Tuesday, November 30, 2010

where does influence end and plagiarism begin?

finished another one today.

Some days back I got an email prompting me to a french company, called "du pareil au meme",
which is offering kids clothes with viking prints.
The sender of the email wondered if I had designed these viking prints for this company,
as they are very close to my viking design.

But I did not and I wonder where does influence end and plagiarism begin?

Keri´s article about plagiarism, does not have an answer to that question,
but is giving at least some comfort.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Julie Arkell

To me Julie Arkell is the queen of paper maché, which she uses to create a magical world of her own.

I just grabbed a copy of "HOME", Julie´s book

Since MANY years I haven´t played with paper maché, but now I SO would love to start right away.

Look at this amazing collection and display of little treasures!

Have a nice Sunday in Advent!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

back I am

back to work
back to finishing orders
back to the merfolk

Thank you for all the kind comments and emails with well wishes for my family I recieved!
They were really appreciated!

Talk more soon.

Friday, November 19, 2010

viking door hangers

I´m writing from my familys place, but wanted to show you my newest viking item, which arrived
already last week.

Due to some health problems within my family I´m staying here more often for the next
months. This means some reorganization of my time, especially my studio time.
For a while I won´t be able to make new customized orders and therefore I had to remove my
"made-to-order" offer from my webshop again.

Orders I had already accepted of course I´m going to finish, but new orders are not possible for the moment.

I´m a bit worrying about the monthly studio rent, but on the other hand,
this will also allow more spontaneously "free" working again.

Talk more soon, when I´m back at home next week.

Have a nice weekend, lovelies!

P.S.: Thank you for the nice feedback for the guardian angel pattern. I already recieved a first angel picture
from Irene. She made the angel the same day she purchased the pattern, so sweet :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

little guardian angel - DIY

Many of you my dear readers love making things by hand and many of you love sewing.

If you also have a heart for angels, you can now find the original pattern and instructions
for my little guardian angel for download, in my webshop.

There´s an English and a German version available.

I´m sure this little angel also makes a nice handmade Christmas gift.

Have fun!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

crafty come together

yesterday evening some crafty ladies met for sewing, embroidering, rubber stamping, eating and chatting.
It was very nice.


Steffis vintage sewing machine.... one of the things I could kill for
Wishing you a nice weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

back in Bloggerland with some new bits

 Thank you so much for all your viking plate orders. A new bunch of plates is already on the way :)

Good news... the 1st German edition of ANORAK, the happy mag for kids,
will soon be released and can already be ordered here.

ANORAK asked me to share an item from my childhood, which you can see
on the German ANORAK blog if you scroll down a bit
German ANORAK website 

Babiekinsmag is a new children magazine

What to do about plagiarism? by Keri Smith
a helpful reading if you have to deal with this topic from time to time

More coming soon.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

I´m happy you like the new plates :)

I just added the 2 new viking plates to the shop. At them moment I only have a small number of each available.

If they are gone, I will reorder them, but this will take a few days until I get them.

Spent a while in front of the cereal shelf in the supermarket today and had a hard time
deciding what to choose for some plate decoration.
Oat whealmeal honey flowers were a good choice and sesame hedghoges are yummy too :)

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Friday, November 05, 2010

new plates arrived

not in the webshop yet, but I already wanted to show you.

Xmas orders are keeping me busy. Next week I will be away for some days, so working
in advance was the motto of this week.

Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

where the beautiful ribbons live

My weekend trip led me again to Baenderei Kafka, an old traditional ribbon weaving mill in Wuppertal.
Some weeks ago they moved all these hughe 19th century looms and everything to a new address,
again of course packed with lots of charm and history

Stepping into their atomspherical shop feels like stepping into a parlor, I even was served coffee and cookies :)

I took home some beautiful ribbons from new designs to some old rarities.

Until Christmas the Baenderei is open for visitors
every Saturday from 10.00 a.m. – 16.00 p.m.
and Wednesday from 14.00 p.m. – 17.00 p.m.

More visual impression here

their website