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Welcome to Gayle Made, a blog that’s devoted to stuff I made that I’m ready to share with a bunch of folks I don’t know scattered around the world.

I’m a dabbler who has too much creativity to be contained by any one form of expression. I cook; I quilt: I make jewelry; I take photos; I write. I’m not an expert at any of these art forms, for sure, but I have my small victories.

The goal of this blog is just to share my creations and my creative process with you. I hope you’ll share back, and let me know what you think.

If you make one of my recipes, let me know how it turned out (even if you hated it). If you’re interested in quilting, photography, jewelry making, writing, ask questions or share your knowledge. Creativity thrives on collaboration.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Jody Egelton (GDT JODY08) permalink
    April 7, 2009 11:18 am

    Nice site.

    you should add to your list of hobbies/knowledge CATS.

  2. Cindy Norman permalink
    April 25, 2009 2:51 pm

    Alpha, we are having a Gayle made weekend. The Braeburn, Macoun, etc is in the crockpot, the Sloppy Alphas are simmering, next in the crockpot will be the Corned beef and tomorrow we are cooking the chicken thighs. No cooking this week and plenty in the freezer.

    I had an idea you might post. Alpha’s pantry. What do you try and always have in your pantry. Maybe you’ve done that but I would enjoy seeing what you must have.

    One other (I know tell me to get my own blog) but have you seen many barn quilts? I love them and there are so many around me.

    Thanks for this site.


    • alfagee permalink*
      April 27, 2009 11:14 am

      Hope everything turned out well. You sure were ambitious!

      I love the idea of a pantry list. I’m definitely going to do that soon.

      I’m not at all familiar with barn quilts. I’ll have to Google.

  3. Liz permalink
    May 2, 2009 10:45 am

    Hi. Saw your comment about cupcakes on WeWa. I live in your neck of the woods and am addicted to cupcakes. I go to Crumbs often as well as Flour & Sun and agree that the latter are small and pricey. I do love the Hummingbird cupcake there.

    There’s a new Magnolia near Roc Center. Just had the carrot cake cupcake and it was quite good.

  4. Cindy Norman permalink
    October 10, 2009 10:52 am

    Alpha, I was just looking for the corned beef and cabbage recipe you had a while back with corned beef hash leftovers. Can you re-post it here.

    The Guiness Stout Stew smells delicious. Can’t wait to have it today.

  5. Robyn permalink
    December 26, 2009 9:03 pm

    I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind posting your 5 meat lasagna recipe? Thank you!

  6. Cindy Norman permalink
    February 12, 2010 2:39 pm


    I just wanted to let you know the Rosemary/Red Wine Beef Stew is in the crock pot and smells heavenly.

    Thanks for the recipe and I’m glad you follow-up appointment was a good one.


  7. cathy permalink
    October 8, 2010 4:58 pm

    I just followed you over here from the GDT- wow! A recipe treasure trove!
    (I’m dedopossum on ww- I’m usually on the WW Online board.)

  8. Kate Ianniello permalink
    March 10, 2011 11:29 pm

    Hi, I’m katehearts on the GDT… was interested in your pressure cooker adventure yesterday and I have bought one for myself. I’d toyed with the idea for a couple of months and the thought of beans (I love them), stews and roasts cooked quickly was a big draw.

    I’d love to see your recipes for the pressure cooker.

  9. Sarah permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:38 pm

    I have your banana bread in the oven right now. I replace the chocolate chips with 2 Tbs. of cocoa. My kids love it. FYI, I’m a longtime GDT lurker 🙂

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