Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Just wanted to drop by before I head out of here to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, wherever you may be, and also to thank all those lovelies out there who have supported Little Miss Norway this year, it really means a lot to me!
Have a wonderful relaxing time with family and loved ones!
Back soon, store klemmer til alle!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 11:03
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Just to let you know that this very first pair of Vive Maria’s are available for purchase at a special one-off price of £45.00 (excl of P&P)
** SOLD **
Please note that they are only 41cm wide at the top, and 57cm long, so given that they are very small, they would make an ideal Christmas present for a young teenage girl, or if you have long slender legs, then they would be fine for an adult lady also!
If you’re interested, please contact me at….
First to email me gets them then!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 09:54
Just to let you know that the cushion has raised £62.00 from a lovely lady in the UK.
Thank you to everyone who bid on it, the money will be going to Utøyas Venner and the cushion will be on it’s way very soon!
Ha en god dag og takk for slippe av!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 09:40
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
After the tragic events that took place in Norway on 22nd July, I decided I wanted to try and raise some money, for what I believe, is a worthy cause, and so I’m looking to raise funds which will help re-build the community on the island of Utøya, and to also help those families who lost their precious children and loved ones on that day.
Many years ago I used to love cross stitching by hand, and have made many items for my own home, and for friends who mean a lot to me, as well as selling them all over the world.
However, due to the time consuming nature of hand cross stitching, I put it aside, but I felt that this would be the ideal opportunity to pick up my embroidery threads and do something useful. And so I’ve made this lovely little cushion, which I would like to offer up for auction, via my Facebook page.
The cushion is completed with beautiful fabrics from Ian Mankin, which really add to the finished item.
I originally called this photo ‘Last of the summer light’ as this wee little cushion has been sitting on a chair on my landing since the beginning of August, waiting to raise some money and find a home!
So, my dear friends, this auction will take place via my Little Miss Norway Facebook Page, and in order to bid, all you have to do first is become a fan of my page, then place your bid. Simple as that!
BUT YOU MUST BE A FAN OF MY PAGE IN ORDER TO BID ON THE AUCTION - that's the important bit!
I'm going to start the bidding at £25.oo
The auction will close on Wednesday, 30th November, at 8pm British time (9pm CET)
I will then contact the highest bidder and send them the Utøyas Venner Paypal link, where they can make the payment direct, and then send me confirmation that it has been received.
Once that takes place, I will post the cushion onto the successful bidder, the postage costs of which, will be picked up by myself.
So what are you waiting for – head on over to my Facebook page and start bidding, it’s all for a very worthy cause……….
As usual, many thanks for dropping by, this one means a lot to me!
Stor klem til alle sammen!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 10:23
Monday, 7 November 2011
Couldn’t resist showing you these photos of beautiful Maria from Sweden, wearing her powder and purple ‘Vive Maria’ armwarmers with her pretty little ‘Bakers Cross’ Dress - a perfect match indeed! In fact, when I came up with the idea, I saw this dress and knew that I had to make a pair to compliment it – and I'd like to think they do!
These are proving to be very popular indeedy!
I would just like to say to anyone who is thinking of purchasing a multi coloured pair of armwarmers or legwarmers, that there will be an additional charge for these, as stated in a previous blog post;
The multi-coloured legwarmers will retail at £75.00.
The armwarmers are more expensive than the wristwarmers, so if you can please be clear about what it is you require before ordering, that would be great!
VIVE MARIA WRISTWARMERS……..
These are tighter fitting and have a crocheted thumb opening. They retail at £35.00
VIVE MARIA ARMWARMERS……
As you can see, the armwarmers look different, are wider and don’t have a thumb opening!
The price for a solid colour is £38.00
And for multi-coloured armwarmers, the cost is £40.00
All prices are exclusive of P&P.
If you like, please contact me for a quotation on postage at firstname.lastname@example.org
Absolutely stunning Maria, your outfit is now complete!
Hope this information helps! Have a wonderful week and thanks for dropping by!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 11:38
Friday, 4 November 2011
See the blog entry from Early Morning Prose
Thank you so much for the promotion dear, you look lovely in them!
Stor klem og ha en god helg!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 15:01
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
I've had a lot of enquiries about these legwarmers since yesterday and have some for sale now, so I thought I’d come back and do an update.
As with anything in design and development, you revise a pattern or whatever you're working on, till you reach the point where you’re happy with the end result, which I have thankfully, arrived at now!
But along the way, I made a number of legwarmers, which came out in differing sizes, and so I have a couple of pairs which some customers might find meet their requirements.
This chalk pair here were the very first ones I made, so have come out a little smaller than those I make now. They are all 57cm long, but this pair, without elastication at the top of the leg, are 41cm.
Some ladies like a bit of stretch, others prefer not, so it’s down to the customers personal choice I guess, but you can see that this pair are very slim fitting.
They would be ideal on a taller lady with slim legs, and so I’m offering my very first pair ever made at a special price of £60.00 (excl of P&P)
DARK GREY ‘VIVE MARIA’S’
As you can see, the dark grey pair are a little more ‘forgiving’ and are at the standard size that I’ve arrived at now.
Once again, this pair are 57cm long, and at the top of the leg, they stretch (once again without elastic at the moment) to 46cm.
These beauties are in a wonderfully soft pure merino yarn, and so these are being offered for sale at £70.00 (excl of P&P)
I hope everyone understands that they are far more time consuming to make than a pair of wristwarmers, and have a lot of finishing's on them, but given how much others are charging for legwarmers in an acrylic mix, when mine are pure wool, I guess it’s not a bad price to pay really for something that has been handcrafted - and as the little charms on the crocheted ties say "Made with love"!
I can make them in any colour (with the exception of black, as it’s just too hard on the eyes – even dark grey was a struggle for me!)
And if anyone is up for a pair with contrasting ties and garter tops, then I’d love to make a pair like this!
They would look something like the armwarmers I recently made here……
Well enough from me, I’m off to do something wonderfully domestic!
Have a lovely day, and many thanks to all who have expressed an interest!
Stor klem til deg!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 10:28
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
I have been soo excited about these pretties for a long while now! My beautiful Vive Maria Legwarmers have been in the making since March this year, when I had a thought in mind, then came the whole process of designing and knitting them up.
The first pair finally came to fruition in August, and since then, I’ve been revising the pattern, till I finally arrived at the right sizings etc. I’ve knitted a fair few pairs now, so I guess you could say that I could knit them with my eyes closed – but then again, I’d better not!
Modelling them for me here is a beautiful lady from Sweden, who has a wonderful blog called ‘Early Morning Prose’, which is worth dropping by for a look-see, and you can find it here……
And here they are! Such pretty detailing, with a crocheted ankle edge and ties up the back, finished off with pretty bows at the side of the leg, but what I really think is sweet is…
What I call the crocheted ‘garter’ edge at the top of the leg – flirty and cute indeed!
Back and front detail – and there’s lots of it!
Like these sweet little charms! ‘Made with a smile!’ are a ‘one-off’ tho and this pair are for sale right now!
More about them later tho…….
And here’s some more in a lovely dark grey colour, complete with powder colour crocheted bows…….
They look fabulous on!
There’s a lot of hard work goes into these, but they truly are a labour of love for me to make!
Hope you like them?!
More information later today, regarding which ones are for sale, including prices etc, etc......
Thanks for dropping by, have a fun day!
Stor klem til deg!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 12:25
Pretty new wristwarmers for Autumn/Winter that’s what!
I’ve been knitting like a crazy woman since August, and in some respects, wish I’d started earlier, or acquired me another pair of hands, whatever, here are some of my new knitted wares for the chilly seasons.........
VIVE MARIA WRISTWARMERS
I decided to update my styles and have used a different lacy pattern this time round, finished off with a crocheted thumb opening, which makes them look even prettier!
These are my all time favourites – well I have been wearing the new design for a month now!
Thought it was about time I put a cable pattern in somewhere or other, and so here it is, on my lovely Thumbelina Wristwarmers! They feel chunkier, but they’re still as slim fitting on the hand as the usual 4 ply ones.
Put them together and what have you got…….
Two lovely new designs to keep you warm through the coming seasons!
See what I mean, the best melkesjokolade (in my opinion anyway! ) and wonderfully soft yarn, produce something wonderful! Oh, and perhaps the dulcet tones of a singer from Norway in my ears – now that always helps the process!
They looked so pretty hanging in my ‘LOVE tree’ that I’ve left them there for now!
Both pairs of beauties cost £35.oo each, excl of P&P, so if you like, please contact me at my email address here for a postal quotation and I’ll be happy to oblige! They can be knitted in almost any colour (except black!) so please feel free to ask me about colour combinations also!
Coming up next – Vive Maria Legwarmers, later today!
Thanks for dropping by, wishing you all a wonderful day!
Stor klem til deg!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 08:15
Monday, 31 October 2011
Hi everyone, long time no speak - again!
But I have been mad, mad busy with knitting and sewing and coming up with some lovely Autumn/Winter knitwear, so before I let you see them, I thought I’d post something about the lovelies who’ve been kind enough not only to support my designs, but let me have access to photo’s of them wearing them!
Here’s a very beautiful Argentinian lady, now residing in the US, called Marina, wearing one of my ‘Heidi’ dresses and I have to say, it’s the smallest, sweetest little one I’ve made so far – perhaps I should start making little girls things then!
It was soo pretty, that frankly, I had to be parted from it, as I didn’t want to let it go – but I knew it was going to a lovely girl, who brightens my day every time I hear from her, so I was happy to send it on it’s way!
Special girls deserve special things! I tell you, there are angels all around us, and this lovely is one of them!
See, look how small it is next to my Heidi dress – and I thought mine was small!
Now I love making Boudoir Wraps……..
And this one was no exception, as the lace and fabric used were so pretty!
This lovely lady is Lotte from Sweden and she’s really happy with how it turned out – and so am I! White one’s always look so fresh and pretty, especially with a tan!
Love the black and white photo Lotte – thanks!
Here’s what it looked like before it went on it’s way…..
Thank you ladies for supporting my designs and letting me have access to these photo’s!
I’m hoping to have my new Autumn/Winter knitwear on my blog tomorrow, so watch this space!
Thanks for dropping by –wishing you all a wonderful day, wherever you may be!
Stor klem til deg!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 15:21
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
It most certainly has, but then I have been majorly busy with knitting and sewing – more of which to come in the next few days, I promise!
But for now, I’m having another clear-out, as I am running out of space in my own wardrobes, so the time has come to move a few things on and here they are.
They’re all brand new, only been tried on. Prices quoted do not include P&P, so if you’re interested, please leave a post for me or contact me at the email address detailed here.
HUNKY DORY SQUAW VALLEY BLOUSE, SIZE SMALL
This beautiful blouse is anything but small, as it’s rather on the large size, hence the reason I’m selling it. It has beautiful embroidered detailing and a lovely neck edge. Originally retailed at 1799 SEK, will sell for £60.00.
Please note, that this is runs large for a small blouse, so I would say it would fit a large Odd Molly size 1 to a small size 2. Hope this helps! Very pretty and wish it fitted me, but sadly, it just doesn’t!
ODD MOLLY BLOUSE
Is it a Native Blouse? Can’t for the life of me remember, but anyway, it’s for sale! Size 1, bought last year, but never worn, only tried on, I guess dark colours are not really me!
For sale at £40.00
ODD MOLLY FULL EMBROIDERED TANK
This absolute stunner was bought as a present by a friend, who knows how much I loved the embroidered butterfly, but sadly, didn’t know my size. I did consider making it into a skirt or something, but I’m not so sure I would be doing it any justice, so I’m moving it on instead. Beautiful embroidered detail, it really is a stunner and is brand new.
For sale at £50.00
Happy shopping and thanks for dropping by!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 14:08
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Trust me, I really do, as there just isn’t any room left to store my wares in my craft room right now!
So then, as I make up my mind what I’m going to do from now on, I’m getting rid of a few things so here they are. All items are exclusive of P&P…..
** HEIDI Long Dress - £60.00, size 1 **
Very pretty dress which cost more than this to make, but it has to go! Will fit up to a large Odd Molly size1, provided you’re not large busted.
** GREY SWEET HEART SHORTS – Size 1, special price, £20.00 **
Made from a lovely soft 4 ply cotton, finished with a pretty beige cotton crocheted belt. Will fit up to a small size 2, as will the Powder pair.
** POWDER ‘SWEET HEART’ SHORTS - size 1, special price, £30.00 **
A perfect shade of Powder, these are made in an organic 4 ply cotton, finished with pretty little crocheted bows and a contrasting powder pink cotton belt. This cotton yarn is no longer available, so if you are interested in a pair of powder coloured shorts, now's the time to buy them!
If you would like to purchase any of the above items, please contact me at my email address here.
Happy shopping and thanks for dropping by!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 14:59
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Well hello there lovelies, seems like it’s been a while since I’ve had time to post on a regular basis, but as you will see, I’ve been busy coming up with, and knitting new designs for Autumn/Winter.
And here’s the start of the collection, ‘Vive Maria’ Sleeve warmers!
I’ve loved designing and putting these beauties into production, and they really are stunning, with lots of pretty detailing in them!
They look so pretty on and I can’t wait to wear this pair with my lovely new winter white cardigan from Odd Molly, and my very pretty Kahlo dress - roll on vakker høst!
Love the crocheted ties on the back of them, just adds an little extra ‘something’ to the design…….
And for the sleeve warmers, I’ve moved the crocheted bow to the hand edge.
So then, what about this other pair…….
These beauties were inspired by the amazingly pretty ‘Bakers Cross’ Dress by Odd Molly!
Think the contrasting ties on these really stand out and look so pretty…..
The contrasting band was crocheted separately then stitched onto the sleeve warmer.
They really are quite stunning and as you can see, are the perfect accompaniment to this very beautiful dress…..
These sleeve warmers are for sale at £38.00 for the solid colour, and £40.00 for the dual colour, as obviously they cost more to make! This does not include P&P by the way!
And don’t forget, these are sleeve warmers, and don’t have the thumb opening, so you can wear them how you like – the new wristwarmers will be here very soon and will retail at £35.00
Watch this space…….
The ‘Vive Maria’ story has only just begun!
Have a wonderful day my dears and thank you for dropping by!
Stor klem til alle sammen!
Posted by Little Miss Norway at 13:41