Sunday, June 17, 2012

Changes to my shop, and making what I love

You may have noticed some changes to my Etsy shop. I have began to make handbags! I have been wanting to make these for a while, and I finally had the opportunity to begin. They are turning out exactly how I pictured them in my mind, and I'm really happy with them. Now, to find the time to continue making the others that I have ideas for. The shop will continue to sell bags: Yoga Bags, Handbags, Clutch Purses, and Tote Bags.

I will also continue to sell scarves! I love, love, love scarves. They are so versatile, and really exude style and flair to your everyday outfit. Dress it up, or dress it down; they really add an oomph!


I have also started selling some of my items at local consignment shops! They have really been encouraging and excited to have the Its Sew Lola items. Article Consignment here in East Sac has really went the extra mile in posting photos on their Facebook page, and in their newsletter. I'm really excited to be there! Also, Trezhers in the Land Park area here in Sacramento has some of my items as well! I'm getting such great feedback, and I'm keeping really busy to keep up inventory in all areas! 

Just wanted to share some updates! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far.

Balsamic Rosemary Chicken

Yum! Chicken is such a versatile meat. It really can take on different marinades to create a multitude of dishes. Chicken is always great in the summer, and I love the smell of chicken on the barbecue. However, this is not a barbecue recipe. Sorry. It is however, so dang good and so simple! This is a great go-to recipe when you have company coming or if you need something to impress, without a lot of work. This recipe came from Giada Leurentis. I really like a lot of her recipes, her cooking is so simple with such great flavors. So enjoy!

Balsamic Rosemary Chicken

Start with the marinade. I like to let it marinate during the day, at least 5-6 hours.

1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
5 Garlic Cloves, minced
Package of drumsticks, about 12-15


In a medium sized bowl combine all of the ingredients except the chicken. Whisk the liquid marinade to combine the ingredients. Pour the marinade into a large ziplock bag. Add the chicken into the bag, zip it up, and gently move around the ingredients into the bag to cover all of the chicken. I usually put the closed bag of chicken into a bowl to prevent possible spills or, who knows! Marinade the chicken for about 5 hours in the refrigerator, checking on it every so often and move around the chicken to marinate all pieces equally.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a large baking sheet, lined with foil (really important!) lay out the chicken and bake until the skin of the chicken is nice and caramalized and dark in spots. About 30-35 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the remaining marinade in a small saucepan. Bring the marinade to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. The marinade will become a thicker sauce to brush over the cooked chicken.

When the chicken is done, take it out of the oven and brush the sauce over each piece about 2 times.

Serve and enjoy!