Gingerbread Sagas is on hiatus!

Hello, friends. I’m taking a hiatus from blogging (and everything related to this). If you’ve followed me for a while, you will know that I’m not at all consistent in my blogging, that I have random blogging energy spikes that last for a week or two, and then completely fall of the face of the Earth at other times. This is one of those times, when I’m really struggling, and the gross Summer weather is definitely not helping on my productivity (my depression always takes a turn for the worse in Summer).

It’s not only writing and promoting blog posts that I struggle with, it’s also too overwhelming for me to read and comment on other blogs, and it makes me feel guilty, because most of my commenters (hello lovely people!) have amazing blogs of their own, and I want to support them, too. But I just don’t have the energy for any of these things at the moment.

So I thought for once, instead of just making this site look half-forgotten (when in reality that is far from the case), I would announce an official hiatus, which in turn would allow me to completely step back for a while. Recharge. Make plans. Figure out how to not be overwhelmed with this. (Or if it’s even something I’m capable of.)

I am not entirely sure when I’ll be back, but I imagine it will be somewhere around September. I’ll still be notified of new comments (and appreciate the hell out of every single one), and I’ll also hang around Twitter and the Geek Girl Pen Pals site, so I’m around for a chat.

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In the meantime, enjoy your Summer (or Winter, if that’s what’s happening in your end of the world), and take care!

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Gingerbread: Phineas and Ferb

Hello, geeks! The project I’m sharing today is one I’d been wanting to do ever since starting this gingerbread adventure, but it took me two years to finally get to it (which was probably good, considering the challenge the characters proved to be). I’m not 100% happy with how it turned out, but I guess that just gives me an excuse to try some other scene from this amazing show at a later point, right? I first fell in love with Phineas and Ferb years ago. I love lots of cartoons, and I am no way of the conviction that cartoons are for children only, yet neither did I expect this show to be quite as grown-up friendly as it is, being a Disney Channel show ‘n all (although Gravity Falls proved to be somewhat similar in that sense, so maybe I just don’t watch enough Disney Channel shows). So how do I describe the wonder that is Phineas and Ferb to those of you that aren’t already familiar with it? I mean, I probably shouldn’t have phrased it like that, because I honestly don’t think I can, haha. But it’s hilarious, and it’s perfectly weird, and you should all definitely watch it.

disney gingerbread cake artThis is the only gingerbread set-up I’ve done to date, where I’m cheating slightly (uh oh!); I was afraid the chocolate glasses would fall down and break into a million pieces (more or less), if I tried to make them stick to Candace’s face, and so instead I photographed them separately and edited them into the picture.
… Which is why it looks super funky, because as it turns out, I’m a pretty horrific editor. I do think both Phineas and Ferb turned out really well, though, except from maybe the former’s weird hairdo. Apparently making those candy wigs look like cartoon hair is very, very difficult. I hope you like this, and again; if you haven’t watched Phineas and Ferb, what are you waiting for?

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

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Vlog: Fantasy Favorites Tag

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Happy Thursday, friends. I’ve made another video for my YouTube channel, hurrah! Since this month’s theme over at the Geek Girl Pen Pals Club is Woodland Fantasy, Jenny made this Fantasy Favorites Tag for our #IggleTube community. And of course I just had to make a video, too! Because, duh, fantasy.

 

Thank you so much for watching!

 

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Gingerbread: Twin Peaks

Happy Wednesday, nerds! I have my second (and for now, last) Twin Peaks gingerbread project to share with you today, and it’s one of my favorite scenes from the show. In fact, this was the scene that made me go from “this seems like it could be really special, so I better keep watching” to “this show is made for me, and I will forever love it.” It’s the Tibet scene, where we get the first real introduction to Agent Cooper’s, shall we say, rather unusual skill set.

TwinPeaksTibetGingerbreadSagasIn the planning stage, I struggled some figuring out how to make the image seem as crowded and deep as a forest scene was obviously supposed to be. I thought about making a much larger cake, so that I could create a whole forests of tube wafers, but I decided that might be a tad excessive (plus it takes hella long to make those), and either way, it would still look a bit flat, unless I made a cake the size of my kitchen. (Not that I’m against that per se, but I would have to invite a lot of people over to eat it afterwards.) In the end I had this idea to paint a gingerbread wall with a mostly-white-chocolate sky, and some dark chocolate trees, and then sprinkle chopped pistachios on top, before letting it dry. I know it still looks pretty bare, but I think it turned out okay, so I don’t mind. I made tiny marzipan donuts for the table in the background, and if you look closely, you can just make out a few of them behind Hawk and Harry. I am a little sad I didn’t think to take a close-up of those, because they were adorable (and I spent forever making them).

I had made an Andy, too, but I just couldn’t find a way to include him in the picture without filling up half the frame. And besides, he got to be in my last Twin Peaks gingerbread scene, even though he wasn’t even supposed to be there, so it’s all good.

What is your favorite Twin Peaks scene? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Something Etsy #5: Pillows

Something EtsyWelcome back to another Etsy wishlist, this time full of soft and fluffy pillows perfect for the nerdy home. I’ve collected a few fandom ones, and a few generally geeky ones that I really like. (And all the pictures are clickable, and will take you straight to Etsy.)

 

il_570xN.660433365_7bzqThis Ewok pillow from Heart Felt Design is all kinds of adorable, and would be perfect for a Star Wars movie night.


il_fullxfull.701231273_dw75I wouldn’t mind showing off some Hogwarts House pride with this Ravenclaw pillow from GEEK and the CHIC. (You can also find the other houses in their shop, if you head on over there.)

 

il_570xN.883676164_c8a1I’m in love with this library card pillow from Dirtsa Studio, and I imagine it would look great in any library- and booklover’s home.

 

il_570xN.669578161_kcrtThis Sherlock one from Craft Encounters of the Nerd Kind is perfect for watching Netflix all day on the couch. (Also, can we just take a moment to applause that brilliant shop-name?)

 

il_570xN.786660580_p7vwI need the whole set of these Lord of the Rings pillows from Brassington Hollow, they are simply perfect. And they even open!

 

il_570xN.529291775_buziThis Geek Girl pillow from Pái & Péar is the cutest, and would be perfect for long study days. (Plus it could totally double as a portrait of me or several of my friends, too.)

Which one is your favorite? Do you like decorating your home with geeky pillows? You should probably tell me all about it in the comments.

 

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