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« on: January 02, 2007 12:41:28 PM »

Well, even though it wasn't a craftster challenge I was dying to make a modern style gingerbread house this year.  I was inspired by the case study houses of the 50s & 60s & architects like Eichler, Richard Neutra & Craig Ellwood. I kept the back open like a dollhouse so I could craft some edible furniture too. So much fun! Smiley

Here are some detail pics:
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007 12:47:54 PM »

Oh... my... gosh... that's amazing!!!  I am in love with your furniture!  I tried to make a premade house (from one of those kits where everything is already cut out and you just paste them together) and I got so frustrated with it, I threw the pieces across the room.  I wish I had your skills! 
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007 12:59:20 PM »

I am speechless! That's the coolest thing I've seen for Christmas...maybe ever!  Shocked 
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007 01:04:52 PM »

I am stunned.  It is the best gingerbread house I have ever seen.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007 01:05:09 PM »

Fab -U- lous ! 
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007 01:09:07 PM »

That's sooo amazing!  I usually don't like this style of architecture, but it looks so endearing when in tiny edible gingerbread form!

Is that an Eames chair I spot?  Is all the furniture really edible?  It's fabulous!
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2007 01:15:23 PM »

Wow! Thanks for the great compliments everyone!!

To answer a few questions:

Everything in the house is edible, except the chimney (cookies over carboard for roof support) & the bases for the eames chair, the egg chair & the bubble lamp - those were cut from take-out chopsticks.  And yes, that's a little eames chair!  There are detailed photos on the flickr link in the first post & comments about what each piece is made of.

Thanks again for such words of encouragement! I'm going to make this a new tradition, with a different style of architecture every year.
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2007 01:22:44 PM »

Unbelievable!  Huh
I cant wait to see your next gingerbread house...amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2007 01:47:08 PM »

That is so awesome!  Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2007 01:49:14 PM »

Now THAT is one hip and happenin gingerbread house!

GREAT work!
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