A little Sunday walk

Last Sunday, Magnus and I went to Fredriksten Festning, the fortress in my hometown. We visit there quite often, because it’s a beautiful place for walking and exploring, and for photoshoots!

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Magnus is very fond of taking silly pictures!

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Jacket – Carlings, Scarf – KappAhl, Pants – Lindex, Ruby rubber boots – Lola Ramona, Car – 1965 Ford Taunus 17m Super

If you like my rubber boots and you’re visiting Halden, I’d recommend buying them at Fønix på Fisketorget!

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Here you can see Klokketårnet (the Belltower) from different places. The black area in the background is Sweden! These two pictures were taken yesterday, actually. Did I tell you we come here often?

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Here is a picture of Magnus and me from earlier this summer. Magnus thinks the clouds look like the ones in “the Simpsons” intro. Behind us, in the grass, is my dog Falco 🙂

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I’ll finish this post with two more pictures of Falco, which also enjoy walking at our local fortress! 🙂

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Hei, hei!

Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog!

For many years now, I have read and appreciated quite a few blogs, mainly about vintage and sewing. It’s so inspiring to look at all the beautiful pieces of clothing (vintage or handmade), and it really makes me want to create something nice and beautiful too!

So I wanted to start a blog of my own, to get more sewing done, and to show the world what I make for myself, my family and friends (and hopefully inspire someone along the way!).

From my point of view (observing from “the outside”, that is), the online sewing community is such a friendly and supporting place, and I hope to be a part of it, to join the cool sew-alongs, and of course make new friends!

So, who is this girl in the so-called “Crystal Car”? Well, let me introduce myself!

My name is Julie Mari, I’m a 20 years old Norwegian girl, and I love to sew beautiful things! I’m also interested in vintage styling, vintage cars (which started my interest of vintage style in the first place), and reading everything from books to blogs!

And here is a picture of me:

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Cardigan 100 % Merinowool – Christmas gift from my Boyfriend, Aviation Blouse – Giveaway from Jitterbuggin, Pencil Skirt – Made by me (my 3rd piece of clothing), Shoes – H&M, Car – 1965 Ford Taunus 17m Super, Picture from my Boyfriend’s Instagram: maglil1

I started sewing “for real” in 2008 during Christmas, and the first piece of clothing I made was a sundress from a 50’s (Retro Butterick?) pattern. It was inspired by a picture I saw in a book about 50’s fashion. Unfortunately I ripped the bodice and skirt apart from each other a few years ago to make them into separates (not finished yet), and I don’t have any pictures of it as a dress.

Anyway, I have a lot of other pieces to show you! 🙂

Oh, maybe you wonder about my blog title?

Well, it is inspired by my love for vintage cars, and if you take a look at the picture above, maybe you have guessed it already, but you can actually see the “Crystal Car”! (The paint job is custom made for me, white with silver flakes in it!) The dashboard you see in my blog header, belongs to my first car, a 1948 Pontiac Torpedo Silverstreak (just in case you were wondering).

And as a bonus, I think the blog title sounds like a fun title for a vintage novel. 🙂

Okay! I hope you had a great time visiting my blog, and hopefully it’s interesting enough for you to come back!

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