taennyn: (no-one's idea of a mona lisa)
Or something, anyway. I've survived late December! I baked!* I decorated gingerbread!

*: Once without the benefit of dry measures because intended destination oven was Occupied, Thank You! That was exciting.

To start off, the kits were old (this is fine. I salute the fiscal decision), so the frosting was a bit uncooperative.

Also, I made the mistake of reading the box on the Gingerbread Carousel, because what, and was promptly recruited to help assemble it.

Please examine the box image:
Carousel box

I made a valiant effort with the reindeer (and was nearly accused of dark sorcery by someone who didn't realise we'd raided a second, unused, kit for block-assembly frosting in addition to the line details of doom required by the tiny cookies' printing).

Reindeer carousel

Reindeer intensifies

Two of the candycane supports were broken, and the kit instructions said to leave them in their plastic, which got Exciting for a while there in the 'roof keeps trying to slither away' sense. But we triumphed!

.....And then they made us assemble a train kit because we were done. (SO much faster.)

In other news, I wrapped stuff.

I also had a very tiny amount of Violently Green wrapping paper left over after finishing the Doyle collection.

Things may have happened.

Pasta monster or bow?  You decide

Date: 2015-12-27 06:24 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] staranise
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
That is all super cute, I've got to say.

Date: 2015-12-27 11:16 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] zero_pixel_count
zero_pixel_count: a sleeping woman, a highway stretching out, mountains (Default)
...is there a typo or missing word in your footnote, or does one of those words that *are* there have a meaning I don't know about or whaaaat I am confused.

Ed has learned to make mince pies. This would be worrying but he doesn't know how to make mincemeat and we've now run out, so I think I'm safe from the mincepiepocalypse for now.

Date: 2015-12-27 11:45 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] zero_pixel_count
zero_pixel_count: a sleeping woman, a highway stretching out, mountains (Default)
Oh, *that's* the missing piece. ;) (It... somehow hadn't occurred to me that 'so I cooked in a different kitchen' was a possibility).

Two whole jars of mincemeat... Twenty-something pies in the end I think. So I won't be taking any into work... which is probably good... because we have a lot of vegetarians and that would be mean.

Date: 2015-12-28 01:42 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] klgaffney
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I'm voting radioactive Thread, which is falling upon the polar icecap of Pern, along with a few brave, well dressed penguins which are assembled to defeat it(I hope they brought flame throwers with them).

(yum, gingerbread)

Date: 2015-12-29 02:32 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] lassarina
lassarina: (Rise)
....this gave me such a moment of nostalgia, I would like you to know. :)

Date: 2015-12-29 03:16 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] klgaffney
klgaffney: (i am very friendly today *nods*)
I think those stories were on my mind 'cause there was a thread asking about the Most Michael Whelan Cover That Ever Whelaned and naturally, The White Dragon was mentioned. Nostalgia may have reared its head, yeah. =D

Date: 2015-12-29 03:21 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] lassarina
lassarina: I'm not coming out until the stupid people have gone away.  ....I can wait all day. (Default)
...and now I'm thinking of his other covers, like Dragon Prince, which is still legitimately one of my favorite books.

Date: 2015-12-29 03:30 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] klgaffney
klgaffney: detail of an early 15th century carpet featuring a dragon and phoenix dancing around each other. (anatolian dragon & phoenix)
Oh man, I lived on that series while I was commuting to work from NYC from PA. OK, that series, random bowls of buttered white rice, way too much candy, and way too little sleep. I think I hallucinated a few chapters; all I remember is a lot of mental screeching at characters to stop wandering off, omg. I loved it so much though! My parents sold the whole set in a yard sale the following year. I need to pick it up and read it again sometime.

Date: 2015-12-29 02:31 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] lassarina
lassarina: (LockexCeles: OTP)
So many adorable things!

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