Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My favorite kind of man

Inquiring minds want to know... what is my favorite kind of man?  Well it is a gingerbread man! They are soft and warm and if they get too mouthy you can bite their heads off LOL! I have a couple of gingerbread men in my Christmas decor, but not enough. Darlene at Quilting Daze was just commenting this morning that there doesn't seem to be a lot of gingerbread men stuff out there this year, and I concur.

But to remedy the situation a bit, I put this together...


a garland of gingerbread men to dress up my kitchen!


And I found that gingerbread man potholder on the cabinet door when I moved, I don't remember when he came from but I like him!

I made a longer gingerbread man garland for the big window in my kitchen - sorry for the glare of the sun in the picture. It is a glorious sunny day, which makes up for the 3" of a "dusting" of snow they predicted. Oh the little gingerbread plate in the lower left corner of the picture came from Pier 1 this year.


I die cut them from chipboard with an old, out of production Sizzix die that I got on ebay. Too cute - nice plump little guys about 4" tall. Now the chipboard was blah, so I spray painted them with my current favorite spray paint, Rustoleum Hammered Bronze and then I sprayed them with a new to me find -spray GLITTER! OMG -- I LOVE this stuff!!

Here's a close up to the little guys.


This year I hung my gingerbread man quilt in my living room. I've shown this before on the blog. It started as a potholder - really! It was a pattern in Fons & Porter magazine years ago and was suppose to just be a potholder but I loved this block, and baked sewed up a dozen.


I made the little guys out of a brushed flannel and tea dyed the rick rack and added googly eyes - I love googly eyes!


I'll show more of my  Christmas decorating tomorrow!

Happy stitching -
carol fun




5 comments:

  1. I love your gingerbread garland. It is adorable stretched across your curtain. Such a festive look. Nola

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  2. Why is it so satisfying to bite their heads off? Dunno, but it is! Love your garlands, so fun. And the quilt, well, the googly eyes freak me out a little. Too real, maybe--I'd have to bite ALL those heads off, LOL!

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