Step 14: The Pig Pen and the Laundry Line with Sweaters!

This bit was rather fun.  In the original image of the house, they had a pig pen at the side.  I made a lot of long  thin pieces out of gingerbread that I had used for a lots of things, including tabs on the roofs and porch posts. I turned these on there side to make the pig pen. 

The Sweaters are probably my favourite part of the whole thing. I wanted something on the house that would really reflect the Weasley's DIY creativity, and I loved her knit sweaters, so I decided to make a Laundry line with the entire Weasley Families Christmas sweaters on it. 

They were very easy to make. I just rolled out some really thin gingerbread, and used my paring knife to kind of eyeball a sweater shape. I baked them, then used a fine paint brush and brown food colouring to give them there details.  I used a licorice shoelace for the laundry line and a candy stick for the laundry post.

Absolutely phenomenal! Seriously, you should be very proud of this creation!
<p>Wow, this is amazing! I attempted a gingerbread Hogwarts castle last year (that somewhat turned out) but this is so much more impressive! Great job!</p>
<p>I really hope you didn't eat this it is so beautiful</p>
Every year around the holidays I come back and stare at this, haha. IT'S PERFECT
But still cool
That house burned down
hehe .. just saw it on <a href="http://9gag.com/gag/6168886" rel="nofollow">9gag</a> and knew right where it was from.
Way Cool! <br>
en un mot... heu... &quot;superbe&quot; ?... &quot;magnifique&quot; ?... je ne sais pas... mais j'ai bien peur de ne pas oser me pr&Atilde;&copy;senter pour le prochain concours : qu'est-ce que je pourrais faire de mieux ?!?... rien... <br>vraiment, j'adore !!!... o&Atilde;&sup1; avez-vous trouv&Atilde;&copy; le &quot;dessin&quot; de base ?... je n'ai lu que des romans (non illustr&Atilde;&copy;s), mais j'ai souvent &Atilde;&copy;t&Atilde;&copy; d&Atilde;&copy;&Atilde;&sect;ue des illustrations que j'ai pu voir, m&Atilde;&ordf;me dans les films : &Atilde;&sect;a ne ressemblait jamais &Atilde;&nbsp; ce que j'avais imagin&Atilde;&copy; !... alors que l&Atilde;&nbsp;... j'y suis !... je &quot;reconnais&quot; le &quot;Terrier&quot; (nom donn&Atilde;&copy; en fran&Atilde;&sect;ais), je suis chez les Weasley !... je m'attends &Atilde;&nbsp; voir Arthur traverser la cour... Harry, Ron et Hermione pr&Atilde;&copy;parer leurs plans dans un coin... et Molly sortir pour voir quelles b&Atilde;&ordf;tises les jumeaux sont en train de pr&Atilde;&copy;parer !... <br>en plus du travail que cela repr&Atilde;&copy;sente (y compris les jolis dessins et aquarelles !), de la cr&Atilde;&copy;ativit&Atilde;&copy;, de tous les &quot;efforts&quot;, mat&Atilde;&copy;riels et techniques, avant tout, vous m'avez fait r&Atilde;&ordf;ver !!!... alors, merci !...
Je vous remercie pour vos aimables paroles. S'il s'agit d'une mauvaise traduction, c'est parce que je suis en utilisant &quot;Google Translate&quot; pour vous envoyer une r&eacute;ponse. La &quot;base&quot; dessin est des films, en particulier le dernier film de Harry Potter. Quelques id&eacute;es ont &eacute;t&eacute; simplement imagin&eacute; et j'ai &eacute;t&eacute; un peu limit&eacute;e avec ce que je pouvais faire avec &quot;Gingerbread&quot;, mais il avait beaucoup de plaisir &agrave; faire et je suis si heureux que &ccedil;a vous a plu.
Not only do you WOW me, but you also share the wonderfully detailed &quot;how-to's&quot;. You are my hero!
This is the coolest use of <a href="http://www.canadianfavourites.com/Post_Shreddies_Regular_p/post001.htm" rel="nofollow">shreddies</a> I have ever seen. I am a big fan of the shreddies.
Nice illustrations!
I just wanted to thank everybody who voted for me! I was totally blown over by this! Thanks so much! You are all awesome - 10 random bonus awesome points for everybody!
This.. is.. awesome.. :)
An incredible feat of architecture! Fantastic!
wow that's amazing!
Hey Mezcraft: Had to get in my vote! Aunt Debby. Your Ginger bread house of the Weasle's is fantastic.
Thanks Aunt Debby!
This is amazing! I just love the illustrations you've used! It really brings the recipe to life! (corny right?) This is the most amazing gingerbread house I have ever seen!
Thank you very much! I think the drawings themselves have a good level of corniness to them as well, so corny is totally appropriate!
Yay corniness!!,
A great solution for not taking pictures while making it. Great illustrations! Love the house
I love it! You are very creative and you did a great job of bringing your imagination to life. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Maybe a book of gingerbread houses :)
I do keep looking at every house and wondering how to make it out of gingerbread... It can get addictive.
I think your artwork illustrating the project is as impressive as the project itself! Outstanding!
Thank you very much! Some of them I had a bit too much fun doing...
Fantastic!! I too loved the watercolors of your process. You have a great deal of talent and creativity. Pre building out of foam core is genius! Keep up the good work!
Thanks very much! I wasn't really sure about the watercolours, because everyone on here takes such fantastic photos of their work, I am very pleased to see that they were enjoyed! The foam core is really great because it is about the thickness of the gingerbread, so you really a get a true idea of how things are going to fit together!
this is amazing, well done
WOW! Amazing! Stupendous! Out of this world!
I am speechless, go on creating, you are great!!!
Its a beautiful!!!
I'll bet you have a wand and an owl brings your mail. This is astonishing. Brilliant!
woah. all I have to say is woah.<br>
Cool! You are MASTER!
I think it's brilliant...
Very talented. You win the internet today.
Hope you enter the Gingerbread contest in Asheville, NC; you'd win!<br>
That is incredibly impressive. I'm sharing it to some people who would love this.
I think all that needs to be said is: wow
Fantastic! I can't believe you even took the time to do all the cool illustrations! This is awesome ;-)
This makes me so incredibly happy. <br><br>Way to be.
Incredible! I've seen this online everywhere and have ADORED it! You did a fantastic job on this! SOO much love!
One of the most amazing things I've seen. Good job.
Oh, my goodness - how can you bear to eat it?<br> <br> (Oh, and I think you'll like <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Gluing-a-gingersnap-cottage-like-a-nerd/" rel="nofollow">this</a>)
I did love that... I can see the possibilities with a sugar glue gun.. pretty cool. <br>

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