24. Dec 2009

Merry christmas and happy holidays

Schnee
Schnee
Schnee und Schlangen
Presents
Presents

A little bit sad that all of last weekends snow has melted and while the sun was shining beautifully yesterday, the weather has decided to give us rain for christmas.

But I’m very happy that everything is ready and packed and we’re enjoying a quiet christmas afternoon, preparing some yummie sauces for the family dinner tonight.

I hope you are having a wonderful christmas time too.
Happy holidays & take care!

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19. Dec 2009

Weekend pleasures: A day on the sofa

birds
Crochet snake

While the city outside was covered in snow & freezing cold today, I spent the day on the sofa, drinking tea, watching all the little birds that discovered the nut-feast that I hung outside the door and crocheting on my little snake after a little drawing from my colleague.

And now the lovely boyfriend just came over with lots of grocery bags and the idea to make us some yummie Cinnamon Roasted Almonds from this instructables recipe while I do some more crocheting…

How are you spending the weekend?

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17. Dec 2009

Sewing treasures and sewing plans

Sewing treasures
Sewing treasures
Sewing treasures
Sewing treasures
Sewing treasures
Sewing treasures
Sewing treasures

A few weeks back when I saw my grandparents for my grandma’s birthday I also visited their lovely neighbour. I call her “Tante Marie” but she’s not really my aunt, though as long as I can remember she has always lived next door to my grandparents. When I was little I used to play in her garden. She’s really nice and sweet with her long grey hair and I think her whole house is filled with sewing and knitting treasures, that she collected in her life. She insisted to give me some of her amazing fabric and ribbon treasures and also a hand full of beautiful buttons.

Last monday I had a day off and turned the living room into a sewing room to finally sew some gifts using her amazing materials. Sometimes I think I just have too many fabrics too. It’s giving me a hard time to decide what to actually make and which materials to use… Do you know what I mean?

So I’m very excited to start taking a weekly sewing class in January and hopefully convert the fabric piles into some nice things to wear…

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14. Dec 2009

Just a little sneakpeek while life’s keeping me busy

Sneakpeek Notes
Sneakpeek Notes

I thought I could show and tell you some more things by now, but life’s keeping me busy – in a positive way: Making christmas presents, meeting friends, eating yummie cookies, crafting with the girls and enjoying some fabulous concerts.

Wishing you all a lovely week…

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7. Dec 2009

New Airmail postcards – We have winners

Drawing a winner
Drawing a winner

Thanks to everyone for making my day with so many wonderful comments and tweets. And yeay – we have 3 winners:
- iamampersand
- ben
- randyhate

Congratulations! I’ll contact you in a sec to get your adresses.

And for everyone who didn’t win or was too late to participate – I have the feeling there might be another little giveaway soon for some little journals I’m currently working on…

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6. Dec 2009

New Airmail postcards – Giveaway

Airmail postcard: Moustache
Airmail postcards photo frame
Blank Airmail postcards pack
Airmail postcard: Rain drops and clouds
Airmail postcards pack packaging
Airmail postcard: Hello

I’m so excited to finally post about my airmail postcards. They’re the first thing I ever had printed and I’m superhappy with how they turned out.

Some of you probably know that I’m a bit obsessed with everything airmail (you’re invited to join my airmail flickr group, if you feel the same). A while back I cut out a striped airmail frame and it’s been sitting on my desk waiting to be made into something – until one day I looked at it and thought how fabulous it would be to have a simple airmail framed postcard that you can draw on or cut out or or or…

There are so many things you can do with them, so I’m pretty sure you’ll come up with a lot more creative uses… Last night I had lots of fun making little postcard packs to put in the shops – you can find them here or hier.

Or win one of two airmail postcard packs with 5 cards by doing one of the following until Monday (Dec 7th) 10 a.m. german time (that’s 4 a.m. New York time / EST) :
- leaving a comment with a valid e-mail-adress
- or (re)tweeting the link http://tinyurl.com/airmail-postcard

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5. Dec 2009

Nachtbazar with herzensart, bogi bell and anne meyer

Nachtbazar - Alte Fabrik, Siegburg
herzensart beim Nachtbazar - Alte Fabrik, Siegburg

Studio von herzensart und bogi bell beim Nachtbazar

Little Britain von herzensart - Nachtbazar - Alte Fabrik, Siegburg

Vikinger by herzensart - Nachtbazar - Alte Fabrik, Siegburg

Bogis old camera - Nachtbazar - Alte Fabrik, Siegburg
Viking Stamp by herzensart - Nachtbazar - Alte Fabrik, Siegburg
Linocut printed house business card by Anne Meyer - Nachtbazar

I love these rare occassions when you actually get to meet some crafters in real life, and talk and laugh – instead of mailing and commenting on each others blogs and photos. So it’s been wonderful to visit the little Nachtbazar at the old factory (”Alte Fabrik”) in Siegburg last night where Sandra (herzensart) and bogi bell have their studio.

Sandra also gave us a little tour through their studio and it was nice to see how they have rearranged it since I saw it at the open studio days last spring and all the beautiful new things they made. And she insisted on giving me one her supercute viking stamps – thank you sooo much Sandra! We’ve already had lots of fun with it today.

I also got to meet Anne Meyer who makes the sweetest Lino Cut prints of houses she discovered in the Netherlands on her last visit there. I forgot to take a photo – but i took one today showing her printed business card – and you can see a lot more on her blog

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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