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12.12.2008

Putting the G in Gingerbread...

I made myself promise to not work tonight. Most of you know I have a full-time job in the typical hours of 8 to 5. But I then come home and work some more... well, enough is enough. I took tonight off so that my husband and I could put our hunger aside...and creativity to use.

We bought two gingerbread house kits and went to town.
But I got distracted by the pretty colors.
(I accidentally loaded them at a poorer quality then usual, so they aren't super sharp. You'll get the idea though..)
Darbi G PHotography gingerbread home candy bling ring diamond

While Neil was hard at work....
Darbi G PHotography gingerbread home-neilworking


Now, let me preface this by saying, I have never before tried such a feat. In fact, just today, my mom...in a rueful e-mail...indicated how she had always wanted to make a gingerbread house with us kids. But time got away... so this one is for you, Mama!

And I must say, I had some fun making the Darbi G-bread Manor. I have no idea from where I got my color scheme!! Any ideas?

I was quite proud that my sloppiness with the icing on the roof resulted in real-esque icicles hanging!
Darbi G PHotography gingerbread home

Darbi G PHotography gingerbread home-finalshowing1
so yeah, basically, if I had a studio made out of candy, this would totally be it. I know it looks like an "O" and "G" ...but it is a "D"... the candy was sooooo gosh darn hard...
Darbi G PHotography gingerbread home-finalshowing1

I was very proud of Neil for doing it with me. He did such a great job. He described the roof as "avant-garde." Haha.
Darbi G PHotography gingerbread home-finalshowing1

And a side-by-side of our two houses...
Darbi G PHotography gingerbread home-finalshowing2

Darbi G PHotography gingerbread home-finalshowing1

So there you have it. The efforts of my first night off since Thanksgiving. I'll have to get back to work tomorrow after my hair apppointment... I'll post again as soon as I have caught up a bit.

Happy weekend!!!

3 comments:

jim said...

Is ready to eat yet????

POPS

Courtney Tompson said...

Yum... That looks good!

Photography by Lara said...

Haha, I made my sister do one with me. Chris wouldn't ever! He's a grinch. :)

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