Wednesday, 31 August 2011

ITEM FOR SALE - TRADERA







Hi folks!


Been mad mad busy of late, so no time for posting, but I just thought I'd put a little notice in here, should anyone be interested in my beautiful Hunky Dory Squaw Valley tunic. It's a stunner and I wish it fitted me, but it's very large for something which is mean't to be a small size, so it would easily fit a size 38 no problem! 


And it cost my lovely Mum so much money also, I really wish it fitted me, but there's no point in hanging on to something just to have it hang in the wardrobe is there?......


Here's the link.....


http://www.tradera.com/BEAUTIFUL-HUNKY-DORY-SQUAW-VALLEY-TUNIC-auktion_163001_138841632




Hope you're all enjoying what's left of the summer rays.....if you're lucky enough! ;-0


Stor klem til deg!


Mxx

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

A little something to pretty up Autumn…..

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Well there’s a slight chill in the air when you wake up in the morning now, so I guess Autumn is on it’s way, which makes it cool enough to wear a cardigan now and then, so what better way to ‘pretty up’ one than by adding some sweet little broderie anglais wristlets?


The fabric used on mine really is stunning, with quite a deep border and finished with pretty bows…….


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Wore them with this cardigan last night and they really brightened it up and made it look extra special!


For sale at £15.00 (plus P&P)


If you like, mail me at........


littlemissnorway@btinternet.com


Many Thanks for dropping by – hope you’re enjoying the last of the summer sunshine somewhere or other!




Stor klem!


Mxx

Friday, 19 August 2011

Hmmn, not impressed……. :-(

SADLY NOT IMPRESSED


Yes, the postie arrived yesterday, with the first pair of those lovely high wedges I ordered from Aldo, that the lovely models were wearing at the Odd Molly SS12 catwalk show last week, so imagine my surprise when I tried one on, loved them, then decided (because they’re soo high!) that I need to put the other one on, in order to balance – only to find that I have two ‘right’ shoes!!


So, I ring the company, who basically are not interested in sorting out the problem, they just tell me to return them to the Liverpool store, which is the nearest to me – but that’s an 80 mile round trip – hence the reason I ordered online in the first place!! 


When I asked why they couldn’t just exchange them and send out another pair, they told me that they couldn’t do that and that I could send this pair back and just order another pair online – but they’ve now sold out online. 


So, I speak to an assistant at the Liverpool shop to see if they can help me locate a pair – anywhere and the lovely lady there (Chelsea!) is attempting to do that for me, as apparently, there’s only one pair left (in my size!) I’m thinking, they must be a pair of ‘left’ wedges then!


So fingers crossed I get them, but this is the second example this week, of me ordering something and a company sadly abrogating all responsibility for putting right something that’s gone wrong at their end. Whatever happened to 'quality control?........ 


When you think about it, thankfully I am fortunate enough (if they’d been in stock somewhere!) to be able to just re-order and await my refund, but what about people who just can’t afford to do that, and when something goes wrong, it’s left to the customer to put it right for themselves? It's not acceptable really!


Now I know that there are a lot of companies out there who have excellent customer care service but this is a prime example of someone getting all wrong.


And I know for a fact (considering the number of sizes that were available online before I posted about these two pair of wedges) that they have obviously benefitted from my blog post, but you know, no company in this day and age can afford to have a bad experience also blogged – and that’s a great shame for them, but perhaps they need to look at the calibre of person working in the customer care service team….


And with that, I’ll jump down off my very high wedge (singular obviously!) and get on with the next complaint I have – la-di-da, happy days indeed! Winking smile




Stor klem til alle sammen!


Mxx

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Summer dreaming….for next year!

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Without a shadow of a doubt, this has to be my favourite outfit from the Odd Molly SS 12 show which was held last week in Stockholm. I have many outfits like this that I bought in another lifetime, from an English designer by the name of Karen Millen (I will dig them out and post them here!) Think this is the reason why I love crochet so much, and I know that this outfit is on the top of my wish list for next year!


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And this is probably second on my wish list!


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Thing is, I fell in love with some of the shoes also, especially this pair…..


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And these also!


So, as you will have to wait till around mid January to pre-order your Spring/Summer wares, may I suggest that if you like the shoes, you can purchase them now – and on sale too – at a company called ALDO – I just did and they’re winging their way to me as I type!


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Here’s the link for these…….

http://www.aldoshoes.com/uk/women/sandals/wedges/83604167-happer/35


And here’s the other pair I found…..


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http://www.aldoshoes.com/uk/women/sandals/wedges/84476275-goodstein/20


So you can have part of the look now whilst you're summer dreaming - for next year!


Happy Shopping lovelies!





Stork klem til deg!
Mxx

Today’s bits and bobs……

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Good Morning lovelies!


Well the sun is just about shining here and as my friend is coming over for lunch, I’m going to make the best of it and eat outside and enjoy it whilst we can, so I’m going to push the boat out and wear something summery – at last, so it’s between this little outfit…….


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Or this one………thought it was about time I wore some of these little shorts I’ve made, so I may go with these!


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colour of these are adorable, the palest pink…..


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And I’ve been having lots of fun recently using different coloured dyes to change the look of some items of clothing, and in this instance, a baby doll set from H&M, as I have one in white and liked the idea of a pink one, so I came up with this, but you have to be careful just how much dye you use and keep an eye on it in the washing machine, and if necessary, stop the process there and then to get the colour you want – but it is fun and yesterday I dyed some lace a wonderful shade of violet, along with some fabric, so I can’t wait to use it!


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I’m happy with the result though, as it’s the palest blush of pink and looks perfect with theses little shorts of mine!


So that’s decided then, the second outfit – better crack on and start preparing things for lunch!


Wishing you a sunny day also, even if it’s not too warm, it’s better to have the sun shining on you!




Stor klem!
Mxx

Friday, 12 August 2011

Tonight’s outfit perhaps?…….

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Thinking it may well be, as I was due to wear this little lot at my annual summer party the other week, but given just how floaty the sleeves are, I think even I would have had them in everything in the kitchen, so I decided against it – and a wise decision it was too!


I love these sweet little skinny jeans from Italian designers MET, but I wanted to embellish them a little bit more, so I stitched a whole load of diamante buttons and charms on them – not sure how they will wash, so it’s probably a ‘one-off’ wear for them but I can always stitch them back on again!


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And here it is, my beloved ‘Engene’  (meadows) blouse! It is so very pretty and I loved every second of making this one! The material came from the US and the crocheted lace trim on the bottom was from a wonderful little shop in Lech in Austria. It cost twice as much as the rest of the materials put together, but I think it’s worth it! Smile


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I threaded some white ribbon through the crocheted lace trim, and the hearts pattern within it makes it look even prettier. The sleeves are so billowy that I love to see them floating around, so as you can see, not one to wear whilst doing anything vaguely domesticated! Winking smile


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The little tie at the back is a nice detail, rather than the use of a button closure……


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And as I was due to wear it the day after the tragic events which took place in Norway, it seemed fitting to show my support in some way or other, so I wore my little Norge bow for a week on other clothing – it just seemed right at the time…..


And with that, I’m off to continue on some ‘development’ ideas I have rushing around my head – once I get started, I just get lost in the moment!




Many thanks for dropping by!


Stor klem og ha en god helg alle sammen!





Mxx

Monday, 8 August 2011

Søte hjerte shorts for en kjæreste jente …..

Or should I say sweet heart shorts for a sweetheart girl!!


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And here is that sweetheart girl, the beautiful Maria from Sweden, wearing the pretty little shorts I recently made for her – doesn’t she look fabulous in them?! Smile


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They were made in the softest pure cotton yarn and finished with a pretty cotton crocheted belt……


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The crocheted edges and pretty hearts pattern really make them stand out…….


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They are very ‘forgiving’ and sit comfortably on and are not too short in the leg, but hey, when you look this good in them, that’s not a problem is it?! Winking smile


These shorts can be made to order for £48.00 (excl of P&P) so if you're interested, please contact me at.......


littlemissnorway@btinternet.com


Wishing you all a wonderfully sunny day, as it's like more like Autumn here!


Stor klem!


Mxx







Thursday, 4 August 2011

Bits and bobs…….

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Those of you who read this earlier would have seen a different version of this post, but it was a little sad and negative, so I've decided to change it and remove part of it, as it's really not my style - hope it hasn't confused anyone!


So, on a lighter note........


AND THE WINNER IS SOLFRID


To update you, the winner of my dark powder ‘Engel’ wristlets, was lovely Solfrid from vakre Norge, and they are winging their way there as I type – Little Miss Norway is on her to way to Norway!


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These little mammas from a previous Odd Molly life arrived last week and I’m thrilled to bits with them, they look soo cute on! Never thought I’d own a pair of these, so I just need a proper sunny day now to wear them – if we’re lucky enough, as there haven’t been many this summer where I live! Sad smile


Definitely starting to think I have a shorts fetish now, as I have so many pairs of them! LOL


RAINY DAY FOR A COW


See, this poor cow has had to shelter under a tree, as it’s soo wet out there today! The others were smart enough to head back to the sheds, but this one just stayed there for hours, keeping her face dry and moo-ing a lot – no wonder!!


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And it's so dark, that I’ve had to light some tealights – but at least I managed to go cut some of my very first lot of sweet peas before the rain came down!
But always one to end on a happy note, here’s a lovely photie……….


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A clothes rack, full of my favourite designers – Odd Molly, Ti-Mo and Little Miss Norway……ooh, that’s me! Winking smile


Wishing you a lovely sunny day tho!


Stor klem!


Mxx

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Summer Giveaway Number 2!

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Yes another giveaway from me – well it’s summer so why not!


This pretty little crocheted cotton camisole will fit up to a large size 1 (in Odd Molly sizes, which would be up to something like 36-36 European I guess?!) and so if you want to be in with a chance of winning it, head on over to my Facebook page (see the link on the right hand side of my blog) and leave me a post saying the magical words “Yes please!”  You must be a fan of my Little Miss Norway FB page before you enter tho!


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It’s a pretty little thing, with lots of detailing, like the button back enclosure and sweet little bows! I have one in pale pink that I’ve worn to bits over the years!


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Even if it’s not your size, you could win it for a friend (or loved one if you’re a male fan of my FB page!) so either way, if you’re interested, head on over there and enter – the closing date is Thursday 11 August at 8pm, BST.


This is the last of my summer giveaways, so don’t miss out!


Lykke til alle sammen!


Stor klem!
Mxx

Tips for a revamp…….

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I’ll bet if you’re a Molly girl, you have a number of these lovely silks in your wardrobe and have experienced the same problem as me, in that they used to have a tendency to split slightly along the seams.


Sometimes I would buy a bigger size, only to find it was too large on the top, so that didn’t solve the problem for me. I have repaired this little lot once before, but this time round, I decided to take a different approach, so I once again repaired the seams, then decided to remove the button closure from the back and replace it with some ribbon – from the little lace wash bags that Odd Molly occasionally supply, and here’s the result……


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The powder ribbon worked superbly on the powder slip I had…….


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And also used it on this rose silk tank – but in reality, you could use a ribbon of your own colour choice!


So you see, you can now wear your pretty little silk numbers to fit you perfectly, without ripping the seams!


Just a thought……….. Winking smile





Have a wonderful day and thanks for dropping by!





Stor klem til deg!



Mxx

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Finalmente–it was a day too late however….

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Well it was started in July 2010 and I was hoping to have it finished within a year, so I attempted to complete it on Sunday, but got side-tracked, and therefore it was finalised yesterday, taking me a day over a year since the idea sprung into my head, but there you go!


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Think it was worth the wait though, as when I saw it on the mannequin for the first time, it brought tears to my eyes as it is just so pretty! Unfortunately the photos don’t do the lace used justice, so I attempted to take a photo with flash in order to highlight the detail somewhat……



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The true colour is more like the other photos but I just wanted to pick out the beautiful lace panels running down the length of the dress.


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I love the beautiful heart applique on the back of the dress – just a little extra detail that works really well!


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Close up…….


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Pretty little sleeves…….


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Heidi Long and Heidi short, both lovely indeed!


But it’s with a heavy heart that I’m selling the long dress, as I would love to keep it, but in truth, I just can’t keep everything I make for little ole me so I guess I have to make a business decision every now and then and move things along – that plus I own 6 long dresses, and so far, I’ve only ever worn one, so there is no point in this hanging in my wardrobe not being worn, as I’d much rather someone else enjoy it instead!


The dress would fit up to an Odd Molly small size 2 if you’re not big on top, and I would recommend that you should be at least 168cm (like me!) or taller, as it sits on my ankle bone and not trailing on the floor!


This beauty is for sale at £100.00 (exc of P&P).


A lot of work, effort and more importantly, a massive amount of expensive lace went into making this dress, so it’s worth every penny, believe me!


First come served, as this is a ‘one-off’ so if you like, please leave me a post here and I’ll get back to you!


Hope you’re all having a nice sunny day wherever you may be – here (as usual!) it’s cold and wet –oh can’t we please have some sun! Sad smile




Stor klem til dig!


Mxx

Monday, 1 August 2011

Swedish beauty for a Swedish beauty!

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And isn’t she just?……….


You know, I’ve made this tunic dress countless times now, and five in this colour combination, but I always hoped one day I’d witness a real Swedish beauty wearing it, and voila, here we have it, the  beautiful Maria from Sweden wearing her very own!


And to complete the look, sporting a pair of super sweet little shorts which she was lucky enough to win in my summer prize giveaway last year, so you see, if you don’t enter my competitions, you won’t be in with a chance!


Think they look perfect together!


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This was one of the very first things I made for sale, and it’s been very popular ever since, as it’s just a very versatile little tunic. You can dress it up and make it look fabulous, like Maria did in the first shot, or you can wear it more casual like she did here…….


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So very pretty!


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This dress is like a ray of sunshine and when I see mine, it always puts a smile on my face!


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Looking good with red Hunter wellies too!


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And here’s the sweet little shorts that Maria is wearing in the first shot – with matching ribbons!


If only she didn’t live in Sweden, I’d have her modelling everything for me! Oh well, have to say that I’m thrilled to bits to just have her model some of my clothing anyway!


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





Stor klem till alle sammen!



Mxx