I briefly mentioned in my last post that I liked gingerbread.
Well I do I like to eat ginger biscuits and cakes, and cookies with huge chunks of stem ginger in, but when it comes to people shaped cookies 'like' is an understatement...
... I truly adore Gingerbread men!
I have been waiting so long to make a gingerbread softie, and here he is...
'The Gingerbread Boy'
I am a huge Christmas doodle-er. I probably draw at Christmas more than any other time of year. Santas, deer, robins and snowmen can be found on every list or card I write. Last year I was a-scribbling as usual and a cute little gingerbread man with a big head and no neck appeared on the paper. That little scribble, although I have no idea where it is now, stuck with me...
He has changed a little from the scribble but I adore him all the more.
He still has a big round head and soppy eyes, and is made from lovely doughy-soft snuggable fleece. I gave him ric rac icing and lovely gum drop buttons made from real button (which I'm sure you will agree, buttons are the candy of the sewing world).
At the moment, there is only this one Gingerbread Boy made and he will be the only one to have button candy. He is the lucky one who will get to meet everyone who visits the little shop.
He will go in tomorrow with a handful of cards of him and his sweetheart under the mistletoe. He loves his sweetheart so, although they have never met in person as she is patiently waiting in my WiP box as a paper pattern. Until then he is happy to look at her gocco portrait.
Night night All, it's getting late.
I hope you have sweet dreams of gingerbread men and their sweethearts
I know I will...