Baked Potatoes….

You probably know by now, that I spend quite a lot of my time in a house of little people. Well to keep the stories going I have to keep making and buying new props. Recently I was using some air-drying clay to model some fruit and veg.

I was trying to think of what else I could do and considered baked potatoes in their jackets… but was this a food that a rather middle class family in 1908-ish London would eat?
I tried to do some research and it seems it was considered a ‘street food’.
Well I’m sure the Littleton’s maid would enjoy eating it, and once the delicious smell of baking potato began to waft it’s way through the house, the rest of the family started to enjoy this delicious way to eat the humble potato.
So not much of make really, I just rolled balls of clay, made them a bit oval/potato shaped, made the bottom flat and then cut an opening and let them dry.

Once dry I painted the inside buttery yellow cream and the outside baked potato skin brown. I gave the skins a little brush of varnish.
I also made a little pat of butter for the butter dish… and then I left them to enjoy their luncheon.

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Thanks for reading,
back soon,
love Rosie



About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email
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1 Response to Baked Potatoes….

  1. janonlife says:

    Good to see them in colour! Lovely work.


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