Ohmuhgosh. Is this where Hansel and Gretel were held captive? I wonder. I came across a picture of this house in Russia and instsantly fell in love. My first thought, of course, was how hard can that be to make?!. I have a few ideas…it’s just waiting for the right house to restore! Oh how I wish! Wouldn’t this be a great project for a woodworking class…for my kids and their home-school friends? It’s got my wheels turning!
Original gingerbread house? It reminds me of the book I once read when my first son was a wee tall, Easter Egg Artist by Adrienne Adams.
Orson Abbott is a rabbit.
His parents decorate Easter eggs.
When the Abbotts go on vacation,
they have lots of adventures.
Orson likes decorating, but not as much as he likes to play.
When a family wants their house decorated,
Orson gets to do the high parts…
When the townspeople ask the Abbotts to paint the town bridge,
Orson decides he wants to do the whole thing by himself?
It takes a lot of hard work,
but Orson loves it and never gets tired.
A lot of rural Russian houses have amazing woodwork (carved.)
But, I haven’t seen one painted before. Not sure I would love to live there…wouldn’t mind visiting and stay for a night.
If you think this is neat, go to Grimsby Beach and check out some of the houses down there.
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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