Friday, February 26, 2010

fifties flair

found an old cupboard which adds some pastel color to the studio. Like it.

Thanks a million for all your rubber stamp preorders! I probably can ship
them by the end of next week

The special offer is still open until Sunday

Love Sabine Finkenauer´s artwork so much! [found through paperama]

Monday, February 22, 2010

new rubber stamps

I´m so excited to tell you that I recieved the prototype of the 4-Western-images rubber stamp today.
The size of the wooden block is 4 x 4cm (1,57 x 1,57 inches), same as the viking stamp

That´s not all, also 4 of my "little Britain" designs were transformed into rubber and mounted on a 4cm wooden block

These stamps are nice for decorating postal mail, kids birthday invitations,
fabrics, bags, T-shirts or whatever plain surface might come to your mind

And here´s my special offer to you:
until end of February you can place a pre-order, which gives me the chance to evaluate the
demand and at the same time offer you the stamps to a reduced price

4 Western images rubber stamp: 11 EUR - later 12,90 EUR
4 little Britain images rubber stamp: 11 EUR - later 12,90 EUR

shipping has to be paid extra. I accept banking transfer and Paypal.

The stamps can be ordered through my website. If you´d like to order
more than 1 stamp, please use the comment field in the order form.
Thank you!!!

Here you can already spy 2 more stamps - showing you soon :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Twitter & co.

studio food - trade with a factory fellow: coffee against asia noodles - good deal :)

another Constable, made for my dear friend who went to London

Due to Ryans post from yesterday I have some new twitter followers - hi guys! -
which pushes me to update my twitter account more regularly - hmpf

By the way I opened a facebook account yesterday, tadaaaa

vintage wallpaper

Friday, February 19, 2010

Interviewed & featured

wow, my work is featured at Ryan Marshalls Blog pacing the panic room
Thank you Ryan!

LUNA is a German kids fashion & family magazine. They also have a Blog and did an interview (in German) with me.

You can win a viking stamp.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

a shop called Kebonikö

this lovely shop in Barcelona is now carrying some herzensart items

Shop owner Ariadna sent me some pics of the amazing window display. And to my happy surprise my stuff is next to Natascha Rosenbergs

This is the address:

c/ Penedès, 3
08012 Barcelona

Kebonikö Blog

Sunday, February 14, 2010

handmade nation

happy Valentine to you!

I purchased a copy of Faythe Levines documentary "handmade nation" from

It´s an inspiring and motivating film about the wave of craft and DIY movement - it´s great!

Also available as download at Amazon, unfortunately only if you are located in the US

Faythe Levine about "handmade nation":

stop animated opening title sequence

Friday, February 12, 2010

tragic story

hmpfh....however - have a safe weekend

another beautiful sofa, but too expensive for me

Yesss for paper cuts -> Beshart

Thursday, February 11, 2010

little Britain again

new Bobby, some back-up for Scotland Yard

Many thanks to all of you who took the time to vote at the 2010 Handmade Olympics

Monday, February 08, 2010


I just got an email, that one of my vikings has been nominated for the 2010 Handmade Olympics on therikrakstudio by sweet Wendi. Thank you Wendi!!!

150 items for kids had been listed and only 10 have been shortlisted by the judge Robert Mahar from Mahar Dry Goods *guess who´s a proud girl with a big grin* :)

There are over $2000 worth of handmaking prizes to be awarded!

9 more beautiful items for children are nominated, but if you like my little viking most, I´d be very grateful if you would vote for me :)

Here is the direct link to event 2 showing the kids items

Sunday, February 07, 2010

another bad guy

finished him yesterday
the horse has kicked out the revolver :)
Thank you!!!

Rebekah, I really like that wise phrase:

"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people." ~W.C. Fields

Thursday, February 04, 2010

your votes - the result

Howdy peeps :)

thanks so much for all your opinions, votes and new ideas!

I proudly present the final result of the voting

Cowboy and cactus are the winners, I counted 58 votes for each, the most unpopular was "howdy"
and the most discussed image was the colt

Therefore this will become the new western stamping block:

or this :)

a horse instead of the colt. Hmmmmm, we´ll see.... colt or horse, horse or colt?

As promised we also have a winner for one of the first western stamps.

CONGRATULATIONS Vesle Verena, I draw the number 9 for the 9th comment, which was yours. Please send me your address.

Thanks so much to all of you again. I´m very grateful for your feedback - always!
I hope you stay tuned and look forward to the stamp, as much as I do. Yippie Yippie Yeah

Monday, February 01, 2010

which ones your favourites?

I drew some Western symbols for a new rubber stamp
Like the viking stamp, 4 images will be mounted on a wooden block.

I can´t decide which ones to choose. So I´d like to ask you for a little help again.
Which 4 would you choose? Please use the comment function to tell me your 4 favorites.

I will draw a winner by the end of the week, who will recieve a Western stamp as soon as they are done

Thanks so much for your help!

CB I hate perfume - so thriling, beautiful and tempting [found via]