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Gingerbread House making

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Paul and I make a Gingerbread House for Christmas each year and I thought I would share our funny old recipe and diagram of how to make it with you.  It came from an old set of Cookbooks of the World or something like that, but I have no idea the real name of the book.  Its a great tasting house though, sort of just a little cakey rather than the brittle biscuit type of Gingerbread.
Paul did the fancy icing line work on this one and added something a little different with an opening door and shutters on the windows.  You can add any kind of door or window that you like really.
The hardest part is not eating half the lollies you are supposed to be decorating with  and even eating the icing as well, you can end up on one Hell of a sugar high!
* Just a note, the only real changes to the recipe that Paul does is to beat the egg whites to the very stiffest peak forming consistency possible, then add the sugar in two parts instead of lots of little parts as it says in the recipe.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

We have a winner!

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Just popped over to whilst having my breakfast and the winner is lucky number 87 Piccadilly!!  Ive sent you an email too  : )  Congratulations and thank you very much to everyone who entered and for the very kind and often amusing comments too.  I enjoyed this a great deal and will have to make it a tradition I think.

A little bit Max

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Only one more day till finally we get to see “Where the Wild Things Are” in Australia and the wait has been killing me.  To keep the obsession strong Ive made a Maxish print
Im reading the Dave Eggers book, which I had to buy just for the pretty cover
I visit here often, I especially love this work from Nate Wragg, it really captures the magic of it all
and then I watch the trailer again
and play the song quite loud to finish off
Just booked my tickets for the opening night at the Rivoli!! Yippeeee!

New Blog and New Etsy Store!

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Hello my name is Christina and welcome to the new Jamfancy Blog.  Its been a long time coming but finally and with alot of help here it is.
I dont really know how this blog will come along, but I do a lot of shopping (some buying), browsing and making of stuff and its fun to share all of that, so hopefully that is what this place will be, lots of stuff!
My new Etsy store is up and running today as well, bit of  a big scary moment really*L*  The store is mainly going to have reproductions of my one of a kind monoprints for sale, but I hope to come up with a few interesting bits and bobs along the way, as well as do a few limited runs of Blythe outfits, maybe even toys?
Thanks for looking.


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