Originally Posted by yankeegal
Originally Posted by MaryJanesGoodies
I have 1400 cookie cutters!
I know a lady that has over 39,000. She is Joyce Moorhouse....her husband Al Moorhouse makes them too. He started because she collects them. The most I have paid is $19.00 for one. If I was made of money I would buy Simon's Cutters which can be around $90.00. My friend Jan just had his elf one named after her!!!! Making cookies today by the way!!!
Okay, I have to show this post to my DH who thinks my couple of hundred cutters is too much.(LOL) I catalog mine too so I don't buy repeats. I store mine in colored plastic shoe boxes. My favorites are those that have multi uses-i.e. the candy corn shaped one that I use for my penquins, draculas, etc...and the pretty copper leaves and snowflakes I have.
Yankeegal, you must have been reading my mind!!! I collect them, too, and, yes, my darling hubby seems to think I have too many. I haven't counted lately, but I would estimate I own somewhere in the 300 range.
[MaryJanesGoodies, YOU ARE MY IDOL!!! 1400!!!
I can only aspire to be like you!!!]
Like many of you, I also keep mine stored in clear plastic boxes, but the sweater size. They are sorted by style/type/event (i.e., all the Valentine's Day -- hearts, lips, cupids, etc. -- are together; pine trees together; snowflakes [my favorites to look at, but not to cut out
], etc.). Boxes are labeled on the ends with a chart of the outlines of each, but reduced in size on a copy machine (helps me pick them out quickly).
Thanks for the spreadsheet idea!
I like to buy them at a great little shop in town that carries some less-than-usual (to the lay person) ones. I always look at garage sales. I shop online for them whenever I can.
The best thing about them? They're small, unique, and don't generally cost too much (although I think I paid $17.95 for a copper scarecrow several years ago from somewhere, but I can't recall). But BEST of all, they're easy to "sneak in" to the house and hide from hubby until I take it out and use it. He always says, "I didn't know you had one like this!"
Of course, I just smile and say, "oh, honey, I've had that for quite a while now"!
Cookie cutters ... they're useful, adorable and SO ADDICTIVE!!!