Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Vogue 2979

Recently, a friend approached me about making a formal for a special occasion at the end of this month. She wanted it to be modest and yet pretty, flattering and one of her favorite colors. We were blessed to have one stop shopping at Joanns. I think it has been one of the most stress free projects that I have ever had!

Here I was cutting it out but it is almost finished now! I just need to hem it and get some pictures outside. More to follow.

Lately, these are my favorite cookies. They are not super bad for you but are still sweet and full of energy. I started with the recipe from Sweetly Raw and changed it so it would not have coconut. Enjoy!

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grind 1 cup almonds and 1 1/3 cup rolled oats in the blender until they turn into flour. Add a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon Stevia.

In another bowl, combine 1 stick of softened butter*, 1/3 cup honey, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

Mix together wet and dry. Add 2/3 cup chocolate chips or cocoa nibs.

Spoon onto a tray covered in wax paper. Place in freezer until firm. Store in freezer. Makes about 24 small cookies

*If you prefer not to have dairy in the cookies, you can use coconut oil instead. Do not use the same amount but add it to the mixture once the wet and dry are combined. Pour it in slowly until it is moist enough for it to all mix but do not add too much so that the dough spreads out when put on the tray.



  1. I have seen that Vogue pattern, and always envisioned it as a bridal gown but it would also be perfect for a formal. What type of fabric is that? I love JoAnn's--you can really get some good bargains if you use their coupons and pay attention to their sale days.

  2. Bethany,

    I know that it will come out absolutely beautiful! The color is just luscious...but the detail is really where this dress will stand out.

    JoAnn's is wonderful for that. Mine is about an hour away from my home, but worth the driving :)

    Many happy hours sewing Bethany,

    Mrs. M.

  3. Question about the cookies, but what is Stevia? Is this a sugar substitute?