Monday, May 16, 2011

Book Review

If you are a Pride and Predjuice fan then I think you will like this book. This book is about a hopeless romantic named Jane who finds herself in a setting just like the one Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy would have lived in. Through her experience she finds out a lot about herself. I really liked this book and I highly recommend it. If you want a more in depth review you can look at

Monday, May 9, 2011

Homemade Playdough

When I was little I can remember my mom making homemade playdough for me all the time. I always liked it than the store bought kind that is stiff and dries out way faster than it should. Since play dough is cheap and easy to make I thought it was time I tried my hand at making some. Be aware that this recipe makes a lot of play dough.  Here is how it turned out.

Play dough

3 c. flour
1 1/2 c. salt
3 c. water 
2 T. oil 
1 T. cream of tartar
food coloring

Combine all ingredients into a large pot and cook on low until the mixture is think 
and it starts to come away from the sides of the pan. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Handmade Purse

I must confess that I made this about 6 months ago and am finally posting it. Better late than never right! Most of us have that one purse we absolutely love. I know I did but it was getting old and dirty so I wanted a new one. I saw this tutorial from Disney at and thought I would make one. Her tutorial was rather easy to follow. She doesn't show it on her tutorial but I am pocket crazy so I added some to the inside of my purse.

I will admit that I tried to put pleats on the outside of the purse but it ended up looking like a gather instead. I also didn't measure out the pleats right and my top piece was too short so I had to add a piece. Oh well. If I make this purse again I think I will use a heavier fabric. But I have to say I love my purse!