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Clay Pot Garden Doll

     These dolls are inexpensive and easy to make.  

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     The shoes are made for 18" Madame Alexander dolls. I found these on ebay.  

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     7/8ths inch dowel rods cut in 3" sections and painted pink.  

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     I made good use of the glue gun today. 

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     There are many ways to do this. I glued beads on the parachute cord to space the pots for the arms and legs. Working with the hot glue gun on Non-Stick aluminum foil helped. 

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    I also glued each bead in place as I worked. 

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     I measured an inch from the previous pot and marked the cord to glue the next bead. 

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     My plan to run the cords through the opening in the pot went awry when I discovered I had oh so efficiently glued the saucer to the bottom of the pot. Dave helped me drill holes in the side of the pot instead. 

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     I positioned the cords to have the arms and legs hang like I wanted...

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     Then I glued and positioned and glued everything within an inch of its life. 

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     Before I think about leaving her out in the weather, I'll seal her well with polyurethane spray...if I put her out in all sorts of weather. 

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Linda (LRuthers)



     I'm convinced that there are many more bad recipes than there are bad cooks. The problem is that sometimes decent cooks use bad recipes and then believe that the poor results are their fault.

     When people print recipes in cookbooks, magazines, etc. or when they post them online, they seldom tell the pitfalls or the little tips needed to make the recipe turn out well. And, too, quite a few printed recipes contain typos!

     I search for recipes that are good. Dependable. I'm not a chef. I'm a mother and grandmother who's been cooking for >45 years.

     I believe that any recipe posted for the general public should be one that I can master. If not, there's something wrong with the recipe.

     I post my successes and my failures, and tell what I learned when following each new recipe. I learn more from my mistakes. I don't know what that says about me.

     The very best recipes are the ones that are inexpensive, delicious AND easy. And there are a lot of those.

     Sometimes, I spend a little more and work a little harder for a recipe that seems to be one that will make people really happy.

Thanks, Linda

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