Thursday, September 29, 2011

Inspiration Corner: Annette Bugansky

Reading home magazines for guilty pleasure, I found this very creative combination of ceramics and knitting, by designer Annette Bugansky from London: pictures here and here

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fresh & Organic 28

Fresh & unpacked!

Fruit: apples, pears, bananas, grapes, lemon

Veg: potatoes, cucumber, carrots, red and yellow bell pepper, batavia lettuce, watercress, red radishes, tomatoes, cauliflower, spring onions

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


What I surprisingly found out while searching for something else in one of my wool drawers:

The baby blanket wool skein has a little sister! And I have actually knitted with these colours before and haven't even realised it. They come from the same colour family of Lana Grossa sock yarns, one of the regular and the other of the thicker variety. In February I knitted one of the Candle Flame Cowls with it, yarn held double.

And now big and little sister cozily cuddle up with their pink cousin and the ever growing blanket for the little sister made out of the big sister...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Same Crown as every Year

Every year the Sunday around Universal Children's Day (20 September) there is a children's festival in the middle of the city with lots of playing and crafting activities for the little ones.

Since we moved to Oldenburg two years ago, we have been to that festival and some ideas never seem to go out of style, so one of Clara's crafted things is always a cardboard-feather-and-glitter-crown.




Same same, but different...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fresh & Organic 27

While I was teaching a weekend yoga retreat for the inner organs at an ashram at the North Sea,

the weekly inner organs workout in form of the veggie box arrived.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Whoops... I did it again

... and bought a home magazine.

Another thing or two I found out about home magazines:

- even if they are completely in German, they have an English title

- they go very well together with a plate of sushi and Chinese stir fry

- or with Indian Matar Paneer

- but before I can have a home like this I need to clean my old one first...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Random Pink & Purple

Inspired by the colour changes in the baby blanket, I went looking for other pink and purple combinations in and around the house.

(another one wipes the dust...)

When I came back a parcel from England stood at the front door -
with my new tea pot inside,

for a calming colour contrast in turquoise.

For two perfect cups of tea.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Coming down with a cold and being cozied into the couch, the first skein of wool which was supposed to last all of September for the baby blanket is nearly used up. Everything has its own plan.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


After Espanola and Santa Fe, Taos was the third stop on our route through New Mexico.

The Native American Taos Pueblo is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the USA and a fine example of traditional adobe architecture.

Beautifully surrounded by mountains.

The tiny town of Taos has a lot to offer for the art lover as we found out in one of the galleries: "Gary Fey's Good Thunder Batik Gallery".

Specializing in the 2000-year-old fabric dyeing process Batik.

We were shown the step-by-step process of layering wax and colours.

The magic ribbon box

awaited Clara in this store:

She could pick one ribbon.

In that street we also found a yarn shop,

appropriately called "The yarn shop" (link here).

And even if it was a very hot day in June and I wondered who would knit in this weather, I was assured by these knitting ladies that it really gets cold in winter, it's a ski resort.