Monthly Archives: March 2011

Baby’s dress is almost a reality!

I’m this close to finishing Olivia’s jumper dress and bloomers (from Amy Butler’s Little Stitches)! Really, all that’s left to do is sewing on two buttons. Not really sure why I haven’t done that yet….

I have also started organising my sewing room. I have an entire room for sewing, so you’d think I can manage to keep my small fabric stash and tools organised…I think the main problem is that I hold on to all but the tiniest scraps of fabric, just in case, even though I have never attempted a quilt or anything like that. And rather than ironing cutting those pieces into rectangles and putting them into a box, say, I just push them all into bags that I then simply throw on the floor in the closet. It worked for me, but my husband started complaining. And I do appreciate order too, it’s just too much of an effort, usually. But I finally decided to do something about it, and I’m making progress. I might even share a picture of the sewing room when it’s all tidied up, someday.


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My first encounter with Daiya

I’d read a lot of very positive things about Daiya, a vegan cheese alternative. Most vegan “cheese” is not all that cheese-like, really, but this one was supposed to be very good. So, when we went to the health food store last weekend, and I saw the Daiya in the fridge, I had to try it. (I also bought halva, chocolate, and cookies; I seem to be under the impression that if it’s sold at the health food store, it’s healthy, and I can get all I want!)

We first tried it on top of some spaghetti squash with pasta sauce, and were very impressed – it does melt and stretch, and it tastes quite good. And yesterday I made pizza, and tried some on there too. Very good indeed, and my omni husband thought so too. I’ve been snacking on it straight out of the bag, too.

I must say, though, that after all these years of being vegan (8+ years already!), I’ve gotten used to pizza without cheese; in fact, I like it that way! So, while Daiya certainly is a good product (and Canadian), I probably won’t be buying it very often, just because I don’t feel a particular need for it.


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