Homemade Gingerbread House with Pattern & Recipe: Part 3


This is Part 3 of my homemade traditional German-style Gingerbread House (with all parts of the house being edible!). You can find the first part here and the second part here. Today we are going to finish and decorate the house until it looks just lovely. 🙂  Continue reading


Homemade Gingerbread House with Pattern & Recipe: Part 2


This is part 2 of my homemade traditional German-style Gingerbread House (with all parts of the house being edible!). You can find the first part of the tutorial here. Today we are going to assemble the house and attach the roof and the door. Before we start, I am going to explain how you can make the best icing glue! Continue reading

Homemade Gingerbread House with Pattern & Recipe: Part 1


If you follow Me & My Veritas on Facebook, you’ll know already that I made two homemade traditional German-style Gingerbread Houses. The best is: All parts are edible! It was my first attempt with Gingerbread Houses and, I must admit, it was lots of work but also lots of fun! If you would like to make your own Gingerbread House, I will provide you here with a very detailed How-To guide. Have fun and Continue reading

Felt tools: The Screwdriver


Welcome to the second post of my “Felt Tools” toy series. Today I would like to introduce The Screwdriver—a quick but very cute project for every little construction worker or handyman. And let’s face it! Who doesn’t need a screwdriver??? 🙂 If you are interested, please also have a look at Continue reading

Pimp My Sweatshirt: Mr. Fox — Front Appliqué


You simply can’t go wrong with foxes!!! Right? 🙂 Remember that I had pimped one of my son’s shirts back in fall 2014 and made it a Rock(et) Star Shirt? At that time we also agreed on a fox that I had drawn earlier for him (on paper initially). For this so-called Mr. Fox Shirt, I appliquéd a large Continue reading

DIY Felt Tools: The Saw


Welcome to the very first post of my super new DIY toy series. *drum roll* Ladies and Gentleman, I am more than excited and proud to introduce the DIY Felt Tools—a series of 6 very cute felt toys. This series is going to cover the following: a saw, a screwdriver, a hammer, a wrench, a carpenter square, and a tool belt.  Continue reading

Rooster Costume: The Beak


This is the second part of a very basic rooster costume consisting of a comb and a beak (with wattles). For the comb tutorial please click here. As is the case for the comb, the beak is also made from felt and comes with two wattles at each side. The nose is stuffed in order to allow for a nice picking experience… 😉 Nevertheless, there is enough room left for small (and big) noses. Continue reading

Rooster Costume: The Comb


It’s Easter weekend, and a rooster is on the loose! He is running around in my apartment and loves to pick corn from the floor with his beak… 😉 Like probably every other young kid my son loves farms and farm animals. Currently, he is fascinated by the idea that a rooster is the first animal awake on a farm and that it wakes up all the other animals with Continue reading

DIY Egg Carton for Play Shop


Every year around Easter we eat a lot of these “Löffeleier” (chocolate eggs to spoon) from a German chocolate company that colours all of their products in purple. I always liked their cute little egg cartons and felt uncomfortable to just throw them away. However, this year my son’s egg carton Continue reading