Thursday, 19 April 2012

'Squishy' dough.. doh!

So whilst moping about on youtube, watching fimo charm tutorials and the like, I came across 'squishy dough'. There are lots of videos showing you how to make it if you search, and they all seemed to have good results. So I thought, why not? It's only a bit of oil, water and flour after all. I think I used a cup of flour and a 1/2 a cup of water and of oil. So there I am, forming two balls of dough, getting oil everywhere and generally making a mess, happily believing I would end up with two squishy balls that I could go on to make into a burger or whatever.

The two then go into the microwave for the recommended 20 seconds. I then left them for a day to cool down and dry out properly (also as suggested).

Let me just say, this did not work one bit. The dough balls didn't squish, more fell apart in my hands. It was awful. Whether my dough was too wet or oily or what I don't know, but I really really don't recommend it.

Squishy dough isn't that cool anyway...

Next time - Salt dough!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

This week I'm...


For a while now I've been working on my very first jumper. It's completely plain apart from the ribbing at the bottom, which makes it very boring to do. The only thing keeping me going actually is the wool; Robin Picasso Chunky (Product Code 4033). The colours are a really nice pastel shade, and I get the stripey look without all the fuss of fair isle!

Unfortunately it's so boring that I haven't gotten very far with it at all, but seeing as this week I've rented the 'Life' boxset from the library (the documentary with David Attenborough) I'm hoping to make some progress :)

Happy Easter!

So here we are...

I'm a knitter, a crochet-er (is that what they're called?), a baker, a sew-er (?) and a polymer clay modeller. But I'm the only KCBSM - may need to change the name - I know, apart from my grandma. So here I am, seeking all you others.

For a while I've been blog-surfing, looking at all the patters I want or all the tiny charms I want to make, and I realised that I had way too many tabs open to keep track off. I didn't want endless crochet patterns - I get too easily bored! - or millions of polymer clay cakes and fruits to make; who has the money? I just wanted a weekly project.

So this was how my blog was born. I'll keep track of my projects (and hopefully finish more) and how my experiments turn out (the first one being my attempt at 'squishy dough'). Also, there may be some short reviews of games I'm playing or books I'm reading.

All in all, looks like I've bitten off a bit more than I can chew doesn't it? :)