Ode to playdough
Not on my carpet, or in the mouth,
Just give me a few moments of peace in this house.
Cut out some cookies, bake some bread too.
Roll out a ball, make dumplings for stew.
Little fingers mold and press
while mommy sits down to rest.
by Amy Kissinger
My mom had a recipe she gave me on an old index card when my teenagers were toddlers. I don't remember playing with it at home, it was made for preschool Sunday School.
Here's the recipe if anyone needs it:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tbsp. oil
Combine dry ingredients, add others. Cook 3 minutes at medium heat. Stir until it starts to come away from the pan. Knead 5 times. Store in air tight container.
Still working on the petticoat. I have changed a few things from the
vintage McCall's pattern 2389.
I am attaching netting that I gathered under the taffeta layers.
I found some pink tacky tulle with sparkles for my little fashionista. I think I am going to put it it over the white tulle on the red lady bug dress that she loves so much.
I found this fabric at Hancocks the other day. It's prewashed but not pressed, obviously. We like the doggies. The pink bandana fabric is going to go with a little cowgirl outift I want to create. Using leftovers from my camper redo, I have a cow print that I will make into a vest.