we´d like to invite you to our annual WSAKE Christmas market
this time we don´t only offer our jewellery 
but also some spectacular hand blown glass ware by INGRID DONHAUSER
(in case you can´t make it - we do ship those pieces, prices range from 30 to 190€)

Saturday, 5.12., 2 - 7 pm
WSAKE showroom, Am Gries 35, 93059 Regensburg
you will find a lot of pieces from our previous collections
and a brand new range of one of a kind ear rings
(yes, we do ship those, too, just drop us a note)
and - as always - there will be festive treats for you to enjoy
looking very forward to meeting you soon!

also: those KISSING GUY BARRETTES are almost sold out
the ones above are currently on their way to FINE LITTLE DAY
so don´t wait too long in case you have your eye on these very loving fellows


it´s our third BOOKCLUB meeting
and we choose Jacob´s Folly/Jacobs wundersame Wiederkehr by Rebecca Miller
it is a pretty crazy ride of a book
spanning a few centuries worth of stories
there´s a poor jew with an adventurous life in Paris in the 18th century,
 a man working on boats and fighting fires in his free time 
and a girl trying to find her way in a traditional jewish home in New York, both in the present time
AND it´s all told by - a fly!
HERE are the first pages in German
in case you are intrigued now
and want to join us on 10.12., 7.30 pm, just let me know
got inspired by the challa bread mentioned a lot in the book
but i didn´t want to go the braided way and made snails instead
filled with evil Nutella spread, hazelnuts, chocolate and dried cherries
topped with a grenadine glaze and more roasted hazelnuts
also i didn´t burn the cut offs in the oven (instead i almost burnt the whole thing)
and the fact that my photographer assistant told me about his spectacular love affairs
while i tried to reenact a poetry recital without remembering any of the ryhmes
wasn´t very "traditional" either
also i put my cat in there since the fly tries to bring down a "hero" who started out by rescuing kittens
she would have needed one like him a couple of weeks back when fighting with a marden
she´s all sewed up now
but still a very poor, hurt and scared bundle of fur
and i really hope she´s going to make it
the tiny dotted cat is by LE TRAIN FANTOME
and the necklace by ME
just in case anyone is wondering...


i tried to find a way to help for quite some time
and came up with a really comfortable way for you and me to do so:
i created some CHRISTMAS CARDS and you can buy them
so i can donate all the profits made by the sale to the UNO REFUGEE RELIEF
and the local institution REGENSBURG HILFT
and a friend of mine - MAGDALENA ETTL - even joined me and designed three more cards
this way you have quite the selection to choose from to spread your seasons greetings
to make the process more transparent, here´s how it works:
all profits are donated
which means all proceeds minus 0,23€ for each card to cover printing costs,
19% VAT and transaction fees
shipping cost are not included in the donation
also we´re not able to send you a receipt for your donation
i do know i took the easy route to help
without any personal involvement and without being touched by the hands on human despair
but i´ll admit right now this is the only way i can
and strangely enough it was one of the most frustrating projects to work on
nothing turned out he way it should
help did come from sides i didn´t expect it to come from
so thank you:
E for getting me to do so and being the hardest critic
Magdalena for joining me in the last minute and bearing some hard decisions with me
all my friends who helped out with advice
and took scary ELEVATOR RIDES with me on the hunt for a motive that never made the cut
let us keep our hearts and doors open and not waver in our love for each other
and let´s cut down that f... Nato wire!

post scriptum:
by now i´m not so sure anymore
if it was a really good idea to have used those christian/religious songs and the bethlehem star as a symbol for a warm welcome
since it seems that since the dawn of time all that pain has always been caused by reasons of various believes clashing
which really makes me sick
thinking the only things that matter are humanity and kindness and freedom of the mind
and Christmas time shouldn´t be the only excuse to live by these principals
it is a year round and forever and always thing
but to me those words and symbols stand for love
another thing that really matters


my parents back yard
before they cleaned it all up for winter
made Maria´s HILDEGARD COOKIES after i found the link over at FRL TEXT
(that pink stuff in my bowl? just a bit of Himalaya salt)
she also hooked me on spelt coffee again
(guess what - when you keep an open jar of that powdered stuff long enough it does turn liquid on its own and makes you scream looking at it!)
but i´m still on the hunt for a not so harsh, milder brew
any suggestions - also about other no-coffee coffees?
(oh - when i asked my mum for ground gloves she wanted to know what i was planning on baking
and when i told her so she looked at me quite shocked:
"but you know those are going to be doagbatzen (beautiful bavarian saying for very hard and dry baked goods)?!"
we´re such a charming family...)
find us this weekend on DILLY DALLY DESIGNMARKT in case you´re in the Regensburg area
and we´re very happy to be a part of BASTIS RIKE´s wonderful new ONLINE SHOP
we even have our own little SECTION
TANZFAKTUR - when E and her boyfriend aren´t PAINTING, they are dancing
(i do not know what this piece is about, a bit of intimacy and perception stuff i guess
but it looks like i accidentally sponsored their dancing shoes - aka best sandals ever)