Friday, January 27, 2012

Treasure Finds 27.02.12

Valentine's day is fast approaching! Wow! February is my favorite month.

Just because:
  • It's Valentine's day on the14th
  • My birthday on the 13th
  • It's Mother's day in Norway on the 12th
I guess these says it all. :)

Here's some uber cool finds:

# 1. Would like to have one of these  lovely and elegant handmade coin purses from Portemone.

Hearts Portemone-hjerte

Oro Blanco Portemone-hjerte

#2. This matching pair of sterling necklace from MinDesign would be great for me and my little girl.

TRO HÅP & KJÆRLIGHET (til mor og barn)

#3. I think I deserve to have something like this one, too. Cool T-shirt design from Het potet.

T-skjorte "Verdens beste Mamma"


#4. And lastly, this upcycled stool from madHand reMade.

I  simply Epla!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Eco-friendly Paper Dress Form/ Mannequin

I always opt to do things the way I want it to be. I want to do it my style. I love to see other tutu makers displaying their tutus on a dress form/ mannequin. It's way too expensive to buy one myself though. Here in Norway, it will cost me over a thousand kroner a piece (approx. USD250). Fortunately, I came across this site. Check that out for detailed info.
Here's a glimpse of my version:

Materials used:
  •  paper tape
  •  fabric scraps for filling (mostly tulle)
  • paper pieces from junk mails as "papier-mâché"
  •  flour+water as paste (glue)
It cost me barely nothing as I got all the materials I needed from my stash and our kitchen. I imagine making a lot of tutus using this form.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Applique Headbands+ Hair Clips

Yes, this is how far my imagination goes. Check them out: It will be soon available on  my Epla store.

Friday, January 6, 2012

2012 Giveaway No. 1- EXTENDED New Draw Date 31st Jan

Who doesn't love giveaways or freebies to start the year of the dragon? As we head into the first full weekend of 2012, I'm excited to announce a little giveaway. A winner will be drawn at random on Tuesday, January 31st at 10:00am CET. 

Here's up for grabs!

2 lovely Flower Headbands
A set of cute Hello Kitty alligator clip with blue chiffon rose
A set of itty bitty felt flower snap clips with Swarovski pearls
3 pieces of diverse hairclips (sequined felt heart, rolled silk rosette and animal print bow clip with Swarovski crystal


Mandatory Entry: Like Lillejen on Facebook (1 entry)

1 Entry : Visit my shop LilleJen™ come back and post comment of your favorite item.

1 Entry: Share this giveaway on Facebook (remember to post the link here)

1 Entry: Blog about this giveaway 

1 Entry: Post your suggestions or any ideas that you would like me to create(e.g. headbands,hairclips,tutus) 

Lykke til!

Shabby Headband Collections 2012

A brand new year and a bunch of new ideas and inspirations. Here's what I have come up with so far:

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Bestsellers

Bid adieu to 2011 and welcome 2012!

Last year was amazing! Looking back it seems I have done something that I never thought I woud be able to achieve. I was hesitant at first when I started with LilleJen. It takes a lot of courage to do so, spent most late nights finishing up orders, creating new designs, reading articles, planning, the list go on not until my daughter wakes up and that reckon me to retire to bed.

Here are the bestsellers in 2011