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My 1980's crafting is coming right along, and I love, love, love it. I cannot wait to see this as a stocking.
Moving the sewing room or rather, losing the sewing room, seems to have been the way to go. I'm already getting much more done. I finished Faith's curtains and am just working on the tie backs, if the light in her room was decent I'd share some photos but for now this will have to do.
While we are not going to be caught complaining about gorgeous 70 degree weather, we have been a little sad to not see snow this year. When we heard all about the Blizzard Juno, we decided to make our own fun with some homemade play dough and watching Frozen. So of course I was out of blue food coloring and the snow had to be green, we added sparkles though so it still glittered like snow. They had fun and it made them very happy.
Faith is also happy because we've come to a compromise about 'hair'. She wants to start fixing it herself, which seems to translate to not fixing it at all *sigh*. Every other day, I still get to fix it.
This was a 'she' fix it day.
*Play Dough Recipe at bottom of post*
I love these vintage ecards.
Samwise will probably fill the funny forever with all the material he provides. Yesterday Benjamin needed to take a shower. Samwise was determined to go INTO the shower with Ben. Once I finally convinced him Ben would be fine, he stood outside the door of the shower and cried, I mean really cried. Such a funny guy.
Jessica always has great inspiration for celebrating the Liturgical Year. I got the idea for baking star cookies for the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (January 28th) from her and the kids were thrilled. This recipe was shared by my good friend Laura (who has a birthday soon and I hope she lets me bake her a cake again this year)
Best Sugar Cookie Recipe:
*I double this*
1/2 cup butter, softened (make sure to use real butter)
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
*do not use the baking soda, cream of tartar but instead use 3 teaspoons baking powder*
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Beat it for a long time - you want it to be really, really light. Add the eggs one at a time and incorporate well after each add. Add the vanilla. Mix together the flour soda, tartar (or baking powder). Then add to butter mixture slowly. Don't mix too much after all the flour is blended in.
Roll dough out on a well-floured surface. Keep it thick about 1/2 inch.
Bake at 425 for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately move to a cooling rack.
4 cups flour
4 cups water
2 cups salt
4 tsp cream of tartar
food coloring of your choice
Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pan and cook over medium heat stirring constantly. It takes a while and is hard to stir but it will form a ball. Once ball is formed, knead it until it is smooth play dough. My kids especially like to play with it while still warm.