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Subject: Non genie email.....Crafts
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:08:43 +0100
I checked this out....Salt dough takes a very long time to bake....
I use a non-edible paste to make flowers etc. from which last well (as long
as they are not watered by the recipients....yes, I gave someone some
African Violet plants I had made for her....when she was on holiday the
neighbour who had promised to water her plants did just that...watered the
one's I'd made from Cold Porcelain.....)
You need a non-stick saucepan
3 Tablespoons baby oil (not with the gel added)
1 cup PVA glue (the whiter the better...here in the U.K. we use 1/2 Impex Hi
tack & 1/2 Liberon Super Wood Glue)....Elmers (if you can get it) works
1 1/4 cup maizena (1/4 cup goes on worksurface)
Mix the three ingredients together in a non-stick saucepan (tried to make it
in Holland without a non-stick saucepan...it took us three days to get the
and put over medium heat, stirring constantly (takes between 5 - 7 minutes
depending on temperature). When the mixture comes together around the spoon
(and the saucepan is completely clean....remove from heat scrape off spoon
and turn over in the hot saucepan for a short while.
The mixture goes incredibly lumpy-looking during the cooking process...don't
Knead in as much of the extra 1/4 cup to make a smooth, elastic dough.
Wrap in clingfilm. When cold change clingfilm, put into airtight polythene
bag and store in Tupperware or similar.
You have to add white gouache (from an art shop) no matter what colour you
want to use.....colour lightly with gouache.
Once dry you can paint with oils, acrylics, watercolours...or you can dust
(when leather hard) with blossom tints obtained from a sugarcraft shop.
Cake decorating books will show you how to make flowers....Follow
instructions as normal just replacing gum glue or egg white with PVA....
There are some super Japanese bread dough books (another craft using similar
techniques) if you are travelling in Japan....if anyone wants a recipe for
Bread dough I can supply that as well!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Becky Horne" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2006 12:33 PM
Subject: [ZA-EC] Fun transcribe: LDS website - rolling back the memories.
> Hi there
> I was browsing through the LDS site and came across this.
> Yes, Christmas is still a long way off, but some super ideas, especially
> where small children are involved.
> When ever I smell lavender, my grandmother is standing right next to me.
> She used to make little lavender pouches and attach them to her
> coathangers, hence her clothes always smelt of lavender. Ooee, the
> memories come flooding back...
> My other gran made the best frikkadels [rissoles] and I was always sent
> to her friend down the road to collect some thyme from her garden. I was
> very chesty as a child and the memory of Borsdruppels still make my
> taste buds cringe. Worst medicine ever. The spoon of honey afterwards
> made up for it though.
> Both my grandfather's smoked a pipe and I would sit for ages fascinated,
> watching how the pipe-cleaner would go in and out the pipe. Just the
> aroma of Rum & Maple sets me back on memory lane. They were also
> shopowner's, and they set the rule that I was not allowed to eat
> bubblegum. Now there is nothing more nicer than Wicks bubblegum, so I
> gave money to my friends to buy me some. Devine!
> So what special memories do you hold of your grandparents?
> Remember to have some fun along the way while I'm off on another errand.
> Catch up with you all later.
> Best wishes
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