glitterfool and scones

February 8, 2007

Heart-y photo of the day 

So we made some potato stamps and I gave the gal some paint and stamps. She liked it well enough…
But then came the glitter. I mean, "OH YAY Mommy! Glit-TERRRR! Sparkly, red, shiny, glitter, glitter!!!" Everything thing I gave her or asked her was followed by an anxious/excited "and then more glitter!?"  "Here Keely want to use this gluestick to make something." "Yeah, but then we need lots more glitter."  "Keely do you want any more heart punches? "And then more glitter!" She had a half-crazed look in her eyes. What's in that stuff? I checked the label to see if there was anything I should be worried about. I guess we've begun our glitter era and she will be now known as Glitterfool.
After the heart crafting, we tried scone baking.
They were nice to make. They smelled good. I like how they look. I like the ideal of them, but the taste….not so good for me. Keely spit hers out. "You can eat ALL this mommy. It's too blucky." I don't know if I made it wrong or if I just don't like scones-kind of tasted like a biscuit with no sugar.  Now, I confess I like me some sugar. I'm not proud of this. I know it is bad, but I need sweetness in many things. I think it's a genetic disorder. My biological father used to always keep a bag of sugar cubes in his glove compartment to eat throughout the day. Yuck. I'm not that bad. My coffee is little more than cream and sugar though. And you know when you are pregnant and you have to take that sugary glucose drink test? Well, when the nurse tested my blood after I drank that toxic stuff there was no trace of the drink.  My body sucked up that sugar and then some. Freaky. I always seem to have a low blood sugar level when I've been tested-not low, diabetic low..just lower than average. So anyway, no more scones for us. Cupcakes maybe.

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24 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Jennifer  |  February 8, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Glitter enhances everything, no? Fudgy chocolate birthday cake coming down the pipe for us today:


  • 2. capello  |  February 8, 2007 at 11:18 am

    yeah, i’m not much of a scone-r either. they ARE just like crumbly buscits. that’s why i prefer muffins. soft, fluffy, yummy muffins. mmmmmm…

    and you should check that glitter a little more closely. i think it’s laced is LSD or something.

  • 3. stacy  |  February 8, 2007 at 11:38 am

    Oh my. We love all things glitter around here too. This is such a great idea. Can’t wait to try out potato stamps!!!

  • 4. Anita  |  February 8, 2007 at 11:51 am

    I love scones! Not all scones are that bland tasting, though. And English scones require a fair amount of jam slipped in the middle while they are still warm. But really, if you’re going for the sugar… stick to cupcakes. :-)

  • 5. Alexis  |  February 8, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    *laugh* I wondered how you’d find the scones when you mentioned them yesterday. I had the same reaction the first time I had them. The thing about scones is that they’re nice with a sweet drink like coffee or tea, not by themselves, and also it’s a good idea to start with ones that have some kind of fruit in them (or jam, as Anita suggested). I’m very fond of them now, actually. :D

  • 6. lera  |  February 8, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    oh — glitter. you and keely like all those mess-makers. (colored rice)

  • 7. Alicia G.  |  February 8, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    Don’t give up on the scones just yet. The trick is to knead minimally (too much makes scones hockey puckish) and then do a little egg white wash with sanding sugar. Yum.

    The potato stamps are just genius. I’d forgotten about those.

  • 8. Amy  |  February 8, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Of course I am always craving cupcakes now since I replaced my banner….

    Bea doesn’t know about glitter yet and I am keeping it that way for as long as possible. I’m thinking about a no glitter in the house policy. Unreasonable? Probably.

    The potato stamping looks super fun — kinda forgot about that. I may get that going so Bea can finish her valentine’s today — thanks for the inspiration good, patient glitter momma.

  • 9. Kiddley » Blog Arch&hellip  |  February 8, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    [...] Far quicker than carving a design into a potato, Angela from Colorfool and her little girl Keely used heart shaped cookie cutters to make speedy potato stamps. Create your own Valentine’s cards, wrapping and decorations in minutes! [...]

  • 10. Pattm  |  February 8, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    Glitter & little girls…..match made in heaven. They will never get all the glitter out of the carpet!

  • 11. LLA  |  February 8, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    WooHoo! Look at you, all featured on Kiddley!

    And the scones looked pretty! Sorry they weren’t more fun for y’all to eat…

  • 12. momo  |  February 8, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    So cuter,those potatoes are!
    Got to run to get some potatoes!!

  • 13. Luckybeans  |  February 9, 2007 at 3:17 am

    1. First of all, I am emailing you regarding luscious cream scones dripping with thick cream and jam.
    2. Secondly glitter: with preschool kids in love with glitter, I discovered the joys of keeping glitter in spice shakers. Shake it! Wheeeeeee! And much less mess, surprisingly.

  • 14. Ali  |  February 9, 2007 at 8:47 am

    Scones are really only a vehicle for butter, jam and cream – clotted if possible. Mmmm.

  • 15. OMSH  |  February 9, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Here via Kiddley as well.

    This is smart – so smart. And the site is very fresh. I look forward to coming andfeasting my eyes.

  • 16. reen  |  February 9, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    I found you through kiddley too, and glad I did…I have just spent an inordinate amount of time here! Like you, I have a 3yo for whom I’ve started wanting to create more stimulating activities because her interest is increasing, and lo and behold, I found a TON here. Thank you! Your daughter seems adorable and funny, and your ideas are very inspirational.

  • 17. Glitterfool at Colorfool &hellip  |  February 9, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    [...] Hearty Potatoes are just the thing for children’s crafting supplies. Colorfool offers up a glitterfool idea for potato stamping for Valentine’s Day. [...]

  • 18. Camille  |  February 10, 2007 at 11:57 am

    I have the best scone recipe from Sunset Breakfast and Brunch!
    My family has been making it for years.
    Buttermilk Scone Hearts From Sunset, Breakfast & Brunch
    Makes about 18 Oven 425°
    3 C flour ¾ C firm butter, cut up
    ¹/³ C sugar ¾ C currants
    ½ t soda 1 t grated orange peel
    2½ t baking powder 1 C buttermilk
    ¾ t salt 1 T half & half, cinnamon sugar

    In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt.
    Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse cornmeal; stir in currants and orange peel.
    Make a well in the center of the mixture; add buttermilk all at once.
    Stir with fork until dough cleans the sides of the bowl. Gather dough into a ball, and turn out onto a floured surface. Roll or pat into a ½ inch-thick circle. Cut out shapes using a 2½ inch cookie cutter. ?s are nice!
    Brush with cream and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
    Bake at Oven 425° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
    The family agrees these are their favorite scones!

  • 19. Suzan perkins  |  February 10, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Scones are OK, but I would rather have a banana nut muffin anyday! Maybe even a sugary iced donut(every blue moon), ymmmm!!! I remember the glitter days, Alex is now bringing home glittery artwork from her preschool.

  • 20. brit  |  February 12, 2007 at 9:04 am

    I also love the idea of scones…warm fuzzy…but in the end the taste? Not so much….

  • 21. We Love Baby! » Hea&hellip  |  February 14, 2007 at 10:27 am

    [...] Ever since the Great Valentines Mistake of 2004 (I insisted on eating a foot-long hot dog while pregnant with disasterous results), I haven’t done much celebration of the holiday, even though it is the day I met my husband seven years ago. [...]

  • 22. Other blogs : Heart-shape&hellip  |  February 14, 2007 at 10:49 am

    [...] Filed under: Crafts, Creative projectsEver since the Great Valentines Mistake of 2004 (I insisted on eating a foot-long hot dog while pregnant with disasterous results), I haven’t done much celebration of the holiday, even though it is the day I met my husband seven years ago.Driving 60 miles in the rain with the intense need to vomit will do that to you.Anyway, for those of you who don’t remember hot dogs on this Hallmark Holiday, you might be interested in making some cute Valentimes crafts with your kids.Yes, I said “Valentimes.” I enjoy it much more than “Valentines.”Over at Colorfool, Angela used potatoes and heart-shaped cookie cutters to make fun heart-shaped potato stamps! After using the stamps to make cards and decorations, you can (as her daughter has learned) cover everything in glitter.I believe that glitter makes everything better, including dinner. Link found via Kiddley! Thanks!Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments Published Wednesday, February 14, 2007 1:05 AM by Blogging Baby Filed under: potato, hearts, colorfool, Creative projects, stamps, valentines, Crafts [...]

  • 23. KIDOINFO - parents and ki&hellip  |  February 2, 2009 at 7:01 am

    [...] Make heart-shaped potato stamps from Colorfool and use them to decorate paper for wrapping paper or a tablecloth or cut the paper [...]

  • 24. Valentine’s Day Craft P&hellip  |  January 25, 2011 at 7:03 am

    [...] Make heart-shaped potato stamps (from Colorfool) and use them to decorate paper for wrapping paper or a tablecloth or cut the paper [...]

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