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Hello dears. The wind whips around the house today. Out every window is flashing daylight and blowing branches. Something on top of the roof of the studio clanks and clanks. It's some sort of metal flap. Over and over again it's slapping against the roof. The power went out once this morning and then came right back on. Every few minutes comes a raging, howling gust. I'd better write this quick, before all electricity leaves, as it seems it surely could.

I've been tucked into the studio, spending most of my free time with floral fabrics. This is good medicine. Why should it soothe? I don't know. Thank you for your kind words and enthusiasm about the new quilt and the pending quilt-top kits! I couldn't be more thrilled, and am trying to collect so many fabrics that I want for these. They're more rare than I thought. I can't believe how beautifully they all work together, though. In the back of my mind I'm constantly thinking about how to offer these kits. The amounts of each fabric that I'm able to get are so varied. I'm not sure exactly how to display what you'll be getting, as there will be too many different arrangements to photograph each individually. Maybe I'll have to describe them in general terms and let you trust my design sense. I'm not sure yet. I'm pretty much finished with the pattern, which offers a toddler size, throw size, twin size, full/queen size, and a king size. It's been kind of fun working on all of the layout diagrams for each size. It's not all there yet but it's getting there.

February. I don't feel quite ready for it. I think we'll make Valentines today. Spread a little love around.

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Hi Alicia!
I have been following your blog for some time now. Love it! Turns out I'm giving dollhouse to my daughter for her birthday. I saw Amelia's and have to ask where you found some of the furnishings. Thank you!

LOVE that quilt!!! I'm making something similar with Fall colors!! Beautiful and evocative photos :)

Happy February! Your blog makes me so happy!

The dollhouse is so adorable - did you crochet the little rug? A nice idea to put in one of those Christmas trees! I will be giving my granddaughters a dollhouse for next Christmas and will try to make a few little things for it - maybe that's an idea for you - some type of dollhouse kit... ha, ha! I bet, whatever you choose to put together for the quilt kits will be great - I'm sure we'll all love it!

The beautiful tied quilts you're making are called "haps" here in rural Pennsylvania. I've heard it all my life. It was something hard to search for by that name, but I did find a reference on Wiktionary,https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hap under Etymology 2.

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I just finished my first real quilt. Such a big job. It is grey and modern for my nephew who just married. I think I would like a fabric pack so I could make a quilt that I wish my grandmother had made me. One that will look as if it was always part of our home. Love your photos. Your baby grows so quickly. Mine turned 26 this week. Such treasures.

I love every ballet class photo you post. These two are taking their instruction seriously. This is such a great thing to start young for body confidence and joy. I am worried about the wee Sylvanian lying on the bed without a quilt. He doesn't look comfortable. Could someone cover him quickly please? By the way, I sense spring in your photos..you're almost there!

It's been entirely too long since I visited this, my favorite spot in all of blogland and did you ever welcome me back in a glorious way with all these beautiful photos and as always, your heartfelt words. I've missed it here.

Love the dollhouse furniture. Can you tell me where you got it? I also see you will offer a quilt it! Excited to get one. Any idea of when the will be posted?

Lovely!! Your woven tapestry is beautiful!!

What is the thick pink roving yarn you used? I have been looking for something similar.

Leslie Budd says: February 09, 2017 at 08:28 AM

I adore the picture of Amelia and the young man in the dance studio!

Your style is pretty consistent, I think we would trust your eye and a written description. Maybe they could be categorized by General color variation: a pink version, green, blue, etc.

Watching your sweet daughter grow up is such a delight. In some of the photo's you published I really thinks she looks like her daddy when she is smiling. Love everything else about your blog too! You are so talented. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me throughout the years.

Thank you so much for linking the pattern to the ballet sweater! My granddaughter is leaving the baby sizes and I needed a bigger pattern. It's our favorite style of sweater. You may have to skip wool all together. Neither my son nor I can stand even a hint of it in anything we wear. Allergic? I don't know but drives us nuts.

Have you seen the amazing modern scandi dolls houses that are being created over on Instagram at the moment? I thought of you... http://babyology.com.au/toys/incredible-doll-houses-trendier-actual-house.html

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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.