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Thursday, November 17, 2011

American Girl class: Kirsten week 4

This week in our class, we talked about the book Happy Birthday, Kirsten!


We made small pillows and filled them with poly-fil. If the girls finished sewing their pillows, they could sew a button on the front. They came out really cute, and several of the girls couldn't believe that they made a pillow!?! I was surprised how long it took to make- most girls took about 45 minutes (with no button) and a few took less time than that. We did not even do quilting on the pillow front, just hand-sewing three sides with a needle and thread! (the girls are ages 6-12)

ADDING HER BUTTON TO HER PILLOW...

SEWING THE PILLOWS, EATING SNACK...

SNACKING...

SNACKING AND SEWING...

We had rye crackers and made our own butter- by putting heavy cream into a jar and shaking it- for snack.
Here is the recipe for making butter:
Some of the girls had time to work on their braided rugs again.

Shake your way to fresh butter and buttermilk.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
  • Heavy cream
  • A Jar with a lid
Preparation:
1. Fill a jar halfway with heavy cream (baby food
 jars work great for small batches), and screw the lid on tight.
2. Shake the jar up and down until the cream thickens
and begins to stick together.
3. Then, open the jar, and pour any remaining liquid
 into another container; this is the buttermilk. Everything
 else is butter.
4. Knead the butter under cold running water for several
 minutes to work out any remaining buttermilk
 (otherwise the butter will spoil quickly).
5. Knead in salt, if desired.
6. Refrigerate.


It was another fun class! We only have two classes left before the end of our semester, and no class next week!

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