It all started, quite innocently, several years back. I do believe it was all Martha Stewarts fault..yes, I think we shall blame her, I'm sure she won't mind in this case.
It was the show she did on decorating sugar cookies with the royal icing, perhaps you remember it. The glossy pastel colors, perfectly done and looking like a piece of art, it got into my brain and never left.
At that time, I had never done sugar cookies and did not own one single cookie cutter.
I set out right away to find a few interesting ones to begin with.
This moose was my very first one and quite large...with a large price tag too.
This elephant was the second one to be added, just as large and equally expensive. At this rate, I felt that my pocket book would not allow many more.
Thankfully, I soon discovered that the local thrift shops would have them now and then in small bags with an assortment inside....Mental note: "Pick them up when you see them".
So, pick them up I did...every time I saw them.
I would come home and stick them in the baking cupboard or a drawer.
I added and added until I had lost track....Then, on my last trip down to City House, I found a large container with two unopened bags of cutters. I was confused since I had just seen these at Little House.
Ha, you know where I'm going with this don't you?
You are right, I had collected and added for so long that it just became a habit and I simply lost track of having 'enough'.
So, when I came across this at the thrift shop last week, I thought it over at did what I knew I must do.
Added it to the 'Accidental Collection', of course!
Do any of you have a cookie cutter collection or any kind of 'Accidental Collection'? I would love for you to share about it.
Hope you are all having a wonderful, first week of Fall!