Tuesday, September 28, 2010


While I am practicing a bit of absenteeism from my blog, I have nonetheless been quite industrious. Making those gingerbread hearts has become a bit of an obsession, and over the last week I have made about 50 of them.

To see how they are made, click HERE. The more you make, the better you get at writing with that awkward bottle of puffy paint.

And finally I have also got my hands on a real gingerbread heart. I received a parcel today from my colleagues who are based in Munich, home of the Oktoberfest. As I am missing the mess fun that is the beerfest, they put a gingerbread heart and some yummy chocolates in a box to lighten up my beerfest-free autumn in Ireland. So you can see, my little brooches are a fair enough-copy of the real thing. (Disregard what it says on the heart - this one is actually an advertising gimmick, handed out by a company. It says "Dialogue connects" - *umm*, well...)

I will hopefully sell some of these through a friend who has a stall on the Dublin Oktoberfest. As my gingerbread hearts are quite large, I made a few small ones as well - too small to write a witty slogan on it, but big enough for a cute flower. Sorry, bad picture quality - here I am sporting one of my hearts.

As a post-scriptum I have taken a picture of the back of the brooches - I simply hot-glued the needles onto the felt and they are attached firmly.

Anyway - I had a couple of comments on my brooch yesterday and continue wearing it. If nothing sells, my daughter and her friends will be very happy :-).

I leave you with the thought of the day:


Linking to "Get your Craft on" at TODAY'S CREATIVE BLOG and...



Kim -today's creative blog said...

those are yummy looking too! Thanks for the link

Yasmine said...

Oh my god, lovely! I miss Oktoberfest so much, I've lived just nearby for more than 6 years...

Heather {WhipperBerry} said...

I love, love, love gingerbread hearts! I was in Germany for Christmas a few years ago and fell in love. I also love you blog!

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