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Monday, February 15, 2010

Posie Gets Cozy

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I have read this blog since the beginning of my blog reading days.  I have wanted to feature her ever since I started this blog.  I never thought I could do her justice.  I also thought that everyone already knows her…………it’s kind of like me featuring Martha Stewart.  You would just think “well DUH Kim, give us someone we don’t know about”.

Posie gets Cozy

I’m also a bit speechless when it comes to Alicia’s blog and site.  Me………speechless?  She is the queen of craft.  She’s a published author! image And has had lots of press coverage.  Martha really should team up with her.  Very very very talented at all the founding crafts.  She sews, she crochets, she does all kinds of stuff with needles…..she cooks, she bakes……she’s a traditionalist with her creative adventures.  She’s also a great writer.  She’s incredibly candid, humble and interesting to read.  You feel like one of her friends just by reading.  That’s probably why I once had a dream she baked me blueberry muffins and served them to me on the cutest plate.  Mmmm, and they were the best muffins I’d ever had.  And because of her, my love for Corgi’s was born. image I wanted a Corgi SO badly. Not that I would trade my girl Mabie for anything…..I’m a true Labradoodle girl now, but I can’t look at a Corgi without thinking of Alicia.

Her studio is to die for!  image This is where the magic happens.image

In addition to her blog, she has a site where she sells bits of her talents.  Original items, sometimes kits.  

These birds are a popular item.  image She even has a few free patterns…….like these dish towels.  Do you really think she’d be without the dishtowels our grandmothers had?  She is all about celebrating the simple pleasures of the past.image Her photographs are beautiful.  See?  Simple pleasures.  She’s also got a thing for vintage dishes.imageShe can also make a colander full of Cherries look like art.image

More examples of things you can find in her shop….we all love felt flowers!image Or her latest project…….she even shows you a tutorial on how to block your crocheted blanket…..She has got the patience of a saint.image

Another tutorial on these hexagon flowers…….this is a hexagon right? 


    Alicia lives where I do………and she shares so much with you about our beautiful Pacific NW.  This is the Columbia Gorge.


If you could see to the left of this photo and back a bit, you’d see where I live.  I should be like her and share more……..

If you have NEVER been to her blog or heard of Alicia Paulson……you have a real treat ahead of you by visiting her blog.  But seriously, I really doubt there are many of you that don’t know about Posie gets Cozy. 

OK, TCB readers………this is where you can make me look really really good…..leave her a comment, letting her know how you found her…….even if you’ve been there a 1000 times.  :)  Humor me.

And if you dream about her baking you blueberry muffins…….let me know.



carolineAlexander said...

I love here studio. I have been trying to design my studio for years, and I still am not happy.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Yep Martha has got nothing on her. Have been following Alicia for a long time too. She is terrific and I want a Corgie too!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the great intro. Before today I've never heard of her. I'm off to check her out, thanks!
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

Herself said...

I'm so excited to be introduced to Alicia!

Stephanie said...

I will be a newbie on her site as well, but then again I am a newbie to the blogging world. Thanks for letting us know all about Alicia.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh how I adore Alicia!

Teresa said...

Hello Sweet Friend Kim!
And Happy Valentine's to you!
Hope you enjoyed it with your boys and sweet girl Mabie!
Doogan sends kisses to sweet Mabie!
I first discovered Alicia a bit over a year ago!
Her blog was really the first blog I discovered.
She was featured in Country Living magazine I I popped over...I had a Corgi named Roofus at the time and had just lost my other Corgi...named Hershel to cancer.
I am telling you...
when I popped over to her blog...
and began to discover Alicia's world...
I mean I didn't get a thing done for DAYS!!!!!!!
I think I finally re-surfaced into my world days later...around Valentine's...and I rushed to make some Valentine cookies and had the BIGGEST photo shoot with them!
Ha...haha!!!!! ;o)
Oh what a dreamy magical world she has!
Delighted she's being featured!

Kirsten said...

Awww, Kim, you can do anyone justice! Love Alicia...and I've visited a few thousand times...mostly without comment :O
I'll make you proud! said...

I feel so out of the loop! I have never seen Alicia's blog until today! Thanks so much for introducing her to me - she is now bookmarked and will be visited often!
We Northwestern folks need to stick together! I am in Northern Idaho! Here is a link to my latest post.

Miss Jody said...

Congrats to you friend! :)

inadvertent farmer said...

Her studio is just so amazing...being from the NW I certainly recognize the gorge! Thanks for sharing, I had never heard of her and have just now ordered her book from amazon...thanks! Kim

Heidi Walker said...

That last picture is so pretty I almost cried.

I will be back I hope to get as crafty as this someday.


Molly said...

This was not a "duh" post for me... never heard of her, but I'm excited to follow her! Thanks!

Lisa said...

I absolutely love Alicia's blog! I've been hooked since the first post I read. She is amazing! Thanks for the feature! I'll let you know if I have any blueberry muffin dreams. :)


Miranda said...

Alicia's blog was the first blog I ever started reading regularly. She was even the first subscription in my google reader! Love, love, love her!

Emily said...

Looks like another fun follow, thanks Kim!!

Emily @remodeling this life

Haidee said...

Doggie is so comfty looking!!! I have two BIG babies (dogd0 myself they are 1/2 pitbull & beagle. What a mix. HUH? *** I wish I could make up my mind how to design my scrapbook room.*** This room is so bright looking**** Thanks for showing us this room!!!

Nathalie said...

I have never heard of her either but it sounds like I must be living under a rock!!! Off to check out her blog (and leave her a comment) ;)

Andrea on Third Street said...

I love Alicia and Posie Gets Cozy. I've been following her blog since I started, too, and I never miss a post. She is very inspirational. Thanks for featuring her!

Cassie said...

i remember reading her blog long, long ago and then forgetting about it. so your post was a nice reminder!

Angel said...

I am so in love with her studio. I just love those turquoise walls and how everything just pops in front of them. Her book "Stitched in Time" has been on my wish list for forever. Thanks for featuring her! I big time puffy heart stitching and just blogged a tutorial on how to hand embroider.

Shelly said...

Have been following you for a little while now and want to say thank you for your beautiful photos and your wonderful thoughts. I am in a huge transition in my life right now and it is just one day at a time and I enjoy all the inspiration that others have to share. I use my blog as somewhat of a gratitude journal and as my eye on the prize so to speak and I love women who inspire which in turn empowers others. Many do not realize the impact that they have and I just wanted to share your little impact on me. Thank You and keep sharing those beautiful pics.
Always, Shelly

JulieChats said...

I love Alicia's blog too! It was one of the first blogs I looked to for inspiration when I started my scrapbooking blog. And it's so great to see other bloggers from the area (I'm in Beaverton). You certainly did her justice!