Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Yaya's Apron is on it's way to the Testers!!

 Yes! Finally!

The Yaya's Apron pattern is FINALLY sent off to my fabulous testers!

I love the testing process. 

I have been so blessed to have been a tester for a few other pattern designers and now this is my second pattern to be tested by others.

It is fun to be a part of the creative process.

And yet, I find having others read through my work and sew from my patterns is very helpful.
Testers have fresh eyes. 

And I am so excited about the sewists testing this pattern.
I will post pics of their pretties as they come in.
Let me tell you, they are talented and creative ladies!

They have not lived with a pattern for night and day,dreaming about the drafting program conspiring against me,or wondering why the entire pattern has disappeared off my hard drive.Fortunately those were bad dreams and not true!

Well, the drafting program does have control issues, I think. 

 So, you may want to get a little pile of supplies ready to go.
For each basic apron you will need a yard of fabric, and two packs of bias tape. I hope to have the pattern ready for sale next week.

Now, I am off to my parents house with Ahnalin for a few days in Nevada.
India is on a mission trip in the wilds of central California.
And Don has lots of music to work on here at home.  Here are a few pics of my girls this weekend.
So, um...yeah. I DID NOT GET THE SMOCKED DRESS FINISHED!
I was totally crazy working on the pattern.
And it was snowing.
So, I decided that neither Ahnalin, nor I, would die if I did not get the beautiful, very light batiste dress finished.
She wore her St. Patrick's Day dress. I only made it 2 weeks ago. Really, I am fine. Well, I had to convince myself it was ok, but Ahnalin was happy. 

Here is India and her friend Jordan.Jordan was baptized on Easter Sunday!
Jordy Pops, we are so proud of you!
Ahnalin got to meet a baby alpaca at the High Hand Nursery.
We ate Easter brunch there. YUMMY!
The alpaca thought Ahnalin was YUMMY! And bright and early yesterday morning, India, her boyfriend Kevin, the church high school youth group and a bunch of crazy adult leaders left for a mission trip in Fresno.
It was soooooo cold, but at least it was not snowing right then.
However, it still snowed here yesterday.

Here is my Ahnalin with me at the church's Easter Egg hunt on Saturday.
It was FREEZING!!!

I am sorry that I can't get many pictures on here right now. 
I think even my computer is wanting a break!

I pray you all have a beautiful week.

Next post will hopefully have pictures of Yaya' s Aprons
sewn by my testers!!!!

Thank you for your enthusiasm and excitement! 

Sivje


8 comments:

Goosegirl said...

just checking in from my mom's house in Nevada

Barb said...

Sivje's Mama is enjoying having her girls here.

Laura L. said...

I love the Yaya aprons. Love the look.
The pictures of your girls AND you are nice. Have a ton of fun with your mom. I wish I was visiting mine. :)

ShirleyC said...

Great pics, and good luck with your apron pattern.

little dresses said...

Have fun on your trip hun! I love the apron!

xo,
Sam

everythingsewing said...

I really like this apron, it has such style and I know this is the one I need for my DD. She has been after me to make her an apron, and well, here it is!
Nonie

Christine said...

I have awarded you the Sunshine Blog Award!
http://www.coveredbydesign.com/2010/04/sunshine-blog-award.html

Jennifer said...

Sivje, loving the wonderful aprons on you and your precious little one!!! Nice going!