Building Houses & Creating Memories

You may have heard us mention our grandmother’s gingerbread before (see previous Thanksgiving post) but today, we are SO excited to talk about new ways we are planning to use her gingerbread recipe in the studio this year!

We’re going to give her recipe to you below (guess what, it is fail proof and easy as can be!) and this year, we are using her gingerbread to build little houses for our first ever Gingerbread House classes! We have a beginner level and intermediate level for kids ranging in age from two to 14 yrs.

We have been hard at work accumulating various items to use for decorations such as Hershey Chocolate squares for shutters and we’ve been practicing the perfect royal icing for detail and glue. We remember participating in the Gingerbread House competition at our elementary school when we were little and LOVED making our dream house (and of course eating it after). We have no idea who won but it was worth it regardless. We are looking forward to helping others create beautiful, funky, unique gingerbread houses that start with our dough!

If it isn’t already clear, we LOVE, LOVE this time of year and are ready to basically live at the studio. Wit that, we invite you to create at Little Art House with just your group of family or friends!  Beginning at $100/hr plus materials, the options are endless for private events in the studio or on the go.  Email us at if you’re interested to reserve a time and plan your project! A few examples of projects include simple acrylic paintings, encaustic painting, mixed media and collages, gingerbread houses, and more :)

Let’s not forget THIS SATURDAY’S A Hillsboro Village Holiday! Come make an ornament or two with us from 4-6pm, drop in for all ages and for Adults, we’ll have an Open House 6-7pm with beverages, and refreshments. Come chat with us and our artists about our offerings, processes or just enjoy a glass of wine and check out the studio!


December 8, 4-7pm

Businesses in the village are participating in various ways and we welcome families and friends to come by between 4:00-7:00 to explore. From deals and discounts, to free hot chocolate and face painting, to Santa at Fido’s, and crafts at Little Art House, Belmont Methodist Church, and the Dog and Donut, we have a bit of everything for all ages! It is a wonderful afternoon and we look forward to seeing you there!


Grandmother’s Gingerbread Recipe

  • 1/4 cup of warm water

  • 1 box of Betty Crocker Gingerbread Mix

Yep, that’s really it! Simple and easy and always cooks up just right :) Happy Baking!