Sunday, September 09, 2007

Feriesting - Vacation stitching

Som dere sikkert har skjønt fikk jeg ikke gjort så mye håndarbeid mens jeg var på ferie. Jeg hadde med meg flere prosjekt som jeg planla å gjøre ferdig, men isteden begynte jeg på et helt nytt prosjekt påvirket av en plutselig ide jeg fikk da vi var i Girona. Oppe på soverommet som kjæresten min og jeg skulle sove i var det plassert et glass og en vannflaske på en papirserviett. Jeg syntes det var en kjempekoselig detalj av vår vert, og det ga meg ideen om å lage en vannflaske- og glassbrikke. Jeg hadde ikke symaskinen min for hånden (naturlig nok) så brikken er hundre prosent håndlaget. Den var så gøy å lage at så snart møblene våre er på plass i den nye leiligheten, og jeg har et bord til symaskinen skal jeg sy mange flere av disse.

As you might have figured out I didn’t get to do much crafting while on vacation. I had brought with me several projects that I planned to finish, but instead I began a whole new project inspired by an idea I got while in Girona. In the bedroom that my boyfriend and I were going to sleep in, our hosts had put a glass and a bottle of water on a paper napkin. I thought this was such a touching detail and it gave me the idea to make a water bottle and glass coaster. I didn’t’ have my sewing machine at hand (of course) so the coaster is 100% handmade. It was so much fun making it so as soon as we get our furniture to the new apartment, and I have a table to set the sewing machine on I will make a lot more of these.



8 comments:

  1. I like that a lot. It's beautiful. You're so good at stitching! I like the fabric too, what kind of fabric did you use? I'm looking forward to seeing your finished shawl too.

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  2. Thank's to both of you!

    I don't know the name of the fabric. It is a kind of soft cotton canvas. I bought it when we were in Gothenburg this past June at "Panduro".

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  3. Beautiful idea and lovely work!!!

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  4. I like that piece! So clean - looking, simple and - useful! I always think that useful things are prettier than just beautiful things :)
    Love from Germany!

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  6. Ideen din gir meg lyst til å kjøpe et stort hus og få masse overnattingsbesøk, bare for å kunne tilby gjestene mine en sånn liten brikke på nattbordet. Jeg ser meg selv for meg iført forkle med et brett nybakt brød i armene idet gjestene kommer ned til frokost..

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