I’ve been wanting to make miniature gingerbread houses for more than a year now, but last Christmas we went to fjällen and no houses got created around here. But then this year my sweet cousin wanted to make houses too, so we hooked up and made a couple (nine!) together.
I think this was one the best day for a long time. We laughed so much and made silly houses and just simply had a great ol’ time. I want more days of 2008 to be like this one.
Assembling the house parts. The roof parts and the side parts where a bit to similar and got mixed up sometimes but in the end we had exactly right amount of parts for our nine houses. We were nine people spending Christmas Eve together so that is why we made nine!
When finished the houses looked nothing like I had imagined them to look like. They were crocked, with broken roof parts and with holes here and there. It looked like an abandoned village that was about to fall apart! I have to admit it was my first time making gingerbread houses, so the result was quite nice after all. They held together through the decorating and displaying part so no complaints, okay?
The fun part happened at the table. The frosting, drawing windows, doors and decorating the houses. Adding candy and letting our imagination go wild. All of the houses ended up very different and fun looking. Not perfect, but to me the represent so much happiness and joy!
I hope this will become a tradition that we can repeat over the years to come!