Slow Lady

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Hello! How are you? Happy January! It's been quiet around here. I'm relieved, and I might even say thrilled. The house is disheveled and so am I. I had a birthday last week. It was lovely. We went swimming over the weekend at an indoor water park and it was awesome. We were there for three hours and Amelia didn't want to leave (and that's a first — usually she's ready to go and they have to drag me out). It felt like a little mini vacation. At night I've been crocheting a little bunny guy. It's time to get back into a regular routine (apparently) but I'm gonna try to hibernate for as long as possible. I'm just not ready to get up and at 'em yet, you know? New books, hot baths, and plenty of yarn. Thumbs up, January.

***The bunny is a pattern I am working on. I'll let you know when he's done. :)



Happy Birthday.

I understand perfectly about hibernating at this time of the year. It is summer season in this hemisphere & it is so good to be able to collect one's thoughts, relax & not meet schedules for a short time.

Anne Marie says: January 11, 2016 at 04:55 PM

Looks like you had a wonderful birthday - that cake is to die for! Love your crochet bunny - do you have the source for the pattern. I would love to make the bunny for my grand kids.

*H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to you! I am also not wanting real life to kick in.. I so enjoyed the cocooning of the week between xmas and NY that I want to keep staying home and doing what I want. :-) I sooooo want a piece of that cake! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

I'm the same way...not quite ready to get up and at em'. Still feeling like my body is requesting more time for rejuvenation from last year and all the completed projects. So, as I'm doing...take your time. Ease into the new year and all will fall into place. :)

Happy Birthday, Alicia! And for heaven's sake, please, please, please ... tell us where that awesome wrapping paper came from!

*h*a*p*p*y***b*i*r*t*h*d*a*y* alicia.

(oops! just saw teresa's greeting. we think alike. i wasn't copying!! next time i'll read the comments before i post. :>)) )

Happy Birthday! And many more. Did you make your own cake? It looks like one of yours - beautiful!

Cat McKenzie says: January 11, 2016 at 06:39 PM

Happy Birthday! Looks like you have had a lovely celebration and you deserve it. Love that wrapping paper it so reminds me of your little Basil fox and many other of your creations.

Happy Birthday!
I adore this pattern. It reminds me a little of the (sewn) Humpty Dumpty pillows from my childhood. I'd be sorely tempted to leave him open and turn him into the world's most adorable tea cosy. Either way, he's a winner.

Happy birthday!! I am being slow's wonderful :) Enjoy your days!

Your cakes! Yourcakesyourcakes!! I fell in love with your blog years ago over a cake that had a tiny little bunting strung over it. I think it may have been for Andy's birthday? Anyway, I can't even tell you how much I adore getting these sweet glimpses of a very sweet life. And beautiful cakes that are like the edible version of a fairytale. Thank you for sharing!

The second photo has a very interesting visual charm. I like it! All the photos are lovely!
Oh the cake,please tell about it and the new bunny caught my interest since I can crochet.

Happy Birthday! Visiting your site always takes me to such a happy place. Much appreciation for the many times you've brought me peace at the end of a hectic day.

Happy Birthday! The cake looked absolutely divine, and all those gorgeous callas lilies...
Slow, messy January seems to be just the thing to ease into the new year.

That cake! And the wrapping paper! I wish it would be wallpaper!

Happy Birthday Alicia! That cake looks delicious.

sharon stanley says: January 12, 2016 at 04:12 AM

i'm very afraid i would stick my whole face in that cake and embarrass myself.

Bethany Hissong says: January 12, 2016 at 05:10 AM

Happy Birthday Alicia! I wish you many more moments of days like these! Beautiful photos as usual too!

Happy Birthday Alicia!!! Your pictures are as beautiful as ever!! Such a cute little bunny!!!! Enjoy the rest of January! We are in the midst of a giant lake effect snow storm! Getting buried! you would love it:)

What a beautiful cake!!! Happy Belated!!!

It looks like a good year on your horizon. Thanks for the post. It's such fun to visit your site.

Happiest birthday wishes to you, Alicia!! xo

Happiest of Birthdays to you, and may this year be your best! Thanks again for sharing the beauty of your life here with us so often. It is a treat to see and read.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your cake looks lovely!

Cheers to some resting up :)

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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