Other Stuff

Quick Links > Just for Fun > Dolls > Bread

Just for Fun

Stop back here for things I find that are fun, goofy, or ridiculous.

April 21, 2016: Is something wrong with Carol's tree skirt? Oops, forgot the hole. Carol's Tree Skirt






I really enjoy making dolls. When I was in 8th grade I started making stuffed dolls and animals along with clothes. All were made using commercially available patterns. I have taken a few classes with Charlie Patricolo. I was amazed that I could make dolls any way I wanted. It simply had never occurred to me to design my own dolls, or modify patterns or designs. I don't claim to be an expert; I just have fun making these.







Medical DollsI coordinate the medical education doll activity at The Quilting Season. I developed a simple doll pattern for these dolls which is available in FREE STUFF.   






“Life's just better with homemade bread.”----Mary M. Hogan

Three Loaves of BreadI love eating “real” bread, by which I mean homemade bread. I remember punching dough for my mother in a large bowl at our kitchen table. I received the Tassajara Bread Book for a wedding present, and started making bread for myself quite a lot in my 20s. I'm really interested in passing the torch to others. There is no comparison between store bought bread and what I make a home. I'll share my tips and tricks on making bread, including my basic way to make it.

Mary's Tips for Making Bread:

--Use Crisco for greasing your bread pans. The bread never sticks like it does with oil. A small can of Crisco lasts me several years.

--Keep the mess in one container. I use a large bowl or a roasting pan (such as for roasting your turkey) and do all my mixing and kneading in the container. This keeps the mess down and makes clean up easier.  


back to top