Saturday, 30 April 2011

What a beautiful day it was………


And wasn’t she the most beautiful of royal brides?  Not to say that there haven’t been a many more before her – you only have to look at Mette Marit of Norway and Crown Princess Viktoria of Sweden to name a few, but when I saw the dress yesterday morning, I immediately told anyone who would listent to me that this was a modern day take on Grace Kelly’s wedding dress – even down to the lily of the valley in the bouquet – and immediately had to rush to find one of my many books about her to prove it!


Don’t you think there are comparisons to be made?


Princess Graces dress still is my all time favorite and to me, she will always be the epitome of what a princess should look like.


But our Catherine, in this modern day take of it, took my breath away – she looked absolutely magnificent and so regal.

And in the village, a lovely day was had by all as we celebrated well into the evening.

Stor klem og ha en god helg!


Thursday, 28 April 2011

Something fit for a wedding perhaps…………


Well with a Royal wedding theme everywhere right now, I decided to make my very first pair of white cotton wristlets and I have to say that they are very lovely indeed! In fact, I could imagine them being worn with a more informal wedding dress than that which Kate Middleton will be wearing tomorrow!


The cotton is mercerised, which gives them a lovely sheen and adds to the effect!

So, with a wedding dress in mind, what about this beauty for a more informal walk down the isle………


Ever since the Berry Dress made it’s appearance, I have coveted the ‘hard-to-find’ white version of it, and now that I’m the very proud owner of one, I have to say that it’s magnificent in it’s simplicity! Thankfully, a lovely sweet lady from Sweden found it for me, and I am so very thankful that she did – you know who you are my dear! xxx


Think you will agree, it really is simply stunning!


And it looks fabulous on with these sweet little wristlets – imagine getting married in this on a beautiful little island somewhere in Scandinavia perhaps?………


Just have to make a long underslip now to wear underneath it, as anyone with the powder version of this dress knows just how see-through they are – well this one leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination! Winking smile

And a little blush of a tan would work wonders also! Looking forward to wearing it sometime soon then – roll on summer! Smile

Many Thanks for dropping by!

Stor klem!


100th blog post–should be something significant then……..

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Actually I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to reach this milestone post but there you go! Smile 

And whilst I have a number of things I’d like to blog, I didn’t feel that they were as significant as this one so here goes nothing…….

Basically I would just like to say a big ‘Tack så mycket’, ‘Tussen Takk, ‘Molto Grazie’ Vielen Dank’ and ‘Thank you very much’ for all the lovely ladies around the world who have supported my designs since I started selling them here!

Its rather sweet really, but a few years back, I just enjoyed making wristlets for all my a-ha friends whom I used to meet up with for concerts and the like (no more of those occasions to look forward to now, boo-hoo! Sad smile) However, I guess that’s how it all started in earnest and with that, once they and the other pretties I make were posted here, the orders took off!

Firstly, I decided to use the money for funding travel to concerts as trust me, it was never cheap and I originally used to call it my ‘Morten Harket Entertainment Fund’  and it came in very handy indeed, so many thanks to all who made a contribution to such a worthy cause! LOL


Now it’s taken on a bigger meaning in my life and I have to say, I enjoy every single thing that I make and have a very special little ritual (which will remain secret to me!) that I go through before every item is sent on it’s way around the world to all you lovelies and it always makes me smile when it happens!

When I started making things I never believed that anyone else would like my wares and therefore had no faith in what I was producing, but then one day, a dear friend by the name of Katherine told me to have faith in myself and what I made (she was one of the first people to believe in and support my designs!)  and she sent me a little quote that helped me along the way – it was this…………

“Everything is already yours if you believe it to be so” (Voltaire)

And with that, I wrote it in a little book and now every day add another quotation which has meaning in my life.

So to you Katherine, Flora and Steffi  I dedicate this blog post, as you lovely ladies were the first to support my designs and gave me the belief that I could actually pull this off and for that, I will always be thankful!!


So once again, many thanks to all you lovely ladies out there – you know who you are! xxxxxx

Wishing you all a lovely day, wherever you may be! 

Here, we’re getting ready for the Royal Wedding - bunting is strewn around the village and everyone is looking forward to the BBQ and frivolities – that is,  after William has kissed his beautiful bride! 

Fingers crossed the weather holds out, as it's not looking too good right now!!

Stor kram til alle!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Butterfly, Butterfly……..

Eller sommerfugl, sommerfugl……… bear with me, all will be revealed! Winking smile

“ Butterfly, butterfly
Flying into the wind
You can be sure of it
That’s no place to begin…..”

But actually, it was for me!……..


From the moment I saw this beauty, I coveted it, but when it came to it’s release, I missed the opportunity to pre-order it  (skiing in Obergurgl always falls at the wrong time then! LOL). So, after giving up the search online, I remembered that I had this old crocheted beauty sitting in my cupboard and with that, my mind started working overtime at the possibilities of ‘reinventing’ it and making something with the ‘Little Miss Norway’ stamp on it, so here’s a wee little tale of how it happened……..

This is the original apricot cardigan from Odd Molly……..


Isn’t it a beauty? Smile

Whilst I love it, I have to admit that the tassels around the bottom would have annoyed me somewhat,  but I’m lucky in that my old number didn’t have anything of the sort attached to it – not to say that I couldn’t have lived with them, but I was in fear that if I had managed to purchase it, they would have become frayed and tattered over time, anyhow, I digress!

So here’s my original little wrap over cardigan which I bought in a small shop in Greece many, many years ago and it cost me next to nothing. Thing is tho, that I haven’t worn it for years now, due to the fact that the crocheted ties were just too long and that it was white and I have a few of them in my wardrobe (well I would, wouldn’t I?!)


Those ties really did bug me, but I knew that this little beauty had the potential to look so much prettier and live a new life again! First of all, the crocheted ties had to go and so they did, then I dyed it what should have been a perfect shade of powder pink, but it came out more like a bubblegum shade (yikes!) so I had to remove some of the dye in order to get it to the shade I wanted – and here’s the result……..


The finished colour – as I’d imagined it was going to look in the first place!


The detailing on the cardigan is lovely indeed!


As you can see! Smile

So then, the colour was fine, and I needed to add some new ties to it, but I wanted to put an extra stamp on it, and with that, I decided to add a crocheted butterfly which I'd made a while back, which was in a contrasting shade of pink that would be attached to the back of the cardigan – and this is what I came up with…..


Crocheting it was the easy bit – attaching it to the back of a cardigan which, because of it’s open pattern, makes it very stretchy, was the challenging part – but I got there in the end – thankfully! LOL


Attaching the antennae's was most definitely the trickiest part of the process!!

And here’s the finished article – an ‘homage’ to that beautiful little Odd Molly cardigan…….


It is asymmetrical by the way and yes, the little adornment is another story which I will leave for another time……..Winking smile


Here you can see the embroidered tape which I used to replace the original crocheted ties – and no, whilst it may have the ‘Little Miss Norway’ touch to it, the Norwegian bow is not attached – like I say, it’s another story!


I have to admit that it does look so much better now!!


Well I hope, if nothing else, that this has inspired some of you out there to have a go and see what you can do with an old piece of crocheted clothing that you no longer use – but please bear in mind, that it needs to be 100% cotton or else the dye may not take so well – if at all!

“Butterfly begin……….”
(lyrics by  Pål  Waaktaar-Savoy)

Wishing you all a lovely day!

Stor klem til deg!


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Fake Socks or Legwarmers–you decide…..

Don’t talk to me about laptops – especially new ones that don’t work and cause a myriad of problems! I’ve lost a fair bit of data and a lot of hours and hassle these last few weeks, so not much time for blogging and knitting and the like, but I did makes these lovelies recently, in between making phone calls to the computer store and what felt like living in the place at times – oh well……

Well at least I enjoyed making these beauties and it’s nice to know that one pair have arrived and the others should be winging their way to Norway – that’s if they haven’t arrived already!


The shades are muted and very pretty indeed – they will go with absolutely anything and look lovely either worn slightly above the knee or a little bit slouchy – the choice is yours!


These Powder lovelies arrived in Sweden a few days ago and are adorning the legs of a sweet girl there! (you know who you are!!) Smile


And this lovely pair should be arriving very soon in the land of my forefathers – in fact, I’m very proud to say that they were my very first order from Norway!

Little Miss Norway will be worn in vakre Norge at last!


Fake socks or legwarmers – you decide!

Wishing you all a lovely day, wherever you may be! As for me, well I’m getting back to setting up this loan laptop as mine looks like it’s going to be away for a few weeks yet! Sad smile

Stor klem!


Friday, 1 April 2011


Happy Friday everyone! 1st April, and to me it feels like it’s been a long time in coming, in fact, I was only saying the other day that I would be glad to see the back of this year, then realised it was only March!! Sad smile

Well that’s not a positive thing to say I guess, but so far this year, things haven’t been going too well for me, so it’s about time I cheered myself up with some little pretties here – and what could have made me happier than when I received a lovely little package from Sweden yesterday, courtesy of a lovely lady there who’s blog you can have a look at here ……..

This lovely lady is new to the world of Molly blogging, so why not pop over there and say ‘Hi!’ to her?!
She managed to get hold of the loveliest pair of rose ‘Dreamdate’ shorts that I had coveted for such a time, and I wasn’t disappointed when I saw them, as they are delightful – and here they are…..

Are they not the sweetest little pair of shorts you’ve ever seen – I love them and tried them on the minute I’d stopped looking at the pretty packaging and note inside!! Smile

You can bet your bottom dollar that I’m going to attempt to create my own ‘homage’ to these lovelies sometime soon – so watch this space!
Thank you so much my dear, you know I love them to bits!!

So then I decided to have a look around my craft room and see what other shorts I’ve made were lurking in there and so I found this little lot…


They all looked so sweet, arranged next to one another like this – such pretty shades!

Looks like I’m going to be back in the craft room real soon sewing again by the looks of things – that is, in between knitting and creating all the new ideas I have running around my head, and in my design book, of course!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend – wherever you may be!

Stor klem til deg!