Olovsdotter Handmade Swedish Crafts

Olovsdotter  Handmade Swedish Crafts

Handmade Swedish Crafts The Swedish word ‘Olovsdotter’ has the literal translation of Olov’s daughter and here lies my inspiration; my home country and family.

In line with my traditions taught to me, I only use quality fabrics and love to add a vintage touch. From felt to lace, wool to appliqués, I am willing to incorporate all styles in creating my ‘Olovsdotter’ unique style.

Photos from Olovsdotter  Handmade Swedish Crafts's post 08/12/2022

🤶✨ Some more cushions and hearts 💖 You'll find my Olovsdotter and other crafters beautiful items in Crefftau-Y-Bont, Pontardullais and Craftastic, St Elli shopping centre LLanelli 🎅⛄️🎄

Photos from Olovsdotter  Handmade Swedish Crafts's post 30/11/2022

🎅🎄 Christmas has truly arrived in Crefftau-Y-Bont and the shop is starting to fill up with a multitude of the most beautiful crafts 🎄✨ It is a little shop full of wonderful gifts for everyone and for every occasion 💝 Everything is handmade, all made locally and with personalised gifts a speciality 🎁🌟 Here are some cuddly cushions, Christmas hearts and wreaths by Olovsdotter. So much more in the shop 🤶 Crefftau-Y-Bont, our "Alladin's cave", is open Monday - Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm 🎄 Pop in and give a unique gift this Christmas 🎄 Warm welcome ✨🎅


❤️❤️❤️ Happy Valentine's Day ❤️❤️❤️


💕 Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus 💕 Today we celebrate the Welsh Valentine's Day 💕 Each year on 25 January we celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day, or 'Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen'. Dwynwen is Wales' patron saint of lovers 💕
The story of Dwynwen dates back to the 5th century, when Dwynwen fell in love with a Prince called Maelon Dafodrill. Her father, Brychan Brycheiniog, was determined that she would marry another man.
Dwynwen was devastated that she couldn’t marry her true love. She begged God to make her forget about Maelon. An angel visited Dwynwen and gave her a potion. The potion was supposed to make her have no memory of Maelon and turned him into a block of ice.
Dwynwen was then granted three wishes. Firstly, she wished for Maelon to be thawed, secondly that God meet the hopes and dreams of true lovers and thirdly she wished that she would never marry.
Dwynwen devoted the rest of life to God’s service, founding a convent on the island of Llanddwyn, North West Wales. You can still see the remains of the church on the island today 💝💝💝


🌟🎉 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🍾🥂 GOTT NYTT ÅR ✨💖 When you support a small business, you are supporting a dream so a huge THANK YOU 🤗 Lets hope 2022 will be a fantastic year for all of us 🎉💖


✨ Wishing you all a GOD FORTSÄTTNING ✨💖
Which literally means 'Happy continuation' and can generally be used from Boxing Day to early January ☃️ Used between Boxing Day and December 31st, it means 'Have a good continuance of the holiday season’ which is a bit of a mouthful in English 😄 From January 1st onwards it is used to wish you 'a good continuance of the year' 🥳 On December 30th and 31st, you can also use 'Gott slut' (Happy end of the year!)....well, now you know in case you have a Swede in your social circle 😄🇸🇪✨🌲💖


🌲✨ I wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a fantastic NEW YEAR 2022 🥳🎉 GOD JUL och GOTT NYTT ÅR 2022 ✨💖

Photos from Olovsdotter  Handmade Swedish Crafts's post 12/12/2021

✨ Happy 3d Advent to you all ✨ I'm receiving many emails and messages asking where I sell my crafts, thank you all for asking 😘 I'm one of the crafters in Crefftau-Y-Bont, our crafts shop in Pontardullais, which is a magical place where you can find a huge variation of crafts from local crafters...truly an Aladdin's cave ✨🌲 I also sell here on my Olovsdotter FB but due to me being a total novice in web design (!) I know it's quite a basic one. On my Bucketlist is a course in "Design your own Web Shop"...but somehow I always find something else to do 🙃 Have a lovely 🕯🕯🕯 Advent ✨🤶🌲


✨🇸🇪 Swedish Christmas starts today, 1st Advent 🕯✨ On the first Sunday that falls four weeks prior to Christmas, we light up the first advent candle on an advent wreath 🌲 The remaining three candles are lit on each subsequent Sunday leading up to Christmas (Jul) which we celebrate on the 24th December 🤶✨ I’m very busy in my sewing den with Christmas around the corner, today I’ve created hearts…the Scandinavian type 💖 🕯✨ GLAD ADVENT to you all ✨🕯🤶


🎃👻🕷 Halloween is now over in my sewing den and the small bits and pieces I got left can be put away for next year....so now.... 🤶 Mulled wine scented candles 🕯 Swedish Christmas music 🎶 and CHRISTMAS magic 🌲✨ can begin, tiddelipom 🎅 Just LOVE Christmas ☃️❄️✨🌲🎅💖


🐑 Pure wool Welsh blanket Cwtch cushion 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 # #


🌞 Crefftau-Y-Bont, our lovely craft shop in Pontarddulais 😍 Filled with the most beautiful crafts, all from local crafters 🌞 Pure bliss to be open again after such a long Lock Down 😄🌻


💐 What a lovely, warm and sunny Easter Weekend we are having here in Swansea 🌞


🌹🌼 Happy Mothering Sunday to all you incredible mothers out there whether you are a Past, Present or Soon to be mum 🌷🌞💖

Photos from Olovsdotter  Handmade Swedish Crafts's post 25/02/2021

🌞 Spent some fun hours with lovely Mel in our crafts shop Crefftau-Y-Bont in Pontardullais today 😄 As we can see a glimmer of hope of eventually be opening again (fingers crossed) we just couldn't resist to make new window displays as we have St David's Day and Mother's day around the corner 🌻🌷🌞
We are offering a click and collect service on Saturdays between 10am to 1 pm so why not go into Crefftay-Y-Bont's FB page and have a little look 😄🌞

Photos from Olovsdotter  Handmade Swedish Crafts's post 06/02/2021

Here is my latest collection of Olovsdotter cushions 🌞 They are all made out of proper wool Welsh blanket 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 It’s a Limited Collection as there is just bits and pieces left of the blankets in my sewing den now, not big enough to make any more cushions but perhaps some hearts ❤️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 The big ones are £28 each and the slighter smaller ones are £26 each 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿


I’m a designer/crafter with deep roots in Sweden’s folk art and design tradition. By mixing quality fabrics of all kind and by adding a vintage or local touch I’ve created my own “Olovsdotter” unique style.

The Swedish word ‘Olovsdotter’ has the literal translation of Olov’s daughter, so according to old Swedish name tradition; I’m Olovsdotter as my father’s name was Olov.

I was taught to sew at a young age and have brought this skill and tradition with me throughout my life. However, my background is in the travel/hotel industry which enabled me to live and worked in many amazing places and interesting cultures.

I took my degree in Communication & PR whilst launching Sweden’s first Conference & Events Organising Company with offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg.