Friday

Let It Snow...Let It Snow...Let It Snow

Let it snow...let it snow...let it snow!  This weekend we are suppose to get up to four feet of snow....so in anticipation of the white stuff...I am posting a simple SUPER easy project for you to make while you are "snowed in"!


Materials List

10" square of blue wool fabric
One 3" lace doily - White or Off White
Antique White Spray Paint
White Sparkle Glitter
Fabric Glue
Paint Brush








Place doily on cardboard backing and spray with white spray paint until white and wet.  The spray paint stiffens the doily and helps the glitter stick.



Once the doily has been sprayed (only one side) you can place in the center of the blue wool square. 




Take a paint brush and dip in fabric glue.  Lightly touch tops and edges of the doily where you want extra amounts of the glitter to stick.


Get a small amount of glitter on your brush and tab onto fabric glue spots and use fingers to lightly sprinkle all over the "snowflake".  Let dry.



Once dry....stretch wool on a piece of backing (cardboard) that will fit in the size opening on your frame and place in opening.  Time to sit back and enjoy your one of a king snowflake that will glisten all season long!

So in our family we have a tradition that on the first snow we make Snickerdoodles.  We have made them three times this year already....so what that it isn't the first snow.  I love these cookies and thought I would pass along our family recipe.....


Ingredients

1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Butter Flavored Shortening
3 Cups White Sugar
4 Large Eggs
2 Tsp. Baking Soda
4 Tsp. Cream of Tartar
1/2 Tsp. Salt
6 Cups Flour
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Tsp. Cinnamon

Cream butter, shortening, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.  Do not under beat.  Add dry ingredients.  Make into small balls and roll in 1 cup of sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon.  Bake at 400 degrees for 8 1/2 minutes.  I place a cinnamon hot in the center of each cookie when they come out of the oven.  The heat "melts" the hot into the cookie and such a fun burst of cinnamon in the center of my favorite cookie.

I hope you are able to curl up this weekend in a warm blanket, and watch the beautiful simple miracle of the first "real" snow!

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