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Coffee1

Assemblage

My crew was busy assembling floss packets for ornament kits this week. (Yes, amazingly, it's that time of year again!) For the majority of the early summer I had pretty much decided that I probably wouldn't design an ornament kit...
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Spools1

The Machine

I wasn't sure if it would work. We had forty-six cones of floss (in fourteen different colors), and I wanted to be able to unwind them into 18" lengths, all at the same time. We bought three 6-foot-long 2"-x-4"s, pounded...
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Room1

Assembling and Packing

Hi! Have I ever been busy! Whew! [Takes deep breath, and big sip of coffee.] How are you? How is everything going out there? Good? Thank you EVER so much for the ornament kit orders. Oh me oh my. I...
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Neighborhood1

Dispatch from the Daisychain Assembly Line

Just wanted to pop in and say hello, we're still here, just spending every moment assembling and shipping as fast as we can. We have a weird process that isn't completely chronological (it depends on where you live, what you...
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MollieMakes2

Sampler Kits Update: Now Shipping!

Isn't this the cutest little magazine cover you've ever seen? This is the latest issue of a new British craft magazine called Mollie Makes. So cute. I am looking forward to seeing the whole issue. I haven't been out to...
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Clover1

Sampler Kits Update

For the past month we've been busy behind the scenes here, working to get all of the sampler kits ready to ship. The silk screening is finished, the patterns are proofed and printed, the packing slips are printed and organized,...
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Bike1

Thank you for all of the Portland suggestions! There are some great ones in there. I am so looking forward to going through those and checking some new things out and putting a list together in the next couple of...
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Norman2

Old Bones and Simple Stitches

I've been riding a lot the past few days and it's all still kind of just blowing my mind — can't quite find words to talk about it, really. I probably will find some words at some point, knowing me....
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Torchlight2

Burning the Midnight Oil

Well, it was actually only the 8 p.m. oil. But that's how dark it is at 8 p.m. now — I can't believe it! We got a lot done this weekend, though we skipped the sheep show (shoot). Just too...
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That Winter Afternoon . . .

. . . when I left the library, it was already snowing. . . . . The sky was the color of a pewter cup. . . . . . I buttoned my coat all the way up. . ....
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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 aliciapaulson.com

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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.