Saturday, December 16, 2006

On the second night of Hannukah...

I picked Menticia up again and we worked on her Christmas presents some more. First we wrapped up the soft furry blanket with her sister's name blanket-stitched on it in blue felt.

Then we made "salt dough" (2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, less than a cup of water, a tablespoon of oil) and, per instructions in the craft book I bought her, rolled it out and made a plaque with a raised edge and a raised heart with wings. (Don't ask, this is the picture she chose.) It's going to bake all night.

Then we made sculpey earrings (fun!) - I overbaked the first bunch so they looked like gingerbread, but all was well, we had plenty of sculpey so there were more successful batches later.

We went to a Chinese restaurant for dinner and I saw that a couple years of coaching have resulted in her being able to eat slippery Lo Mein noodles with slippery ivory (well, ivory plastic) chopsticks with quite a bit of grace.



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