Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Apples and oranges

Crafty friends often lament the lack of 'appreciation' or understanding of time and effort involved, when they give someone a handmade gift.

Which is why it's nothing but a pleasure to make something for someone you know will appreciate it, being a crafty type themselves.

Anna Maria Horner fabrics - good enough to eat
As anyone who reads my blog regularly would know, I am a fan of Leisl Gibson patterns (Oliver+s; Sew Lisette) and this pattern is from her most recent range - Straight Stitch Society.

Perhaps this is a Pink Lady apple...
As soon as I saw this pattern I knew who I had to make it for.

And with a 'significant' birthday happening in July I had the perfect occasion to get it done.

What lies within...
Given that her blog is Apple and Tangerine - I decided to make a slight adjustment and while it is an apple on the outside - I have gone with the orange or tangerine segments on the inside and used the apple pattern for the (optional) needle pad.

Mixed fruit!
Inside I have stashed some little scissors, a thimble, some pins and a needle threader as well as lots of needles on the needle pad.

For a small fruit it holds a lot!
I'm hoping she likes it and it proves to be a handy addition to her stash of sewing goodies.

Happy birthday Tan, I am very thankful to Sheridan for arranging SIT Melbourne and thus introducing me to you.
Here's to many more crafty weekends together in years to come. xx

13 comments:

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

wow that looks like an amazingly lot of work! but with divine results! i think your crafty friend will LOVE it! well done and yes, here to more non-crafty folk appreciating what us crafters do to make a homemade gift! xx

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

SOOOO clever!
Lovely and lucky Tanya!

Cas said...

that is awesome !! so so cute & very practical. im sure she will love it :)

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

It is fantastic, such a lovely present!

Cindy said...

It's a lovely gift!

the Playful Market said...

what a fruity delight!!! lucky lucky lady .... yay!!! I'm certain you would have delighted in the making of ...

Miss Prudence said...

Oh My God - that is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hey Karen, is the group still meeting up at the Neighbourhood house? I am really keen to make some crafty friends to craft with.

Selina said...

Ooh I love it! Where did you buy the pattern for it? The shipping seems a bit much from Oliver + S.

Cass said...

Looks great Karen

CurlyPops said...

Now that is just brilliant!

Shindy said...

Cute!I love this.I thought this was ball for your girl's,but this is sewing case.Awsome!

Tanya said...

Divine, awesome,cute, brilliant clever, yes, crafty friend loves it-YES, Lucky- yes...(and thankful, appreciative, overwhelmed, delighted by the thoughtfulness & generosity of a great friend in case anyone was wondering!). Once again, three cheers for Sheridan!

Sheridan said...

How cute is this!! Beautiful work!

And thanks for your kind words (and Tanya's)! You make all the work and effort worthwhile!