May 14th, 2014


Stylo is a new eMagazine that focuses on modern children’s sewing patterns and fashion. It’s produced by Celina of Petit a Petit and Family and Jess of the Sewing Rabbit–two women I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with many times. They are stylish in their own right, so it’s no surprise their magazine is super stylish too. And I had the good luck to be in their second issue! 

handmade digger on elsie marley

They gave 6 designers one fabric and gave us free rein to sew what we liked. This fabric stumped me. It’s very bold and graphic, mostly aqua with flashes of hot pink and coral. I almost went whole hog

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chicken adobo

May 9th, 2014

chicken adobo recipe on elsie marley

The title of this post could have been, “Chicken loves vinegar.” Chicken and vinegar really do go so well together. My go-to quick dinner is boneless chicken thighs sautéed in butter and a sauce made from simply deglazing the pan with apple cider vinegar. The sauce is buttery and tangy and so, so good. So I knew chicken loved vinegar, but I didn’t really know the extend of the love affair until I made chicken adobo.

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sew along CENTRAL newsletter

These days, it seems there are sew-alongs everywhere you look!  But I always seem to find the most interesting ones after they’ve finsihed. I’m sure I’m not the only one who can’t keep track of all the awesomeness. So I thought I’d remedy the situation with a simple newsletter: sew-along CENTRAL. Just a list of what sew-alongs are coming up for the month–garment sew-alongs, kids sew alongs, quilt alongs, bag alongs, I’m sure there are other alongs I haven’t even heard of yet!

Would you like to know about all the sew-alongs happening? Would you like them all conveniently delivered to your inbox?  I promise not to get all spammy on you. I just want to tell you about all the good things happening in the sewing world! Typically the newsletter will go out once a month. Then you will be all ready to jump into whatever sew-alongs strike your fancy! To sign up for the newsletter follow this link, or use the form in the sidebar —>

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rayon raglan

May 2nd, 2014

rayon raglan on elsie marley

There are a bunch of sewing-for-yourself sew-alongs going on at the moment. It’s hard not to get swept up in all the bloggy excitement.

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alt: part #2

April 30th, 2014

alt: part #1

alt part 2 on elsie marley

Okay, so it’s been 2 months since ALT and everyone has forgotten about it by now. Still, I wanted to show you what I made for it, mostly because it was ridiculous. Thursday night at the conference, Cricut hosted a big party and everyone was instructed to wear green. This involved waaaay more shopping than I am comfortable with and lots of unnecessary clothes stress. I never did find a green dress, but I did find a nice black one at the thrift store and an amazing beaded belt at Anthropologie.

mint green capelet by elsie marley

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