Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sweet Christmas Cottage - And The Next Layer...

Getting on the next set of layers has been fun and fiddly...


I love the collage clay, though my piping skills are still a bit shakey...


The flower boxes filled with candy flowers and fudgy chocolate soil...


Gumdrop goodness in a rainbow of colors...


Candy Cane support columns for the porch...


What will the next layers bring? I'll have to figure that out in my Sugarplum Visions and Dreams...

24 comments:

  1. Yummy. Love how colorful it is! All the details with the candy!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I am having so much fun!

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  2. good thing this house is not edible ;-)

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    1. That's so true, Marion! It is much safer for me to be around resin candy!!!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! I am glad I went with the Lola ones instead of larger "mini tree ornaments".

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  4. Hello, Jodi! A wonderful sweet gingerbread house! You have provided all the nuances. Very festive! Hugs, Julia

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    1. Thanks Julia! I am really hoping to have the next set of exterior layers completed by Thanksgiving, and the final interior room (bedroom) completed by Christmas. It has really been a wonderful project to set me in the "holiday mood"!

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    1. It's okay Megan - I think it's all pretty waterproof! :O)

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    1. Thanks Alex! It's so much fun to walk past - it always makes me smile!

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  7. It Really Does look like one GIANT COOKIE!

    (now where's my glass of milk?)

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    1. I better set out some sweets that can really be eaten during the holidays - otherwise, it might just be cruel!

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  8. Your piping is just brilliant - I know what it took - I am absolutely useless at it! Are the decorations real sweeties? I was just thinking how lovely to have such a wonderful gingerbread house and for it to be calorie free then found I was wondering if I could just sneak off one or two gumdrops without you noticing - as all kids do..... It is eally, really lovely and absolutely spot on in every way. M

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    1. Thanks Marilyn! My piping is getting a bit better as I go, and the collage clay is a dream. If you don't like it, it peels right off with no residue when set. The candies are not real - just resin or polymer clay. We have no family little ones living near us, so I should not have to worry about protecting either them or the house too much. It will be displayed during the holidays, but up high enough that the puppies don't get curious!

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  9. Wow Jodi, The house looks perfectly gingerbread eatable. It's a show piece!
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thanks Drora! It's certainly making me crave the sweets!

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  10. Christmas and candies...two absolutely favourite things as we move closer to the month of December. How charming you have made the exterior of this cottage and it will bring a touch of whimsy, colour and most of all Christmas to a corner of your home...beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Alayne! I am really having such fun with all those candies, and I really do hope it adds to the wonder when displayed for the holidays! I long to sit by the fire, Bing Crosby playing, and just enjoy the mood!

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  11. Es preciosa!!!Se está convirtiendo en todo un sueño de Navidad.

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  12. Hello Jodi,
    I am completely enchanted by this project. It is such a beautiful dollhouse and anyone would swear it was a real gingerbread house. the trim and detail you added is superb. I repeat, I love this project. it puts me even more into the Christmas spirit.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac! I think it is safe to say that the exterior should be ready for Thanksgiving! Then it's back inside to finish the bedroom in time (I hope) for Christmas!

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