Friday, January 8, 2010

Heart Salt Dough Ornie.....DUH.....

Gotta tell you my DUH story when I was trying to make these salt dough hearts. The recipe for salt dough is:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 cup warm water
Mix flour and salt together, then pour in water and knead into a soft dough. Hand mold or cut out shapes and bake at 325 degrees for about an hour.
Easy enough right???, and you know I have made them before.
I mixed up my ingredients and it was kind of liquid~y, so I kept adding more and more flour. Then I decided I must need to pick it up and start working with it (knowing that the last time Lexi & I made these, there wasn't this problem) and when I picked it up it was like my fingers were glued together. At that point, I decided I must need a bit more salt after adding all of that flour and the moment I sprinkled the salt into the mixture, I realized I had used sugar instead of salt for the whole thing......DUH!!!!!!!!

I had to start all over, but as you can see I managed to do it right the next time! Lexi has another Mini-Society coming up fast so we are going to paint these, and use Valentine words on them. Hopefully, everyone will buy them for friends, family, boyfriends and girlfriends. I'll be sure to show you when we get them finished. Just had to to share my big DUH for yesterday though. Hope you all have a great weekend. Lexi will perform with her Jump-n-Jive group at Southeastern State University on Saturday night, and I hope to show you pictures on Monday.♥

50 comments:

Marilyn said...

HA!! I got a good laugh on that one. That is just funny. But the hearts made with salt sure are cute. They will sell fast. How cold is it? 12 here right now. We are toasty inside but outside is miserable. Mike kept taking water to the birds yesterday. Guess we will do that again today. Stay as warm as you can. Can't wait to see pictures. I'm still stuck inside with the bronchitis so pictures are as good as I can get.

Lorrie said...

Too funny Darlene--I have been known to do things like that too. Matter of fact, I have learned not to bake at all when I'm on the telephone, because my brain seems to disconnect from my hands and I leave out major ingredients, or make substitutions like sugar for salt!

duchess said...

That's funny. I think we've all done something like that at one time or another.
Love the photo on your header - beautiful.

Carol said...

Cute, cute, cute! You inspire me to make a batch of hearts! Can't wait to see them all painted and pretty. . .

Your sugar/salt mishap sounds like something I would do!

Have a great day!

vintage girl at heart said...

These are adorable!!!
Can't wait to see them all painted with words on them.
I bet they sell out fast!
I just knew the end of the sugar story was going to involve your fingers being glued together and a call to the fire departmeant!!!
Stay warm!!!
~Looks like a cold weekend is in store again!!!

Amelia said...

We have all done something like tht in our our lives...but when we do it we think we are losing our brains/marbles.

Stay warm...don't like below zero wind chill at all.

SmilingSally said...

Oh, Darlene, that sounds like something I'd do!

I do like your pretty heart shapes and will forward to the finished product. I know that I'd happily buy them.

Libby said...

That is funny! Those look really good! Enjoy your weekend!
Libby

Lisa & Gerald said...

Too funny..Enjoy your weekend...Hugs..

Caren said...

I love it Darlene! That's hilarious and sounds exactly like something I would do! The hearts are going to be so cute, are you making them look like the little "Conversation Heart" candies? That's what I'm envisioning and I just read an article that they added "Text me" and "Tweet Me" to their line up this year but eliminated "fax me." They're going to turn out super cute no matter what you're doing since Lexi's and your projects always do!

Cheri said...

How funny! I think some where along the way we have all made a mistake similar but at least you realized what you did (some don't). The hearts look terrific.

Neabear said...

Those kinds of mistakes turn out to be funny. I am sure others have done that kind of thing. Nice to be able to laugh at it later. The hearts are going to be so cute. I am sure that is a fun project for you and Lexi to do together. Plus you are making memories together. The best kind!

~Linnea

Kimberly said...

The hearts are really cute. I did laugh at your Duh because I have done things like that many times myself. Oh what were we thinking! LOL

Tardevil said...

Great idea! I meant to do these for Christmas, and ran out of time. Hopefully, things will slow down some soon, and we can do them for V-day! Good luck to her this weekend.

Heather said...

lol that sounds like something i would do! and have done :)
the finished product looks great!

Shannon said...

I would definitely do something like that! :) Those turned out so cute and will be perfect for her to sell!!

Laura said...

Too funny! You got me in the mood to make some of these - thanks for the recipe, and I'll be sure to keep the sugar away!

JC said...

That's too funny.
I think I made something like that when my kids where younger.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Darlene that is soooo funny. Sounds like something I would do! This is great. I'm going to make some heart salt dough ornies for one of my apothecary jars. I'd love to fill it with pink or red M&M's but we would EAT them! Hey how is the weather? We talked to our kids...a bunch of weanies when it comes to cold weather. Our daughter is wimpering and complaining every time on the phone. I told her if she lives in OK. she has to wear long underwear...S. Cal. clothes are not made for cold weather. She will figure it out soon I hope! Blessings,
Debbie

jeanne said...

Hello Darlene, I am sitting in our space at the antique show in Atlanta because I just found out my computer will work here. Hooray! We do not have customers because Atlanta is under a bad weather icy situation. We made it here this am, but lots of ice was on the back roads.

You just gave me the best laugh. I have made the dough before too. My sisters and I made Santas. They were so cute but I finally tossed them. The hearts will be darling.

Tangie is so sweet. She definitely makes great blog material. Smile.

Thank you for your faithful visits Darlene. I hope we get some customers even if I have to stop visiting. HA!

Hugs, Jeanne

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh that is funny! We all have our DUH moments that's for sure! Once when I was 18 I forgot to put any sugar in a pumpkin pie...We had alot of guest sitting at our Thanksgiving table and they were eating the pie-My dad took his first bite and said, DAUGHTER, THIS IS THE WORST PUMPKIN PIE I HAVE EVER HAD! I was shocked then he told me I must have forgotten the sugar. Funnist thing about it is the guest seemed to enjoy it! UGH! We still laugh about this story to this day.

Hey, thanks for sending Gluten free Heather over to my blog-I think it's funny we both posted about gluten free pizza!

Have a great weekend,
Love,
Me.

Lana said...

Those will turn out so cute! And don't worry, that is SO something I would have done too! :)

Noll's Nip said...

Hee hee....Kind of a Lucy Ricardo moment :) Can't wait to see them painted.

Darlene said...

I have had those DUH moments too. You should have had a photo taken of your hands stuck together lol. But I do so like how your hearts have so far turned out. I am taking down the recipe and making some of my own. Ornaments for friends next Xmas. Stay warm, here it will be around 11 degrees tonight and with windchill who knows brrr.

Life is good! said...

cute, cute, cute! glad you got the recipe right! have a great weekend!

Carol said...

Oh Darlene!! Sounds like something I would do! It's a darling idea for your daughter and her friends. I hope you post pics of the finished products!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Oh what a good sport you are. That is such a great idea, though!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious! And something I would certainly do as well. :) Have a great weekend Darlene!
Carrie

Carrie said...

ha ha that sounds like something I would do for sure!

they turned out cute though!

Eloise said...

Cracking up at your "sugar dough" ornaments! I bet they would taste better anyway! The hearts turned out really cute.

Happy New Year!

Ruth Ann said...

It's like you're reading my mind! lol I was planning on making heart salt dough ornaments for my Valentine tree this year too! lol Did you ever see the ornaments she makes at Cobblestone Farms? They are awesome. Here is an example! Have a great weekend!

http://cobblestonefarms.blogspot.com/2009/03/hippity-hoppity-easters-on-its-way.html

Ramona said...

Hi there and happy Friday!

This is too funny...you crack me up. They sure did turn out cute. This is a great project.

Have a great weekend...and STAY WARM! Summer will be here before you know it. But for now I think I will bake some cookies and turn up the heat!

Talk to you soon.

Smiles ~ Ramona

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a hoot, Darlene! But they turned out to be adorable. All's well that ends well...


XO,

Sheila :-)

Dawn said...

I am sorry to be laughing but it was a funny story. I have done so many things like that myself.

I look forward to seeing the finished project.

take care,
Dawn

dana said...

Oh, it DOES look like you are having fun with that new picture site! I have to go try it out!

I loved your DUH story....I have a few of those, too! Your second batch turned out cute....and your finishing job on them sounds darling! I hope you do sell a lot!

We are heading well below zero tonight....that danged Arctic Blast is gonna play havoc with our furnaces! I nearly froze yesterday as I shoveled the drive...I can't imagine being in outside in even colder weather. COME ON SPRING! :)

Hope you all are staying warm and snug....L, Dana

Ruth Ann said...

Darlene,
I just checked out Cobblestone Farms Valentine salt dough ornaments, and they are absolutely adorable! I definitely have to make those now! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see what yours looks like when they are done!

Ruth Ann said...

Darlene,
I just checked out Cobblestone Farms Valentine salt dough ornaments, and they are absolutely adorable! I definitely have to make those now! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see what yours looks like when they are done!

The Muse said...

Oh poor thing...!
But I am glad you have good outlook about it...and were kind enough to share your joy in the finished work :)

lagirl/sweet tea said...

This kind of story is only funny when it happens to someone else.
ha ha ha ha *wink

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

LOLOL! At least you figured out where you went wrong! :) And they turned out super cute! I bet they will be best sellers! Hope you'll post pics, when you and Lexi get them all decorated! Can't wait to see them! ~hugs, Rhonda

T.J. said...

He he!! That made me laugh- mostly because I can TOTALLY relate!!! The second try turned out gorgeous though- I bet they will be so pretty when painted up Have a great weekend and fun at Jump n Jive!

Deb said...

Your heart salt dough ornaments are adorable! Painted with little words - they will be so cute! After reading through your comments, it's nice to know we have ALL done something like the sugar/salt mix up :-)
Have a great weekend xo

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
That's so funny. Glad they turned out great in the end.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lindsay
x

Shell in your Pocket said...

Those are so cute!
sandy toe

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Ohhhhh the love of wallpaper! My friend and I use to have a small little business hanging wallpaper. Somtimes it just comes right off amd then sometimes...well...it can be a stinker. Good luck and I cant wait to see it when you get finished...((hugs)) Susie~

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOL! I've done things like that too.

Those came out sooo cute!

Manuela

Carla said...

Oh my, Darlene! I think we've all done something like that from time to time. My DS was making cupcakes for his GF with home made butter cream frosting. Everything going okay until he mixed up the frosting. To his untrained eye, he didn't notice the difference between flour and 10X sugar. Yes, he mixed up the frosting with flour. Realizing his error, he then tried adding the 10X. Oh, it was a disaster! Kudos to him for trying, though.

I love those hearts. I may have to try them myself. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Thanks for sharing a cute story!

Linda said...

Darlene,
This is just too funny...thanks soooo much for the laugh! Hope you have a FUN week!

Blessings,
Linda

Gretchen said...

Darlene,

I did something like that recently. I baked shortcake to go with strawberries. I used baking powder instead of baking soda. UGH! It tasted disgusting.

See, you are not along.

Gretchen

Farm Chick Paula said...

Awww... those are the cutest things ever, Darlene! They look like they're scalloped around the edges...
Sorry about the first batch but looks like the second try was a success!