Monday, December 15, 2008

Gingerbread, err graham cracker house

I tried something new on Saturday. I tried to make a gingerbread house with my daughter. Well, OK, it was made out of graham crackers, but that doesn't matter. It was a learning experience to say the least. I tried to let my daughter help where she could and she was pretty understanding. Let me explain, I am very anal about crafts or anything I do, so it was good for me to let T help. I let her spread on the icing for the joint connections. She helped me hold the initial wall connection, but I took over for the rest of them to try to get them square (did I mention I am anal?). We proceeded to knock out the 4 walls, the triangle for the room and the roof pieces. Didn't take too long, however that led to a problem. I didn't take into account the need to go slow and let the joints stiffen up. So when we were done a wall was trying to fall over and the roof was sliding off the top. It is still standing and I think we may be able to make it look OK, not perfect like I'd like, but its our first try and I learned from it. So from now on, its slow and steady and build at a smart pace.
And T got to eat icing and not get in trouble...priceless...

Four walls

Roof Supports

The roof