I made my most elaborate gingerbread house ever! The whole thing is made from scratch and is completely edible. The skating rink and the gnarled tree are made of sculpted candy canes (which involved some burned finger tips); the evergreen trees are sugar cones rolled in white chocolate coloured green and then decorated; and the rest is mountains of gingerbread, icing and candy.
For those of you who follow the blog, you’ll know that holidays are pretty big in our house. As I was looking back over photos from the last while I realized I hadn’t shared anything from last Christmas (gingerbread and cookies galore), Easter (Ukrainian Easter eggs and a visit from the Easter Platypus – because bunnies don’t lay eggs), or Halloween (we do take our pumpkins seriously around here). So in no particular order, here are a few glimpses to […]
I had a really fun experience this afternoon. The SS Klondike National Historic site was replacing the beautiful hemp rope used to rig the ship and they donated it to the Yukon Transportation Museum to use for programming and/or display. The Museum, in turn, decided to use some of the rope to run a wreath making workshop and I was one of the lucky participants who got to take part. It was the perfect style of workshop for me – […]
If you haven’t made it out to the 12 Days of Christmas Market yet at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, today is your last day to take advantage. It’s open until 7 pm today and is stocked full of goodies from a plethora of local artists (including me). You can find my prints, cards, buttons, magnets, and a set of small originals there. Hopefully you find a minute to stop by today for those last minute handmade gifts.
Every year the Yukon Hospital Foundation runs a Festival of Trees at the end of November as a fundraiser. Local businesses and organizations decorate trees and wreaths to be displayed at a set of community events and then to be auctioned off to raise funds for the charity. This year they asked Yarn Bomb Yukon if we would create a wreath for the event. We opted to forego our usual bright and flashy colour palette in favour of something more […]
We’re entering the frenzy of Christmas craft fair season and I thought I should take a break from prepping stock and display to let you all now where you can find my art this holiday season. Things kick-off this Saturday, November 15th with the Spruce Bog. It happens in the Flexi-Hall of the Canada Games Centre from 11 am till 5 pm (seniors and those with limited mobility can access the show from 10 am onwards). This is followed closely […]
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After my gingerbread house collapsed last year I swore off making another. I have terminally bad luck when it comes to gingerbread houses – they collapse; they fall apart; the candy all slides off; they have walls or roofs that fall down; the gingerbread burns, or warps or is too thin or too thick – ultimately it ends in frustration and anger and tears every time. I can make super elaborate cakes but gingerbread has always been beyond me – […]
The creative and talented Evelyn Koh has decided to create a new pop-up shop in Haines Junction called Acacia Vintage. Over the month of December she will open her doors at 118 Quill Crescent Fridays from noon till 9 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. She has curated a diverse collection of beautiful things, some shiny and new, others worn and lovely, popping up in unexpected places and unusual spaces. Included in the mix you will find a […]
I just returned from Vancouver and a whirlwind of Christmas art shows. I took part in Cranberry Fair on November 24th in Whitehorse and then hopped on a plane to Vancouver for Make It Vancouver from November 28th to December 1st. It was exhausting but also very rewarding and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who came by to see me at the events. Over the course of the week I came up with […]
I just finished packaging up all of my Christmas cards for the upcoming holiday season. I created five new designs to go along with the existing ten designs that I have. This means that this season I will have three different packages of five cards each for Christmas. The set of newest designs, the Reindeer and Candy Canes set, is pictured above. The other two sets, the Elves and Grinch set and the Playing in the Snow set, are pictured […]