tried to be very french and made some of those lavender rattle things
at first everything smelled like my grandmother´s closet and then the next day it had stopped
no scent at all, just dried flowers and stems - is that dry summer to blame?
and since everyone talks about that Ottolenghi cake with APRICOTS, WALNUTS AND LAVENDER
i had to make it too - such a delight
and because i still have a bottle of Cointreau minus one tablespoon left from this CAKE´S icing
i made some of it to pour over
to tease my sisters - who seem to be some of the very few still-readers of this blog -  i changed some colours again
they do not like that, harhar!
happy blue moon!


cleaned out my closets 
so i´m having a YARD SALE
clothes, dishes, books - all kinds of stuff
maybe something finds a new home 
before E will cut everything fabric into ribbons and crochet rugs with it
since she´s very into RECYCLING CLOTHES
if you´re interested in something just send me an email
find everything HERE


thank you so much for stopping by this saturday
the weather was great and you were all so very nice
we had so much fun
and even our workshop brushes got dressed up with BARRETTES
had not so much luck with the flowers though
found some wilted roses but they didn´t seem to go with anything
and baking in this humid heat was a disaster
the pavlovas turned into sugary glue and i had to dry out Heidi Swanson´s PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES 
for hours in the warm oven but they still kept changing their consistency
her POUND CAKE with geranium leaves worked excellent, will make it again and again
and i still like colouring my pictures very much as you can see


we´d like to invite you all to the WSAKE summer exhibition

Saturday, 18.7.
15.00 - 18.00

Am Gries 35
Stadtamhof, Regensburg

you can take a look at all of our new pieces 
while sipping some summery drinks and snacking on little treats

we´d love to meet you all, so do stop by
bring your friends!
and yes, there will be a lot of BUTTS and such to play with


some a bit belated birthday flowers for E
who just turned 26 and apparently drank a whole bottle of champagne
when told the bodily decay is starting just about now
with 6 years advance i can tell her however life just gets better every year
and if she´s still depressed about the future she could have some of my amber
it seems to help with those things
i´m really into wilting dried up plants right now
no wonder since i´m a "superficial waterer" and there´s a heatwave blasting on
but now i´m about to get a floristic patent for a very special skill:
"dyed" some box twigs ombre
meaning shoved them into a bucket and forgot all about them for quite some weeks
and i didn´t stop just there and dyed on in photoshop
(blame it all on the heat)
also using glasses made for forcing big hyacinth bulbs
when "arranging" flowers is my new favorite thing to do
pictures of E (wearing a sweet KISSING GUY)
were taken in early may when the still bare apple tree shadows made for a mean underwater effect
also she hates clean backdrops so i made sure there were none involved
also a very happy birthday to RIKE


here are a few gif "outtakes" that didn´t make it into the lookbook
and some workshop pictures of BARRETTES coming to life
you probably can tell the BUTT is one of my favorites...
thank you so much for welcoming our new collection so kindly
this GARDEN + this BOUQUET
PEACH + SHISO CRISP using my new favorite herb
and this POUND CAKE with rose geranium leaves