Some gingerbread competitions require houses and others let you create anything out of the medium. I love to do both, though lean on the non-traditional side:) This one was loosely based around Cinderella’s mice. I created a house that my mice friends may have built out of a wicker sewing basket that they found. They then sewed their home together with string and buttons.

I originally had made the wicker gingerbread handbag for another competition completely.  Since I did not end up using it I had saved it and not throw away. It was my inspiration for the whole “Cute As A Button” concept!! The palm tree was hidden under the fireplace on the backside of this piece.

Round gingerbread rattan looking purse with a palmtree on it that looks embroidered.