Behind the scenes:
Christmas Conservatory

Laying out the path

Decorating the trees

Teaching myself how to pour sugar

Pouring sugar for the first time!

Accidents always happen

I learned that a degree or two difference between the inside of the pot and the outside makes a huge difference when these walls slumped over.

The pan of shame: filled with what was actually 'Soft Crack' sugar - which is definitely NOT solid!

Remaking with successful HARD crack

Inside before the last wall goes up