Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Making Gingerbread

 Hello again! Where is the time going this week? It seems to be whisking by! Today I'm introducing the Gingerbread Boys. First I made Mr and Mrs Gingerbread as a project for my book, and then I just had to make these boys as well. they are a lighter mixture and not so well-baked - that's generally how I prefer my real biscuits!
 We had a little photo shoot and once they started it was hard to stop them leaping into different containers and posing and beaming for the camera.
                  I love making toys, it's something I plan to explore a lot more in the coming months.

These are the simplest kind, made from two identical pieces of linen, a back and a front, sewn all the way round and stuffed with polyester filling, then their little smiling faces are embroidered on with black thread, and their cheeks are painted to look pink and chubby. Choosing buttons - I love that bit -  and finally a bow tie - this time I used bright selvedge scraps for a rustic look - it doesn't matter if they fray a bit, it's all part of their style.
I'd like to wish a warm welcome to all the sweet readers who visit my blog, both the brand new and the more regular ones. THanK YoU all so much, I really appreciate your visits and LoVe hearing from you! I hope you all have a wonderful week, full of things you enjoy. x


Mia said...

These are adorable!!!!

I love their lighter bake ;) too, and the little buttons are perfect!

Thank you for making me smile!


Anonymous said...

Helen these are sooo cute!
I love their little faces, so sweet!
Vivienne x

Hazel said...

Too cute. I made some for a baby gift a few years ago but not as cute as yours. x

Crafts @ Home said...

These are gorgeous, I love there lighter bake as well.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, Love the boys. They are so sweet and cute. I love gingerbread light, dark, and raw!!! I hope this posts, I have been having trouble getting it to process.... take care, Robin❤

driftwood said...

really really gorgeous xxx I could eat one up with a cup of tea right now x

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...Nina Nixon... said...

Run, run as fast as you can....!

I hope you kept a close eye on those little guys as they are sooooo adorable.

Nina xxx

sylviesgarden said...

Hello Helen, thank you for the lovely comment. You have a marvellous blog, full of so many lovely things. Your gingerbread men are adorable.

Jane said...

Oh Helen these are just so adorable and cheerful. I love their expressions....really super. Thank you too for visiting my blog, I really do enjoy reading about other peoples's creations and hobbies, the www has opened up the world for us!
Jane x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oh I am in love with Mr Gingerbread Man - he is sooo cute with his rosey cheeks :-)

Louise said...

Run Run as fast as you can !!
I love these low calorie chaps, I've also been admiring the red booties.
Louise x

gloria said...

They are so sweet and tender!!