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post #16 of 492
Glad to help.

When I read your post it got me to thinking. I just sent that site to a friend of mine. I remembered it was loaded with so much wonderful information, but it looked somewhat familiar, but different. Then I saw the cartoon, and I knew that had to be it! It cracks me up every time I see it!

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this Holiday season!
post #17 of 492
Jewelsbee, Your house is awesome. I love the porch and fence. At first the photos would not come up but I can see them now. Way cool!

I was born in Northwest Indiana and raised in the bustling metropolis (not!) of Dyer IN. Whereabouts are you at?
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post #18 of 492
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k8memphis, i love the reindeer and sled! was it a cutter or did you just have a pattern? i made stained glass last year too, you just can't see it very well. I cut a circle in the back before i baked the back piece and put a christmas village light in and it looked so neat lit up at night.

oh and i live about 10 miles north of fort wayne in the "bustling metropolis" of auburn, hehe.
post #19 of 492
Yes they are silly cookie cutters too expensive to own. But I love them. Stainless steel icon_rolleyes.gif But then I made some gingerbread pumpkins also with 2-piece jack o'lantern cutters that also stand up--now those were plastic cutters--much easier on the ole pocket book.

But I love those sleds--they have such potential. Like fill with tiny packages. I was gonna fill 'em with snowflakes but I never made any small enough oh well--they smell so good it's intoxicating!

Y'know what I do though? I use my lemon zester to 'file' those suckers to fit. Oh I can't wait!

How did you do your stained glass??
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post #20 of 492
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ooh the pumpkin ones sound cool, do you remember where you got them?

i cut out the windows shape before i baked them and just crushed up hard candy and put it into where i wanted the window.

here's a picture of them minus the decorations.
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post #21 of 492
Got them at Sur la Table? or Penney's-- it was a catalog--think it was Sur la. It was a set with a witch & a ghost and a scarecrow, a haunted house. All of those cost less than the ONE set of stainless steel. heh heh heh

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post #22 of 492
Franky's attic stopped in 2005. You can find it here, through the wayback machine....
http://web.archive.org/web/20050126064911/http://frankysattic.com/
Most of the interior links still work.
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post #23 of 492
Thank you so much SevenYYrt. It's the same cartoon on Ultimate as it is on Franky's so there must be a sweet connection somehow. It's just a stunner great website--I'm sure Ultimate is holding the light up high too.

Thanks again!
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post #24 of 492
I love this idea I make a gingerbread house every year in fact I start buying my candy around Halloween
This year I plan to make a train to go with my house
Thanks for starting this

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molly2- that is a really really good idea! i never thought of getting candy during the halloween season, especially when it goes 50% off icon_smile.gif

7yyrt- thank you soo much! looks like the new site they have, you have to pay for the patterns icon_sad.gif not that i blame them for charging, the prices just seem a bit high.

looks like i might be making my own pattern this year. has anyone ever made their own pattern? how did you do it?
post #26 of 492
I drove through Mississippi and got photos of cool old houses.
Then I just did the math. I literally take a ruler and measure the photo and multiply to get the correct proportion. That's how I do any sculpture. Magnolia Manor was made from a photo maybe 15 years ago.

The millhouse was a project I worked on as an employee and so it was quite different than what I would produce.
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post #27 of 492
This is a great thread idea. I would love to do one this year as I think they are so beautiful.
post #28 of 492
Honeydukes, I signed up for the template tester on the gingerbread house heaven website. I am so excited. The pattern they sent me was for a castle. I cant wait to get started on it. Thanks for the link.
post #29 of 492
Your GB house looks great! I too enjoy making these every Xmas and look forward to sharing mine with everyone this year.
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Originally Posted by Mattie1

Honeydukes, I signed up for the template tester on the gingerbread house heaven website. I am so excited. The pattern they sent me was for a castle. I cant wait to get started on it. Thanks for the link.



I just signed up too. Haven't gotten anything yet.
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