Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hubby and I signed up for a Haunted Gingerbread House workshop yesterday. Thinking that it was mostly designed as a parent/child activity, we figured,between the two of us, we might possess the necessary skills. And while that was true - we along with one mother/daughter team were the only ones in the class to have never previously participated. So our table - Hubby and I along with the mother/daughter team - were the only ones in the workshop to not arrive armed with additional decorating supplies.
I think we made a pretty decent house.
We spent a lot of time working on the front facade and roof. By the time we made it to the back of the house, our supplies had dwindled to the bag of orange frosting.
It was a silly and fun day. Wonder what we can come up with come Christmas?

23 comments:

Mad Red Hare said...

Looks good! A good friend of mine enters gingerbread houses in contests. She is so talented. I can't even make the box kits.

WoolenSails said...

That is wonderful, you should have seen the one I tried with a kit, lol. I had it as an activity for the lady I cared for and between her and I it was a mesterpiece.

Debbie

Sharon said...

Looks like fun, I've never seen these before. I'm always so surprised at how much effort people go to for decorating Hallow'een.

Kim said...

This looks like fun! I've never done a gingerbread house and always thought it looks like a fun thing to do. Your spook house is very cute. What a fun way to play on a Saturday. :o)

Anne Heidi said...

Your haunted gingerbreadhouse looks great! I never thought of making one for Halloween- how cool!

Penny said...

I've never made a gingerbread house... but what a fun way that would have been to try it out!! Love having silly days -- my sister and I, while out shopping for pumpkins earlier today, decided we'd go on the hayride they offered and wander through the corn maze. Just us two old farts and a bunch of lovely young families on our hayride, but did we ever have fun just being silly!!
Enjoy your Sunday!

underthelighthousequilting said...

As soon as I saw that house I wanted to grab one of those little pumpkins off the roof and pop it in my mouth yummy!!!Looks delicious...:)

AnnieO said...

Very cute! I can NOT see my hubby doing any gingerbread decorating but it would be fun to take a class together. Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

KC Quilter said...

Awesome!

Karen said...

I have never made a gingerbread house but have thought it would be fun, if I had the talent to think of what to do. My mother made a sort of one when I was in third grade. It was made with graham crackers and icing and I don't know what else. I carefully carried it to school to share with the kids but the teacher said it was too pretty to eat. So, I carried it back home. My mother was disappointed as she said it was made to eat.

Quilter Kathy said...

I think your house is awesome! How fun to do an activity together and enjoy being big kids! Do you hear scarey sounds coming from the haunted house?!?

Kathie said...

that is so fun!
I have seen kits for these now at Michaels I think i will buy kits and extra goodies for us to do during the holidays this year
Kathie

Shakerwood said...

How fun is that?! What kind of place had a workshop like that .... community center, bakery, church?

Melanie said...

You're never too old to have fun....

Jeanna said...

Cute little house and what fun! It is so great and impressive that your husband did this with you!

paula, the quilter said...

That looks really good to me! Darn, but it has given me a craving for black liquorice.

Julie in the Barn said...

I can see you are enjoying life back in Carlsbad! Such fun stuff you have been doing. We are headed your way in Dec. to visit the mouse and see all the pretty lights at his place. I'm hoping you'll have time for a lunch date.

sewprimitive karen said...

There had to be some giggles working on that together!

Candace said...

You and hubby have even more hidden talents, Libby! I think your house if worthy of even Martha Stewart! Can't wait to see your Christmas house!
Cheers!

deb said...

well that looked like a ton of fun...where did you take the class???? I have never made a gingerbread house...but now that I have a grand daughter I might give it a shot someday....love the way yours turned out!!!

Stephanie D. said...

About 10 years ago I took a gingerbreak house class at a cake decorating shop in Albuquerque. It was so much fun! It was Christmas, though; I've never done one for Halloween, but there's gobs more candy variety for Halloween.

Yours turned out too cute!

Carole said...

What fun! Looks like you've been a busy bee! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Adorable!! You make a great construction team.