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.

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enveloped

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Enveloped

I think envelopes are underrated. They’re the sidekick, you’d never give more than 2 seconds of eyeball time before wanting to rip them open. They get stamped, sorted, ripped up, tossed in the trash, occasionally reused. But a good envelope makes all the difference, like a well-built house.

So I might have a slight obsession with envelopes, as you can tell from my previous work. Envelope bags, pouches, passport covers, and now, envelopes for envelopes. It was a cold Spring day some time back in May, I worked on making a pilot series of envelope templates to make my own envelopes out of recycled paper. Inspired by the matryoshka doll, also known as the Russian babushka dolls. I’ll be making a series of these for sale.