Category Archives: art & crafts

the ride goes on

On this road called life
you have to take the good with the bad,
smile with the sad,
love what you got
and remember what you had.
Always forgive,
but never forget,
learn from your mistakes,
but never regret.
People change.
Things go wrong. (… no, they don’t)
But just remember,
the ride goes on.

(gefunden im netz, quelle unbekannt)


kintsugi (????) (japanese: golden joinery) is the japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. as a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.


das schönste an weihnachten. geschenke machen. mache ich so gerne, nicht nur weihnachten. viel lieber noch als geschenke bekommen (obwohl das natürlich auch schön ist 🙂 ).
nebenbei liebe ich es, dinge zu machen, nicht aber, sie zu haben … für andere zu machen löst das problem wunderbarst & macht mich zweimal glücklich: beim herstellen & beim verschenken!

jetzt also weihnachten.
dem sohn habe ich, via internetshops & moderner versandmethoden, seine geschenke direkt zuschicken lassen. warhammer-modelle hatte er sich gewünscht & hat sie, nebst farben & werkzeugen dazu, bekommen. und noch “selbstgemixtes” müsli. diesen kleinen kerl hier werde ich ihm dank spontaner planung nächste woche persönlich in die hand drücken können *freu*:


familienmitglieder, die schon “alles” haben & die ich mit “selbstgemachtem” nicht wirklich begeistern kann, haben dieses jahr unverpackte geschenke via oxfam von mir bekommen. naja, und weil es so eine gute idee ist, auch noch einige freunde, die aber darüberhinaus noch persönliche post bekommen (sobald ich es schaffe, sie abzuschicken 😉 ) … bananenstauden, bäume, mädchenschulgeld, fussball/sportsponsoring+hiv-aufklärung.

fürs mondenkind, mit der ich am heiligen abend feiern darf, habe ich einige bücher, eine taschenlampe, eine taucherbrille mit schnorchel & ein spiel.

calendario de navidad

made an advent calendar for the daughter; filled with activities (i. e. lots of fun and lots of time together). me, i have had fun yet making it & i really love how it came out. i also love the idea of doing more things together than we did within the last weeks (& i know this is something she really desires) & i prefer to give lots of love, time and presents linked with this (as there are some activities that will cost some money) rather than going on with the last weeks’ everyday routine and giving some big & more expensive thing on 24th.

background ... she loves mermaids

in progress

24 bags, filled

finished ... the night before 1st dec!

... & yes, she is absolutely excited!

crafting and salvation

my inner world again has been upside down this summer and still is. although i have been feeling better for 1 or 2 weeks now … well, maybe i will write more about this in another post. one thing i am often losing track of in the bustle of my everyday life (or am avoiding when i don’t feel well … don’t know why but i tend to avoid lots of things i usually like, enjoy, need when in this mood …) is crafting. within the last days i realized (again) how i am missing it and i started to plan some projects. made some doodles, painted with the daughter, will crochet some amigurumis and maybe knit a ninja sweater for the son. will have to go shopping before as i don’t have wool and i can’t find my favourite crochet hook – a wonderful one, wooden, a present from my dear friend c in australia. wondrously a new crochet hook arrived here by mail today … together with the “molly makes” i ordered few weeks ago, and, even better, together with a wonderful collage kit by jademond … exactly what i need right now! thank you so much!

so hopefully i can show you some new crafts here soon 🙂