Monday, December 5, 2011

The Hills are ALIVE!

With the Sound of Music! 

My friend Carey... (I just realized I know at least 5 Carries with almost all different spellings)  Anywho...  My theatrically inclined friend Carey, (that still describes several of my Carries!) who shared the stage with me in Annie (that STILL describes 2 of my Carries!) recently told me the great news that her daughter had gotten the lead in her school play!  Not just any lead, THE lead in THE best musical of all TIME!  Katey got the role of Maria in The Sound of Music.  So to celebrate her opening night, Carey had me make a set of Sound of Music cookies for the whole cast.

Since this is one of my all-time favorite movies you can imagine how excited I was.  If ever there was a movie that needed to be cookie'd this was it!  While making these cookies I also got the strongest urge to watch the movie, which made me realize how long it had been since I'd seen it last.  Mr. John and I got cozy with the kids and immersed ourselves in the lederhosen-wearing clan's story.  Can anybody watch that movie without bursting into song???  It was so fun to introduce the kids to this classic.  They absolutely adored it, though they did have nightmares about Nazis that night.

So without further ado, or should I say adieu?  Here's what I came up with:
How do you solve a problem like Maria?



Most of the cookies
So much fun to make!
On that note:  So long, farewell.  I leave and heave a sigh and say "Goodbye!"

16 comments:

  1. These rock sister! I love this movie and you've captured them amazingly!

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  2. OK... these are more than amazing.... I mean.. unbelievable....collector's items!

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  3. WOW! Absolutely incredible Liz! WOW!!!

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  4. You may have out done yourself on these ones. I'm in awe. Not only are the details incredible as always I love how you illustrated so many of the lines from the songs. WOW. It's one of my all time favorites too and I may just have to revisit it today. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Your beautifully stunning cookie renditions of one of my favourite movies has me singing...literally! I have loved this movie since first seeing it and it has become a tradition with my husband and I to watch it every Christmas. This year, with my oldest grandchild being eight, we are introducing it to her and I'm hoping she loves it as much as we do. Fantastic work on these cookies.

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  6. Beautiful! Beautiful! I need to ask you though...what kind of brushes do you use...brand??? Size?????

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  7. I just found you and I am humbled, amazed and now nursing a BROKEN JAW from it hitting the floor viewing your amazing sweet art! NEW FAN, bigtime!

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  8. Thank you!
    Morgan, I have a variety pack of brushes from Wilton that has a good range of sizes. My favorite liner brushes are from Loew-Cornell and Royal and I like the 5/0 and 10/0 sizes. I usually just look for the finest tips I can find at the cheapest prices. I keep them brushtips up in a cup to keep them from my paint paintbrushes.

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  9. Thank you.....I will need to look I to them....I get REALLY tempted to use my "paint" paintbrushes, but I'm thinking that might be gross and a bit on the unsanitary side of things.....lol :0)

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  10. I just fell in love with your work....Those cookies (and the others as well) are just Beautifull!! Congratulations!!
    Regards from Spain and Merry Christmas!!

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  11. OH MY Gosh!!!!!! LOVE these!!!!!

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  12. I have just discovered your blog and must say I am smitten. Such gorgeous cookies in every post. I think these ones have to be my favourite, I love the Sound of Music, especially around Christmas time!

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  13. These are wonderful. I couldn't help but sing along as I looked at the cookies. Wonderful work. You are a true artist. --Kathy

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  14. I just discovered your blog and you are amazing. The Sound of Music is my favorite musical, watched it yearly with my mom. I sang along to each cookie as I read them.

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