Friday, October 21, 2011

More Leaves...this time with dots

When I was a little girl (way back before I was even in my twenties,) I really wanted cool roller skates. Okay, let's just get this out there right at the beginning -- roller blades hadn't been invented yet. Go ahead and let that sink in, all you people that are much younger than me.

Anyway, there was this girl I knew that had purple and pink and silver sparkly roller skates. They were the kind that fit your feet. You take your shoes off, and put those skates on and lace them up so perfectly and they molded to your foot and ankle so that you could be the best little roller skater girl in the entire world. EVEN THE LACES WERE SPARKLY. I wanted them. I practically needed them. My parents instead got me some weirdy metal skates that you strap to the bottom of your shoes. And they adjust to all sorts of sizes with a wing-nut that doesn't always stay tight. (Much like the skates my son now owns....ahhh, the irony. Except his are totally cool.) As it turns out...they worked EXACTLY same as the sparkly skates. Who would have known?!

I loved roller skating. I would skate around my neighborhood forever. And then my favorite part was when I took my skates off and sat in a chair, my legs would be all wobbly and kind of buzzing from the uneven pavement and it would feel like I was still skating and I'd kind of have a hard time walking normal for another hour. Umm, I don't exactly know why I liked that. It would totally drive me crazy right now. But my point is that these cookies are like that. Not in a weirdy-metal-wing-nut way. But after making these cookies, I tried to go to sleep. And I felt like I was still putting little dots all over these leaves for hours. And it totally drove me crazy. But at least some of the dots were sparkly. So that probably makes me the best little dot putter-onner in the whole world.

29 comments:

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

Super Cute. Go Canadian Maple Leaf!

Lorraine said...

I love your posts and I loved roller skating too! I love the feeling you describe too! The dots look so great - do you do wet on wet for this?

Lorraine's cookies

SweetSugarBelle said...

THESE are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pretty!!!

LMV - Sweet Handmade said...

That was a great post! Loved the roller skating story. BTW - my husband and I were in Paris in the summer of 1991 and we saw these incredibly cool kids on roller skates where all the wheels lined up - roller blades! We thought we should bring this incredible idea to Canada, but we didn't and probably could have been ga-zillionaires. Great cookies too, I always love your posts.

CookieD-oh said...

Wow, you took me back with the roller skating. I had generic blue skates with the red wheels and a red and white stripe. My best friend had white skates. With pink wheels. And a pink stopper-thingy. Oh, how I coveted those beautiful skates. Anyway, love the dot cookies!

Bea @ CancunCOOKIES said...

These are so pretty, I'd probably dream about them too!!!

paddle attachment said...

I love this dot technique! Sorry it made you spin, but the roller skate story was a sweet memory. Thanks for sharing it - I had those wonky skates too, but I wasn't nearly as adept on them. Perhaps it's because I lived on a dirt road as a kid!

LilaLoa said...

Lorraine -- I flooded the cookies and let them dry and then added the dots at the end. You could do it wet-on-wet, but I think the dots would spread more.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!!

Carsedra said...

These are so pretty!!

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Ha! Yes I had those skates! I would spins around and around in my grandma's basement four hours! So weird. Anyhoo- the dots are simply stunning. I wouldn't let anyone eat these cookies if I made them!! LOL

the plaid cookie said...

Same here...I had those skates too...ugh. But then I graduated to a skateboard...ummm, I had LOTS of brothers.:) (can we say TOMBOY?) well, anyway, I love the dots. What a cool idea. They look spectacular.

Nisson Family said...

I bet these leaves took forever to do. All of those little dots. I LOVE THEM!!! :) Great job as always!

Pam

Butter Hearts Sugar said...

Ooo pretty! All those dots, the idea makes my head spin. They look beautiful, very impressive.

Alexandra said...

These are beautiful and I can see what you were dreaming dots, they must have taken forever! I finally let me pair of rollerskates go not long ago. I always wanted the fuzzy dice you tied to the side. Miss the days of skating at our local roller skating rink, it was so much fun.

Glora said...

These are GORGEOUS! Like you made your own patterned paper (or icing) for your beautiful leaves. I LOVE them! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

Paula said...

Loved your roller-skate story and I am amazed at your beautiful leaves. Your dotted patterns are so pretty and the dots so tiny.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

to echo the others, "these ARE so pretty" the tiny dots are amazing!

Cristin (Pinkie) said...

LOVE the fall cookie leaves with dots and yes, you are the best dot putter-onner ever. I was a total roller skater too. I used to skate for hours a day and even did the entire Ice Castles routine out in the street in front of my house. I'm sure my parents were incredibly embarrassed. But I really could even do an axle. You brought back such memories. I guess a little of my useless talent as a roller skater paid off because my son is on the roller hockey team. Yep, it rubbed off on him. That's my story anyway ;-)

lacasitadeazucar said...

Me dejas siempre sin palabras. Tu trabajo es precioso. Un abrazo.

Sue said...

Your cookies are the picture of perfection! You always seem to add such unique elements to make them special:)

Sherrene (The Sugar Tree) said...

So pretty! Absolutely love this design!

The Newhouses said...

This is amazing, I just found your blog and I love it. You make some very impressive cookies.

Susie said...

I had those same icky metal skate things. I loved going to the roller rink and getting the real thing, with the big bumper on the toe to stop! (Careful you don't fall forward!) The leaves are quite pretty and look really time consuming!

Jackie Lee-The Cookie Corner AZ said...

I love these cookies! Especially the green leaf with red dots!

Lexy said...

Hope you still answer questions on an almost year old post.
Your dotted "flower" is exactly the same on all cookies...just perfect. Did you use a pattern or kopykake machine? Love this dotted idea....very clever. Thanks.

LilaLoa said...

Lexy -- I cut a flower template out of paper. I poked holes in the edges with a pin and then re-poked those holes for every flower. It went faster than it sounds like it would. :)

Lexy said...

Thank you for such a quick response. I think you are the most generous to share your tips. Again, Thanks.

lizy b said...

Love the pattern on these! Gorgeous!

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