Thursday, 25 November 2010
I'm sure someone can, as there must be lots of Scandinavian friends out there who own one of these beautiful angels, but I'm desperately trying to find out the oringin of them.
I bought this one in Zurich a few years back, and saw a lifesize one there in a hotel last year, but I didn't ask the origin of it, however, since then, someone told me that they're Scandinavian and not European.
So, if anyone has one, or know the origin of them, can you please let me know, as I would like to buy another, but have to admit, I've never seen them in Oslo at around Christmas time when I've been there!
I did notice one in Morten Harkets kitchen tho........
No, I haven't been there (I should wish!) but saw it in the background when they filmed 'Mr & Mrs' last year!
Monday, 22 November 2010
** SOLD **
Store Klemmer till dere alle!
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Once I arrived home, I set about finding a perfect pair of washed out, ripped jeans, and you know, I was struggling -that was, until I found these perfect mammas in the sale in Zara, for £14.99 - fabulous or what? And this is what I came up with.....
And this what they look like on.....very bling and just as pretty as the originals, if not prettier in my humble opinion!
This is an easy look for anyone to recreate, but it's not for the fainthearted, as it takes a lot of diamante buttons to create the look and I had a good starting point with my Grandmas lot -plus, if you take then on holiday, they're rather heavy - but worth it I think!
And still not as expensive as the originals so a good result indeed!
Hope everyone's having a relaxing weekend!
Thursday, 11 November 2010
* CREAM LONG WRISTWARMERS *
Made in pure merino 4 ply wool, these are slightly longer than the Engel mittens, but are just as pretty and very very soft indeed! The can be worn high up the arm, or slouchy, like the Engels......
They are offered for sale at £30.00 - ** SOLD **
This is how they look on......
The prices quoted here are excl of P&P, so if you're interested, please leave a post for me here to enquire about costs. You will also need a Paypal account, but if you don't have one, they're very easy and quick to set up!
And they are offered on a 'first come, first served' basis, so if you're interested, give me a holler as soon as you can!
Now I'm off to have a nice cup of tea -wishing you all a lovely evening, tho it's going to be very windy here!
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
And was I a busy bee or what? Don't think I've ever knitted so much in one week before, but I did have fun doing so! Most definitely felt like my Grandmother, who taught me to knit when I was 5 years old, was spurring me on to knit faster and faster - I'm surprised I didn't have sparks flying off my bamboo needles! LOL
In total, I knitted 3 shrugs (well almost Katherine, but you know the story about the rogue ball of yarn by now!) and 4 pairs of mittens!
Two of the shrugs are pictured here - the powdery one and another winter white one - the lovely shrug I knitted for my dear friend Katherine is the most wonderful shade of dark grey, with whispy bits of off white mohair running through it now and again - the shade is called 'Mountain' and it definitely reminds me of craggy rocks (am I getting a little verbose here?) I will post that one once it's finished as it is rather stunning - but not until Katherine sees it first!
This divine one is for me as I've wanted one in that lovely powdery Odd Molly shade to go with all my tunics and tops for a while and so I went to one of my favourite yarn stores Stash in Chester last week and spent ages in there attempting to find the perfect colour in a chunky yarn - but sadly, couldn't find anything. Then the nice lady in the store asked if I would like a coffee, so of course I said yes, and with that it gave me more time to just wander around the shop and take in all the fabulous yarns they had there, and with that, found the perfect shade of powder.......only to discover that they only had 2 balls left and that it had been discontinued - I was desolate! LOL. However not for long, as I decided to use them to 'accent' a shrug in a lovely beige shade and so now, I'm the proud owner of something that will go with just about any of my Odd Molly tunics - happy days indeed!
And here's two of the four pairs of mitts I made last week - dusky pink, chalk, powder and that wonderful shade of framboise, pictured here a few weeks back! Two of these pictured here are winging their way to the US and should be arriving any day soon!
And with that, I'm outta here to finish off another pair of mittens.......technically, that means I made 5 pairs then - phew!
Wishing you all a wonderfully relaxing Sunday, wherever you may be!