I am so fond of my Lickety Split bags – the one that I got from Rae at Made By Rae as well as the one I made from her pattern. That is why I made this for my mother-in-law’s birthday a little while ago.

Gavekort2

It’s a gift card – for a custom made Lickety Split bag. This means that she got to choose the colour, and I went on to choose the fabric and make her the bag.

My mother-in-law decided on a purplish bag that would go with a felted wool jacket she just got for herself. Below you see the result.

Lickety Split Purple

The outer fabric is from Stof & Stil, and the fabric for the outer pockets and lining is from Malika & Rosa – this is actually fabric from Onion, the same Onion that makes many of the patterns I use. I was actually going to use this for the exterior of the bag, but the cotton quality was just too light for that. I do like the combination the way it turned out, though. So I followed the pattern instructions and added sew-in interfacing for padding the way I did with the one I made for myself. I also installed a magnetic snap at the opening, because it’s nice to be able to close the bag if you’re carrying a lot in it. I have missed this a few times in my own.

This has been my first sewing in quite a while, and I must say I’m happy with it – I just hope that goes for the recipient as well!


9 Comments

  1. Posted October 18, 2009 at 21:46 | Permalink

    Smuk taske. Og en rigtig god idé med det gavekort. Jeg kan se du gør noget ud af det. Selv kortet er dejligt :-)

  2. Posted October 18, 2009 at 22:21 | Permalink

    I’m sure she’ll be delighted! I just love it! You are really inspiring me to get on making those bags I have in my queue of “Things to DO”!

    Beautiful work.

  3. Emma
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 07:29 | Permalink

    The bag is really pretty.
    It must feel good to get your hands busy again.
    Hope she has a wonderful birthday.

  4. Posted October 19, 2009 at 10:14 | Permalink

    Sikke en dejlig gave at få! Det er en skøn taske.
    Jeg har tagget dig. Se her, hvis du har lyst til at lege med:
    http://kammertonen.blogspot.com/2009/10/farven-lilla.html

  5. Posted October 19, 2009 at 18:42 | Permalink

    Hej Astrid. Skøn taske og dejlig gave at få. Hjemmefabrikeret er nu altså dejligt og det giver jo en selvtilfredsstillelse når andre også kan lide det man laver.
    Håber alt er vel hos jer. Man er jo ikke vant til at der så stille omkring dig,så jeg bliver så glad når der kommer et lille indl
    æg nu og da.
    Kh Jeannet

  6. Posted October 19, 2009 at 21:53 | Permalink

    Lena – tak skal du have! :)

    Karen – I would love to see a Lickety Split made by you! ;)

    Emma – thank you – you’re so right, it felt great to be making something again. Now I really need to find time for more…

    Annette – jeg tænker lyseblåt… Nu må vi se, om jeg finder tid til at fotografere og poste. ;)

    Jeannet – Tusinde tak for dine søde ord! Alt er vel, men det er hårdt, når Mads arbejder med køkkenet i al vores fritid, og jeg “har” børn og hjem. Men sådan er det – og der skal nok blive tid igen. :)

  7. Millie
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 07:37 | Permalink

    Lovely bag. Rae’s patterns are great. I have made two Buttercup bags and have the pattern to make her toddler back-pack, just waiting on supplies.

  8. Posted October 25, 2009 at 08:53 | Permalink

    Hold da op hvor er den flot. Du syr simpelthen de smukkeste ting og du gør det hver gang. Af alle de smukt syende kvinder på nettet er du den der oftest får mig til at ønske mig en ny symaskine (der ikke hopper i stingene eller pludseligt syr baglæns…) og selvfølgelig evnen til at sy lige så smukt som du.

    Masser af farverige efterårskram fra Fejø.

  9. Posted October 26, 2009 at 22:59 | Permalink

    Millie – I haven’t tried other patterns than this one from Rae, but it is great! Maybe I should give the Buttercup a try?

    Marina – tusinde tak, hvor er du sød! Så er jeg jo nødt til at henlede din opmærksomhed på, at gode symaskiner kan købes brugt – det gør investeringen vældig overskuelig (det var det, jeg gjorde)! :) Og det med at sammensætte stof og så videre, det ville falde dig helt naturlig, tror jeg. ;)

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