As you might have noticed I live and breath SchimJolie Silk. They are my heart and soul. I have designed them and I love them so much.
Today I was invited by my own gentle and so all the way generous man to come join him for dinner in town.
And of course I had to dress up and bring some beautiful scarves along to the restaurant to show them off.
Being a busy Fashion Farmer at Strai and Silkebekk Gård I have to use every occasion I get….
Here you see the beautiful scarf palette and their names with links:
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Long time no blogging..I lost my blog to spam comments, but now I’m trying to fix it and this is a test…but I can fill the test with content incase it works!
This is my day to day:
I let the picture speak for its self..or not?
I went home and had a quick style up, I put on «Pink Purses», before heading over to Tangen Media and Communication to shoot a new video toturial for SchimJolie showing «Love Is All Around» as a skirt.
Did I mention when our Land Rover Defender, Schimbo, broke down in the middle of nowhere?
Well, that’s not exactly right, but we were far out. We had by coincidence ended up at one of Norway’s few wine yards called Kvelland VinGård in Lyngdal.
After seeing the Alpacas at Lista we were recommended to take a look at the wine yard to get inspired.
We were lucky and got hold of the farmer who showed us around and let us take pictures.
He also told us about the spiritual evenings he organized in the function house and told us to come one day.
We were going to leave, but then SchimBo refused to start!!!!
We turned the key, but not even a sound came out of SchimBo, who had been so happy to be taking us out to a different country side!
The car does have soul, and we also started to think about the spiritual affairs going on here, but to what end?
«You can check out any time you like but you can never leave…Welcome to Wine Yard Kve-e-elland!» hahahahaha
Anyways we tried to run it, to tow it, but no life! So we had to call Falken and after an hour or so the tow car came and took us to Mandal!
And the story will continue another time course in Mandal we learned some more interesting things!
Here are the photos from our adventure at Kvelland Gård:
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Amazing things continue to happen in the «Silk Cocoon» (read Le Petit Country Shop). And I’m going to tell you one of the stories.
Last month I was contacted by a woman, I did not know her at all, but she had seen my beautiful Ltd #artscarf collection on the web and she wondered if it was possible to see them «live»? I told her to come at Le Petit Country Shop on Sunday and she agreed, but told me to give a hint if there was any chance to come by earlier.
And as it happened I had an appointment for thursday, to help two other ladies to pick their silk scarf, so I told her to come at 18:00, if she could.
I tell you, she was so happy about it, and five to six she arrived in the Country Shop at Strai. She entered the «cocoon», stopped half way in and just gazed. She was totally amazed by the atmosphere and all the silky babies hanging around smiling and flirting with us.
«Oh my god! They are gorgeous», she cried with a low voice filled with enthusiasm.
«How much are they?»
I knew she must have seen the price on the SchimJolie website, but I told her!
Holding her hands to her face, smiling with sparkling eyes, she said clear and firm:
«I’ll take two! And..», she continued with an even bigger smile pointing at the lovely «Different Rose» No.1/250 «…I’ll also have one of your gorgeous #artpillows!!!!»
I just can’t describe how happy I was to meet with this passionate person who understood the art and the silk and the concept Ltd #artscarf by SchimJolie
This one of a kind woman, she really made me feel like I’m doing something right.
She was an angel sent.
Because at times it is hard to keep up the phase and make everything work all by yourself. Sometimes the doubt comes sneaking and you wonder if you are just making a fool of your self…
But she made it all soooo worth while.
She gave me the strength to carry on!
We selected two scarves, and as we did, she winked at me and said:
«These are just the two first ones, I’ll be back for more.»
I’m crying of happiness as I’m retelling this story, because it is so important and it means the world to me to get this kind of credit after all the hard work and effort put in.
Though I have a saying that keeps me going because it is true..
«If it means it doesn’t mean anything to anyone else in the world but me – that’s enough! Have faith and believe in your self!» -Ingrid Himberg
…doesn’t change the fact of the good feeling when what I create means something to others, too!
And when it is appreciated with genuine words, a body language not to be mistaken, I’m filled with pure plain wonderful complete happiness!
This absolutely stunning, beautiful woman also described to me, with passion, how she would lay them out over her sofa when she came home, and how she would pour a glass of red wine and just enjoy admiring them. I can’t tell you how home she had come.
I have the exact same feelings about the silk scarves, every single one of them, means so much to me! And the feeling just keeps growing as I work with them. Working with their pictuers, telling their story.
I never get tired of putting them on, ironing them up, packing them down, with love, to go to new homes. It’s an amazing experience. And meeting up with a silkysoulmate like her, just made my day, week, month, year!
As she left with the scarves, she whispered to me with a happy voice «I’m so filled with joy and I’m over excited about these scarves, right now I have heart beats!»
I told her I know the feeling!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION
Have a wonderful day, and remember to embrace life with gratitude and grace….preferably in a SchimJolie #artscarf design made out of 100% passion for life, travel, honest photography, true love, all transferred on to high quality 16mm Satin Silk!
I like to wrap up in an Ltd #artcarf by Schimjolie as some of you might have noticed 😀
But as it happens I also like to make eatable wraps from scratch and here is my recipe:
Spelt Flour – Olive oil from Oliviers&CO – Pinch of Salt – Baking Powder – Milk
I don’t like to make too much fuss about measuring so I just take the flour (important to save some for the pressing out part) and add some salt, baking powder and olive oil. Then I add milk until the dough is firm and sticky!
Here you can take a break …that’s what I do! I put the dough into a plastic bag and store it in the refrigerator until I want to continue 😀
In my case it is the next day…
Or you can just leave it in the bowl put some cling film over and wait 20 minutes:D
What ever you choose!
Then I let the pictures speak for the rest:
I’m sure this will be the coolest style WS14, don’t you?If you want to se more styles and price Get it here
And remember you do not get more fun or joy than you make yourself! That is what this artscarf from SchimJolie is all about! You need to trust yourself and do the things that makes you happy and not depend on others to do it! Doesn’t work that way, sorry!Happy friday everyone!
It’s getting really cold outside. The colorful leaves, that made this autumn a true firework, have left most of the trees, but yet again we are entering a beautiful season up north!
Winter! Frost! Snow! Christmas! Candles! Dark! Cosy! Cakes! Hot-drinks! Music! And I could go on with key word, but I will not!
I just want to welcome you to Strai and to Le Petite Country Shop! We have the atmosphere and the most amazing surroundings here. It’s less than a 10 min. drive from Kristiansand center!
We are next to Drømmehaven, a flower and interior shop making the most gorgeous decorations for x-mas right now! They also have evening courses! Check it out!
In Le Petite Country Shop we have the gorgeous multi use designer Ltd #artscarf form www.schimjolie.com.
We co-operate with local hand crafters and have gotten hold of Mille’s handmade meditation candles.
The candles are made from the best raw materials, they are 100% natural consisting of bi wax and pure essential oils. You can massage the oil and wax on to your skin leaving it soft and smooth with a fresh scent!
In the knitted wool department, Karina has left some of her hand knitted hats for kids! They are super cute and absolutely one of a kind!
Make an appointment directly with us here at Le Petite Country Shop!
Velkommen – Welcome – Bienvenue – Hope to see you
Here are some of the photos taken during this wonderful week!
WELCOME TO SCHIMJOLIE & Le Petite Country Shop – Studio & Gallery
It has been a long time since last blog post, and it’s not because nothing has happened 😉 Too much has happened, but I will not go on about that now!
I would like to tell you about my day to-day! I’m sooooo excited!
I have cleared out the garage at Strai and me and Svein Eriks new «baby» SchimJolie LifeStyleConcept is about to open a place for the public!
I can’t wait. And with our tempo it’s no reason to wait! I think next week we are up and running! WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!
Everyone is welcome to see us and the Ltd #artscarf collection!
I might also take up my commercial photography and do some children and family portraits if anybody is interested?
Next to SchimJolie – Petite Country Shop I already have the most amazing flower and garden outlet «Drømmehaven» run by the sweetest and so friendly Kristin. She came with coffee to me as I was way down in all the crap and rubbish stored over many years in these three garages we cleared today!
Tomorrow I will paint the joint and then I will start decorating! Come and visit if you have the chance. I’ll bring the coffee machine tomorrow and there is always time for a chat!
The place will not be perfect at first but, but I need to get going and to get started, so I don’t worry, we’ll work it out as we move!
Life is too short to care about trifles JUST DO IT!
So see you at Strai and at SchimJolie – Petite Country Shop – Studio & Gallery!
WELCOME – BIENVENUE – 歓迎
It’s only 10min by car from the center! Just saying!
Here are som photos of today’s progress