about

me

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by Elsie Marley. My name is Meg Freeman and I am the author of this little blog. I am the mother to three lovely little children and married to a wonderful man who also happens to be my best friend. I grew up in Minnesota, jumped around from place to place for a bit and now our family is settled in the fabulous city of Madison, WI.

Like so many others, I started to sew after I had my first baby. The first thing I made was a quilt, which is a horrible first sewing project, but it forced me to learned about my machine and it got me excited to sew more. Since then I’ve learned to make clothes, soft toys, and (better) quilts. I learned to crochet as well, and got brave enough to try my hand at knitting. All along the way, this wonderful and supportive craft blog community has helped me learn to make and inspired me to keep making.

Years ago, I had the idea to challenge myself to sew one hour a day for one week. I wanted to make clothes for my kids and this seemed like a good way to get off the couch and get it done. It worked! Soon after I invited my readers to join in on the challenge and Kid’s Clothes Week was born. In 2013 I partnered with Dorie Schwarz to create a home for the Kid’s Clothes Week  community. It has been a pleasure to watch this amazing sewing community grow. You can find me on the Kid’s Clothes Week blog where we host 4 seasonal sewing challenges every year.


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If you would like to ask me a question, inquire about sponsorship (for elsie marley or KCW), or just want to strike up a conversation please email me at:

elsiemarleyblog@gmail.com

I would love to hear from you.

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The name of my blog comes from a nursery rhyme about a bar maid:

my name is not elsie marley Elsie Marley’s grown so fine,

She won’t get up to feed the swine,

But lies in bed ’til eight or nine!

Lazy Elsie Marley.