Saturday, December 22

A Christmas Gingerbread house!

For more than a couple years, my daughter, Collette, and I have talked about making a gingerbread house. Many years ago, I made a cute little cottage from real gingerbread and I wanted to do it again. Time just slips away, though. But...........this year, I decided the time was right but I want the gingerbread house to last............and so, I gathered up felt, glue, glitter, chenille stems, rick rack, ribbon and more....................
then I took it all and went to visit my daughter and here is our start on our permanent gingerbread house!!!

We each got the cottage walls built and covered with cookie colored felt. Then we split up the supplies and we are going to decorate them on our own and not show each other our houses until next Christmas. And that's when I'll share the finished photos with you, too!

It's a busy weekend here and everywhere. Just a few more days til Christmas and so much to do. Off to do as much as I can before this Christmas and what doesn't get done.......will get done next year!  Have a great weekend!
Sandi




13 comments:

Needled Mom said...

That is such a great idea. I can't wait to see them. Have you see the cute quilted one at Denise's blog? http://daneesey.blogspot.com/2012/12/busy-busy-busy.html

Kathie said...

ok this is such a fun idea! I can't wait to see them!
Kathie

Kate said...

Good idea ... can't wait to see your finished product!
Merry Christmas

treadlemusic said...

What a great idea! I always thought that, after putting so much into a real gingerbread house, it was a shame it wasn't something that really kept well. This is a very clever alternative. Can't wait to see the finished creations! Hugs, D

Barb said...

Kathie sent me over and this is such a cute idea! I too can't wait to see them
Ho ho ho

Cindy said...

Oh what fun! It'll be exciting to see what you each come up with.

Happy creating!

Beth said...

What a great idea. I look forward to seeing what your finished creations look like. Happy decorating!

Christine M said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the completed houses.

Angela Moore said...

I agree with treadlemusic about the time it takes to make real
gingerbread house. This is a great idea and hope you share pictures.

Cindy Staub said...

What a wonderful idea! I can't wait to see the finished houses.

Merry Christmas!

Wilma said...

Great idea I would like to see them ***Merry Christmas***
And Thanks for the Beautiful presentation picture of your family and you, so sweet*** Happy New Year 2013, wilperez38@gmail.com from Venezuela

Astrid said...

WOW! A permanent gingerbread house! That sounds great! Can't wait to see the finished houses!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours! Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea. What are you using as the foundation for the felt?

Trina
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