Friday, January 30, 2009

Customer Creations - Tana Tutu Dress and Annette Reversible Sundress

Here are some awesome customer creations from the Tana Tutu Dress and Annette Reversible Sundress Patterns. The monogram looks great on both of the styles. They also make a great canvas for applique. Thanks Melissa for sharing these photos.

APIL Basketball

We had the first couple of weeks of APIL Basketball and it was a great success. APIL (Ascension Parish Inclusive League) partnered with AYBA (Ascension Youth Basketball Association) to play in the Middle School gyms. Each week we play at a different gym. Here are some pictures. Lots of smiles and fun for all involved.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Riley Pattern Update

Last week was a very trying week with a family issue and because of the prayers and support of awesome friends and family, we made it through. This week I'm staying busy getting some things accomplished that I've put aside temporarily.

The Riley Pattern is being tested by YCMT and should be available soon. My camera is still in the shop so my friend Aimee from Sew Sensible helped me out by taking pictures of her precious daughter Grace for the cover. Here are a couple of the pictures .

I have a new pattern idea in the works and am hoping to start on it in the next week or so. Check out Sew Sensible's new pattern that will be available soon, Simple Sunday Dress.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

General Update

I've been working lots of hours. I finally had a day off last Sunday after 13 straight days of working, including New Year's Day. We are implementing a new accounting software at our company and we wanted to make sure we could get the payroll part working correctly. Although this worst is over, there are many more challenges ahead.

Last night I finally sent my new pattern - Riley - to YCMT for testing. It seems so long ago that I started this one, I am happy to see it finally close to being available. I still have the cover to complete but my camera is in the shop. Originally they told me it would be 7 to 10 days. It is now 18 days and they can only tell me it is being worked on. Very frustrating; but hopefully it will be done soon.

The weather here is pretty chilly for the south. We dipped down into the 20's last night. Nothing like some of the northern states where the chill factor is -50. Wow, that's COLD.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Customer Creation - Betsey/Joey Shorts

Here is a customer creation from the Betsey/Joey Shorts Pattern.

Here is what she said,

"I just received a sewing machine for Christmas so these will be my first ever projects – I am really looking forward to it! "

Just a day or so later, I got this awesome picture and email from her. I feel honored that she chose my pattern for her first project and did such a great job.

"I got straight into the pattern – I found it so easy to use – and me being a first timer I was really scared! Had no reason to be!

I was making these shorts for a nephew of mine, I am using them as PJ’s – and have a little bag that can sit on his pillow with them in. For the t-shirt I used an iron-on transfer of his (Australian) football team logo with his surname on it – A little book completes the gift – fingers crossed he likes it as much as I do! Lol "

Thanks Ally for sending the picture. I can't wait to see what else you create.