My Little Group of Girls

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Yay, I finished the girls! I'm so excited about them. I am going to show you all of their individual photos and start my eBay auction for them on Monday, December 15. It will last for three days and then I will ship them really quick, so they will hopefully get to you for Christmas (but no promises — unfortunately I am just cutting it too close, sorry!). But as I mentioned the other day, I will send half of the proceeds from each doll to a different charity, including World Vision, Unicef, Red Cross, Toys for Tots, The Salvation Army, Free Geek, and the ASPCA. So stay tuned and I will put all the links and photos up on the blog on Monday.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the signing at Bolt last night! I had the best time. You guys are all so nice, so adorable, and so generous. Let me tell you, it has been such a fun experience doing these signings during the holiday season — it just feels like party after party. Thank you for that. It has been such a great experience getting to meet so many of you, and hear your stories, and understand more about why we all love to make things for the special people in our lives. I have really loved all of it.

Kristen Rask, who owns an absolutely darling little store in Seattle called Schmancy and who also was one of the hardworking organizers of Urban Craft Uprising last weekend, asked me some unique and interesting questions the other day about my life and craft — you can read that interview here, and also leave a comment for another chance to win a copy of Stitched in Time if you haven't gotten your copy yet!

We have a busy weekend, and I bet most of you do, too. Tonight we are going to see the Portland Revels Christmas show (and unfortunately, it is completely sold out — I got my tickets several weeks ago and there weren't even two seats together at that time!). This year's show features dance, music, and drama inspired by Scandinavian legend and lore, and it just sounds so cool. I can't wait. And tomorrow we are taking our niece to see The Nutcracker downtown, and that's always one of my favorite things about Christmas.

AND — it's supposed TO SNOW this weekend. Oh joy!!! I need to go find my flannel nightgown and make sure we have pancake supplies for Sunday morning. I can't wait.


lovely - just lovely - wish I had some extra to purchase one - instead I will enjoy from a far :o)

love that you are donated - full of Christmas cheer - nice!

Merry Christmas!

Those dolls are so adorable! And we might get snow up here in Anacortes, WA too! I just kinda hope it waits until we get back up the freeway after our hockey game tonight!

Mmm... Pancakes! Thanks for the idea! :-)

Happy weekend!! Sounds like it's going to be a great one!

The dolls are fantastic!
We got our first snowfall today here in Vancouver. It was lovely!
Have a great weekend, Leslie.

Your girls are just beautiful! Are they hand sewn or machine sewn? I ask because the first thing out of my daughter's mouth was "I want to make one!" This might be a lovely project for our Girl Scout troop.

Wow your girls are beautiful. I wanted to come last night. Sadly I had a cookie exchange in Gresham boo. Looks like I will have to wait for you to come out with a second book.

Have fun this weekend.

The girls look like a fun little sewing circle! They are stunning all together, well done. Enjoy the snow.

Alicia, your dolls are soooooo awesome! They are all works of art. I'm so excited about your embroidery book. Looks like the summer of 2010 is going to be a great one. Wishing you a snowy white weekend.

love the girls and it is true that they all come out so unique
have a wonderful, dreamy weekend!

What a lovely posse of girlfriends. So much work went into them, I'll bet you can scarcely believe you did it all!

Bolt is a great little place. I picked up some gorgeous stuff the last time I was in town :)

They are wonderful, Alicia!! I hope I can make one as pretty!
Sounds like you're going to have a great weekend! :o)

Alicia, I have been reading your blog since October of this year. Prior to that, I had no idea what a blog was. That's how behind the times I am. Now, each morning after I've dropped my kids off at school, I get my cup of coffee and log on to see what you've posted. I am now officially a blog stalker. I mean that in a good way, not a creepy way. Your blog is just downright fun to read and your pictures are always a joy to look at! I don't think I would usually say "a joy to look at" in real life. I would probably say cool or something like, but anyway they are. Thanks for my daily dose of inspiration. (I really wouldn't say that in real life either, but I guess when you blog you can say goofy stuff like like). Happy Holidays!

the ladies are amazing

Alicia, I have really enjoyed your book - and your blog. Found one copy at our local Barnes & Noble and have my eye on several projects for Christmas - the baby clothes quit first, I think. The dolls are absolutely lovely, and may just have to make one for me!

those are soooo adorable!!!! I love them!! they make me want to try on the pattern even more!

I'm so excited about the snow as well! Pancakes, grilled cheese, warm stews, here I come.
I am missing the Nutcracker this year - enjoy it.

Yeah!!! I can't wait to bid!!! You are doing a wonderful thing- after reading your initial post, I was inspired to sponsor a child as well. Thank you for the inspiration and idea! Merry CHRISTmas!

Ooops...I left my "doll comment" at the wrong post (the previous one) Sorry!!

jan richards says: December 12, 2008 at 11:21 PM

Your dolls are so beautiful. You do very perfect work...I know too, I'm a retired home ec teacher!! Love your blog. We also sponsor children through World Vision. What a nice thing for you to do for all the charitable groups you are helping.
Merry Christmas to you and Andy.

Beautiful dolls! And yay! Another book! :-) I just ordered "Stitched in Time" and can't wait to see it!

Have a great, hopefully snowy weekend!

Oh how beautiful they all are.
I'm in the process of making some of your dolls for my neices for Xmas. Great book by the way.
Hope you have a lovely Christmas.

You are generous and deserving, I hope you receive a wonderful gift this Christmas. Your dolls are adorable.

Beautiful!!! Enjoy the snow ;-)

Beautiful!!! Enjoy the snow ;-)

Ahhh, handmade with love!Precious. Don't you love picking out the fabrics, too? It's as fun as going to an art gallery and looking at all the paintings, but you get to take all the pools and swirls of color home.

Are you doing a book signing on the east coast??? I'd be there.

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About Alicia Paulson


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