Samstag, 27. April 2013

Some things finished

You rembember I said I wanted to sew something in Liberty print japanese style?
Today I finished it - well, I had to fight a bit with the binding, coz I have never done that before, but I believe it is wearable, what do you think?

Just for fun a birdie:

Have a nice weekend!

Freitag, 26. April 2013


I was asked recently if I have any formal education in paiting, sewing and so on and how long it takes me to make something.

Well, I do not have any formal education in painting, sewing and so on. I had a lot of luck to be able to attend a free creative course two times a week at my school after my normal schoolhours from 7th to 13th grade. The teacher stayed longer and helped us for free. A beautiful - now allready dead - lady. We had a nice group high under the roof of my school - building. During that time I was teached how to knit with a knitting machine (still can not do it by hand - I have to admit). I did a lot of silk-painting - I think I painted so much scarves all my relatives must still have a lot of them. I did macramee and I learned to sew. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed every minute of it although I came home late coz of it. And that is the reason I still have a problem with two dishes. My mother alterated between these on these days for years - coz they were easy to heat in the microwave - I still can not get myself to them (Nasi and Bami Goreng - if you are interested).

And I was alltimes encouraged to work at  home. I made clay brooches when I was 12 years old. I had a place in our local shop who sold them on provision.

During holidays I did nearly each day something from patchwork to silkpainting to clay during my schoolyears.

I thought about going to university to get more educated and become a teacher of art and biology, but my parents wanted me to learn something real. So now I have a bachelor degree in something that has nothing to do with art.

Well, in my free time I still love to play with colours and fabric. My first attemps do not alltimes get me where I want to get so it takes sometimes several tries to get something done. My paintings take me one night after work each, a bag takes a bit longer. I get faster when I know how something works. I am really scared sometimes when I try something new, but with getting used to it it gets much easier.

Donnerstag, 25. April 2013

Something good

I just got the call that my three moles were cut out well.
One was allready a bad one and the other two started to behave bad.
Next cutting date in autumn - when everything goes as planned.

Yeah, no cutting in summer!

Mittwoch, 24. April 2013


... I alltimes get everything. This time terrible nosebleeding both sides. Yes. And not the amount was scarrying me, but that I had a headache and I felt two night in a row like blood running down. I was scarred and Doc told me to stay at home for the week when I finally visited him on Tuesday.

Now I am allready feeling a bit better after a lot of sleep and a lot of vaseline for my nose.

Sonntag, 21. April 2013

Good bye for now...

... I am tired, Sunday night. Short night, fast drive, work tomorrow.
Without internet mostly during the week now. Just some surfing on the phone. Blogher does not work well with my iphone.

Liberty meet Japan

Today I started dressmaking again. Oh my, it is ages ago I last sew something for myself to wear that fitted. I bought some liberty fabric from UK and a sewing book from Japan for big girls.
Now I have started to cut the parts out. I hope it will fit coz I really need some summer pieces, soon.
I hope to finish it next weekend.

Do you buy your clothes or do you make them yourself?


Today we visited the open-door-day at our local bakery Borchers.
The first three pics are from their production.

I love that it is spring - first day barefeet.

Bread from the bakery for our lunch.

Flowers waiting for getting planted outside.


Freitag, 19. April 2013


This week was a fast one.

Wasn't just monday?

Do not get to blog during the week.

Spring has started to show up.

First cherry trees start to blossom.

First butterfly (a yellow one) dancing in the air.

Love the air and the light.

And the first greens on the trees.

Sonntag, 14. April 2013


I loved this weekend. After a not so good week (health wise) it was so great to meet friends. Like alltimes I wanted to do more than I finally did this weekend. Now it is nearly 12:00 pm and my to-do-list is still not done, but hey, that's most weekends so. Do you know this, too?

Tomorrow (in about 6 hours) I will leave for work again. Coming back home next friday. I still have to pack some things. Alltimes on the last minute - that's me.

This moment

This moment I feel good.

I met friends on friday night.
Had friends over on saturday night.

Good talks, good food and views.

On friday outside above Hannover watching the fireworks.
Yesterday in front of our open fire burning some big logs.

How much I miss this feeling during the week!

Samstag, 13. April 2013

Stiched together again

selfie 2013

This is how my arm looks after yesterdays doc visit. 
And I have one more, but in another place and bigger and not looking so pretty.

Sonntag, 7. April 2013


My art is me. I am my art. I love to create and play.

It helps me to make something when I am alone so often. Reading and creating - things you can do alone well.

More birdies

(Some are allready flown out to new homes.)

Donnerstag, 4. April 2013

My life

It is not always a beautiful garden,
there are things I would be grateful not to have in my life.
Sometimes I seem not to see the flowers between the weeds,
than a little wind comes and the beautiful smell let me look around
and I see the flowers again.

Each day one birdie

I love to paint birdies!

Mittwoch, 3. April 2013

Hubby will call me crazy...

... coz I ordered a big amount of fabric today.

Well, I am not crazy, I ordered some Liberty fabrics from shaukat/uk. And I hope the books I ordered from Japan will arrive soon, coz I want to start sewing my own wardrobe. Well, maybe my hubby is right to call me a bit crazy.

Dienstag, 2. April 2013

On holidays

I have holidays! Yes, holidays. Four days off from work.

And still I feel the urge to do something productive. I can not get the saying out of my head: do something useful! You should get done more! Sleeping is not a good holiday activity!

How crazy is that - I have holidays!

Montag, 1. April 2013


Just some impressions from our morning walk.
Hannover 2013