All of these beautiful houses were designed by The Victoria Sampler in Canada, and stitched by me.
When I made my first gingerbread house back in 2012 I was worried about how I would assemble it. However, all the patterns have great instructions and colour photos so it really wasn't too difficult, but it did take time. The lid lifts off this house, so the inside had to finished beautifully too, with walls lined with fabric.
I made the Gingerbread Church in 2012 too. Although the stitching was a bit simpler on the church, attaching the steeple was difficult and I now realise I should have used a curved needle. I made sure I had one on hand for the Haunted House assembly in 2015.
|my Gingerbread Church|
During 2013 I stitched the Candy Cane Cottage, but the fine beading took a long time, so I didn't assemble the cottage until 2014.
|Candy Cane Cottage|
I made my Gingerbread Bakery in 2014. I learnt that the cardboard for the walls all needs to be symmetrical in order for the house to sit evenly on it's base. Now I sit the pieces next to each other and compare lengths before attaching the fabric. I love that giant gingerbread man above the door, and the ladies baking the cookies.
|the Gingerbread Bakery|
I made the Gingerbread Haunted House in 2015.
I hope to finish the Gingerbread Christmas Tree Etui before Christmas 2015.