Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mini Santos Workshop

Yesterday, we had a fun workshop here at my home. It was a perfect day for being indoors with family and friends creating, while it was pouring rain outside. We made cute mini santos dolls from polymer clay.
Below is how they looked before they went into the oven...kinda spooky looking huh?
A few photos of the girls at work...
I love how each santos doll came out so differently, with their own personality.
I served some homemade lemon bars for snacks during class. I altered a favorite recipe by adding walnuts to the crust and it turned out delicious. In my opinion, a dessert is not a dessert worth eating unless it has nuts...I'm crazy over nuts!
Here's the recipe (thanks to my friend Dalia for the original recipe)...

Lemon Walnut Squares

1 cup flour
1/2 cup soften butter
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice (1 lemon)
zest from 1 lemon

Pre-heat oven to 350. Mix flour, butter and confectioners sugar. You'll have to use your hands and really knead the dough together. Press dough into ungreased square 8x8x2 inch pan. Sprinkle walnuts on top of crust and press into dough. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Beat remaining ingredients together for about 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust. Bake for 25 minutes longer or just until no imprint remains when the egg filling is touched lightly in the center.

My sister Lana went to Scrapbook Territory Saturday morning (before class) to pick up the French General items and it turned out that they put even more merchandise out there after I went there on Friday. So, first thing this morning I had to run out there myself to get more. These are so cute, I don't think I want to open the packages to use them.
According to Scrapbook Territory, these items have been flying off the shelves and there's not much left at all. They didn't realize it was going to be such a big hit.


  1. thanks for another wonderful class. you are so generous in providing us the complete kit including templates and clay and other embellishments to make our very own cage santos.

    also had so much fun collecting the new french laundry collection. i hope to showcase these and not open them. i'll get more later that i can play with.

    thanks also for providing the delicous lemon tart recipe. the nuts added so much.

    can't wait for our next class...and omg..the split pea soup w/ the ham from honey baked ham was so fabulous as well..

    lana cano kloch

  2. Thanks for sharing photos of your latest class. It's fun to see how every
    one's Santos doll comes out - all very unique in it's own way. Looks like a fun class with a yummy treat to go along with it.

    Thanks for showing us some of the new items from French General. It'll be fun to see what you create with them.

  3. Connie!!
    Looks like you had so much fun! Ugh, sure wish i was there! Wow, love the products from Jolies/French General. I can't wait to see what you create with them.
    xox, Diana G