker and less delicate than these look.

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  17. Those are amazing! I love them, the owls especially.

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  18. GORGEOUS! You are such an artist!! Lucky, lucky kids and classmates!

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  19. I did miss yesterdays painted biscuits, so thanks for the reminder. They are lovely and great books also. More of this please - wish I was this talented :o( I'll stick looking at the talented bloggers and telling everyone how good they are and re-tweeting (makes people smile).

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  20. I love these cookies. I love the painting of them! I live in the states- in NH actually and have been following your blog for a while (can't remember how i happened upon it) and really love everything you make. I am with Jesika (above commentor) in that I would love to find out how you paint the cookies. I was almost going to try to just dilute the gel foodcoloring i have and see if that works (?). Anyway, if you felt like sharing I would be most honored but would understand otherwise. I enjoy making things and have my own 'kidlet' who i like making things for. :-) Thanks for having a blog!

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  21. Thankyou for all your lovely comments I really appreciate them.
    Maria I think I will come to you next time I need a costume for the kidlets!
    Marlis Mr Lemon Drizzle is always telling me I'll be a hate figure in the playground but I can't help myself!
    I use sugarflair paste colours to paint and dilute them with water. I also use superwhite sometimes to get tones.
    xx

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  22. do you have a tutorial for this painting?

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  23. Sorry Lacey, nothing yet!

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  24. Wow, those cookies look AMAZING! Your kids are so lucky! Gorgeous :)

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  25. These are wonderful--and such sweet memories for your children. :) How kind of you! (And how talented you are!)

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  26. Hello. I've just discovered your blog and I'm a little bit in love with those cookies......very much impressed!! I wouldn't know whether to eat them or frame them! Seriously, How long did it take to paint 54!!? x

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  27. How many! Beautifully painted, thanks for sharing, inspiring.

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