Montag, 30. Dezember 2013

Today - street art Linden Nord

When I see such pretty street art I can not stop to smile.
And in Linden you can find a lot of beautyful street art.

Sonntag, 29. Dezember 2013

Samstag, 28. Dezember 2013


Love these envelopes.

Freitag, 27. Dezember 2013


Still Christmas cards are coming from far far away...
Thank you!

Donnerstag, 26. Dezember 2013


Today I finished a beautiful book, made a red bag and did not learn for my exams.


After celebrating Christmas (we celebrate on the 24th) in the Hunsrück area and a quick stop at my parents home on the way back we are now back home in Hannover. Christmas this year was peaceful.

Hope you had some good days, too.

Montag, 23. Dezember 2013

How I became a Grinch for most of my adult years

How to get someone to become a Grinch?

Some ideas:

1) Do not ask the person what her wishes are, buy something you think that is great (but useless) for the person and ask her to be joyful with her whole heart.
2) Buy something the person has wished, tell her you have bought it, but give it to someone else (oh, I am sorry dear, I forgot...)
3) Tell the person that you want her to behave herself this year - do not give any clues what behaviour you want/ do not want.

My fav is the third idea. After my mum used it I finally decided to stay away from home over Christmas - I was 19 years old.

Sonntag, 22. Dezember 2013


Today I slept a lot, painted a bit and tried to visit for the first and last time this Christmas the Christmas market in Hannover. Well, I got there but it was very very crowded. I felt somehow very uncomfortable not being able to walk, just all the people around me, no chance to see what the booths are offering... it was a very short visit and now I am back home.

Samstag, 21. Dezember 2013

On shopping

I was asked if I was Christmas shopping in Berlin.
Well, my course ended about 6:00 pm each day so there was not enough time to visit the lovely little shops I would have loved to do. Once I went into the KaDeWe. There I bought some things - well, not for Christmas. I found the first edition of the flowmagazine in German and could not resist to buy it. And I bought a grater for hubby. He loves to eat raw salad and our old grater was in poor conditions. The new one is so great, hubby had to eat a non vegetarian raw salad today coz he grated some piece of his finger in his salad, too (He is fine again, the bleeding stopped and he is allready doing the laundry).

Freitag, 20. Dezember 2013

Sonntag, 15. Dezember 2013

Berlin for a week

No, I am not only for fun in Berlin. I will attend a course and it will be very hard and dry stuff to learn.
Usually I am so tired afterwards each night I just want to sleep - well, and sometimes not just afterwards I have to admit. And I have to get as much as possible into my old head. Next exams in March 2014. I am allready a bit scared.

Yesterday - second part

Yesterday we wanted to visit the exhibition of Orike Muth and on our way we saw that Waldemar Mirek was in his gallery. So we had to say hi to him and take a short stop there. He has decorated the whole room for Christmas. It was great that the art was not moving for the pics - Waldemar is such a whirlwind it was nearly impossible to get a pic of him. The last pic was the best of my tries I have to admit. Can you guess what he used in the first pic as base for the bird and the cones to hang?

Samstag, 14. Dezember 2013

Today - Designachten

Today I decided to take the car and drive to visit Designachten - a handmade fair held in the Sofa-Loft here in Hannover. After a long time searching I found a parking spot and was able to search for where the fair was - not as hard as the search for the parking spot. It takes 4,-- € entrance fee, but I bought so much cards cheaper than usual (postcards for 1,-- €/piece how cool is that?).
I love the postcards made by cmig and hand & maus and for sure the card with a cat from ranipink.
And it was great to see thing in world 1.0 - I saw only in the net before.
I had to behave myself not to buy much more than I did. Some prints were gorgeous, but I did not want to buy them without my hubby who was brave at home doing some work in our house (and he will still need some more hours to get his new working place together).
Lunch was today just an affair of rolls.

Freitag, 13. Dezember 2013


I made cookies, myself something hot to eat with veggies and thinking hubby would be coming home late I decided to do some (of mine) washing. Well, hubby did not come late, he wanted to go out (I not) and was frustrated when he learned that I still had washing in the machine, coz he usually washes his work shirts on friday nights.

I will go to Berlin for the week on sunday. I just have three pairs of trousers that fit (the others need a weight reduction of about 40 pounds). And I wanted to take clean clothes with me. Uggghh...

Montag, 9. Dezember 2013


Today I phoned with my skin doc. He got the pathology of the two moles. One was starting to get not so good and one was in the pre-stages of cancer. He wants to see me again in three months.

Sonntag, 8. Dezember 2013

Yesterday - Christmas market in Ober Hilbersheim

Yesterday I went to the Christmas market in Ober Hilbersheim.

It is just one weekend per year, but worth visiting. Well, when you find it - it is a bit hard to get there - I think they decided to built some wrong things into the GPS, coz they have to keep the visitors in a managable number - and it was still very well attended. You will see a lot of handmade things and craftmanship. You can buy great stuff and they sell local mulled wine and specialities for fair prices. The food is mostly provieded by local groups. I had a fresh baked pretzel with cheese and a mulled wine and I took a bottle of local white wine home for hubby who did not come with me - he preferred to cycle 4 hours in a gym.

I saw a lot of good things, but hey, I had to behave myself, so I just bought some handprinted cards and a new teapot (you can see it on the second pic) I am using allready at this moment while I write here.

Freitag, 6. Dezember 2013


Today we had the first snow of this winter.
It was still crazy windy and it was a mix with wet rain.

I hope to catch some beautiful pic this weekend.
Tonight we will drive into the Hunsrück area.

Donnerstag, 5. Dezember 2013


Today I had my Canon with me. It was planned to go into an old town with a beautiful Christmas market and taking pics there.

Well, it was not to be. The market was chancelled today because of the weather.
So I enjoyed a nice time indoors with lots of homemade cakes, cookies and so on.

Sonntag, 1. Dezember 2013

On my wish list


flow (I just ordered their book for paper lovers)
wrap ( I still think about ordering the new issue)


Liberty of London (shaukat has allready a sneak preview of the spring 2014 Tana Lawn - I love to sew with it summer clothes)
Old German prints - aren't the roses beautiful?
Amy Butler - so beautiful fabrics - I love her honeycomb and am longing for this homedecor.


Something made by Orike Muth - I totally love her style and had to be very brave today not to buy something.
I love mugs and these are so beautiful - I just have the yellow one yet.

What is on your wish list?

Brunch, apple crumble, tea...

... and a visit with friends and another to an exhibition.

Weather dark and rainy. Colours remote.
Exhibition colourful, crowded, people buying a lot.