& like all well-thought-out ideas (a-hem)...this one failed miserably. i am not a free-hand artist, let's be real. so when i attempted to cut shapes without a pattern out of cookie dough-let's just say i wasn't too impressed by the end results...*coughs* here's a picture to show you that not all craft/baking projects we do over here are successes. ouch.
thankfully i saved most of the dough & just made bone & hydrant shaped cookies-that did look great & matched the new pattern.
enjoy & stay tuned for when we give the "all clear" to ordering the new stuff!