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Baby quilts and a little linen.

Progress here…

Coin Girl TopCoin Boy Top

Have even gotten them all quilted and am stitching bindings!

All Quilted!

And a friend asked me a for a little red pouch so I delivered! As I put it together with no pattern I was very pleased to realize that I have mastered my understanding of bag making and lining. It tends to take me forever to wrap my head around these things. I can follow directions and have it turn out right over and over but now I finally “get” it!

Simple little linen pouch

I love the lining fabric from the Hello Betty fabric line.

Simple little linen Pouch

Babies on my quilts.

I couldn’t resist.  These photos have all shown up in the past couple of days… so it couldn’t be helped. I mean, really, TWO sets of twins!  Oh how I love to see the gifts enjoyed.

Sam & Harry

Fay week 15 136_NEW

Molly&Bridget

Sew Mama Sew Editorial Board

I was thrilled and honored when Kristen & Beth from Sew Mama Sew contacted me asking if I’d like to be on their editorial board for the next couple of months… Yes, please!

They did an amazingly nice intro post about me today. I’ll be doing a sew along for them next month so I hope you’ll be sewing along with me then!

-Alissa

The new blog!

Welcome to my revamped blog!  If you have a minute please do take the time to adjust your readers or blogrolls to have my new address:

http://www.handmadebyalissa.com/

Thank you!

It happened!

What an amazing time…I am so so proud of my country today.

november-4-2008

Illustration by Patrick Moberg.

Today is huge.

obama

Lots of little stitches.

These are almost done – just need to bind number two!

Pink & Green Quilts - almost done!

Meanwhile, I’ve discovered that I love to sit and embroider while I’m watching a little tv at night.  I feel useless when I’m not doing something with my hands, and there’s only so many bindings to stitch… plus, for some reason my past obsession with knitting has died completely (to hopefully one day return? Has this happened to any of you?).

Maybe I’ll do enough of these little cuties to have them be the centers of blocks for my next quilt.

Swallows

I was lucky enough to pick up the Sublime Stitching book for $5 at a little weekly street fair nearby and I’m so happy to be finally putting the patterns to good use!

Flowers

Next up… pears!

Next up...

Labels.

I’ve decided it’s way past time to be labeling my quilts – but didn’t have the patience to wait the time it would take to get them made before finishing my last quilt, so I embroidered one!

Tag in Progress

Tag

I figure that it’s not like I make so many quilts that I can’t manage to make a tag for each one, right?  I like the result and I think that it sticks with the “handmade” idea.  Plus, I really like the idea that I can change the colors and the label can match the quilt.  I’m thinking this might become my standard way of labelling! Quilts at least… for other items, it would be too labor intensive…

Ha.

Quiet from me these days as it’s family time in New Hampshire (I miss my sewing machine!!) but I found this funny.  Clearly the focus of my blog is QUITE clear!!

Hmmm...

What a find!

I’m not one of those people who finds amazing things all the time at flea markets and antique shops.  I’m just not.  So I couldn’t believe my luck in finding this sewing box on the side of the road!  A pair of the legs were broken off and it was dirty and dull.

I knew that it had great potential, so a bit of work…

…and I had this!

The new amazing Amy Butler wrapping paper and some great Anthropologie knobs are the details that makes the whole thing just so pretty!

And now it’s already filled up with all of my sewing things and getting lots of use!  I love it!

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