August 09, 2012

An orange orange

If you have visited my blog before, you may have seen that I was working on a birthday gift for my mother last week, sharing with you this small detail photo:
Hvis du har lest bloggen min tidligere, har du kanskje sett at jeg jobbet med en bursdagsgave til min mor i forrige uke - her er detaljbildet jeg delte:
Orange WIP detail

And here is the final product - a sewing kit in the shape of an orange!
Og her er det ferdige produktet!

OUTSIDE
Orange, outside

INSIDE (pin cushion on one half, zipper pouch on the other)
Orange, applique

The pattern is from Straight Stitch Society, a new venture by Liesl Gibson, most known for her childrens' clothing pattern line Oliver + S. The pattern also includes an option to make an apple.
Mønsteret er fra Straight Stitch Society, designed av Liesl Gibson som er mest kjent for sine mønster for barneklær, Oliver + S. Mønsteret inkluderte alternativ for et eple.

The pattern came together quite easily, considering all the curved seams. My only disappointment was that the orange actually is more the size of a large grape fruit! I had expected it to be a bit daintier... I guess I should have read the pattern where it said the finished size was 4".
Mønsteret var ganske enkelt å sy sammen, til tross av alle de buede sømmene. Min eneste skuffelse var at appelsinen var på størrelse med en stor grapefrukt! Jeg hadde forventet at den skulle være litt nettere... Burde kanskje ha lest på mønsteret hvor stor den ble.

To go with the gift, I purchased some notions to put in the gift - some pins, sewing needles, Aurifil thread and some cute ribbon. Here is the sewing kit "in action".
Til å ha i gaven, kjøpte jeg noen sysaker - knapenåler, quiltenåler, Aurifiltråd og noe søtt bånd. Her er appelsinen "i bruk".
Orange, filled

I think my mother was pleased with the gift:)
Jeg tror min mor var fornøyd med gaven:) 

PS: You should check out the Straight Stitch Society Manifesto, it is really cute. My mom had a laugh at number 5. I like number 4 - Don't make it if it's not supercute. Not that everything has to be cute per say, but it is a good reminder to only make things that you really like. Number 9 is also a good point.
PS: Ta en titt på manifestet til Straight Stitch Society, det er veldig søtt. Moren min lo da hun så nummer 5. Jeg liker nummer 4 - Ikke lagd det hvis det ikke er kjempesøtt. Ikke at det må være "søtt", men det er en god påminnelse om å kun lage saker man virkelig liker. Nummer 9 har også et bra poeng.

OK, time to get sewing on some quilt blocks! I need to get caught up on my quilt-alongs...
OK, nå er det på tide å sy noen quiltelapper! Jeg må komme meg a jour med mine quilt-alongs...


9 comments:

  1. For ei nydelig og smart gave! Veldig artig mønster. Tankene til mor går nok til deg hver gang hun bruker det;) -Og ofte ellers også selvfølgelig!

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  2. I love it!! This is SO clever! Such a great gift! Was it easy to make in the end?

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  3. Ooops...I mistakenly wrote Apple in my blog. Of course it is an orange. Silly me! As for Manifesto no.5, I promise I will NEVER talk trash about your sewing. Promise!

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  4. Super cute sewing kit! You mum will love it for sure.

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  5. Super cute sewing kit! You mum will love it for sure.

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  6. This is cute and awesome all rolled into one.

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  7. Aww...I love this!! It looks very complicated to make??

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  8. That's really cute, love it!

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  9. That's so awesome! Nice job with it

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