|Gingerbread Bakery by The Victoria Sampler|
I finished the stitching some months ago, and initially planned to have them all sewn up by the end of June. However, now it's looking more likely it will be August.
Mounting the pieces onto padded cardboard is actually quite difficult and that's why I've been putting it off. I use lots of pins to get the edges lined up nicely with the cardboard. Yes, I get the occasional pin prick which isn't nice, but it's the best way to get the edges straight.
I then use double sided sellotape to stick the edges down. Previously I've used glue, but it was very messy so I'm trying tape this time.
I've got two buildings to assemble this year - the Bakery and the Candy Cane Cottage.
|Candy Cane Cottage by The Victoria Sampler|
Once these buildings are finished they will join my Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Church.
The roof of the house lifts off and you can store things inside because it's lined. The Bakery and the Candy Cane Cottage aren't lined, so they won't take quite as long to finish.
|The inside of the Gingerbread House|
If you'd like to read more about the House and the Church and see more photos, you can read my earlier post here.