Sunday, 31 October 2010


Sorry for being such a boring blogger.
I'm ill so I haven't had much to blog about and I've
been busy listing a lot of stuff in my Etsy shop.

Yesterday I had a little photo shoot with my man.
I have a whole bunch of original 1950's ties I want
to get rid of so who's better (and prettier) than my
man to model them? :)
I went for a Mad Men inspired shoot and it turned
out pretty cool if I say so myself.
My camera is crap but I did the best I could with
what I got.

If you want to see all the pictures from the shoot
just visit my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


This is what I made out of a plastic 1960's/1970's
candle holder garland. Yup, it's earrings. :)

Oh, and I got a sale going on in my Etsy shop at the
moment, most items has been reduced by $2-$8.
And 11 new items are now added.

Monday, 25 October 2010


So what have I've been up to lately?
Well, Friday was a day out in Camden with my man,
we went for lunch and scouting charity shops.
On the way home we stopped by IKEA.

The rest of the weekend was pretty much spent by
the sewing machine, the oven and on the sofa.

I also managed to salvage this beautiful embroidered
1950's dress with matching bolero that's been hiding
in one of my bags of vintage fabrics.
I got it 8 years ago and the dry cleaners in Stockholm
said it was unsalvageable, (it pretty much looked like
some one's been pissing all over it) so it's been in this
bag ever since and I forgot all about it.
Since they all said it's ruined I thought I give it a go,
so I sprayed it with Vanish, turned it inside out and
put it in a laundry bag and washed it in the machine,
turned out to be back in it's former glory.
I just need to shorten it and take it in slightly. :)
(Pictures will be posted when I'm done.)

Anyway, here's what I got in Camden:

Knitted fox scarf, £3.
It had the original tags left and it was purchased in a posh
store in Japan.
The price tag said 5000 Yen, which is £40.

Hello bargain!

Top, £1.
This thing was too good to miss! It needed a wash and a go
with the lint remover.
It will look perfect with these shoes and a red pencil skirt!

Brand new gingham dress, £3.50.
Colorful dress, £2.
The yellow dress need a revamp and a belt.
I hate the blue and brown ribbon. Yuk!

And here's what I've been making lately:

Finished this yesterday. It used to be a little girls dress
that I got at a car boot sale, I was meant to make a skirt
out of it but I noticed some stains that didn't disappear
in the wash so I decided to make an apron instead.
I love the pocket I made.

I had a sort out in my drawers in the hobby room and
I found these, half finished, I started working on these
over two years ago(!), so I finished them last week.

Here's another thing I found and finished last week.
I started working on it at the same period of time as
the pasties. I still don't know why I didn't finish these
two projects a long time ago...
This one looks fabulous on by the way.

Thursday, 21 October 2010


It's been bugging me for almost four years now
how boring this lamp really is.
It's been screaming for a revamp for a long time
but I have put it out of my mind, until today.
I don't want to get too personal here but we got
this cheap thing at IKEA, for the naughty times,
(you look flawless in red light by the way) but
the lamp itself was way too plain for my taste
and today I found some black fringe in one of
my craft boxes, I thought to myself that this is
exactly what the lamp need!
It's still a rather boring lamp since it's plastic
and modern but it now blends in better in my
boudoir and the red light is really a spice. :)



Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Yes, another post about shoes.
Treated myself to these two yesterday and I
can't wait to slip these on!
They were new dead stock and I snagged the
last ones. £11 for each pair!
I love the heel, it's so neat, like pillars.

Click image for larger version.

Saturday, 16 October 2010


My man got me these babies yesterday.
I spotted them in a charity shop and I knew that they
were a perfect match to one of my cardigans and some
accessories. They were unworn and very comfortable,
good to jive in as well.

I also found the heels of my dreams in another charity
shop but they wanted as much as £27.50 for a second
hand heels who weren't in mint condition!
Now that's a piss take!
(I know for a fact that they only cost £30 on ASOS sale
about two years ago.)
Yes, I'm all for giving to charity but when charity shops
take the piss like that, and when they got it for free to
begin with, it's not kosher anymore.
I wouldn't pay that bloody much for something that's
not in perfect condition, not even if they were vintage.
I'm keeping my eyes open and have a daily look on eBay
in hope that they will turn up eventually.
It's not like I'm in a hurry, I have over a 100 pair so it's
not like I'm going barefoot. :))

Thursday, 14 October 2010


When I make fascinators some of them become my own
personal favorites, like this one I made last week...

For sale here!

Click images for larger versions.


I love, love, love this track!
The bass line in the beginning really gives me some
serious goose bumps.

Peanuts Wilson - "Cast Iron Arm"


I just have to blog about this girl because she's amazing!
Marisa, my heroine, gave herself an assignment to stop
shopping at the mall and instead spend only $1 a day for
one year on clothing and then revamp it into something
unique and fashionable to wear.

Frugal, environmentally friendly AND creative.
What's not to like?

Now visit her blog New Dress A Day and get inspired!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


My favorite local charity shop really taking the piss
sometimes, the prizes on a lot of their stuff are a bit
over the top, but when it comes to vintage they are
rather clueless. (Thank G*d!)
Today I had that gut feeling so I went in for a quick
browse and I managed to snag a pair of red vintage
capri pants and a set of 6 glasses and a jug from the
1960's. A total spend of £4. Not bad.

Capri pants, £1.50

Glasses and jug, £2.50

I also went into Primark to see if they got some new
cheap jewelry and I came across this cute owl brooch
for only £1.50.

Monday, 11 October 2010


Back from Hemsby!
We drove back last night, it was SO nice to wake
up at home in our own bed.
The beds in the chalets are so springy and very
uncomfortable, I ache all over.
Beds aside, it was nice to see some friendly faces,
listen to some really good music and jive.
I wish I haven't done the car boot sale, in four
hours (and with only 2 hours of sleep the night
before) I only made £79!!! That's my personal
low, I never ever done that bad.

Well, at least we snagged some cool bits.
Unfortunately the prizes isn't as cheap as at the
ones we usually go to...

Sun top, £5.

Old Bakelite door handles, £17.

And here we are on Saturday night.

Thursday, 7 October 2010


Good morning!
I'm so excited about yesterdays finds and my
latest creation that I just couldn't wait!

Went to Letchworth yesterday to have lunch
with some friends.
I had no intentions on scouting charity shops
whatsoever but we had some time to spare so
we had a browse.
This is what I managed to snag:

1930's buttons, 5 pence each.

1930's buttons, 5 pence each.

1930's buttons, 5 pence each.

1960's Dorthy Perkins slip, £1.50.

And here's a fascinator I made for myself.
I've been waiting for four years to finally find
something nice to use the very fragile 1940's
veiling with.
I got it from an old lady that was in the same
weekly sewing course as me.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


I'm not well today, it feels like I'm on a boat.
I suspect I might have a bug on the balance nerve.
Even though I haven't been up and running I've
still managed to sort some things out, like finishing
old craft projects and installing the PIXMA MP270.

I also found a CD full of pictures from 2006, which
was fun since I at first didn't recognize myself at all.
Back then I loved being silly with the camera, today
I don't like having my picture taken at all.

Here's two pictures from the CD that I like...

I look like a hipster from Camden. :))

Ahh, my favorite glasses, I always feel like a school
mistress in them. :)

On the same CD I also found a bunch of really cool
tracks, it's nice to rediscover music.
Like these two...


Monday, 4 October 2010


Uhh, it's one of those really shitty days.
I feel like my life is slipping away and I have nothing
with it.
I also feel terribly lonely, the only people that seems
happy to see me is the ladies at the post office.
And here's a little paradox, I'm going to Hemsby this
weekend but I rather stay home to avoid shit bags.
I'm only going to see Restless and of course Slim Slip
& the Sliders
very last gig and try and sell some stuff
at the car boot sale.
Yeah, I'm a bundle of joy at the moment.

OK, there's some things that are nice too...

Like these vintage (1960's I believe) candle holders.
I got the pair for £1 in one of the local charity shops
when I was in town today.
Don't know if I'm keeping them or not.

I also really like Goji berries.
I eat them instead of sweets.
They are rich in antioxidants and vitamin c, perfect
when trying to avoid to get a cold or the flu.

I realize that I need a change in my life.
I wanna get back to being more creative and healthy.
My plan this autumn is to get my 23 inch waist back,
i.e, a lot of exercise and healthy food.
(I've had too many carbs lately.)
Gonna start out with loads of walks, bought myself a
pedometer today, and next week I'm back at the gym
and in the pool.
I might start doing yoga, that should be beneficial for
both mind and body.
I also have to read up on natural antidepressants, my
brain doesn't produce enough serotonin and I don't
want to go on yet another dose of Prozac.
The weather doesn't make it easier, I need to invest
in a light box this year. (For SAD.)

Saturday, 2 October 2010

1 KR!

Having a bit of a sort out day today, would rather
do something fun but I'm out of ideas.

Started my day by revamping some tin cans to store
knitting needles and such in.
The tins didn't really fit in in my cute, colorful, retro
hobby room so I decided to do something about it.
I only needed some wallpaper and glue.
I also tied ribbon around my knitting needles instead
of those ghastly rubber bands.

I decided I wanted to show off my very cheapest finds
from Sweden. These gems only cost 1 Kr each!
(10 pence, $0.15, €0.10)

Cute vintage kid's box, perfect for craft bits.

I don't really know if these are small ashtrays or for
tea lights or maybe teabags.
I myself decided to use them as stylish teabag trays.
All I know is that they must be 1960's because I got
a matching plate that I bought from an old lady at a
boot sale years ago and she said she got it in the 60's.

I got 4 of them.

Friday, 1 October 2010


It's not my birthday but I sure got some really kick
ass gifts today for some unknown reason.
My man surprised me with a Canon PIXMA MP270
(printer, copier and scanner in one) and also a pair
of very sexy heels.
I guess he's glad that I'm back home. :)