Monday, 8 June 2009

Little House On The Prairie Read-Along/Craft-Along

I have joined a group on Ravelry where we read the Little House books, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and do the crafts described in them at the same time.

Week One activities are:

Go on a nature walk and collect sticks and other natural items (you will want a lot of sticks as they will go with another activity this week!)
Use your sticks and natural items that you gathered on your walk (or rolled up brown paper) to create a miniature “Little House”
using these instructions Check out this amazing miniature cabin for inspiration. We will add to this throughout the challenge, so have fun with it. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but can be as detailed or as simple as you like. :)
Make Jerky
using this tutorial
Make Johnnycakes using this recipe: To make johnny cake , mix one cup of cornmeal with one teaspoon each sugar and salt. Add one and one quarter cups water, creating a thick batter. If you want your johnny cake thinner, add one half cup water or milk for a more rich flavor. Drop the batter onto a buttered or greased griddle, fry until pale brown, and flip to cook the other side. Serve the johnny cake warm with toppings of choice; butter and maple syrup are common, although jam and savory spreads can be used as well.
Make a rag-doll
using this pattern. We will be making more things for our dolls (both male and female depending on which doll you want to have), so please make this if you can! Don’t forget to hand-sew and use recycled fabrics if possible.

So far I have done the jerky and the johnny cakes. The jc took two attempts and two different recipes before they were edible. The jerky on the otherhand was fabulous and has already been eaten!! The two together made a fabulous supper.

Tomorrow I shall be making my ragdoll, as I have now got the print out of the pattern, so watch this space!