Craft night

I’ve had this dream for years now. That some crafty friends would all get together and make messes doing what we all love best. Some would sew, others wouuld scrap book and others whatever they love doing.

Well, I kinda started accidentally. I had a free night with Trav gone and so I called a few girlfriends to keep me company be creative with me. This was our night:


She’s posing here. I was like, ‘OK!  Ready?! One two….oh crap. OK let’s try that again, One, Two………….Three!’ Poor Brianne. Oh and she has a great blog here. Go say you liked the rainbow skirt she made for Emma!

Also know it was really late at night and so my pictures aren’t that nice. I’m a snob and only like natural light.

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And of course I asked her to pose with the finished skirt. She is such a good sport.


Pumpkin bread, coffee, girl talk and fabric. Wonderful amazing night.  🙂

Homemade (edible) Play dough

OK, so after making this I would say this is nothing like Play dough from the store. But fun. It is a great activity to do together that’s fast, you’re sure to have all ingredients and later they’ll play with it forever.


I did not want to do anything today that involved energy. Do you have days like that? Just bum around and do nothing. However, I forced myself to do something that would be fun for Emma. 

So I Googled recipes using corn meal. I have tons.  This is what I found:


Ingredients. Just mix all together and knead. That’s it. (recipe at the bottom)


I added 2 ingredients. Pink sparkles ( like for cupcakes) and seeds. 

Sparkles: This added color without having to use food coloring, which I was considering. This way, when she rolls it out, it has a light pink color but doesn’t stain our beautiful white table.

For texture I added the seeds.


It has the texture and smell of basically a dough. Which it is. It’s edible so if you have a little one who has a hard time not eatinng their play dough, this would be good. 

Ours is so brown because of the wheat flour I used. Yours can be a different color altogether. It made a lot and I already took some and am saving it in a plastic bag.


Enjoy and let me know how yours turned out. 🙂


2 1/2 C flour

1C Cornmeal

1T oil

1C water

Food coloring/sparkle/seeds/vanilla is all up to you.

Just mix together and knead. Store in a lrg. plastic bag. 


We made play dough today. It was my first time and was so much fun- and easy too! Can you believe that I didn’t remember to take pictures of it?! What was I thinking?! Oh well. Here is the recipe. I had to put in more water because it was too dry. And I also didn’t add colors- because I didn’t want to fight dyed hands for weeks, plus all the colors jumble together right? Enjoy!:)

Uncooked Playdough


  • Bowl
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Tempera paint or food coloring
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. In bowl, mix water, salt, oil, and enough tempera paint or food coloring to make a bright color.
  2. Gradually add flour and cornstarch until the mixture reaches the consistency of bread dough.
  3. Store covered.