After a busy week of buying fabric, sewing, and taking photos out in the cold, I am happy to announce that I have made several additions to my Etsy shop. The fabrics are so beautiful and comfy! Even better than I first imagined. They are called “Margaret Infinity Scarves” because they are an elegant but everyday kind of thing. In my mind, Margaret is an elegant but down-to-earth kind of gal. Laugh at me if you want. Don’t you ever place a name with a certain personality? Maybe it’s just me. If you would like, head on over to check out the updated Margaret and Alice Shop!
Hello friends! The year of 2016 has already come and taken 7 days with it. I had high aspirations to post my resolutions in a somewhat organized manner here on the blog, but once I missed the first couple days of the new year, a bit of my resolve had already escaped. Oops.
BUT, these winds of change blew a new business idea into my brain. I say “new business,” though what I really mean is a special kind of addition to my Etsy shop! Scarves have been everywhere. This winter, in the fall, last spring… They seem to never go out of season. My new line of infinity scarves focuses on fun prints and colors that can be layered and worn year-around. It’s like a scarf edition of the capsule wardrobe (but it lasts through all the seasons!). I will be adding many more options within the next week hopefully… Foxes and flowers coming soon. Yippee!
Check out some of the pairings! Here’s a link to my shop.
Thank you to the sweet friend who taught me how to make these! =D
My winter hibernation is over! The spring calls me. A slew of projects and dresses is soon to come, and today I wanted to give you all a sneak peek at a what I hope to be my best accomplishment yet— a vintage evening gown! I have just ordered the pattern and have not begun yet, but my head is full of color combinations and slight modifications. Isn’t the pattern the most adorable little dress you ever did see?!
Currently, I am leaning towards a dark green taffeta (or would a different material be better?) bodice, dark green taffeta skirt with a tulle overlay, and a white chiffon sash. Some other options that have crossed my mind are the following: gold and white, some kind of brocade, pink lace… Have any other ideas?
I just realized that my favorite and most frequent salad has never appeared on my blog. Sorry for depriving y’all of this. This goes great with chicken salad to make a heavenly and healthy spring picnic. Be sure to generously pile on all the fixings. That way, by the time everyone’s done, you get the jackpot: the bottom. That’s where all the rejected extra strawberries and dressing and onions meet up. Guys, I literally grab a fork spoon and gorge all the leftovers down my throat. I’m tellin’ ya— it’s no good left over ;)
Spinach Strawberry Salad
1/4 c. distilled white vinegar
1/3 c. olive oil
1/4 c. white sugar
Pinch of paprika
1 tbs. minced onion
1 tbs. poppy seeds
Chopped green onions
1. Shake all the dressing ingredients together.
2. Toss the dressing with all the salad ingredients.
WARNING:Beware all ye with braces, for fear of a green seedy metal mess.