Friday, December 11, 2009

contest reminder

Happy Hanukkah! May all who are celebrating have a peaceful and well-fed time with family. Not being Jewish, I am making a gingerbread house this weekend instead. But if you are not doing either of those things, and are at a loose end, you can spend ALL WEEKEND working on your Mentors, Muses & Monsters contest entry. Rules here.

(Don't worry, busy folks, you still have until Tuesday.)

6 comments:

Ann Victor said...

The moment you posted the contest my mind went in that space which can only be described as pre-Christmas creative stasis.


(Five unique prizes from South Africa up for grabs in my blog's Christmas Contest)

Chris Eldin said...

I'm going to be making Gingerbread houses too! I've never done one from scratch. The last time was a kit from Costco, about five years ago. But this year, I'm doing this with the Things.
AND... I have a top secret idea. Don't tell anyone.
My friends who do this sort of homemaking say it's hard to keep the walls up. So what I'm going to do is (shhh...) make a foundation for the walls, and carve in a notch for all four walls. Then I'm going to have supporting crossbeams to hold the walls together.
I got this smart from years of Lego activities.
;-)

Hope you can post a pic of your house!

moonrat said...

Christ--dude, wait. Explain this notch theory to me in greater detail. It strikes me as very, very useful.

angelle said...

sigh i really want to enter this but i am being SLAMMED with tons of work for my LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL

Chris Eldin said...

Moonie!!! It worked!!!

I've never made a Gingerbread house, but what's any house without a foundation? Basic engineering... So, you make an extra big piece of gingerbread and carve a notch for each wall. Then you put the royal icing inside the notches to help glue the walls down.
Then, decorate! So pretty and so fun!
:-)

Nishant said...

I have a top secret idea. Don't tell anyone.
My friends who do this sort of homemaking say it's hard to keep the walls up.

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