Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sven I Gabelbart - Sweyn I Forkbeard

viking sculpture "Sven Gabelbart" (viking no.66): diverse high quality cotton-, linen- & hemp fabrics, acrylic felt, leather, coconut buttons, pearls, wool, rattle, stuffed with polyfil. ca. 43 cm tall

988 to 1014 A.D., son of Harald I Bluetooth (whom Sven dispossessed of the crown).
Sven was king of Denmark and a master of robbery and pillage. Chances are that he coined the famous phrase: "let´s go pillage, harrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
But on the other hand Sven had a tender disposition and clung to his childhood. His double axe, was a fake. In reality it was a a baby rattle which he kept in memory of his big-boobied nanny (and first love) Frida. By the way, the rattle did a good job confusing his enemies in battles.

+++++ E. & E. I hope you like your viking?+++++

The education of little vikings started at a very young age. Even viking babies & toddlers became aquainted playfully to axes by giving them soft axe rattles.... new herzensart design: "axe rattle for little viking warriors"

made from soft cotton cord and terry cloth, rattle inside, stuffed with polyfil.

size: about 25 cm tall. prize: 25 EUR. Available here
Thank you!

Sunday, May 25, 2008


circles for new Drakkar pillows
... there´s something satisfying in circles ...
they are so.............. organized...... least when the studio is a mess
more and more circles

I tried to change the layout of this blog without saving a backup of the old one before. That was a stupid idea! Now, some strange things happened and some links in the menue are lost, I hope I can fix this again...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

little Chinese boy

this doll was made on custom order. I don´t know the little boy in person, as he is living in Hong Kong. The doll is based on photographs, so it´s a kind of a portrait doll as far as this is possible when working with fabrics and in herzensart style :) I hope his mummy can see her little boy in the doll anyway.

Monday, May 19, 2008

chic with aprons

aprons "enjoying a renaissance as a retro-chic fashion accessory" wrote the Wallstreet journal in 2005. And that is true. Aprons are not only comfortable, but also sexy!

We are supporting the Pino Pie event on June 28th with this apron.

Thank you all for your warm comments and welcome back on our last post!

Friday, May 16, 2008

comments - welcome back!

I missed the "hello" from new visitors, the comments of my true readers, I missed your feedback and I missed the fun in a way. I´m on withdrawals, so I decided to activate the comments again. You are welcome to tell me that you are as happy as I am :) I guess you are? :D

In bed with a viking :) - published in "the dailies - Stephanie Congdon-Barnes"

I got mail from Portugal with one of Gra├žas beautiful saint dolls and a magazine with an article about her fantastic, colorful home. You can see one of my dolls sitting next to the bed (I´m stolz wie Oskar!)

I´ve been asked giving a workshop in handmaking toys at the Willekeurig festival in Groningen (Netherlands) in July which sounds like lots of fun. Unfortunately I can´t make it at that time, but maybe that offer speakes to you, let me know.

The opening night of the mixed nuts exhibition in Adelaide was great, as Kirsty who organized everything told. It´s the wish of the publisher that we don´t show any pics of the nuts before the book is published, hmpf.....

Sunday, May 11, 2008

the old apple tree...

lying under the old apple tree...a beautiful visual essay inspired by Urgelt's reading of the poem by

Thursday, May 08, 2008

cups and plates

from Diana Fayt...
I ordered them by the end of last year. Diana is a busy artist (for good reason) and therefore it takes as long as it takes. I think her work is beautiful!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Mademoiselle Josephine and co.

Josephine is a fancy french Mademoiselle, charming, always neat as a pin and with a faible for classic leaping dance...actually I like the combination of green with pink / purple. Mademoiselle Josephine is available

The order for a shop in France is finished as well now I´m looking forward to find time for new creations.