This and that: Santa's elves Gingerbread house and Bloggers Unite for Sandy Hook

Friday, December 21, 2012

Santa's elves Gingerbread house and Bloggers Unite for Sandy Hook

After the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School,
many bloggers got together to show their support
 to the families of the victims and the community of Newtown.
Today, December 21st, bloggers are going to unite and bring cookies or a craft.
To find more information about this please go to Your and Mine ARE ours and  Crazy for Crafts.
cookies and crafts for sandy hook
I found this on Tammy's blog ~ Yours and Mine ARE Ours

As I was trying to think of something to make or do to show my support
My thoughts went to making a Gingerbread House.
I loved making Gingerbread Houses with my nieces and nephews over the years,
and I wondered if any of these children that lost their lives had ever made one or 
if they were going to be making one this Christmas.

I haven't made a gingerbread house for many years but this year
My gingerbread house is going to be a tribute to all the children and adults that lost their lives
in the senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th.
This will not bring them back but it is my way of showing support to the families and the loved ones of 
these fallen victims.

May God give you the strength and comfort you through these trials.

After cutting out and baking my elves gingerbread house,
 I decided to decorate the pieces before putting them together.

the roof
the walls, front and door
 After decorating the roof and the walls, it was time to start putting it together
Once the walls together, I knew that I need a bit of support before I put the roof on.

a straw made a good beam

a picture from the side... not the best picture

a close up of the final project from the front..
I will be posting the recipe for the dough that I used for the gingerbread house hopefully this weekend.
I used the leftovers to make cookies..
Here is where I found my pattern.

related articles
Gingerbread House Competition at the Daily Dish (
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  1. What a cute gingerbread house and a lovely tribute <3

  2. Hi Marly, you did a splendid job. The house is beautiful, and I especially like the idea of using a straw for a beam. I wish I knew about this last week when my grandson was trying to keep his house together. We, or actually me, used plastic cups to slide under the eaves of the roof to hold it up :).

    Thanks so much for sharing, and Happy Holiday!
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

    1. Thanks Joanne... I have used cups under the eves too... but was more concerned about the tips breaking so that is the reason for the beam.. It worked.

  3. What an adorable gingerbread house! I love the sweets on it too - I miss proper gumdrops and those swirly sweets. I don't think they sell them on my island (I couldn't find any when I looked!). They don't do sweets in the UK like they do in Canada, for sure! :) Thanks for the follow and I'm now your newest follower. :)

    1. Thanks Elizabeth for stopping by... I love gum drops and ate more then I put on the house...

  4. Impressive job Marlys! We have only made the store bought kits before!

    1. Thanks Sherry, this is the first time I have made a gingerbread house from scratch... There are a few changes I want to do for next year.


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