Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Hunger Games Books 2 & 3

This past week I finished reading these two books.  I was excited to get them.  Actually I ordered them through Sophia's English class book order!

The first book, The Hunger Games, ends with the kids winning the games.  The second book tells the story of what happens after they get home. The third book relays the story of the rebellion against the Capital.
I really enjoyed these books.  Sophia read the first one but did not care for the story.
I cannot wait until the movie comes out!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Great Homemade Play Dough

Great Homemade Play Dough

2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 package of Kool-Aid (without sugar)
3 T oil
2 cup boiling water

1. Mix flour, Kool-Aid and salt in a large bowl.
2. Add oil and water.  Mix with spoon until it is cool enough to knead. 
3. When mixture is completely kneaded and smooth  - store in an airtight bag. 

It will harden if let out in the air!!

Mix up a batch to hand out at Halloween parties. You can make orange or lime!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Christmas Stocking

I have always wanted to cross stitch a Christmas Stocking.  Sophia picked this one, Elisabeth's Stocking, from Shepherd's Bush.
Since this is sewn on linen I needed to get a magnifying light so I could sew it, old eyes!!.  I finally did last week and got started on it!!  Here's my progress....I hope I can stick to this and get it finished this year, as I tend to get bored with projects!