Anyhoo...sided tracked...sorry :)
So....I did not grow up canning...but later in life..I kinda became obsessed with making jams and jelly..I would make jars and jars each summer...I would come home from work, and there would be boxes and baskets of fruit that people had left for me...with a note saying..."Just give me a jar of the finished jelly!" I pretty much stuck with fruit jellies..strawberry, peach, apple and blackberry jelly...as well as tons of apple butter...and then my Aunt Bonnie shared her super secret zucchini relish, and I made tons of that!
SOOO....if you make a lot of jelly....you need lots of jars...so I started collecting jars...I am not sure if you have shopped for jars...but they are EXPENSIVE if you buy them knew. But the good thing about jars....is that if you take care of them...they last FOREVER. So I put the word out...and people started buying me jars and yard sales, auctions, estate sales..you can find used jars at pennies on the dollar.
My favorite jars are the old blue mason jars! They are sooo pretty, and blue is my favorite color! Right now...I would say I have a couple hundred blue mason jars...I have all different sizes, some with the zinc lids and some with the glass lids. Now...these jars are just for decoration...I don't can in them..I use them to store stuff in...I have a jars of old buttons...old marbles...sanding sugar, I have used them for vases....I just love them.
Ok, Kim...GET TO THE POINT!
Sorry I just love mason jars....so when I saw the Mason Jar cutters at Copper Gifts ...I just KNEW I had to have one...but I could not stop and one...I bought two...and they have a third one...and I will buying that one too..I have to...I will simple die without it...I am sure of it.
So, I bought the two cutters...and had fun playing this weekend playing with them...for my first run..I went simple...simple, plain, pure mason jars....and I love the way they turned out!
I am still playing with how to get the tops to look just right...I did a couple of techniques...and used a couple of products...but I think I need to play some more.
So here you go...my Mason Jar cookies.....sorry....I took a million pictures...I like them all....so sit back and enjoy!