Montag, 28. März 2011

Chocolates in a Box

Even though I have not made these myself I just did not want to deprive you of them:

My friend Yuka (who, fortunately, is fine) sent me these beautiful chocolates. I think the Japanese are always so creative...
As we both have our birthdays in March, I sent her some hair ornaments, and she sent me a necklace and chocolate. Isn't she sweet? :)

Sonntag, 27. März 2011

Birds & Nests

From now on my letters will always include twittering birds, antique birdcages and nests in trees.

When redeeming a voucher I got at school on birthday, I bought this stamp set in a nice shop in Hanover.

Isn't it lovely?

Montag, 21. März 2011

Carrot Cup Cakes

As the Easter season is arriving, flowers start blooming, and the sun is warming our skin, I let the spring into our kitchen (and tummies) and baked some carrot cup cakes!

Shame on me, I have to admit that I used a baking mixture... (I'm not that gifted when it comes to the kitchen).

However, that's why I'm allowed to say that they are damn delicious, haha!! :D

Sonntag, 20. März 2011

Beautiful "Mushrooms" in my Garden

These buttons are from a little shop or designer in Berlin. However, I got them at Dockville Festival, that's why I don't remember the name of the store. 

They look like the prettiest buttons I've ever seen, don't they?

Dienstag, 15. März 2011

A thought about Yuka and Yoshimi

I waited with this blog-entry because I thought it might sound artificial or like a thing everybody does these days.
However, my sister and me want to express our compassion with Yuka and Yoshimi. 

Yuka, who has been my pen-pal for many years now, lives in Osaka and is safe. 
Yoshimi, who my sister and me have made friends with many years ago, is fortunately abroad at the moment and not in Chiba. 
Both have not been affected directly by the tsunami, however we all feel very worried about the situation in Japan and would like to express our thoughts.

some of Yuka's lovely presents from Japan
(I added the Anti-Atomkraft sticker)

When Yuka visited me in 2007, she brought with her this book which includes beautiful photographies of Japan. 

Among it is a photo showing the beautiful landscape of Matsushima which is now probably destroyed by water masses:

We can only wish Yuka, Yoshimi, their families and friends, and the whole Japanese population the best of luck and health - and that somehow they can return to their "normal" lives.

Samstag, 12. März 2011

Grandma's Kitten Slippers

...that's what I thought might be a nice name for this new pair of Tilda-slippers. 

They were made for a friend of mine who likes cats. 

I added a nice white-blue border which creates a nice "grandma" look but which is still lovely, I think. 

You can buy the cats buttons in a cute shop in Hanover called "Dear Lilly". 
They have plenty of these kinds of buttons, borders and fabric.

Enjoy spring! :D

Dienstag, 8. März 2011

An obscure UFO is crossing my way...

What have I been doing all those months? least today I was creating a so-called "UFO" (unfinished object).

Would you recognise this as a part of Tilda's slippers?
Yep, this is what happened when I tried to iron some vlieseline onto fabric... Unfortunately, I did not remember the instructions from the last time
so I mistreated the iron and created a lovely smell in our cellar room...hehe

However, now I replaced the little rag of slipper and maybe soon you might be able to see (hehe) yet another pair of white-blue slippers. No strawberries this time, though! ;-)