Posts filed in: Shop Talk


Prettiest Party Hats Sewing Kits and Pattern Now on Sale!

Hi! Here are some party hats! Do you want to make them? We have a kit! It's the PRETTIEST PARTY HATS SEWING KIT and it is now available! This kit will help you to make the FOUR party hats shown...
read the post »

Sun Shines

We've had a week of perfect weather. It's incredible, just incredible, how much easier, happier, and sweeter it makes everything. Today it's perfectly sunny, with a slight breeze blowing. Birds are singing. The sprinkler's waving. I feel as if I...
read the post »

Little Kitchen

Well, I persist. I cleaned out the kitchen cabinet and added forty recipes to my Paprika app and I've been shopping and cooking almost every day. Since my original freak out, we've only eaten out once as a family (when...
read the post »

Basil Fox Back in Business

Just a quick note to let you know that dapper little Mr. Basil Fox's softie kit is back in the shop with several shirt options (even a new, 1/4" magenta gingham, which is adorable). I also added some fabric/yarn options...
read the post »

April Flowers

Oh my goodness, thank you for the sampler orders. Thank you VERY much!!! I am so happy. I truly appreciate your orders and all of your sweet words. I'm really excited about this project and this kit and I really...
read the post »

My Sweetiepie Sampler Kits Now Available!

Well, good morning! Do you know your ABCs? We're learning them here, and we want to share ours with you! My Sweetiepie ABCs Cross Stitch Sampler Kit is now ready to order here! You can click on both of those...
read the post »

Pretty Petals

Oh, apple trees! My favorite of the flowering trees. So humble and sweet and pretty. And their scent. My gosh, I love them. I made a pillow and a pizza and more dresses. Thank you so much for all of...
read the post »

More Maggie Kits Now in Stock for Easter!

I was supposed to tell you this two days ago but I am a little behind, I'm sorry: We have more Miss Maggie Rabbit softie kits now in stock for Easter! Yay. This is good. I love Maggie. We put...
read the post »

Swirlywhirl, and Slow

January. What would I do without you, specifically your frowsy second half, after the holidays and the birthdays and the outings? Because there are the lights . . . and the burnt-out lights and the only-half-put-away decorations and the only-half-put-away...
read the post »
image from

A Cold Day Outfit Kits and Pattern (and Ornament Kits, Too!)

If your Little Animal Family is getting chilly, you might want to consider making them a duffel coat, stripey sweater, jeans, boots, and a scarf this fall. Introducing A Cold Day Outfit Kit, available in two colorways. One is with...
read the post »
embroidered A


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.