Saturday, November 24, 2007


With time on my hands the past few days, I've been putting together and assembling various Christmas presents. Below is one of several gifts you might be receiving...

I made these from foofanagle's headband tutorial. With my big head, I can never fit in a store bought plastic headband, but with the tiny piece of elastic down at the bottom of this headband, it fits like a glove!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Remember the pink and green fabric I had? I used the scraps to make some button magnets. An assortment of these might be in a gift bag, headed your way.

I also had to make some larger button magnets out of my Wake fabric - go Deacs!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

fabric by mail

Last week, I won a gift certificate from Sew Mama Sew. Today, these fabrics arrived in the mail! I can't wait to make something beautiful out of them.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

pink and green

Today I started with several pieces of fabric - and cut them into 6 1/2 by 8 inch rectangles.

From one set of fabric, I created a tissue holder.

From another set, I created a luggage tag. The luggage tag still needs perfecting, but it's a start, right?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

little e

These washcloths were made for little e. I wanted to show them off, as you can't see them very well in her basket.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

baby onesies, part II

Another of my onesies creation, with the help of my friend A and a bottle of wine. This onesie was made for baby A - her daddy went to the University of Kentucky, home of the fighting Wildcats. They loved it.

If you would like some onesies personalized, please email me at designsbyalicia at gmail dot com with your ideas, and I'll work with you to come up with a great gift.

Friday, November 2, 2007

pin cushions

Today is pin cushion day (at least on the Sew Mama Sew blog, 30 days of handmade it is). I wanted to show off my new needle book and pin cushion, made by Jenn. They are lovely and will give me lots of help with my sewing.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

30 days of homemade

This holiday season, I am going to try and make homemade gifts for my friends and family. In this vein, I am so excited that Sew Mama Sew is helping me out. They are providing 30 days of gifts to sew in November. A new gift to think about each day. For more information - and to see what you might be getting in your gift bag, check out the Sew Mama Sew blog.