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I'm Leah--wife, mother, editor, writer, photographer, and rickrack apologist. There's craftiness in my DNA, but between the kids and my work and the house and the television and my blogs (http://www.agirlandaboy and, among others), I have to keep my projects quick and easy if I hope to finish them before my boys (born December 2008 and July 2012) graduate from college. You're a working mom and you're busy too, but if you still want to get your craft on, join me here for some fun projects!

DIY: How To Make a Playdough Rose

Categories: activity, diy, dough

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Some moms are good at building with blocks. Some moms are good at playing tea party. Some moms are good at hanging upside down on the jungle gym. And some moms–including this mom–have one impressive trick that makes it look like they’re really, really good at sculpting with playdough.

My one playdough trick is making roses, and shhhhh, it’s way easier than it looks.


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Thanksgiving Place Card Salt Dough Ornaments

Categories: Christmas, Thanksgiving, dough, fall, stamps

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If you’re a child of the seventies or eighties, you’ve probably made at least one salt dough ornament in your lifetime. If yours turned out like mine did—as deformed candy canes and lopsided snowmen mid-melt–you may have written them off forever. With today’s project, though, I hope I can change your mind. These personalized salt dough ornaments are quick and easy, they cost almost nothing, and dare I say they look chic and elegant enough to grace the main table at Thanksgiving dinner. Which is what we’re making them for.


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