January 28, 2011

Homemade play dough (not edible)

I’ve been wanting to make homemade play dough and we finally made it.  Here is an easy recipe I found and I’ve added a picture tutorial.
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring
These are the ingredients listed, but I cut the recipe in 1/2.
Directions (along with numbered pictures above)
  1. Gather your ingredients
  2. Mix first four ingredients in a pan
  3. Add water and mix well.  Cook over medium heat and stir constantly for 3 –5 minutes. 
  4. Dough will become difficult to stir and get clumpy.  (I only had to heat it for a minute by the time it became clumpy)
  5. Remove from the stove and knead for about 5 minutes.  Add food coloring during the kneading process.
  6. Store the play dough in covered plastic containers or plastic sandwich bags.
Then…. have fun!
Playdough fun
It was really easy and again, I found the recipe here: http://mommyfootprint.com/the-perfect-home-made-play-dough-recipe/

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January 26, 2011

Very FIRST feature

I'm so excited.  My rosette necklace was featured on Dominique's Craft Couture blog.  It's has made my crazy morning brighter!

Craft Couture


January 23, 2011

Rosette necklace

I’ve seen all these beautiful handmade rosette necklaces in blog land and etsy.  I adore them and decided I would try to make one. 
Necklace 7
Necklace 5
Necklace 6

What do you think?  If you like it, let me know and I’ll make another one and do a tutorial as well.

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