Tuesday, October 23, 2007

soft worlds

after the viking army got some female support last week, this week the first child came to life...
I love to expand on this viking idea and my soft creatures in general...
I´m thrilled of the idea to create scenarios, settings, whole worlds, soft worlds! So this is the beginning....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

handmade is better!

chaos in the studio.... not to say in the whole house. It´s a balancing act to pass the way through without slipping on fabric pieces or stepping into needles lying on the floor. I feel the urge need of order and some neatness and that I must clean the studio before I can continue to create new "viking froeken" and viking . But instead of cleaning the studio I find myself sitting here, writing a new post.... hmmm

I´m in love with Diana Fayts cups, so I´ve ordered some for next year... (MICHAEL don´t read any further!!!! :o) ......obviously I´m in a consuming-handmade-goods-mood. A beautiful brooche from Vera João (I´m a big fan of her work) is also on the way and already arrived has Maxfield, worlds cutest art thieve, made by the gorgeous snoot maker Sweetnellie (Trish Millener). Trishs creations are one of a kind, they have this kind of nostalgia and make me feel living in a good world. Maxfield lived up to his name and stashed that little peep, as he wanted some company on his long journey. Thanks so much Trish!
This site made me smile.
I´d like to watch the Tomi Ungerer film "die drei Raeuber"

Monday, October 15, 2007

weekend fragments

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

oops, we did it again


this is another "oops, we did it again" post, our last is a while ago now. But we thought this is the right time for a revival. Abough you see our brandnew herzensart jewellery :)

Little linoprints on organic cotton (no.1,3,4) and linnen (no.2&5), stuffed with Kapok, and woolen strings. (price: 10 EUR plus shipping/please send an email with the number, if you are interested in one. First come first serve!)

Thank you! x Friederike!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Thursday, October 04, 2007

a few, new bits

due to a public holiday in Germany yesterday my Biorythmus reacts with confusion and makes me believe that we have Monday (dear native English speakers, I haven´t found any English word for "Biorythmus". Is it really true that there is no equivalent in the English language? You don´t want to make me believe, that you are not slaves of your Biorythmus, don´t you?)

But enough on that...now a few, new bits

Volksfaden.de which is located in Berlin offers a tasteful selection of fabrics and wrote about herzensart . Thank you so much Linda!

Thanks to a dear sponsor I´m taking my Rooibosh-Caramel-Cream-tea now from my very own cup, which is a good thing, because there is no chance that S. mixes up mine with hers anymore and avoids any further discussions on that. Thank you Bogi!
We are working hard on a new series of vikings for a little show we participating end of November and at the same time on new organic dolls, all made from organic fabrics and stuffed with Kapok. I must admit that Kapok is not my favorite stuffing material to work with. One can say it is breathtaking, it goes into the air and you breathe it in, after you have finished working with it you will find it everywhere and when I say everywhere, I really mean everywhere...
is this a spectacular studio view? Have a look at the website of Jenny Kostecki as well!
Now back to tea and sewing machine...