lil' alice by Katy Reitz (Handmade in Michigan)

New Boston, Michigan · 601 Sales


lil' alice by Katy Reitz (Handmade in Michigan)

New Boston, Michigan 601 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Thanks for stopping by li' alice! Everything is handmade in Michigan in my shop, which is smoke free & pet free.



Last updated on Jan 12, 2018

Thanks for stopping by li' alice! Everything is handmade in Michigan in my shop, which is smoke free & pet free.


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lil' alice, Made in Michigan

Growing up my nickname was lil' alice™. I had her facial expressions, her love for bread, her nose. She taught me how to shop on Saturday mornings. When I got married and had to learn how to cook, I found out I had her cooking skills. When I had kids & they would request certain items to hold their treasures, I found out I could sew, just like she enjoyed doing.

So who is "her"?

Alice is my Grandma Vaughn. She had a heart of gold and she wore gold on every finger. She loved to work and she loved to shop. Alice loved to cook and she loved to eat! Grandma Vaughn passed away from cancer on Aug. 23, 2004. Too soon! After she passed away I inherited her sewing machine, a few tubs full of fabric, many with the tag still on it. I have a huge bin of threads & many needles & buttons & spools of ribbon & many notions that only a sewer knows what they are used for! I get a kick out of the spools of thread because many still have the price on them. Many say, WALMART....$.25. That's unheard of. A quarter for a spool of thread!!!

After years of making odd and end things, I broke down and bought an apron pattern for $2. I admired aprons and the thought of wearing one. A picture of days gone by! I made my first one in October of 2009. Over the year, I've improved the apron etc. Proud of my accomplishments, I posted pictures on Facebook and started getting an order here and there. I was quite shocked that someone was paying me for something that I enjoyed doing. Then I made a tote bag for a little girl whom my son was invited to her birthday party. I posted that picture and got some people interested in purchasing a tote bag. Really? And so it began. I started a fan page on Facebook in March of 2010.

After a hand full of orders, I wanted to label my products with a tag and a unique name. So I rattled my brain for something catchy & fun that was affiliated with me but didn't scream my name either. That was when lil' alice™ was born.

I love what I do. I love to sew. I love to create fun things that put a smile on the faces of others!

In the Fall of 2011, I received my husbands blessing to take lil' alice from a hobby to a business. This was truly an answer to many prayers that were prayed in my little sewing studio as I would stitch away on orders. By January 2012, lil' alice™ became a business!

lil' alice™ is a one man show! lil' alice™ items are created with highest quality fabric & threads. If I am not proud of it, it's not leaving the room. There have been many errors and many items that don't make it out the door because they don't meet my standards.

So welcome to lil' alice™ and thank you for stopping by!

Shop members

  • Katy Reitz

    Owner, It's A One Chick Show! And It's Fun!

    I am the face behind lil' alice! I am having a great time in my studio creating & being in the midst of beautiful & fun fabric! I love to sew! I love to create!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 23, 2017
Welcome to lil' alice. lil' alice prides herself on beautifully handmade items.
Items are handmade with great care and detail.

Ready to ship items are mailed out with in 24 hours.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Customer Orders: I work with you to achieve that your custom order is perfect for you and meets your specifications. Therefore, custom orders are not returnable or refundable.

Ready To Ship: items can be returned for a refund up to 5 days if there is a flaw! Items must be returned in the condition that they were sent in. I have a smoke free and pet free house, if product smells like smoke or animals I will not refund the cost of product. If the product has been washed or shows wear, a refund will not be given. The cost of the product is refunded. Shipping is paid for by the customer both ways!
lil' alice accepts payments thru Pay Pal and debt/credit cards + Etsy Gift Cards.

Payment must be received before custom orders are started or ready to ship items are mailed out.
All items are shipped thru USPS.
All items have an approx date on when your order will ship.
Additional policies and FAQs
lil' alice uses fabrics and threads that are of high quality and therefore can stand normal wear.

Items are either sewn on a standard sewing machine or a serger.