Thursday, January 1, 2015

Candy Corn Christmas Country Cottage

It has been a long time since I have written a post.  Today is January 1, 2015 and I welcome the new year with open arms.  It has been difficult grieving the death of my dear friend, Rae, and I still have some Rae stories to write.  But today, my blog will be about an activity that I know Rae would have enjoyed...and her expertise in crafts equals mine.  I am not sure how the final project would have been if Rae had 'helped'.  Something tells me that it would have been quite similar to what I created.

My husband, Ray, drew my niece's name for Christmas this year.  He jokingly stated that he should buy her some candy corn because she had made comments on Facebook about making turkeys with her two children, Abby and Jackson, for Thanksgiving.  It looked like a fun and simple activity, using cinnamon rolls for the body and crisp bacon for the tail feathers.  I think the candy corn was supposed to be for the head.  Leeanne made comments about how she hated candy corn.  One of her friends was trying the same activity and couldn't find candy corn.  They had quite a conversation about candy corn...both stating their intense dislike for it.

This is what the Oreo Turkey was supposed
to look like.  I don't have a picture of the
one that Linda made.

At the same time, my sister was trying an activity making turkeys with Oreos and having candy corn as the tail feathers.  She later decided she should have used the Double Stuff Oreos because some of her turkeys ended up with cracked bodies, slumping over the Reeses cup with candy corn feathers sticking out at strange angles.  This activity was also done with Abby and Jackson.
I could not let the fun of Candy Corn Crafts go by and decided that Leeanne deserved a book of Candy Corn facts and instructions to the Candy Corn Country Christmas own design!  I even found a recipe for candy corn which I printed with step by step instructions...including pictures.  But I was most proud of my Candy Corn Country Christmas Cottage, and I am tempted to put it on Pinterest, but fear others will think I am flaunting my talent.  So, I have waited.  After seeing it, maybe some of you can advise me.  Should I put it on Pinterest?  Is there another site that is somewhat elite to Pinterest? it is:  The Candy Corn Country Christmas Cottage!  Step by step instructions with pictures.

Here is what you need to build your cottage.


I am not sure Leeanne will make this cottage with Abby and Jackson for Christmas next year, but I am sure the children would have so much fun.  So...what do you think?  Is there a site similar to Pinterest that accepts only true art?  If so, let me know so that I can add it.  I am sure that Rae was giving me pointers throughout the process of building this cottage....and we were both having a good laugh. I sure miss you, Rae.

My wish for now, is that 2015 brings a little more Peace, Love and Joy to all of us in the world.  Wouldn't that be great!

1 comment:

  1. Love it, love it, love it! I was laughing out loud the whole way through! I do believe there is a site called "Pinterest for those with 10 Thumbs"!