Sunday, 29 November 2009

You can run but you can't catch me

Gardengirl is very busy baking, sewing, and running N0.9, so this is the second guest blog by Mr Gardengirl.

The village is building up to the festive period and the switching on of the Christmas lights took place yesterday, which also marks the window display competition.

For this the girl decided on a Gingerbread Man theme.

Did she

a) Order them from the internet?
b) Purchase them from John Lewis?
c) Spend every night for the last week making them by hand, with limited help from me?

She started with Brown felt and scissors

Then the smile, buttons and heart were added. The eyes were out sourced to a man, as you can clearly tell.

Next came the filling and sewing together.

The night before deployment, a team meeting was held to discuss 'Operation Dangle'. All the boys were there........

...and the plan was put into place at 1700hrs on Friday

Everyone was in place, however when we returned on Saturday morning some of the candy canes had disappeared and nobody knew where they had gone.

To answer the most popular questions during Saturday trading
1) Yes, they are handmade.
2) No, they are not edible.
3) No, they are not for sale.
4) Yes, she is very talented
5) Yes, it was me who sewed on the eyes, yes the wonky ones, really all of them.

Gardengirl will return to blogland shortly, mostly likely in the new year.
In the meantime you can up with goings on via my Twitter musings, you can find me as Beakery.


dottycookie said...

Oh, it all looks wonderful - well done both of you, wonky eyes or not.

Sal said...

Hi there!
Wonderful stuff! Hope you have a great Christmas!

Lisa said...

Great team effort, they look fabulous.
Lisa x

driftwood said...

hi there! lovely to hear from you, fantastic gingerbread men, the eyes make them!
t xoxoxox

Dragonfly said...

A true display team! The window looks wonderful - wonder who ate the candy canes?!
PS. have you got the creme brulee syrup in? It's fab!

Curlew Country said...

What a fab idea, much talent all round. Well done you clever bunch. For all that effort you certainly deserve to win.

Wishing you both a super Christmas, lots of love to Anna and "the frock!"

love Stephxx

The List Writer said...

Love them!

The Curious Cat said...

oh the cafe looks so festive! I love the little gingerbread men - what dedication! And I bet I can guess where some of those candy canes went to.... xxx

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Wonky eyes? No - you just gave them each a character of their own!!


Victoria said...

They look fantastic, definitely best shop window in the village! Haven't been to BC for a couple of months with the moving & swine fluing in this 'er 'ouse, but shall come and drink tea/admire intense gingerbread man making talent asap.


Fell Tops said...

It looks good girl!

Vanessa x

Fell Tops said...

It looks good girl!

Vanessa x

The Girl said...

Hurray for the gingerbread men - they're wonderful! And I think the eyes and buttons are clearly the best part :)

Ali said...

Gorgeous. She IS clever (as are you - a bit of wonk in the eye department is an important ingredient with gingerbread men, I find)!

Janette said...

love love love em - even the wonky eyes xx

Michele said...

I think these are a stroke of genius.. the wonkier the better!
More proof of the endless talents from my friends at Cafe 9..

Michele xxx
Custardo to you!

Michelle said...

omg they are utterly ADORABLE - I love love love them. Hope you've had loads of compliments :o)

Rebecca said...

Very nice of you Mr. Gardengirl!
I bet you're just itching for some ones shirt button to pop off!

The Brunette Girly Girl said...

OMG they look wonderful x

mollycupcakes said...

Merry Christmas you lovely couple, i can't wait to see you both again in the new year.
Will try and come over to Cheltenham sometime soon and pop in for one of those yummy latte's.
Cute gingerbread men, what a sweetie idea for the window display.
Sending you warm wishes and lots of lvoe,
Catherine x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my goodness so sorry I'm so late with this reply!
The windows look soooo lovely Missy & those little cute gingerbread men are just too adorable!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year & thank you again for my lovely card & so sorry for being such a bad bad friend & not sending one out to you both! *eek*
Hope 2010 is a fabulous year for you both!
lots of love

gina said...

ps. those gingerbread are delightful.

gina said...

Found your blog today via 6 degrees of blogging and you will be featured in a post on my blog today. Bummer you don't seem to be blogging anymore- but I will find you via Twitter. i like twitter almost as much as blogging. :)

Julia said...

you were featured on 6 degrees of blogging, but i see you haven't updated in awhile! hope to see you around again!!