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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays

A Different Type of Creating

Though I am in my studio every day, this time of year most of what I am doing must remain a secret, to be revealed as Hostess Gifts, or on  Christmas Day.

What I can show you is some of the other creativity that takes place around here.

A good friend (I have know her for over 40 years!) invites her friends in to construct gingerbread houses.  She has been doing this for over 30 years, and either makes them herself or helps others make the houses.  She creates about 75 houses each year!  Talk about a gift!

When you arrive, all the necessary 'stuff' is there from the gingerbread walls and roofs to the candy to the decorative items.

  She is a whiz with the pastry bag, pipping the snow and ice. With minimal instructions she oversees your efforts.

And before you know it, you have a beautifully sweet, holiday centerpiece.

This year I was lucky enough to be invited over with two other friends and as we stuck on Cookies, Candies, Santas, Snowmen, Trees, Packages and other goodies we laughed and loved.  Thank you Linda.

May you and yours laugh and love your way through the next week.

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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful tradition! Those gingerbread houses are so lovely! Have a wonderful holiday, Kellie xx