Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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little setting for this years Christmas cards

I also have a little Christmas gift for you...

Here you can find a high resolution printable image of the picture above

Feel free to use the image for printing some holiday cards (size is 15x10cm, private use only)

Time for me to wish those of you celebrating Christmas some wonderful, relaxed days.
Love and happiness to you!

Saturday, December 10, 2011


wow, what was that? I can´t remember that I ever sold so many items so quickly.
The ornaments are almost sold out.

Thank you so much, dear readers! You make me feel like dancing

Friday, December 09, 2011

"bead heads" - handmade little ornaments

these and many more are now available here (Shop language can be changed in the left menue)

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

little ornaments

some Marie Antoinette and also some Grenadier ornaments will move to the shop tomorrow......
just to let you know ;)

the "KofferKompott" was great

This marbling technique is fascinating

Friday, December 02, 2011

this and that

My studio mate Jutta found these vintage tapes in our local thrift store and brought me some

Good news! Baenderei Kafka openend their online shop (in German language)
It will take some time until the whole, hughe range of ribbons will be online, but the shop will be updated successively

Only 2 days left until we are opening our doors for the first Siegburger KofferKompott, kind of a trunk show
with 23 exhibitors. I´m so excited and I look forward to all the creative heads joining us.

If you are in the area, we´d be happy to meet you

Monday, November 28, 2011

busy days

                                                       [pouch and tea cozy made by Ruth Deanovic]

 Hi there, I hope you spent a nice 1.Advent weekend.

My little expo at Kafka Baenderei was very cozy. It was not so crowded like last time
and there was more time for chatting with people.

Now the next event is already right around the corner. Super busy days ahead

I´m glad to read that the copying issue that happened to Mimi Kirchner found a resolution

Friday, November 25, 2011


This new version of the London Bus ribbon came totally by surprise to me and I so love it.
Thanks to the amazing team at Baenderei Kafka who experimented with colors and Lurex again. 

It´s a small edition ribbon and will be available for the first time tomorrow here
My voice is a bit thin at the moment due to an annoying flu, but if you are in the area,
I´d be happy to meet you

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

mini again

wish I could spend more time on tiny helmets and heads.
But it´s the most busy time of the year...

On Saturday I´m having a little expo at Bandweberei Kafka ,it´s the first gig for the bead heads

Friday, November 18, 2011

bead heads

This week I watched Sofia Coppolas Version of Marie Antoinette again.
Oh those powder colors and dresses and incredible wigs ....

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


it´s this time of year....and I´m making small things for 2 events in Advent.
Only 2 and a half weeks left until I´m here and one week later I´m here

This song is great

Bjorn Brownbeardsson...

refuses to cut his beard

I had a good time on Saturday with 16 other women coming to our first knitclub meeting
More pics here

Friday, November 04, 2011

pics from today

Nicola Holtkamps (former nicoletter) and Claudia Servatys book is out:
  Liebenswert-Wohnen in FrankfurtRheinMain
It´s about living concepts in and around Frankfurt.

Buchtitel "Liebenswert – Wohnen in 
I had been following their makingof Blog

Tomorrow I´m looking forward to learn knitting from some lovely ladies and to listening to his weeping guitar
in the evening. Haven´t been to a concert since long.

Do you have plans for the weekend?

Monday, October 31, 2011

more glitter

I wanted to have a piece from juime since long, now one of Manuelas unicorns brings some magic to my home

a dream guardian left us today

Friday, October 28, 2011

glittery Friday

a new order Grenadier and Telephone ribbons arrived today
so the telephone ribbon is now available again

 the lovely bag with London bus and Telephone ribbon is from valen-tonia
Now it´s mine, mine, MINE :)

The amazing Kafka team also experimented with using Lurex thread for the Telephone,
which I think looks lovely too, especially for the Xmas season.
I got a very small bunch of these glittering ribbons, only a few meters
of each color, which I added to shop too.

The old looms are currently busy weaving the London bus ribbons again, so these should arrive next week.
But small amounts of the 3 colors are still available.

Wishing you a lovely, glittery weekend!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

from my great grandparents photo album

1) aged with picnik

2) aged with Photoshop, using this tutorial

3) aged with this Japanese picture generator

4) aged with

yesterday we waved Goodbye to Ivarr, he´s cruising to Canada

Love this happy monster bag

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


my new brooch from
Thank you Mona!

Did I tell already, that we are planning a knit-meeting together with Anne in our KOMPOTTfabrik?
For details, please follow the link. If you are in the area and like to join us, please drop a line.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lotte Reiniger´s Silhouettes

Snow White and Rose Red (1954) von BFIfilms

Charlotte "Lotte" Reiniger (1899 – 1981) was a German silhouette animator and film director.
this is a nice documentation about Lotte Reininger, showing her working process

The Art of Lotte Reiniger (1953-1971) von baraqueafritz

More of her enchanting films can be found on videomotion and youtube.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

studio pics from today

dark and grey and rainy - autumn!
my new assistant ...                                                viking on a stick

just discovered Monica Canilaos head dresses

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Whip Up

I´m so thrilled to let you know, that today I´m guest blogger on
Whip Up is the great, inspiring craft and DIY site editored by Australian Kathreen Ricketson.

Kathreen is also the author of several amazing craft books like Mini Quilts, Little Bits Quilting Bee,  
Kids Crafternoon:Papercraft and Kids´Crafternoon: Sewing .
She also publishes Action Pack, a minimag for kids

Please hop over and find my tutorial for a pin pouffe and enjoy many other talented guest bloggers.

Monday, October 03, 2011

the light...

... is so amazing in autumn. Trying to catch it with my camera.

always thrilled by light too and a great light catcher...

 We have some more details for the planned KOFFERMARKT (trunk show) in December here

Friday, September 30, 2011

before the weekend...

... I have to share this with you, because I´m so thrilled to see what people are making with the
Little Britain ribbons. These brooches are made by Mona and available in her Dawanda Shop

There´s a long interview with French bear designer Cyriaque L. on Dawanda France blog
(for those of you who speak French)

We already got some feedback and interest in the "Trunk Show" idea. Thank you!
We still need some more participants, but chances are good that it will take place.
I will soon share more details on my other German blog

Happy weekend to you! We still enjoy the nicest summer weather