Sunday, September 30, 2012

Make it Better Yourself- Strawberry Frogurt

Well, the yogurt isn't from scratch, but it was on sale at my local grocery store, so I bought a few containers to try in the ice cream churn. It turned out great! Next batch, maybe I'll try some mix ins. Let's see, what's good with strawberries...Slivered almonds? Definitely chocolate chips. Any other ideas?

It was definitely a hit with Arabel. She thinks she's the luckiest kid on Earth for getting "ice cream" two days in a row, and I don't feel guilty about giving it to her a half hour before bed. In fact, I feel really good about teaching her how to make healthier food choices. Win/win! 

Saturday, September 29, 2012


I lost my cool at the farm stand today and came home with these...
Luckily, all but the three gourds are edible. I just put 'em in the oven whole and bake 'em. Is anyone else pumpkin crazy?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mixed Emotions....

So, I am currently sewing a back wrap dress, Simplicity 6341 © 1974. The fabric is a vintage bed sheet. My dilemma is with the patch pocket on it- the huge, very '70s patch pocket. Half of me says it's awful and obtrusive, and the other half says that is part of the authentic '70s charm. These are the things I ponder late at night. I have a soft spot for the period details, but I also want to want to wear it, and as a friend commented, the pocket makes it look like an apron. But that is kinda how the Swirl style was, right? (See Lizzie Bramlett's article on the Swirl dress here, complete with photos of enormous pockets) A big, embellished dress/apron? A drapron? Another friend said it would look better without the trim as placed, and I think that might be part of the problem too. Although, I was thinking about just putting in some more useful side seam pockets. Any thoughts?