Tuesday, August 30, 2016

making a list as I find things


as I am cleaning out the sewing room not much sewing has been going on
I need to get it organized before the winter
and get things in order
I am making a list of the things I need to do
and these are one of them
I make salt dough ornaments and bake them
in the microwave
then I paint with acrylic paint
let them dry
and then spray clear shellac over them
to protect them
they are great to do when the humidity goes down
and the kiddos love to help paint them
date them on the back and voila~  great gifts from the kiddos
to Aunts, grandparents and others
they could even help with rolling and cutting with cookie cutters if you wanted
I like to do mine from hand shapes but these were make with cutters



this is the hand shaped one I love to make
as you can see he is from 1988!  but need to make new
as he lost the end of his hat etc and is starting to show wear
but for a little salt and flour and water and paint
he was a good investment in time LOL
just store them wrapped in a waterproof container and 
they will last a long time
someone told me they dipped them in wax to be more permanent
too!
any way the recipe is 
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup or so of water (I put a little at a time until I make a soft dough)
then roll out or shape
bake in oven (300 till they are hardened but not browned)
or in a microwave a little at a time till hard
cool
paint



these I love to make too
I roll paint inside them to marble
and then tip into an egg carton to drip and dry
these are pretty and easy for kiddos to make too



as I come across pieces of fleece I am getting my patterns for small hats
and socks ready
they make nice little tuck in warm gifts 



and this guy I need to keep busy and out of trouble 
so he has "homework" to do LOL



I gotta stay away from this



this one I made a few years back but it broke as the
kids loved playing with it
I need to make more
was thinking of making words like 
joy
peace
etc I think they would look nice on the tree



and just because I am fresh LOL



Dunkin ......er I mean the "quilt inspector"
has visited to make sure my seams are nice and straight


as you can see he is very thorough
and takes his work seriously



yep ok I think I passed the test! 
have a great day
hope you are getting things done in your sewing room too

4 comments:

  1. Your ornaments are very cute. I tried it years ago. Mine looked like a 2 year old did them. :( Where are your dang elves when you need them.

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  2. I am so B A D at that kind of crafty stuff--and I'd say that mine looked like a two yr olds' too, but My Willa's look amazing--and she just turned 3. so there you go.
    I am also cleaning out old stuff--trying to heave some out, but it's hard...at least I know some of what i have now in my drawer of shame lol. Need to go through ALL the fabric--am going to donate what i am tired of to Salvation Army store...we'll see how that goes ...hugs, Julierose

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  3. P.S. i tried to send you an email this morning and it failed AGAIN!! Will re-send it...hugs, Julierose ;((((

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  4. Yours look lots better than any I tried to make with my kids years ago. I used to by the already shaped ones and painted them

    o

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