Saturday, 24 December 2011

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House......

The latest and most definately the last Christmas project of the year.....

Now I know why they are so expensive to buy at the shops....oh my goodness. It nearly didn't make it !   All I can say is thank goodness for icing and lollies.  I am standing at full salute to those clever souls out there who make 2 story mansions with delicately piped eaves, turrets and doorways.  This little house almost remained roofless when 'a little helper' snapped the roof in two pieces.   I had good intentions of a crushed candy cane roof and little birds flying around the chimney (which somebody actually ate when I wasn't looking!).   I am however just grateful, that the walls didn't fall down again for the 100th time
The children are bursting at the seams to eat it.........I think I will cry when they finally do. 
My Christmas project took 7 hours from start to finish. At midnight last night I could have fallen asleep at the chair but ran the risk  of being glued alive to the walls in an inch of icing. I plodded on and this morning completed the creation.

It's no oil painting but it is made with love




  1. oh this is soooooo soooooooooooo very sweet!!!! the love just ooozes from the rafters!!!! so beautiful and filled with love -- thank you so much for sharing this with us and know that you will be in my heart for Christmas!!!! sending holiday hugs to you and yours and hope all your dreams come true (get some sleep : ) lol!!!

  2. Andrea, yes sleep would be wonderful !! :-) Our kids were up at 3am this morning wanting to open their gifts ! oh my goodness..................of course we sent them back to bed ! Nobody is allowed to eat the gingerbread house....I think I will put it in a museum dedicated to crazy mothers who tackle projects such as this 2 days before Christmas ! lol
    As we go to bed tonight you will be awaking to begin your day. Enjoy yourself, eat too much, laugh a lot and always be happy. xo