Monday, June 27, 2011

and the winner is.....

I know I said the winner of the spoondoll and Grenadier woven ribbon would be drawn on Tuesday (28th).
But as I have to leave tomorrow morning for a few days again, I had to do it already today.

Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic ideas with me on what the ribbons could be used for.
Each of you would have deserved the little price and I would have been more than happy for you.
But I had to choose one winner and to make it fair, I used the help of

So, ladies and gents we finally have a winner.....

and it is

commentator number 16

Please send me your address to (sandra[at]herzensart[dot]com) and I will ship your price immediately after my return.

All woven ribbons (Grenadier, Telephone Cell and London Bus) will be available in my shop after my return.
Thank you!

Wishing you all a good time and until we talk again, please have a look  
what Martina already made from her London Bus ribbon

UPDATE: nice pictures from the Rosenfest at Bandweberei Kafka are now online

Sunday, June 26, 2011

impressions from the ROSENFEST

yesterday was cold, grey and it rained the whole day.
I thought not many would be leaving home on such a uncomfortable day for
visiting the weaving mill 

    [after setting up my little nook, freezing and a bit nervous; the coffee machine in my neck -> good place]

But they came, many many people dropped in wanting to see the weaving looms in action, the beautiful Kafka
ribbons, the exhibited handmade items and the newest Little Britain ribbons.

I was so happy to meet Elisa and Paul
and Martina and so many other nice visitors and exhibitors.

     [a big Britain fan... ]

There was a big hello for my ribbons, some already had heard of in the Kafka newsletter, or seen it on my blog,
but when the first spools sold out, I was really blown away.

Many thanks to Christine Niehage and her team for a wonderful day in a cozy atmosphere (besides despite :) the weather).
Thank you Michael for all the ribbon cutting and help.

The Grenadier, London Bus and Telephone Cell ribbons will soon be available in my webshop,
so please stay tuned.

Friday, June 24, 2011

preparing for tomorrow

WOW, what a fantastic response to the ribbons and give away. Thank you so much, dear readers!
You came up with many great ideas what you could use the ribbons for.

The last days I was preparing for my little stall for tomorrows ROSENFEST at Bandweberei Kafka.
I have sewn small items which I decorated with the ribbons and I was thrilled to see that they look great in
combination with various fabrics and different patterns. After my practical test I love them even more now.

Some of you already told me that they plan to visit us tomorrow.
Oh I´m so excited and I look forward to meet you!!!

Hopefully the weather god is gracious to us.

[The GIVE AWAY is still open until Tuesday, next week...]

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

herzensart ribbons woven on museal weaving looms

I´m so excited and proud to show you my newest herzensart edition

A while back Christine from Bandweberei Kafka, an old weaving mill dating back to
1898 asked me if I could imagine to turn some of my LITTLE BRITAIN designs into a limited edition of
woven ribbons.  I could´nt hardly believe my luck, my designs woven on museal Jaquard looms.
OF COURSE I COULD, of course I wanted!

Below is a short slideshow to share with you the process, from the very start, making the design by cutting papers,
converting it into a point-paper-design, producing card-to-tape converters,
assembling the more than 100 years old weaving looms with countless small thread spools
and after a lot of clattering and rattling recieving the most beautiful woven ribbons.

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

I made 3 different ribbon desings, a Grenadier, a red telephone box and the London Bus.
The first 2 will be available soon, the London Bus will be following later.

The selling of the ribbons starts with this event:

ROSENFEST at Bandweberei Kafka on Saturday, June 25th 2011, 11.00 am
a market with nice handmade little things, something tasty and a look around in the old weaving mill.
I will be there with a small stall as well.

Later on the ribbons will be available exclusively in my webshop and at Bandweberei Kafka.

If you are in the area, I´d be happy to meet you on Saturday.
This is the address where the Rosenfest takes place

I´d like to share my joy with you and celebrate the arrival of the ribbons with a little
wrapped around a spooldoll, made by me.

All you have to do is to leave a comment and let me know what you would use the ribbon for if you would win.
The winner will be drawn Tuesday, 28th June.

Thank you!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

little Britain again

Today I´m making tiny things and I´m so eager to show you some great things that arrived yesterday.

This is a first hint.......

Friday, June 17, 2011

Scotland Yards famous heads

Officer Evans and Constable Wilson {work in progress}

Wishing you a nice weekend!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

just some pics from the week

I thrifted a box filled with old porcelain cups

the garden belongs to the factory where my studio is located
I  love the little flowers in the tub

Enjoy the weekend lovelies!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Sjoeder loves sunflowers

I haven´t made vikings for a while, but every time I finished one I´m feeling satisfied.
This guy with his sunflower shirt I heart very much

Tuesday I´ve been to Bandweberei Kafka (a weaving mill since 1898 and also museum)
again. Seeing live how the most beautiful ribbons are produced with old, hughe, rattling 
Jacquard weaving looms is quite something.

I´m looking forward to share some pics and exxxxxxxciting news very soon

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Sunday pleasures

Sunday is my declared fleamarket day. Today a cozy one at River Rhein in Unkel

and this is my haul

a Kokeshi doll family

a little box with tiny safety locks

and 2 racks made from old wine boxes

Saturday, June 04, 2011


nicht so viele, aber ein paar sehr liebe Menschen kamen gestern durch diese Tuer.
Danke fuer Euren Besuch, die anregenden Gespraeche, sowie Eure Ideen und Interesse
an gemeinsamen Aktionen!
not too many, but some dear people came through this door yesterday.
Thank you for your visit, the inspiring conversations and your ideas and interest in shared activities.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

offenes Atelier am Freitag (German post)

{ich wuenschte die waeren von mir, sind sie aber nicht. Jutta hat sie gemacht}

Liebe Leute in und um Siegburg,

am Freitag, 03.06.2011 oeffnen Jutta und ich von 14-17 Uhr unsere Ateliers.

Ganz ohne Tschingderarassabum, wir freuen uns einfach ueber netten Besuch,
jedes neue sowie jedes bereits bekannte Gesicht ist herzlich willkommen.

Also, springt doch mal bei uns rein!

Lindenstrasse 60
53721 Siegburg (Zange)

Bis Freitag?