Pre-Party Prepping

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so very much, for all of the orders!!! I am so thrilled that you like the new kits. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I am beyond pleased. We are shipping at lightning speed because

s o m e o n e  is having a little birthday party tomorrow. Someone is turning two! My dearest darling, already two. Preparations — and present making and finishing — are seriously underway. Details to come. But later! Right now it's bake, wrap, sew, fuss, fiddle, blow up balloons. My very favorite things to do. Oh, girl. I just love you more than I can say.


2 years old?!?!? How is that even possible? I feel like I was just reading of her arrival into your family not so long ago. We are in the adoption process and your posts always give me hope that maybe one day we will make it to the end with a little person in our arms. Happiest of days to your darling Amelia!

Awww, happy birthday to your little darling! I love the party prep going on ... and that briefcase of craft supplies??? Melt-melt-melt ...

HOW exciting!! I love all of the things I see and those busy hands and freshly ironed dresses. I can't wait to see and read more. Happy happy birthday Amelia and happy happy 2 year family birthday to you all.

Happy Second B-day to all involved :))

Those animals for the cake?
Beyond cute, and then some-just like your Little Miss Two.

Happy birthday, Amelia! So many people love you.

Dad mermaid making, Priceless...

Happy Birthday Sweet Amelia :>)

Lovely flurry of making and preparing... so much love in these moments and gestures.
Happy Birthday, Mimi, and happy celebrating for all her loved ones~

Yippee!! I truly couldn’t be happier for the three of you. Such lovely photos of your festive undertakings, and I’m sure I’ll be able to hear Amelia’s squeals of delight all the down here in California's Santa Cruz Mountains when she opens her gifts.

Happy, Happy Birthday, darling girl!!

Susan from Tsawwassen says: October 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Amelia's two already??? I actually said "What??" out loud (lol). As I was paging down seeing the party preparations, I thought, no, really? Already? Huh ... must be. Wow! I love the build-up with the dresses, balloons, hand-crafted gifts. Happy Birthday Amelia, indeed! Have a wonderful celebration all. PS Love the cake decorations.

Happy Birthday to Amelia! I love your banner with the pom poms, and I'd love to know what brand those paper plates are. They are beautiful.

Happy Birthday Miss Amelia!! I have to believe this is going to be the sweetest birthday party ever :)

happy second birthday, amelia. i share your birthday month but won't say how old. :-) it's a lovely month for a birthday and judging by the preparations, it will be a lovelier day. you are a beautiful young lady.

Your darling's two looks like my darlings two! Your blog is a treasure to me!

Oh, I can't wait to hear all about that birthday party. Happiest of Birthdays to the Special Birthday Girl! Thanks for making us smile all year long!

Happy birthday, sweet Amelia! I hope the party is lots of fun.

Aw, I have loved this little girl from afar for just as long! Have a blessedly wonderful day! :-)

Oh my goodness! How fast she has grown..or perhaps that's a reflection on my age. Things do seem to go faster these days. I LOVE the dolly that Andy is working on! Did he crochet her, oh that man has sooooooo many talents perhaps he's added another! Kisses to Amelia!

Looing good!

Happy Birthday Miss Amelia!!! Two is a lovely wonderful age to be - enjoy it :)

Kristen from MA says: October 10, 2014 at 02:36 PM

Andy has crocheted a mermaid for Amelia? And he keeps his craft supplies in an old briefcase? Can this man possibly be any cuter?!!

Have a wonderful time at the party, and Happy Birthday to Amelia!

I can't believe how time has flown. The love in your household fills me every time I read one of your posts. The pictures bring an awareness of the simple beauty of the world. Happy Birthday Amelia.

Happy Birthday to your little one! I can't believe she's 2 already!!

so sweet - goose bumps, love it all! but especially the birthday dress you made amelia and the mermaid doll is too cute. we just found out we are going to be grandparents need to get the husband some crochet needles.

Well that's about how long I have been following you:)
His hands w/ the doll:)

The clothes..the decorations..
All so very special.

Happy birthday to your sweet little girl. Have a wonderful day.

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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