Saturday, 30 August 2008


We finally ordered fabric to make new curtains for our lounge!
I saw this today and it was on sale! Isn't it lovely?
It goes perfect with everything, especially the string shelves.

Friday, 29 August 2008


If it's raining this weekend and you're bored to death,
then I got a movie to recommend to you.
The cheesy but oh so wonderful 1980's cult movie -
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Download it, rent it, borrow it, buy it, whatever you
do, see it!

Doesn't Elvira's bikini top look just like one of
my 1940's style tops I made earlier this summer?

Thursday, 28 August 2008


Went to an antique shop today to trade some of our
antique stuff for modern antiques, 1950's stuff that is.
Found this adorable wicker sewing box!
The butterfly clasp is beyond sweet, don't you think?

Wednesday, 27 August 2008


I don't think I've posted a picture of this slightly
transparent blouse with red polka dots and red
heart shaped buttons I finished a while back.
I made it from a pattern dated 1950.
I actually started back in 2006 but found it again
earlier this summer in a trunk and decided that it
was about darn time I finished it.

Click the image for larger version.

And now over to my music recommendation for
this rather gray evening...
Not many know that I love Oasis and have done
so since 1994. (Shit, now I feel old.)
I haven't heard anything for a long time, I don't
really have the time to follow up on records,
but my heard skipped a beat yesterday when I saw
their video "The Importance of Being Idle".

Tuesday, 26 August 2008


Well, it's more a brag to be honest. *smirk*
Went out to post some packages this morning and
ended up with some finds.
I found a pair of 1940's style wedges and a pair of
pinupish shape-panties today.



I almost forgot...
We went to a car boot sale yesterday since it was a
bank holiday here in England.
I found some stuff but I can't be bothered to post
pictures, this one is an exception.
I've wanted a lip-phone since the 1980's but my dear
parents gave me a Garfield phone instead...
Yesterday I found one and I got so nostalgic, my man
got it for me for £1.
I looked in Miller's Collectors Guide when we came
home and the collectors value is an estimated £50.
Not bad.

It's now a beloved item on my nightstand.

Sunday, 24 August 2008


Yes, another car boot sale yesterday.
Found our second ice bucket in shape of a pineapple.
We payed 24 pence for our first one and our second
one we got yesterday we payed 50 pence for.
You're lucky if you can get one for £20 on eBay.

I got 3 pairs of gloves for 65 pence for each pair but
the two other pairs didn't turn out so very good on
picture as the beige ones.
All I can say is they they are 1950's evening gloves,
one pair is dark brown and the other pair is black.

Currency: £1 = 12 Kr, €1.20, $1.80.

Ice bucket, 50 pence.

Gloves, 65 pence.

Necklaces, 35 pence each.

Plate, 20 pence.

Flamenco doll, 20 pence.

I don't have to tell you that all my finds are from the
1950's - 1960's now do I?

Saturday, 23 August 2008


OK, so I have now finished the new sailor collar.
What do you think?

Friday, 22 August 2008


I'm so sore and so tired.
I've been sewing all morning and did a new sitting at
the tattooist this afternoon.
My plan for tonight, if I wasn't too tired, was to put
up some new goodies on Tradera.
I don't wanna sound too cocky but I know for a fact
that some of you will really like my recent creations.
Oh well, guess you'll have to wait until tomorrow...

I got myself this awesome t-shirt for only £8 today,
it's so sweet and it reminds me a bit of Kool Aid.

Click on the image for larger version.

Thursday, 21 August 2008


Remember last Friday when I got those six vintage
handbags for only 50 pence each, well, I promised
to post pictures of the ones I decided to keep and
here they are!

For a larger version, just click on the images...

Wednesday, 20 August 2008


We didn't finish the entire tattoo today, he had only booked me
up for two hours so I'm going back for more ink on Friday.
The tattooist thought I was hard as nails, a really good sitter.
I had a lot of practice over the years, my longest sitting was
8 hours.

I've been offered a job.
All I can say is that it's a webzine who is highly uncensored
and in your face, much like the magazine VICE.
My journalist skills are limited to a certain tattoo magazine,
the school paper and blogging for years here and there.
This zine insist and I don't think I can say no.
I only live once and I want to accomplish as much as possible
as long as it's creative.

Here's a spread about Kat Von D I wrote back in 2006,
I also translated an article about the Finnish tattooist,
Jarno Kantanen, in the same issue.

Click the images for a larger version.
Sorry, Swedish only.

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3


In about 2 hours I will become even more colorful!
I'm finally gonna finish my Phecock (my bird looks like a
cross between a Peacock and a Phoenix).

When I got my first tattoo at the age of 16 my dad went
crazy and said that it's only bums, prostitutes and sailors
who got tattoos. OK, so I guess I'm a sailor then! *smirk*

What my dad and many others like him doesn't realize is
that collectors of tattoos often see them as an art form.
Some hang their art on the wall, I chose to wear mine.
My maternal grandfather was a sailor and he had a huge
ship in one of his arms and a sunset on his wrist and ever
since I can remember I wanted to have tattoos like his.
And now I can't get enough...

Tattooed ladies isn't a new thing.
Just look at Artoria Gibbons, she was one of the most
popular tattooed ladies (there's several of them actually)
who had her entire body tattooed.
The artist of her tattoos was her husband, Red Gibbons.

Could the song "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" from the
Marx Brothers movie "At the Circus" been a tribute to

Tuesday, 19 August 2008


I made these two sailor-collars back in May and I've totally
forgot to post pictures. Better late than never I guess...

Monday, 18 August 2008


I've received two awards lately from two wonderful girls
and fellow bloggers.
My first award came from Vintage Darling on July 24 and
the second one from Ismoyo on August 13.
I want to say that I'm extremely flattered and thankful.

Apparently there's some rules along with receive the award.
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4. Add links to the ones you give your award to.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blog.

My awards goes to:
Vintage Darling
For her style that only gets better and better.

For her wonderful and edifying creativeness.

For being so young and already have such immaculate
sense of style. Gives me hope for the future.

Betty Lou
For her genuineness and sense of style.

Mrs Munster - For being a very devoted reader.
There's always an uplifting message from her.

The rules was at least 5 so I will squeeze in one more...

The Freelancer's Fashionblog
A fashion soulmate, a slave to the details, just like me.


As I promised, here's yesterdays finds!
It's hard to pick a favorite this time but I must say
that I love the wine-rack, it will be perfect behind
our boat-bar with all the string-shelves.

The big wicker bag will be handy for the times I
bring hair-flowers and other accessories with me
to sell at rockin' events.

Currency: £1 = 12 Kr, €1.20, $1.80.

Click the images for larger view.

Nodding mule, £1.

Gloves, 50 pence.

Gloves, 30 pence.

Handbag, £1.50.

Skirt, £1.

String wine-rack, 50 pence.

West German vase, 70 pence.

Basket, 50 pence.

Big wicker bag, 50 pence.

Saturday, 16 August 2008


I plan to look kinda like this tonight.
Like a rockabilly tart in leopard printed pedal pushers,
a black petal bust top and really high heels.
We're going to see Pete Hutton & The Beyonders and
Paul Ansell's No 9 at Boston Arms in London.
We're on the guest list, as per usual.


Woke up waaay too early this morning.
The weather was OK, no rain that is, so we went to
a local car boot sale where we found some cool bits.
My favorite find of the day must be the set of glasses
with the deer.
I actually saw them in an antique shop when we were
in Stockholm, where they cost a small fortune each.
Click the pictures for a larger view.

Snap fasteners, 50 pence.

Lot of cute glasses, 60 pence.

Novelty plate, 20 pence.

Glass bowl, 40 pence.

Shaker, 50 pence.

Popeye poster, 50 pence.

Flamenco doll, 50 pence.

Rhinestone necklace, 75 pence.

As usual, everything is vintage, except the poster.

Friday, 15 August 2008


Today was an really awesome day!
Me and my man went to Hitchin to visit the Friday market
where they sell everything from antiques to fruit and veg.
I immediately spotted this nightstand and we ended up
buying it for only £3!!!
We also visited a friend who helped me sell my old flying
jacket, I got £40 and I gave half of the money to my man
because he really deserves it.

Afterwards we went to a charity shop where they had a
handbag sale going on and I found six 1950's-1960's
handbags for only 50 pence each!!!
(I will post pictures when I decided which ones I want to
keep for myself.)

I also found some big beautiful red flowers in another
shop that's gonna end up as hair-flowers tomorrow,
unless the weather is nice and we're going to a car
boot sale or two.

For larger image, click here.


Yesterday I finished this very saucy leopard printed fan.
I'm pretty pleased with the result.

Thursday, 14 August 2008


The yummiest shower gel ever!
Imperial Leathers Hawaiian Spa with coconut
milk and Tiare flower. Limited edition!

Red Fox Tub O' Butter.
Best moisturizing creme I've ever tried and you
will smell like cocoa, totally irresistible.

Bamboo bangles!
The perfect accessory for any exotic event.


You know it's a good morning when you start with a
Crumpet with Maple syrup a cup of proper coffee and
a mighty fine find on ASOS shoe sale.

£12.75 including shipping.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008


I've revamped this tray today.
We got it at a local car boot sale last month for 50 pence.
It was way too granny for me and in a bit of a state but I
sensed that I could make something out of it.
My man was helpful and stripped the white paint of the
glass for me and I did the rest.

I know, Bettie Page, again...
I've been off her for a while, everything has been Bettie
this and Bettie that since I was 11 years old and I guess I
got a bit tired of her, but she has now made a comeback.

Click here to see a larger image.
(On the cover of VUE it says "Those sexy Swedes")


I totally forgot to post a picture of yesterdays shoe find!
I went into town to run some errands and my 6th sense
told me that there was something in this particular store
waiting for me...

£5, on sale, of course.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008


I've been busy revamping a bag today.
I found it at a car boot sale a couple of weeks ago and my
man insisted on haggle the price down to a cool £1.25.
He knows how much I love cigar box purses and bamboo
The old motif was terrible ugly but I knew that I could do
something really cool with it.
I'm very happy with the result and so are my man.

Lager image here.

Do you like it? Be brutally honest.