Sunday, February 15, 2009

this is how we play...

with play dough.
Today, my youngest daughter kept complaining that she was...'bored.' We decided to make a batch of homemade play dough.
I have a wonderful book, Clay Characters for Kids by Maureen Carlson. It has step by step instructions on how to create all kinds of fun things with clay.

Here's the recipe we used...
Play Dough
1 cup flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 Tbls. vegetable oil
food coloring

Combine flour, cream of tartar, and salt together in a saucepan. Then, combine water and vegetable oil in a small bowl. Slowly stir liquid into flour mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat until mixture pulls away from side of pan. When mixture is cool enough, divide into as many parts as you'd like and add food coloring. Knead until color is evenly distributed into dough. When finished, put into plastic bags to keep it fresh. Store at room temperature.

Here's what we created today...

How sad...It looks like this 'dude' had some bad plastic surgery!

My daughter did a much better job than me...
Well...I tried another one & it turned out much better than the first.

Thanks to Busy Bee...

Yipee! I won the Busy Bee GiveAway. Look at this fun little Gnome Home.

busy bee giveaway

It's found a place at 'My Place' right on top of my computer screen. If you want one of your own...check out the Busy Bee etsy shop.

Why not just get yourself a Gnome Village?!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

•._.•´¯`•.psst..I've been spotted.•._.•´¯`•._

My Anni Kae etsy shop is feeling loved. If you go to you'll find my 'etsy mini shop' listed on the right hand side of her blog.

She made this adorable'll have to check out the whole collection.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I love these colorful blossoms!

unique hair accessory These are some of the new flowers I just listed in my shop.