Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Going Green?

Not how you think.
I debated on whether or not to blog about this.  I want to lose weight but I WANT TO BE HEALTHY. 
Losing weight is a struggle for me, not for lack of trying.  I've been at it since the first day of Jan. this year.  So far I've lost maybe 11 lbs.  Seems for all the "deprivation" I should be a stick by now! HA!  Just kidding.

I've been a vegetarian most of my life, deciding at the age of 9, I no longer wanted to eat anything that had been living.  My mother, thinking it was best, tried to force me to eat meat.  I would sit at the table long after the dinner was over, only to spit all of the meat into napkins which I tucked into my clothing and promptly flushed down the toilet after dinner.

My sister hated vegetables, many times she joined me at the table.  When everyone left the room, we happily switched plates and gobbled up what was left before anyone was the wiser.

Now to the present,  last week I thought I'd try the raw food route.  How hard could that be, I'm already a vegetarian, right?!  NOT.  I found out soon enough that I want at least a few of my veggies to be warm and pliable....

I have seen all over the internet, people raving over kale chips.  Kale chips, right, I know it sounds gross but they all swear they are delicious.  So one evening, I washed and cut up my kale, tossed with a bit of olive oil and salt and baked them.  These are before and after photos, they just seemed to change color.

They are weirdly crispy, I was thinking they were gonna be soggy. My daughter and I, with trepidation, popped one in our mouths.  Cross the kale chips off the snack list here!
YUCK.  Sorry, but I don't know what the rave is about.  They STILL taste like kale, they are oddly crisp as they are so thin, they leave this powdery/crispy residue at the back of your throat and we won't even talk about the teeth.  You'll need to scrub your teeth before going out! LOL
Sorry folks that love 'em, we hated them.

I do however, drink green smoothies.  This is nothing new and it's really helpful when I don't have or want to take the time to make a meal and sit and eat it.  This is part of the weight problem, I would always grab something quick that I could eat while working or doing whatever without stopping.
This one below is a combination of Kale, Mango, Banana and plain non-fat greek yogurt.  YUM!
It's a pretty shade of green too.  It might sound gross but it's actually quite tasty and just think of how good this is for you.   Full of fiber and vitamins too.

Just perfect for the girl on the go!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Oh boy....

...have I ever been busy.  Sorry to have neglected my blog...ugh.
I'm backed up with orders and loving on the grandbabies too!  We will be having our Spring Open House in March at our little shop here in Northeast Pennsylvania.  More on that to come this week with times, dates, etc!
For now, stay warm!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dirty Rabbits and new patterns

Okay, so far there are  3 new patterns with more rabbits to come next week hopefully.  I am extremely busy with doll orders and shipping patterns so who knows!
Here we have Easter Bunny Girls

This pattern contains both the sitting style rabbit and the standing rabbit.  Standing rabbit, stands at about 17" tall.  Pattern includes complete instructions for making the dolls, their clothing as well as the eggs and a tutorial for the cute eyes.    This pattern is $11.00 + shipping.

Next we have "All U Need Is Love".   This pattern is for these little 9" raggedies, they make up quickly.  It also includes suggestions for finding some cute tags for your little dollies and instructions for their hairstyle as well.
This pattern is $8.50 + shipping.

And finally, we have "Dirty Rabbits" pattern.

This pattern includes instructions for making these rabbits and staining and "dirty" techniques as well.
These rabbits make up to 9" sitting and were designed to sit.

You can make them from fur or make them from muslin that you can paint and grunge.

I even made one with a vintage sugar sack body!

The ears will be poseable.
Pattern is $9.50 + shipping

Simply email to order, thanks for looking and hope your day is a great one!