Friday, December 03, 2021

...12.3...Friday Favorites...a Madame Alexander Doll Update...

...well the JAPAN sweater sure put a damper on this project...but I still managed to 'plug away' at it a little bit haha...
...when I get a good 'hank' of hair rooted...I braid it to keep it out of the way and untangled...
...I've just rounded the curve onto the top of the head...and you can see that along the part of her hair...the plugs are really close together...
...I'm still loving it and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now...just a few hundred more plugs to go...and I'm anxious to get her finished and back together...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, December 02, 2021

...12.2...What I Ate in a Day...as a Vegan...

...breakfast was just a little bit out of the ordinary...still a bagel...haha...but with some baked tofu sprinkled with pepper and kala namak...
...morning snack was an apple and some nuts...also pretty same-y...
...then for lunch...I wanted some savory oats...so I steamed some spinach...and added some leftover marinara sauce and nooch...
...stirred that together with the oats...and topped it with some roma tomato from the store and some baked tofu...it was delicious...I know savory oats are not for everyone...but I love them...the Man definitely does NOT...oatmeal is strictly a sweet breakfast or a nighttime snack for him...
...and then with my oats...I had a vegan BLT salad...
...twice in the afternoon...I stirred some of that cauliflower cheeze sauce into some fresh salsa...
...and had that with some tortilla chips...
...this second batch was shared with the Man...hence the sliced jalapenos...haha...
...for dinner...nothing special at all...baked tofu, broccoli, and boiled potato with the skin on...and the corn is from the grocery store...they had some out of season corn 4 for $1...I ate this one...
...but then I cut the rest off the cob and put it in the freezer...I'll use it in Mexican cornbread or something...
...and then the star dish of the day...I made a super quick vegan banana pudding...just almond milk, corn starch, sugar and vanilla cooked into a pudding...and poured over sliced banana and the vegan vanilla wafers from Mom's...
...it was so easy and quick...just the right amount for two people...and it was so delicious...

...what did you eat yesterday?...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

...12.1...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...you'll be happy to know that if we would have been able to go to Japan...the sweater would have been finished...
...I got out some semi-matching thread...
...and stitched the Sharpie dyed hem-tape along the edge that wants to curl...
...both sides...
...nice and flat...
...side by side...
...and overlapped...
...just a tiny bit of hem-tape leftover...
...buttons marked...
...and they lined up perfectly with the buttonholes...
...but I'll probably always wear it open...
...set in the funny shaped sleeves...
...and seamed it all up...

...F.O. pictures soon...

...what's in your workbasket this week?...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

...11.30...Tuesdays with Julia...

...we made one of the recipes with two names...Vegan Bifteck Sauté Marchand de Vins/Vegan Bifteck Sauté a la Bordelaise...it was really easy...and really delicious...

...and all of the particulars are over at The Vegan Version...

Monday, November 29, 2021

...11.29...Over the Weekend...

...we picked up the weekly Instacart shop...
...nothing unusual...except the rather expensive ($4.99) Grape Nuts...we sometimes watch Glen and Friends on YouTube and he had a video for Mock Sausage Patties...they're not vegan...but I was intrigued and wanted to try them...I'll let you know how they turn out...
...the only other interesting thing...was also inspired by TV...haha...we watched the Mrs. Brown's Boys Halloween special...and she (he) often has food items consipicuously placed in the kitchen...and one of them was Barry's Tea...so we ordered some from Amazon...it's a lot like the Yorkshire Gold that Maureen told me about...it's delicious...
...R.I.P. Foreman Grill...he's plugged in here...but sadly...you can see that his little light is not shining...so...I am very, very sad to report the demise of my Foreman Grill...I was surprised to see the date of that post...FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017...but y'all know he was well loved and well used...I even had the Man take him apart to see if he could be fixed...and sadly...he cannot...oh well...I bet Goodwill has a few more now...
...and I made a lemon bundt cake in my pretty bundt cake pan...which I love...but I'm always just a little bit nervous when I turn it over as sometimes the cakes stick a bit and ruin the pretty effect...but this one did not...and it's just a vegan cake mix...so super easy...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Saturday, November 27, 2021

...11.27...Dinner and a Movie...

...dinner was nothing special...a deconstructed salad - romaine leaves and orange...collard greens...BBQ tofu...Foreman grilled 'fried' squash...and some green beans with mushrooms...and tea ...of course...

...and the movie was my choice...and it was Un baiser s'il vous plaît...translated into English as Shall We Kiss?...and it is definitely what I'd call a "romantic comedy"...and it's definitely in French and subtitled...so according to the Man...it already has two strikes against it...haha...

...and parts of it were definitely funny...but I wouldn't say that I was left with a fun feeling about the movie...it was actually pretty sad...oh well...

...what have you been watching lately?...

~Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, November 26, 2021

...11.26...Friday Favorites...

...y'all know that my Mom often gives me hand-me-down clothes...and she gave me this vest...I love the olive-y green and tan...and it's a nice quilted zip front vest...that I'll wear often...
...both of the pockets are frayed like this and so is the inside front...so it just needs a little mending TLC...
...so...I just turned under the frayed bit on the inside front and pinched it together and topstitched it...it'll work fine there as it's not under any stress...it looks a little bit wonky...but I doubt anyone will ever really see it...
...but the pockets...they will be under a bit of stress...as I poke my fists in...or carry keys and phones and what-not...so I cut a strip of a similar weight fabric from my stash...in the closest colourway that I had on hand...and stitched it to the frayed bit of the pocket...because if I'd just resewn the frayed bit...it would very likely have frayed more and torn again...

...looks funny I know...but again...it's inside the pocket...and I'm really sure here that no one will ever see it...
...of course Kitten is fascinated with it...and anything...and I do mean anything left on the floor is HERS...haha...

~Have a lovely day!