This took me three days of work. One day to make the dough. One day to roll and shape. One day to bake and fill. The puff pastry was very yummy, much better than the stuff one buys at the store. BUT it is a lot of work . . . . Thanks Daring Bakers for a great challenge. I'm glad my first one was so successful!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
So, first I found a basket instead of a bag. I had just reorganized the playroom with some great laundry bins from Land of Nod and so I had some baskets that needed a new home. I took one and put it up on a shelf in my closet. I'm hoping that it's high enough that the children won't see in it and get ideas. It's already half full and my husband loves it. Now he's hoping Martha can help me with the rest of the clutter in our house!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This week's activity was making these pom poms. I'd made tissue paper flowers like these a few years ago at a Cinco de Mayo celebration and found them easy to make so I thought I'd have no problem with this Monday's assignment. Wrong! I had the idea to make a few large pom poms to hang from the ceiling of the playroom. First I started with green. I folded eight sheets into an accordion shape and secured with wire. I trimmed the ends so they were nicely rounded.
Then I tried to pull the layers apart. Some of my tissue paper tore. Some just didn't want to come apart. It certainly didn't look as nice as Martha's. In the end I think it looked like a big head of lettuce. Ugh! I threw it in the trash instead of hanging it in the playroom. Maybe purple would have been a better pick?