Wednesday, April 29, 2009


finished some orders. The Smirky pattern I had made for the "more softies" book. Smirky´s body is stuffed, arms and legs are unstuffed.

I love the reused line of studio violet
reused furniture and decor: factory 20

Sunday, April 26, 2009

weekend pleasures

it´s a lazy, sunny weekend, with a bit of gardening, barbecue, relaxing and fleamarket strolling. Safed some dandelions before the grass was cut and made dandelion syrup.
Todays fleamarket find, a kitschy but cute candlestick

happy tape

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I´m back to studio work again and finished another customer order yesterday and today. Viking no.99 and Drakkar no.22.

Thanks to all of you, who patiently are waiting for their orders without complaining!

Monday, April 20, 2009


yesterday I made 2 more... it´s addictive

Incredible what Oilily did with Rosa Pomars wonderful designs. Read here
(you have to scroll down for the English version)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I crawled out of bed today

feeling like a bus has hit me, but I´m back on my feet again. Thank you so much for all your sweet emails and comments in the last days. That really helped me not to bang my head against the wall.

Hope this guy is the last made-in-bed-paper-viking I have to show you. This one is more like a paper doll, the first I ever made. Unfortunately I didn´t have smaller brads. Will have to order some for another try.

Would love to make a little stop-motion video like this someday:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

still... bed, coughing like an elk. I´m not good in staying in bed, which means I´m getting bored. I AM bored. My sketchbook is next to me, but cannot concentrate on one thing. So much time to surf the internet, so much inspiration, so many things I´d like to do all at once.

Got sweet mail some mintues ago.... viking bears. Thank you Anja!

Yesterdays paper play in bed led to these three. A new viking tribe called the Moustachesons.
The left one could be a morphing of Mister Bean and Wilhelm II., German Emperor

I´m running out my textile tags. Is this the correct name for those little tags you are sewing to the side seam? Have to order new ones. Since I had my logo changed already a while back it is more than overdue. But I wonder if I couldn´t find anything else than those woven polyester tags. A more natural material I would like better. Also found printed on cotton tags. Have to think about that. Any other ideas??? Everything that helps killing time is very appreciated :)
Thank you friends!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Toy Society

Dropped: Germany, Siegburg, Chemie-Faser-Allee

Number of toys: 1 Easter Bunny

Made and dropped by:
Sandra Monat - herzensart

When: April 13, 2009 7:15 pm

What I wanted to do since long.... yesterday I dropped a late Easter bunny for the amazing "The Toy Society" project. Wondering if it has been rescued already.

Monday, April 13, 2009


that was yesterday, today we´re waiting for friends to come and the sun!

Sunday, April 12, 2009




so beautiful, dreamy, mysterious.... Underwater Sculptures by
Jason de Caires Taylor

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

spring window and "Play all day" book

new little window installation "free the birds"

I had started the "free the birds series" already a while back. These birds are based on a digest from " The Banyan Deer", a Buddhist legend

"... I shall free the birds. They may now fly freely throughout my real. No man shall hunt them again. Then may they build their nests in peace..."

Being able to fly made the bird from ancient times to a symbol for freedom. Figuratively the bird stands for the human soul, free spirit and a self-determined life, with all it´s possibilities.

In this spirit: free the birds...


I recieved my copy of the "Play all day" book. I love it, such a great collection of wonderful stuff for children.

Lizette Greco, or Grecolaborativo

Elisabeth Dunker

Atelier XT

guess you know this one :)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

weekend pleasures

finally spring has arrived, perfect for yesterdays daytrip to the lovely Dutch city Maastricht. Wish I had a bike like this.

Tom freaks me out.... (seen on the streets of Maastricht)

I had taken the old, small pocket camera with me, which gave up only after a few pics. This was the last one

Hopefully a daily routine soon: Bogi and I enjoying our coffee outside, sitting at the stairs to our studio. Will have to watch out for a small garden bench or chairs and a table
more gifts from our studio opening party. 2 wonderful flowerbulbs children and a cute bag from Elisa,
besides lovely scarfs, dear Elke made for the 3 of us. Friederike! hasn´t taken hers off since that day. She doesn´t care about the warm weather

Tilleke Schwarz has renewed her website