again - pink and violet shades
i´m mostly wearing neutrals, so i need some colour
not sure what to knit with that wool though - it sits around for over a year now
my favorite Necklace


i need your help with this one:
tiny gold plated baked goods on a string of red silk
- necklaces for christmas time -
too cute? too much?
shall i go with grey silk instead? or offer both possibilities?
hope you all have a sunny autumn friday!


the forth piece of the layer collaboration
at first slots were made into the copper
than the whole surface was coated with enamel
which was taken off again to leave just the slots filled
i guess i´ll turn it into a pendant...
an other tiny heart necklace is on it´s way
a quite belated birthday present...
thinking of putting some of these in the christmas shop
with a red string of silk instead of the brown one


those grapes really looked stunning, but tasted not like you would have expected
this crazy patterned fabric is a tote bag i got from a drugstore
and my most beloved Silk & Glass Necklace
since pumpkin season just started i´d like to share my new favorite recipe
adapted from E&T
1 Butternut squash (about 3 pounds)
- diagonally halved, peeled, stem and seeds removed
olive oil
100 g breadcrumbs
2 onions - chopped
2 cloves of garlic - chopped
2 cans (800 g) peeled chopped tomatoes
salt, pepper, sugar, chili
375 g mozzarella - thinly sliced
2 big hands full of grated parmesan
2 twigs rosmary - chopped
slice the upper halve of the pumpkin in 2 mm thin discs
lay them on a tea towel, sprinkled with a bit of salt, for about 30 min
pat dry
grease a baking tray with olive oil and put the pumpkin slices on it
roast for a few minutes in the oven at 200 degree celcius
until slightly brown
cut the other pumpkin halve in tiny cubes
steam onions and garlic in a bit of olive oil
ad tomatoes and pumpkin cubes
simmer for 20 min
season with salt, pepper, sugar, chili and rosemary
grease a big heatproof dish, sprinkle with breadcrumbs
start with a layer of roasted pumpkin slices, then mozzarella, parmesan, tomatoes and breadcrumbs, repeat two or three times
end with a layer of pumpkin slices, topped with mozzarella, parmesan and breadcrumbs
bake in the oven at 200 degree celcius for about 40 min


a few weeks ago i got this beautifully made catalog
about students work from the Troxler class
at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart
although i left a year ago now, some of my work - posters and books - is included too
i´m very happy to be featured in this amazing book
it turned out really great, Eva-Maria and Benjamin!
see a few more pages HERE
have to heat up my scarf now before leaving the house


wintery work - just white with a tiny bit of red
i´m tired from the first day at my new little job
guess i have to go to bed right now...
started reading Revolutionary Road two days ago
awful but true so far


hurry up if you want to get your Little Black Cat right in time for halloween
in the meanwhile you can prepare some of the Meringues Bones
she likes to nibble on
she has a seriously scary sweet tooth
working on some christmasy necklaces
even made some Tiny Stars for the golden girls out there
all in the shop in early november


this time - a little bit of blue
guess what: i´m a lucky girl - i won the Mountains Tea Towel giveaway
it is so so pretty
thank you so much, Elisabeth!
some of the enamel pieces for collaboration: layers
i´m not sure what i´m gonna do with them - pendants? brooches?
(these are the other participants: Kathryn Clark, Inklore and Three By Sea)
some new but vintage glass beads
and a golden bag


little pudding molds - one of my finds from a long weekend of flea marketing
i guess they are from the 1920s to 30s - correct me if i´m wrong
finally started to work on this amazing project - october collaboration: layers
decided to begin with a bit of enamel work
since this is all about layering colour and texture
Capri by Essie was my favorite summer nail polish
but it´s pretty perfect for autumn, too


another plate from my 60s collection - at least i think so
apparently much of my tableware is way older than i thought
i have to train my time ranking skills
if it weren´t for the cherries it would make a classic autumnal plate
oh - have you seen those making of
Mad Men pictures?
Little Laughing Dog and Black Cat are kind of getting along now
last bits of pink in the yard
and the Arrow Necklace with a little dash of pink, too


halloween is lurking right behind the corner
and a little eerie creature has just left the workshop
climbing up the trees, observing every move we make
- especially every move Little Laughing Dog makes -
he´s quited frightend by her fearsome habits
she wants to be taken out to some scary party


recently i discovered by adding a little fatsuit
i could easily become a Gerard Depardieu mimic-a-like
not sure if or how i could profit of that fact
very effectiv flea market visiting
got tons of vintage glass beads and other stuff
like crazy coloured turquoise jug
working on scary things...i´ll show you soon


quiet days around here
Mad Men has come to Germany - not that i´m watching it
since my former roommate
( congratulations again to your new own flat, especially to the washmachine!)
convinced me to watch series in their original language some years ago now
and i have to admit - i watched A LOT
and i owe all my English skills to that fact
(i know they are quite small, but anyway...)
but i took some pictures of tableware from that period of time
so here we have a quite usual decor - the happy couple in Italy
in front of a ice cream parlour - a square cake stand
LITTLE LAUGHING DOG got a sleeping injection yesterday due to a minor intervention
so he just idled around with his unequal twin sibling Stuffed Laughing Dog
finally dozing off watching Gilmore Girls
on a very polite pillow saying "sleep well" in crocheted German


i´ll promise - no more plums for this year - these are the last ones
an other sunny day around the summer house
oh, and i actually took a picture of Little Laughing Dog and his wild bunch
here he´s chit-chating with Fine Little Day Donkey
and Slinky Dog - an ancient creature, a few houndred years old
it goes like:
"three right, three up - stitch stitch"
"bark saw saw saw"
i have no idea what it means
Glass Bead Necklaces


have you met LITTLE LAUGHING DOG yet?
he´s a Cocktail Sherrier, a rare but jolly breed - isn´t that right, K?
today he had a small meal of salt & vinegar chips and OLIVE BISCUIT COOKIES
(he can´t show you a picture of these - he didn´t refrigerate the dough long enough
so they didn´t keep their shape and turned out like one giant cookie
their looks would probably keep you from trying these - and you should
don´t forget - it´s all about inner beauty)
now he is of to play in the stormy birch woods
and meeting some of his cross stitch friends
interested in meeting them, too?
well, maybe i´ll manage to take a picture of them...


a post on trees
almost everything you see here is made by or of trees
(well, i don´t know how much of a tree is actually in a polaroid,
but it´s a polaroid of a tree)
is it okay to get wood heating material
and mourning for the trees of Stuttgart at the same time?
i don´t live there anymore
but i every time i went there by train
those giants where the first beautiful sign of this city, a swabian greeting
of course this is nothing
compared to the irreparable damage done to ecosystems every day
yet i am sad
and i feel sorry for those who got hurt trying to save them