Monday, 19 April 2010

Something similar perhaps?.......

Well I've had a funny start to the week!

Had numerous phone calls and emails to follow up, then I decided to start on my tri-monthly clean up - for anyone living in a 'white house' you'll know how important this is! That's not to say that I don't regularly clean my house, of course I do, but when you live in one with paler colours, you just need to keep on top of things, plus, as I'm a bit of a magpie, I have to be judicious and make sure I re-evalute what gets kept and what goes in the respective recycling bags!

And that's when I found a cute pair of flat sandals that I bought a few years back which were nice, but I lost a stone in one of them, so couldn't really wear them again, but as is usual for me, I kept them just in case I used them somewhere or other. Well today I got my chance, and this is what I came up with - guess some of you have seen something very similar to this bracelet from Odd Molly, yes? I couldn't believe just have similar the stones were, so I salvaged those from the decent sandal and stitched them onto to one of my bracelets and I have to admit that it looks pretty cool!

Wish I'd kept on with the cleaning up, as that's when the madness started!

I ended up attempting to use the overlocking machine that my friend had lent me, as I want to buy one, but wanted to try hers out first - and with that, sat there for almost 3 hours and had obviously worked myself into such a state attempting to sort out the tension on it, that I had a very bad anxiety attack without even realising it! It felt like I'd been hit instantly with a severe bout of indigestion, which I never suffer from, and I just couldn't breathe and I was dizzy and the pain in my upper back was awful, but some deep breathing exercises eventually sorted me out and after about 2 hours, the feeling went away - it felt very scary, that's for sure!

So I've been sitting here for a while now, listening to my favourite singer who always has a calming effect on me, whilst crocheting and finishing off this little bracelet as (thankfully!) I find that to be very theraputic too, so all's good!

Guess I'm just going to 'chill out' for the rest of the day tho!



Friday, 16 April 2010

Another item for sale!

Hello my lovelies!

Hope you're all having a lovely afternoon and are looking forward to the weekend! I'm sitting here listening to my favourite band 'a-ha' and finishing off the final posting of the day before I start thinking about making some sort of effort for tonight's venture out! The former makes for a very happy bunny indeed!

Anyhow, here's another little item for sale......


This pretty little vest top is an homage to one of our favourite designers, who a few years back, made something similar but in a winter weighted yarn, however, I love the idea of having a summer weighted version which looks super underneath a Lovely Knit Cardigan when it gets a bit chillier in the Autumn! I've been making these to match my cardigans for a number of years now and they always look super-pretty together or with the cute pointelle t-shirts that I adore to bits!

The colour combination is a lovely pale blue pure 4ply cotton, finished with pale pink edging, in a wonderful colur called 'Angel'!

The back is finished with a cute little bow and would fit from an Odd Molly size 0 up to a size 1

And finished off with the ususal crocheted edges in a contrasting colur which just makes it all stand out!

This vest top is offered for sale at £40.00

Have a great weekend everyone!



More Gems.....

Guess what I've been making again - yup, more bracelets!

The diamante one I made to go with my Taradiddle dress which I wore to my friends wedding a few weeks ago and it looked perfect with the whole outfit. I'd love to say that I have photographic evidence of this, however, I only had two photo's taken of me - both of which were soo bad that there's no way I'm posting them here- well that's what happens when you come back from the hairdressers the day before and don't like the way you've had your hair done, then you mess up the fake tan the night before the wedding - then to cap it all, I had to re-start my make-up again on the morning of the wedding, after brushing my nose with the mascara wand! LOL.

The stones in this one are so very pretty - like the colours of the rainbow! I'm going to wear this one tonight with my Powder Revolution blouse when I head off to dinner with some good friends - looking forward to it very much!

I was thrilled to bits to hear that my best friend Corina liked the one I sent her, as we have the matching ones posted here a while ago - Friendship Bracelets rule! ;-)



Wednesday, 14 April 2010

SO NEAR YET SO FAR........Trendsales site

Lovely Charlotte sent me a link yesterday for Trendsales - a Danish type of Ebay, obviously known to quite a number of you out there- well I was happy at last to know that someone had found a white FOL in (I think?) a size 1 in white for me, so set about registering with the site, as I'd never heard of them before - and that's when the fun started, as their system told me that my email address had already been assigned to an account - well I don't know how, as I've never registered, let alone heard from them till Charlotte told me about them- so then I attempted to send them an enquiry message - under the heading of 'Forgotten username/password' because, obviously I haven't set up either - but the page won't send anywhere - so after hours of frustration, I've given up!

I don't know whether I'm more concerned that I just cannot bid on the item, as it ends tomorrow, or that my email address has been assigned elsewhere.....should be the latter I guess?

Yesterday Campadre, today Trendsales - it's never ending!

Feel like I'm destined never to get my hands on this tunic! :-(

That's just my gripe of the day out of the way to prepare dinner!

I believe I will be having a glass of wine tonight! LOL



Monday, 12 April 2010

Våren er her!

Hmmn, another strange day, still feeling a bit grog so I did a bit of sewing and started a boudoir wrap in pale turqoise to match the babydoll dress I made last year but haven't worn yet (the summer weather was dire in the UK!) so I'm hoping to take them both with me to wherever I head off to in June.

And with that, attempted to treat the stain on my lovely new chalk Fonda Pants! They were the last pair in the shop I bought them from, so they offered me the opportunity to send them back, but I'd waited so long for them and couldn't get them anywhere else, so I decided to see if the stain would come out - well it has almost, but there's still a little bit left, but I don't want to attempt to wash them again, as I haven't worn them yet, and the lace on the bottom is a wee bit delicate, but at least the owner of the shop has offered me a discount if the stain wouldn't come out, so all's good I guess........

But my lovely powder Smalville bloomers arrived at last and they're adorable! I bought a pair of the longer version in a sale just at the end of summer when I didn't have an excuse to wear them, but as the days get warmer, these will be adorning my legs real soon!

And here's the newly 'finished' socks from Ti-Mo! I think the little cream bows make them look even cuter! LOL

Våren er her!



Sunday, 11 April 2010


Well a rather strange day Saturday was indeed, as I wasn't feeling too good, so I went out for some fresh air and ended up in the next village, where they have a beautiful little boutique full of wonderful clothes and accessories and interior items, very similar to those wonderful little shops you stumble across all over Scandinavia, but not so much here in the UK.

For a while now, I been heading past the window of this particular shop and have been thinking to myself "Is that an Odd Molly dress in the window?" only to drive on and either not have time to stop, or it's been late at night, however, yesterday I stopped right outside the shop window and low and behold, there it was, the beautiful Alchemistry dress that Ina was wearing in her blog recently - right in front of my very eyes! I was beside myself with glee, and quite frankly, couldn't get into the shop quick enough in case I awoke from this lovely dream!

As I walked in, there was the Summer campaign banner with Helena in front of me and a rack of wonderful Odd Molly delights, mainly from the Pre-Spring collection, but other little gems from Spring in there also! I was like a kid in a toy shop, as the nice assistant was endeavouring to tell me all about the Odd Molly brand - at which point I laughed and said to her "What I don't know about Odd Molly isn't worth knowing, as I've been wearing it for 4 years now!" I don't think she was aware that it had been around for that long and beyond!

Anyhow, I couldn't help myself, and as you can see, I bought the Chalk Appeteaser dress as I wanted something else to wear with my Chalk Revolution blouse, as I always wear my Rose Spoiler with it, but having tried the Appeteaser on, find that it looks more summery and fresh with this alternative.

But you know me, I couldn't leave it alone, so I decided to shall we say, 'enhance' it a little, as it looked a little plain, so I stitched on some very delicate lace around the the frilly piece over the bust, which was left over from adorning my Chalk Native Blouse. I think you can see it just makes it look a little prettier, but then I didn't stop there, oh no.......

I just felt that the nylon lace that Odd Molly had used on the bottom of the dress didn't do it any justice, so I decided to add a piece of pre-cut lace I'd bought from Panduro a while back onto the bottom and in my opinion, just finishes it off nicely!

As you can just about see, rather than unpick the original lace from the bottom, I just turned it up and stitched the new lace over it, and then finished it all off with some pretty little cream bows - although, as the embroidered panel on the dress is navy, I might add some of the same colour instead - vi skal se........

Just in case anyone out there is thinking of buying the Appeteaser Dress, I would advise that this model runs very small and is rather fitted under the bust and waist, so it may well be worth considering the next size up!

The Revolution blouse has navy trimmings on it also, so it matches perfectly!

And then lo and behold, I noticed that they also had Ti-Mo on sale - OMG, could this be true - my lovely little boutique, not a mile and a half away from me, was now selling two of my favourite designers? You could imagine how happy I was at this moment! LOL.

And so I also had to purchase a pair of cream over the knee socks with the lacy tops that are just adorable! They had soo many things that I could have bought, but as I'm off to Oslo soon, I wanted to restrain myself! LOL.

But once again, I like to fiddle with things and so they got the 'treatment' also, as I added some cream bows to the lace top of them also and now they look perfect with my Ilse Jacobsen rain boots and Belstaff Trailmasters - YAY to all that!

But you're probably wondering what the sad part was, well the owner of the shop has decided to move to larger premises - 8 miles away! Not the end of the world I know, but just as they start selling Odd Molly and Ti-Mo, they move away from me -typical or what? LOL

Will have to ask the owner next time I see her (hopefully before she heads off, as she is actually one of my neighbours!) if she would consider stocking Chill Norway next!

Here's hoping!



Tuesday, 6 April 2010


Here are some more items for sale - if you're interested, you will need a PayPal account, but like I said in my previous post, they're easy to set up!

Here's this weeks offerings.............


This pale camel crocheted camisole is in a shell pattern with a pretty pale pink ribbon trim and matching little bows everywhere, finished with white crocheted edgings. It's pure cotton and can be washed in the machine on a cool wash and re-shaped whilst dry.

The size is between an Odd Molly 0 and 1 as it fits really snuggly on, but will mould to your shape, which makes it very figure enhancing indeed!

This close fitting effect comes from the fact that it buttons up at the back as you can see here and the ribbon ties are adjustable.

The detailing is super pretty!

The camisole is offered for sale at £45.00


This lovely crocheted choker is in a pale pink cotton edged in a white shell pattern and finished at the back with satin ribbon, which makes it adjustable. The diamante stones are super sparkly, which unfortunately, the pictures do not do justice to!

As you can see, the stones are lovely indeed and the ribbon closure makes it adjustable to any size!

The choker is offered for sale at £25.00

Happy Shopping and thanks for dropping by!




As some of you may know, I have been coveting a beautiful tunic from Odd Molly called 'Fields of Lace' and my search started over a year ago. I wasn't aware of all the various websites at the time, so extended my search in Oslo whilst I was there last May, and wasn't even successful in Eger which had only opened a few days before I arrived!

Anyhow, one of my Odd Molly friends Charlotte (who has a lovely blog worth visiting) 'Loves Molly' has been attempting to help me find one of these beautful tunics in a size 1, in either white, chalk or the wonderful powder shade, which I'm finding is my favourite Molly colour of the moment!

For those of you don't have a clue what I'm talking about, this is what the original looks like.......

Beautiful don't you think?

So then, as it's over a year since I decided I wanted one of these beauties, I've attempted to make one of my own - but this was quite a challenge, as with this type of tunic, you've got to make your own pattern up, and with that, I had to think long and hard about the construction of it.

Many a night was spent just looking at this tunic from various angles as I managed to find a lot of pictures on various web sites so they gave me some positive clues on how to put it all together!

And so here is my version! I wanted to make mine a bit longer, as I sometimes find that Odd Molly tunics can be a little on the short side, plus I wanted to incorporate the use of a piece of material I'd saved from a sweet little baby doll top I bought from Zara a few years back, which forms the front panel of the dress.

I loved the material of the little top, but hated how it looked on, so you know me, I just couldn't bare to throw it away and had been planning how to use it for a while now, so it seemed appropriate to use it here.

The back has a flatter panel which is similar to that on the original. I've used laces and trims from all over the world, but this time no little gems from my Grandmother I'm afraid!

As you can see, when the front panel is extended, it's very wide indeed, making for a nice floaty effect! In order to keep it under control tho, I gathered it in and attached beautiful lace from Sweden over the top - wish I could remember the name of the department store in Stockholm!

I was convinced that as soon as I finished this, I would find one in any colour in my size - well last night, Tradera had a size 2 in powder, which is too big for me, but I'm hopeful I will get one soon!

Wish me luck!