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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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’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!
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
….with Ltd #artscarf from SchimJolie
I felt playful this morning and decided to try a new look with the #artscarf.
It’s really getting colder up north so wearing it like a dress is a bit to cold for me now!
These days I mostly use the Ltd #artscarf’s as a shawl, a poncho, a cape or a nice neck scarf to compliment my otherwise very neutral and straight outfit!
But today I decided to use it as a chick hair band. I’ve noticed that this style is really trendy right now so here I the result of pulling all my hair forward, secured with long flat clips.
Then I have this wavy iron to give me the texture in the fringe and at last I tied the Ltd #artscarf «Yellow Summertime» twice around my head! (Use the blue link to see full size and how you can get it)
I like it!
So maybe that’s the style I use when I in less than fifteen hours is on my way to the «City of Lights» to meet with the fashion Industry in Paris.
Have a nice afternoon! Et a bientot
Yesterday we spent time on grandmas farm again and we came home with a large bag of plums!
For the first time in my life I have made jam….. it wasn’t rocket science, It was more like a test of your patience….well, the most time-consuming job was to remove the stones out of 2-3 kilo plumes, but with that done I just put some water, not much, into the pan and poured 1 deciliter sugar in as well.
I also found a couple of cinnamon sticks and one vanilla bean I threw in!
After, I read on the pack, that the sugar is supposed to be added after the plums have boiled. But I don’t worry about that! I’ll do it that way next time, hihi!! It also said I needed to add a whole kilo of sugar! No way!
I added the «Jam-Pack», to make the jam more firm, like it said on the pack and then I added 1 deciliter more sugar – in my taste and health opinion, more than enough!
«you don’t always have to follow the recipe – whether it is in life or cooking, it is always allowed to think for your self and do your own experiences, that’s how you learn and evolve» – Ingrid Himberg 2013
Here are some photos from my little jam workshop, hihi, all dressed up in a SchimJolie
Oh my god! I think this outfit just rocks! I want them throusers!
While I’m at it, I just want to express my admiration for Victoria Beckham. She is a great woman whom I really respect and look up to!
Imagine she has four kids, she is a hard working designer, yea, she is just so cool and inspiring to me!