Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This Time I Was the Pattern Tester!

Sometimes a pattern designer just wants to follow a pattern that was designed by someone else. No stopping and taking notes, no photographing steps, no proof-reading, and no long, long hours at the computer writing up the pattern. Sometimes it's nice just to make a project! I did just that today. My friend Heather from the Sewing Loft was telling me about a pattern she was preparing to release. When she showed me the picture, I jumped on the opportunity to test it out for her. It was just too cute to pass up!

The pattern was well written, easy to follow, had lots of full color photos, and took well under three hours to complete. Naturally I decided to make it in the colors to match my craft and sewing room. Doesn't he look cute sitting up against my jar of beads? That is where he is going to stay.

I thought I'd take full advantage of National Sewing Month and work on some projects I've been wanting to stitch. I can't tell you what they all are though because some are Christmas gifts and my recipients are probably reading my blog!

If you want to make up your own Ollie the Owl, you can pick your pattern up at Heather's shops!

Sewing Loft Blog
Sewing Loft on Etsy
Sewing Loft on Craftsy

16 comments:

  1. he's adorable!! yes, sometimes it's definitely nice to just make something without 'strings' attached. :)

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  2. Cute owl! That is a great way to celebrate National Sewing Month. I should do the same.

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  3. Ollie is adorable! Glad you got a chance for some fun sewing time :)

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  4. So cute! Sometimes it feels good to enjoy our passion leaving aside the commitment for the shops!

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  5. He looks so friendly! Someone to talk to! (only when you're in the right mood!)

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  6. Really cute! Would be perfect for sitting on a shelf in a nusery!

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  7. What a cute owl! I so know what you mean about the time it takes to write up patterns.

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  8. He's so cute! I bet this pattern will sell well for Heather!

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  9. Very cute owl!! I celebrated National Sewing Month by excavating (almost that bad) my sewing room table. I can see the table top! The clutter was draining my creative energy. I now have all fabrics sorted and boxed or bag by project type as I prepare for the craft fair and holiday season.

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  10. It's so cute! =0) How fun that you got to be the tester.
    ~Kim
    from Blogging Buddies
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  11. That's adorable. Like the colors you chose.

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  12. Ollie is great - I've got one called that too! Love everything about yours though!

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  13. Sher, I LOVE the way he turned out! And can not thank you enough for being another set of eyes on the pattern. Thank you for sharing!
    ~Heather

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