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