Thursday, December 22, 2011

Crafting a Candy Cottage

We are all in agreement, it's our best ever Gingerbread Cottage.  

It began last night...

Dough today, House tomorrow
Mmmmm, dark molasses direct from Barbados. Thanks Mom! 

Then continued late this afternoon...

Young architect at work

And into this evening...

Our 2011 GB house

Ta Da!

Our 2011 GB house

I sent B & D off to the store with very clear instructions "we don't need much candy. Only a few pieces of a bunch of different kinds will do".   Ahem.  May I present the leftovers (at least the ones that haven't been eaten yet):

The leftovers

I hope all of your preps are going well and that you're able to take a few moments each day for a cup of tea by the fire, or to admire your Christmas tree, or to read the greeting cards coming to your mailbox. I took a very few moments today (like 8 minutes, I think). I hope to be back at my machine tomorrow.

Apologies to my bloggy friends - I haven't had a chance to read many posts in the past week. With the kids home from school, laptop time is hard to come by for Mom and to be honest, that's just fine with me. We have family arriving on the 27th (yes, far, far away sister and her family are coming to visit!!! Woot!!!), so I likely won't make it back here for a while.

I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas indeed. Thank you for visiting Poppyprint in 2011. I've so enjoyed your company!

Love,
Krista


23 comments:

Christine M said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family too Krista.

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

This is THE best gingerbread house, ever! Love it! And Merry Christmas to you x

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful!! Merry Christmas!

Graciela said...

Merry merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

Graciela said...

Merry merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

Leanne said...

Have a wonderful holiday and Merry Christmas!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Merry Christmas and have a wonderful time with your family!

Flying Blind... said...

Cool maison!
Merry Christmas Krista xxx

♥Duff said...

now THAT is quality time with the family!!!

Kerry said...

A happy little house and merry Christmas!

Jules said...

wow gorgeous house, the crafty talent runs in that household!!. merry christmas and a happy new year!

Heather D. said...

Wow, now that is the most awesome from scratch gingerbread house I've seen in a long time.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I have so enjoyed following your blog and "getting to know you" a bit over the last months!

Dianne said...

How clever! decorate flat then assemble. Results - one SWEET gingerbread house!!!!
Wishing your family a very merry Christmas.
Thanks for the pleasant reading and eye candy all year Krista, my day is always better after reading a poppyprint post!!

**nicke... said...

that is one awesome awesome awesome cottage! you are going to be enjoying that candy for a while i bet! ;)

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

You made the gingerbread??? Blimey I assumed you'd bought a kit. We are not worthy, Mrs Keener.

felicity said...

100% awesome gingerbread cottage! happy Christmas dear Krista!

Nina Lise Moen said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Krista! Have fun with your family and remember to brush your teeth properly after digging into that yummy house.-)

ayumills said...

What a cute candy cottage! The bear sitting at the door is such an adorable addition!

I hope you will have a great time with your family ;) Merry Christmas!

Nova said...

I love your cottage! cutest ever! so fun :)

merry Christmas xxx

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Merry, merry Christmas! Enjoy your visitors and enjoy eating that cottage, yummo. x

PinkGranny said...

It turned out so well!!! Enjoy....

dutch sisters said...

A beautiful gingerbread house indeed! Wish you all the best for these last days of 2011 and we hope that 2012 brings you the loto: health, creativity and beautiful moments in your life with your family!
Groeten, Heleen en Corry

sewkatiedid said...

merry merry lady!