Monthly Archives: December 2013

Our Hobbit-hole inspired gingerbread house

Our Hobbit-hole inspired gingerbread house

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”

Our family, mostly my son and I, had fun making this hobbit inspired gingerbread house today. We had plans to spend the day decorating the house and then later on we would go to see The Desolation of Smaug. The movie didn’t work out as my littlest one is under the weather, but we had a lot of fun with the gingerbread house!

It was the first time I have ever tried making gingerbread from scratch. I used a basic recipe and made royal icing. I did not have the patience to figure out how to make the house more rounded like a hobbit hole, but I thought it turned out cute anyway!


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December 25, 2013 · 4:47 pm

Last minute handmade gift shopping in Madison!

Last minute handmade gift shopping in Madison!

We have been busy elves at The Bookish Life headquarters this month! We’re so grateful for all of our awesome customers and are happy to know that lots of people will be receiving special bookish gifts this season.

If you are still looking for a special gift, there is a great opportunity at Bright Red Studios in Madison this weekend. I will be there selling my work at a Holiday Bazaar along with several other artists who make clothing, jewelry, accessories and lots of other goodies. Click the photo link for more info! The show is on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21 & 22. Pop in if you are in the area!

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December 18, 2013 · 9:17 am