September 19, 2012

Homemade yogurt - second try

A week ago, I received my Seb "yogurt machine"...
I could not wait but I missed one of the key ingredients: powdered milk.
I convinced myself that it did not matter and that I should give it a try anyway.
In addition, I did not dilute enough the base yogurt (that you need for the ferments).
I was not really satisfied or confident with what I was doing and the result was not up to my expectations. To be honest, I have a sweet memory of the homemade yogurts I made during my summer vacations at my grandparents near Arcachon.

But, I could not stop after this failure.... I bought powdered milk, a new base yogurt et tried again....
I also followed the instructions on the yogurt machine manual (it can certainly help).
Tomorrow is the verdict.
Of course, I keep you posted!!!

September 12, 2012

A new sweater....

"What are you doing, Mummy ? You are knitting a sweater for me....?"
That's the question Louise and Charlotte keep on asking me when they see me knitting.
And, until now, the answer has always been "Yes, it is a sweater for you, my dear".
Here is the latest sweater:

100% from Citronille:
- pattern "tunique à encolure smockée"
- wool - colour verbena

September 01, 2012

Flower power!!

While I was tidying up some cupboards last week, I found another cushion to cover.
I had enough now for my couch.... What shall I do with it then?
Why not bringing more comfort and cheerfulness to the office?
At last, the opportunity to use of the many fabrics I brought back from Ikea earlier this summer - Fredrika.

It took a little bit of time to figure out how to cut the pattern..... The outcome needs to be harmonious and aesthetic...
I am very happy with my brand new cushion and I look forward to take it to the office on Monday.