Monday, 9 December 2013


It's our 7 year anniversary next week and we're going
to Prague (again!!!) for a while to relax and celebrate.
I got us a little gift in advance, these sweaters:

Sunday, 8 December 2013


I don't have instagram, I have a phone that's 5 years
old and the only one that calls me on it is my man.
I tried getting it on my computer but it only caused a
lot of problems.
I blog instead until someone donates their old iphone.

So here's my #thedailybake

Thursday, 5 December 2013


I've had a really good birthday today!
Even tho the plans we made went tits up because my man injured
one of his toes and got gout in the one next to it and he can't walk,
I must say it's been a very pleasant one.
We're going to Prague soon so we'll celebrate properly there.
I woke up early because I was very uncomfortable, went down to
the kitchen and did some housework and prepared some food for
our dinner. My man woke up and we had coffee and he gave me
the sweetest card with the most romantic content ever.
Afterwards I crawled back into bed to check some things on my
computer and in comes my man with a huge package, turns out it
is a case willed with small gifts and if you scroll down you'll see
what I got.

Today's been low key but it was nice to just relax.
I made Swedish style (vegetarian) x-mas food for dinner, tons of
lit candles and Dean Martin playing in the background, I felt like
I just turned 60! LOL!
Skipped the cake today, I made my Caribbean toffee instead.

1940's telephone cord clutch.

Amazing Bakelite bangle.

1950's confetti Lucite sweater guard.

1950's Coro Confetti Lucite necklace.

1950's doorknocker earrings.

1950's rhinestone earrings.

1950's confetti Lucite earrings.

Friday, 29 November 2013


Went to Bucks the other day to look at a possible important
purchase for the future but it turned out to be all wrong so no
go this time.
We decided to make a day of it since we were out & about
already so we scouted the charity shops in areas we passed
on out way home.
Didn't find much but I'm thrilled about my Hanukkah gift that
I got from my man... Scroll down...

Lot of vintage kitsch, £1.80. (approx $2.90)
I was over the moon to find a whole lot of these red flocked deers
for such a tiny sum! Two like these went for quite a lot on ebay UK
the other day!

1950's boat lamp, 50 pence. (approx $0.80)
Clearly a restoration project but still cool!

Stunning 1950's/1960's dress, £18. (approx $30)
Found this in a shop called Kitsch Me Quick and I fell in love with it 
on the spot! My man insisted on getting it for me as a Hanukkah gift!

45" rack & table wastebasket/flower pot, £1 each
(approx $1.60 each)
As many 45's as we got these racks are essential! 
The wastebasket will be prefect on my hobby desk.

Old bamboo bottle opener & compact mirror with light.
Because the shop manager loved my hair (faux bangs) and thought I 
was a sweetheart.

Sunday, 24 November 2013


Hi! I just wanted to let you all know that my Etsy shop
is open for 6 more days and I offer 10% off everything,
just use the code EVERYPENNYSAVED at checkout.

These genuine Bakelite cufflinks are newly listed.
I got more Bakelite for sale, just check this section.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


At last!
I finally sorted my hobby room out!
Last time I took pictures (2009) there weren't that much
stuff in there, as you can see here.
It looked like a dump site not so long ago and it took me
an entire day to sort, tidy and clean the place.
I also changed the curtains the other day before our Dutch
friends arrived.
(I got vintage plastic tulips everywhere and tulip barkcloth curtains.)
Now it's a delight to be in there.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


Went into town to get some toiletries and to scout the charity shops.
Lately I’ve found nothing and there wasn’t much to speak about today.
I got myself a pair of fruity earrings and a broken Bakelite brooch for
the total of £1.75. (approx $2.80)
I’m going to remove the bits that’s left of the pin and glue a bail on the
back and use it as a pendant.

My favorite bargain of the day is this cute lunchbox that I snagged in
one of this towns many bargain shops for £1.99! (approx $3.20)
Perfect for small outings and road trips. :)

Thursday, 24 October 2013


I'm in the process of sorting my hobby room out and
that also means finishing projects that's been hiding in
boxes for years.
I'm pretty much "there", just a few more things to tidy
but it looks a whole lot better than before!

Here's a few projects that I finally finished these last
two weeks...

I got this cigar box at a flea market in Sweden ages ago, the handle 
came from a broken vintage handbag and I used Fablon on the front 
and back.

A friend of mine in Russia gave me a ton of sweets at Screamin' Festival 
earlier this year because she knew how much I love the graphics of the 
wrappers after getting some in a Russian kiosk in Prague last year.
Best way to display cool stuff like this is to put it in a shadow box. :)

And here's a few more cherry necklaces!

Monday, 21 October 2013


These Bakelite Scottie dogs have been waiting quite a while
to be turned into something useful and yesterday I finally got
around to do so.
I made a cardigan clip/sweater guard out of bits I had in my
craft boxes. I might find more suitable stuff in the future but I
think this will do for now. Perfect autumn colors.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


UK turned damp and cold all of a sudden.
Last week it was 21C and sunny where I live!
I started to change my wardrobe around today and
I had a happy reunion with this Lusekofte* of mine.
(*traditional Norwegian sweater)

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


All set for autumn and winter!
I’ve had these on my wishlist for 3 years but didn’t want to
spend £80 ($130) and support sweatshop labor (first hand
so to speak).
It sure was worth the wait, I snagged them on eBay for £10

Saturday, 5 October 2013


I got plenty of projects to finish and I got my mind set on it
because my hobby room needs to be much tidier because
we get friends over from Holland and USA in November and
I don't want my mess to exist by then.
(Our American friend is staying in that room so... Yeah.)
Besides, mess makes me frustrated even tho I know exactly
where everything is, I just don't like the look of it.
It's a new season and time for a change, for the better.

Here's a few positive changes:

Today I finished a project that's been laying around for way
too long!!!
I bought this Pee Wee Herman doll about 11 years ago, he
didn’t come with a suit, only a pair of dirty pants.
My plan all this time has been to make him a cool suit but it
wasn’t until this morning I decided to pull my finger out and
finally do it.
I didn’t have a pattern, I never done this sort of thing before,
 all I had was plenty of lurex scraps and determination.

I started this fascinator a while back but I never liked the way
it looked at the time but I got hold of more vintage fruity bits
and that was what was needed!
Now she's done and I'm quite happy with the result.

Ohh, and let's not forget this... I've been craving Mexican for
ages but I've been too nauseous to make food that takes more
than 10 minutes.
Yesterday I made a huge batch of spicy vegetarian chili and a
quick creamy Guacamole, that means the same food for 3 days
but I sure don't mind because it was delicious! :)

Sunday, 29 September 2013


September has been a very creative month for me
and I've enjoyed every second of it.

Here's a few things I made the other day...

OK, so do I sound like a complete douche if I say
I looove this little hat?
The glittery lilies I got over 10 years ago and used
them as a brooch once at a rockabilly ball but ever
since the day after they pretty much collected dust.
The feather thing was a gift from a friend eight years
ago, (I remember because I still lived in Stockholm.)
it's old and just been laying around in one of my craft
boxes waiting for a purpose!

I used three different shades of green in this hat and
I think it works great!

The black pom poms in the veiling was a must. :)

Hair flower in juicy colors.
I found the flowers at a flea market in Sweden this

I know you already seen the acorn fascinator but I just
wanted to show it with the matching brooch I made.

Wedding fascinator.
The flowers are nice old millinery flowers I found at a
flea market years ago.

Thursday, 26 September 2013


I finally finished my autumn fascinator!
The acorns and ribbon are from the 1940's and the felt
leaves I made myself. :)

Monday, 23 September 2013


Revamped yet another vintage case, this time only the lid
but it sure made a difference!

Sunday, 22 September 2013


I’m a tad tired after concentrating on revamping this baby.
I got it in Holland for €1.50 (approx. £1.25 / $2) and there
wasn’t really anything wrong with it, except it is beige and
since I totally agree with the wise words of Sue Kreitzman,
“Don’t wear beige, it might kill you!” I decided to give it a
bit more attitude.

I used Fablon this time (last time I used drawer paper) a
bit thicker and awkward than paper but very easy to cut.

So, what do you think?

Saturday, 21 September 2013


Silly car selfie on the way to work yesterday.

Thursday, 19 September 2013


As the weeks go by there's a lot of self loathing and self pity
along the way. It's no fun getting larger when you're used to
a 24 inch waist. So I've turned into retail therapy because it
works, at least for a little while and I don't spend a massive
amount since I love a good bargain.
Here's two not so necessary but oh so pretty things I've got

1930's Bakelite dress clip.

1950's glitter Lucite yo-yo.

What kind of unnecessary things have you purchased lately?

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


I treated myself to some cute vintage dresses and they arrived
all the way from Lithuania yesterday.
I thought I'd share...

£8 (approx. $12.70)
This Finnish dress is so amazing IRL!  
Whoever said spots and stripes doesn't go together hasn't seen this dress!
It still got the original belt.

£7 (approx. $11.10)
This dress require a pair of Swedish Hasbeens! I love that this one
also have the original belt.

£11.50 (approx. $18.30)
I just adore this French kite dress, it's so feminine.


£15 (approx. $23.90)
The Pièce de résistance! A vintage authentic Dirndl! 
I’ve been on a hunt for one for years but a lot of them have been way 
overpriced or too fancy dress/costume for my liking. 
I really love the color combination!
My parents had friends in Austria and I always got a new one every 
year as a kid, I looked like a boy in a dress but I just loved them!