Friday, December 2, 2011

Joy to the World - Salt Dough Ornaments Phase 1


There has been a ton of fun happening around these parts!  Salt Dough Ornaments Phase 1 has been completed.  The joy of whisking is being demonstrated here.


Serious concentration on the finer art of dipping your cutter in the flour before using.  Serious concentration, I tell you.


Please note that "Blue Speed" a.k.a. Lightening McQueen is present and assists in EVERY activity.  He also slid down the big car slide (so I guess, technically, Little Man didn't go entirely on his own).


These little hands are so precious to me... next to some slightly larger little hands that have been precious to me much longer.


Yep, Blue Speed was the final inspector of the ornament forming process.  Stay tuned to see Phase 2.  ;)  But, for today, it is off to Canton Trades Days!  Woo hoo!

blessings ~ tanna

30 comments:

laurie said...

beautiful, it seems like yesterday I did this with my children, oh how lovely to turn back the clock just by visitng your blog,

Sandi said...

Oh, does this bring back memories of dough rolled out on my kitchen table.

I had forgotten about salt dough ornaments! Thanks for helping to connect a forgotten memory to my screwy brain!

From the Kitchen said...

Sweet, sweet memories of little hands that made salt dough ornaments that still find their way to our tree each year! They are the most precious of decorations!

Love spying Little Man's sidekick in the process. Our Adam's constant companion was a blue Ford tractor that he toted around and slept curled around it's hard metalness (oops, sorry spellcheck).

I know you are walking on air these days!

Best,
Bonnie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, you are having too much fun. Such cute pictures.

Kelly said...

How nice to see them doing this activity together. I know that warms your heart to watch them. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Christine said...

What a cute setting and perfect for the season.
Your daughter is creating special memories. Glad we got to peek in.


Great new look!

Kerin said...

What a great activity, and memory making moment!

I'm looking forward to seeing phase 2 :)

Have fun today, and be safe.

Take lots of pictures to share.

Cindy said...

Sweet photos, especially the accompanying Speedy McQueen photo.
Have fun!
Hugs, Cindy

Chatty Crone said...

Everything I see - is beautiful - from your daughter - to your grandson - to her kitchen - to the cookies - such a delight!

sandie♥

TexWisGirl said...

oh my gosh! i remember making these with my older sister one year! :)

Ginny said...

These are adorable pictures! I will be interested to see what Canton Trades Days is!

Kate I said...

I remember making these with my own children many years ago...and I still have a few that I hang on the tree. Thanks for reminding me of this! It looks like you're having fun creating precious memories.

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh! I wish I could go with you.
Smiles,Dottie

Wanda said...

Oh does this bring back memories. Love the little car in the picture...driving through the flour...haha.

Adorable pictures, and can't wait for phase 2.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Sweet photos! Can't wait to see Phase 2. Have a wonderful weekend!

Donna said...

How sweet. Your daughter looks lovely and a whole lot like you in the one photo...but wearing black to make salt dough ornaments in? She is brave! And I love her haircut.
What memories!

Carole said...

I remember doing something similar to this when my kids were younger. Only, we used a whole lotta cinnamon.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like the perfect activity for the Little Man and his Mom (I love her new hair style!), and I can't wait to see part 2. I still hang the salt dough ornaments my children made many years ago on our tree! :)

My grandson loves the same themed cars. It's so cute to see how little boys everywhere like the same toys.

Love you new blog format, Tanna!

Lauri said...

So wish I could be with you guys in Canton!! :-)

Julie Harward said...

Love it..and I hear you about the hands..sweet to me too! :D

Betsy said...

Oh that is so cute. My Taylor had to run his cars through everything. Boy, did that take me back about 18 years! ha.

Deb said...

joy....pure joy...hope yall didn't get rained on in Canton..

Debbie said...

It does NOT get any better than that. I love that you were able to capture it on camera to save forever. Didn't you just love the various looks on his little face?

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Now THIS is what the holidays are all about! What a lovely scene! I have never made salt dough ornaments. Hope you'll share your recipe sometime. Like your new blog-look. I thought I had landed at the wrong place at first and since I've not been a good "reader" lately wondered, "when did this happen???!
Enjoy your weekend!
Best,
Susan

T's Daily Treasures said...

So sweet! By the way, I noticed before that your daughter got a nice new haircut. I like the shorter look she's sporting now. That Little Man is precious. I want to make salt dough ornaments with my boys. Well, maybe the 13 year old will participate; not sure about the 16 year old. :/ Can't wait to see what you managed to scoop up at Canton Trade Days. Best wishes, Tammy

Jen said...

You captured the salt dough ornament crafting so beautifully!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

I had forgotten all about these! I made them when I was young. Must have been after I discovered the rolling pin. Such fun - thanks for such a warm memory this morning. Have a lovely week!

Ana said...

What sweetness and fun...thank you for sharing such lovley pictures and special moment.

Hugs,
♥Ana

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, This is what the Christmas season is all about. Blessings, Catherine xo

Emily said...

Absolutely precious.

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