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June 11, 2010



You guys are the sweetest love story!

Kathy McDonald

Wow, Alica, you did a beautiful job! I'm so impressed! No wonder he loves it - it's perfect!


TOTALLY FRIGGING AMAZING!! What a labor of love! Beautiful!


I agree with all the comments above. I love everything from the embroidered label to the fabric for the shirt. He's going to love it.


Is it weird if I love the tag more than the shirt? Not that I don't love the shirt, but I think I might marry the tag.

Happy Birthday Andy Paulson!


THIS is one of the sweetest things ever. You are so talented!

Kelly K.

You rock! The label you made is so crazy good!! It's such perfect stitching, love it! What a sweet gift!


You're so cute it's ridiculous. ;)


You guys are too cute. I love it! Man, I don't think you could find a Dinosaur Jr. t-shirt these days... but I'm sure there are plenty of Wilco ones on the market.

The shirt looks great! Putting in the snaps sounds like great fun. Very cathartic.


No wonder he wears it all the time! It is beautiful, and made with love - who could ask for more??
Seriously, that shirt is FABULOUS!!
I've never made a shirt, but my sister Lori has. Back in high school, she made western-style patchwork shirts for her boyfriend and herself to wear to the Sadie Hawkins dance. They were awesome, just like yours for Andy.
Very special, indeed.


that is a lovely shirt, and i know andy feels your love every time he puts it on. my husband is the same with some goofy sweat pants i made for him.

my sister makes shirts like this for her husband. it looks like the same pattern too.

what a gift sewing is, fun for the maker and the warm feeling of love for the receiver.



You are amazing. Ann


Oh, my heavens. What love. Like wearing a hug, I'm sure. And that tag? No words.


This is so cool. You are so cool. I love this!

When my husband and I were dating, I embroidered a short love note and the date on the inside of a button down shirt, behind the pocket. It was sweet.

sharon stanley at farm and fru fru

this shirt is crazy is such a labor of love to be appreciated, worn and loved for a long long time...kudos for such a job well-done...what a good wife you are!

Jenny Wren's

That is the most gorgeous shirt! You are one talented little lady! The tag is my favorite part too, your stitches are so neat and pretty.


The label, crocheted hanger and the snaps are all my favorites! Beautiful job. It inspires me to try and make a shirt for my husband. Many of his are getting long in the tooth.


I can't believe you made that shirt - holy cow! It looks so worn/comfy/loved that I want it!


What a perfect gift!

Troy Louise

That's a fantastic shirt. What an amazing job. And, I can't wait to get my hands on your new book! Congrats on that & your cool shirt.

Carla (from Alabama)

That shirt is amazing and the tag is super amazing. The best gift ever I am sure.

Happy Birthday Andy!

Melissa H

This is seriously unbelievable. I didn't really think it was possible to sew a normal looking mens shirt at home but I guess it is. Great job!

Melissa T.

LOVE it!!! The tag just kills me - what a thoughtful & special detail. You two are *sew* cute! (Ha!)


Adorable, Alicia.


So doggone sweet (had to get in a plug for Clover!) that it almost makes me weepy.

Just love the tag AND the love that went into the whole shebang!


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