put a ring on it

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It’s been 2 years since I made these crocheted rings, but I finally picked up my little crochet hook again and made a new batch of cosies. I’m loving the colors even and even though winter is almost over, these are still kind of fun.

Available at Lichtung / Wildnis Cafe

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small things

I’m small; that’s how people would describe me. Here in Herrnhut, I’m often used as a yardstick for size. For example: That mug is so tiny, it’s Nono-sized. OR: I had a dog that was tall as Nono. Perhaps this phenomenon is fueled by my habit of making small things. But I don’t do it on purpose, I promise I promise! My justification? The Lord exhorts us not to despise the day of small things (check out Zechariah 4).

Anyway, enough said, I made these recently cos I had found a pack of key rings amongst my materials. Also (at the risk of contradicting myself) my mailbox key is inconveniently small.

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Then I made these:

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And altogether now:

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On sale at Lichtung / Wildnis cafe for € 5 each.
Made to order. Leave me a message if you would like to have one of these.

a mini sleeve

My first commissioned case -pun intended- for a friend’s iPad mini.
Made with felt + wool plaid + leather.

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Want something like this custom-made? Write me. 50% of profits will go toward supporting the [‘vɪltnɪs] café ( a project by Pick A Pocket) in Herrnhut. We’re still raising funds to complete the café / gallery, and add more seating.

Coming up next, my latest collection that I’ve been working on for the Christmas market in Herrnhut, which actually took place today.

rain bag

I’ve been collecting material on the low, and to be honest, it’s been quite long-drawn, even with my keen eye for junk. But last month I received a booster package from the lovely Queenie, who has been one of my biggest supporters and contributors for my handmade art. In it was, amongst other little treasures, the cutest green polkadot water-resistant material – just what I needed for a rainy carry-all day, cos it rains a bunch here. I got to experiment with making a fully lined bag, with a nice long zipper to top it all off. Also the base is firm enough so it doesn’t sag, which has been bugging the bejeebers out of me when I used to made bags with a base. So I’m going to make more bags this way. woop.

Tag Tag

The great thing about German holidays (at least in this corner of Germany) is that since the whole town pretty much shuts down, you really have the whole day to contemplate the significance of this day. And appreciate I did, the fact that I was here, in Saxony, in Germany, on Reformationstag (Reformation Day). But I also handstamped a load of gift tags with my latest lino stamps, for a handmade fair somewhere in Atlanta. I wish I had all my lino stamps with me here in Germany. 

pins & needles

Loving my new sewing machine… and a bunch of new [old] bedding that I collected from the base. Bedding that was thrown out because they were faded and old, or didn’t fit the huge square german pillows, or were just strangely shaped/sized. Also there was something that looked like a cross between a sleeping bag, a poncho, and a duvet cover. Very strange. Anyway, all the better for me cos it was made from a lovely blue gingham fabric which I could totally use. I now have curtains in my room (i’ll post pictures on the weekend), and these little pin cushions. Both curtains and pin cushions have been very useful.