Daisy Cottage
2nd House Construction Project :). Inspired by a couple of pictures of cottages (shown below).

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I learned a lot from my first 3D house construction and tried to correct the errors I had made. This house went together so much more easily as a result! Following Julia's, @Julia M. Usher, tutorials I mitered the corners for a better fit which also gave the roof eves. I also used Leoni's, @Laegwen, suggestion (included in a couple of Julia's tutorials as well) of marking the positioning of the sides to the front and back of the house. This was a huge help!! Thank you both . I also rolled the roof pieces to 1/8" so they wouldn't be too heavy, especially since I planned on putting fondant on the roof.

I spent a lot of time perusing houses and cookie construction houses. I wanted to incorporate various design elements that I thought would fit well together to achieve a cozy "daisy" cottage in the countryside. The biggest challenge was choosing the elements I thought blend well together given the basic floral theme, particularly Daisies and FenceRt SideBACK [2)Stone cottage housestone and painted housedaisies.

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Julia M. Usher posted:

So well done, and so glad my tutorials were helpful!

Thank you so very much Julia!!! And YES, your tutorials are incredibly helpful. I believe they've opened my eyes and mind to so many new possibilities with cookie art! Love them all...♥♥♥

How cute! You almost can see the little fairy (or elf, or gnome - you get the idea, right ) family living in it. I would move in anytime!

Glad that my advise with marking the cookies helped. I should follow it myself... the last house I built had the straw roof thatched sideways instead of down because I am so very good at ignoring my own experiences from the past *lol*

Laegwen posted:

How cute! You almost can see the little fairy (or elf, or gnome - you get the idea, right ) family living in it. I would move in anytime!

Glad that my advise with marking the cookies helped. I should follow it myself... the last house I built had the straw roof thatched sideways instead of down because I am so very good at ignoring my own experiences from the past *lol*

It was very thoughtful of you to pass along such helpful construction suggestions! I love learning new ways of doing things that not only make the finished project come together more easily but also makes the whole process more enjoyable (less frustrating). This was a really fun project!! It's amazing what can be done with cookies, isn't it?! Thanks again

Dolce Flo posted:

What a beautiful cottage Carol!! Spectacular details!!

Thank you so very much . Such a fun project...spent a lot of time in thought and decorating on this little cottage. So worth the effort! You're just the sweetest lady and always offer such kind comments ♥♥ Hugs....

carouselselsel posted:

WOW, Carol, this is really fantastique!!! So many wonderful details! Your fondant roof is so real!

Thank you!!!! I love it when someone says an element of my design looks "real". It's what I strive to achieve . You're always so very sweet and kind! Hugs....

GinkgoWerkstatt posted:

I love cookie houses! Did my first one a few weeks ago and it's so much fun.
Yours is totally cute and i'm really a fan of all the details and how you have put it together.

Great work! <3

Thank you so much!! They are SO much fun to do, especially when you get to the point of "gluing " the sides to the front and back. The pieces  start to look like a house! It's really easy to get caught up in the details,  isn't it?  I'll have to go back and see your house . I'm sure it's awesome!!  

Evelindecora posted:

Adorable! Love all the tiny details ❤️❤️❤️

Evelin,  thank you for your kind comment!  I had a lot of fun with all the tiny details.  I thought of you while working on some of the tiniest detailed work. It's challenging when your fingers are just too big to  get into small spaces. I  had to make several adjustments to how I usually would have done certain accents.  Hugs...

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:
GinkgoWerkstatt posted:

I love cookie houses! Did my first one a few weeks ago and it's so much fun.
Yours is totally cute and i'm really a fan of all the details and how you have put it together.

Great work! <3

Thank you so much!! They are SO much fun to do, especially when you get to the point of "gluing " the sides to the front and back. The pieces  start to look like a house! It's really easy to get caught up in the details,  isn't it?  I'll have to go back and see your house . I'm sure it's awesome!!  

@GinkgoWerkstatt I just looked at your profile page to see your cookie house project again! WOW and WOW!!! Your work just blows me away. Such a creative and detailed project. I'm really impressed that this was your FIRST house construction, too. How were you able to get the windmill pieces to rotate???

Your work is amazing!!!!

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:
Evelindecora posted:

Adorable! Love all the tiny details ❤️❤️❤️

Evelin,  thank you for your kind comment!  I had a lot of fun with all the tiny details.  I thought of you while working on some of the tiniest detailed work. It's challenging when your fingers are just too big to  get into small spaces. I  had to make several adjustments to how I usually would have done certain accents.  Hugs...

So happy to learn you thought of me while working on this beautiful house! You have done an excellent work, I love every single detail of this 3D cookie! Hugs to you too 

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:
Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:
GinkgoWerkstatt posted:

I love cookie houses! Did my first one a few weeks ago and it's so much fun.
Yours is totally cute and i'm really a fan of all the details and how you have put it together.

Great work! <3

Thank you so much!! They are SO much fun to do, especially when you get to the point of "gluing " the sides to the front and back. The pieces  start to look like a house! It's really easy to get caught up in the details,  isn't it?  I'll have to go back and see your house . I'm sure it's awesome!!  

@GinkgoWerkstatt I just looked at your profile page to see your cookie house project again! WOW and WOW!!! Your work just blows me away. Such a creative and detailed project. I'm really impressed that this was your FIRST house construction, too. How were you able to get the windmill pieces to rotate???

Your work is amazing!!!!

@Cookies Fantastique by Carol thank you!! <3
I really love details and can go crazy about them. I don't do such projects that often, but when I do I also spent a lot of time for planning.
And I always try to challenge myself with every new project I start.

It's some kind of inner construction. There is little piece of wood that is attached to the wings and with cookies glued together at the inside it will be kept at the right place. You have to use the fingers to make it move though. Not fully functional, haha

You can see a video of it moving here: https://www.facebook.com/ginkg...432538112250/?type=1

GinkgoWerkstatt posted:
Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:
Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:
GinkgoWerkstatt posted:

I love cookie houses! Did my first one a few weeks ago and it's so much fun.
Yours is totally cute and i'm really a fan of all the details and how you have put it together.

Great work! <3

Thank you so much!! They are SO much fun to do, especially when you get to the point of "gluing " the sides to the front and back. The pieces  start to look like a house! It's really easy to get caught up in the details,  isn't it?  I'll have to go back and see your house . I'm sure it's awesome!!  

@GinkgoWerkstatt I just looked at your profile page to see your cookie house project again! WOW and WOW!!! Your work just blows me away. Such a creative and detailed project. I'm really impressed that this was your FIRST house construction, too. How were you able to get the windmill pieces to rotate???

Your work is amazing!!!!

@Cookies Fantastique by Carol thank you!! <3
I really love details and can go crazy about them. I don't do such projects that often, but when I do I also spent a lot of time for planning.
And I always try to challenge myself with every new project I start.

It's some kind of inner construction. There is little piece of wood that is attached to the wings and with cookies glued together at the inside it will be kept at the right place. You have to use the fingers to make it move though. Not fully functional, haha

You can see a video of it moving here: https://www.facebook.com/ginkg...432538112250/?type=1

So cool...you're quite the architect to come up with such an ingenious idea!  I'm amazed  

swissophie posted:

Omg, I missed this little house! How enchanting and beautiful, Carol! Stunning! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Oh Sonja, thank you so very much!! Lots and lots of fun with this project!!! Lots of time in the planning and decorating stages but I took my time and wanted to add a lot of details .  You're so sweet to comment ♥♥♥ Hugs...

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