LOVEDEAL - 20% OFF IN MY DAWANDA SHOP

12 03 2015

Only today, Thursday 12th and tomorrow, Friday 13th...

20% Off in my entire DaWanda Shop!!!

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Happy Day,

Anette 


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My Studio Space And A Little Dream

31 01 2015

I have my studio at home in a separate room.

It's working great that way because it gives me the most flexibility between family and work.

I also love to be able to close the door to my work space in the midst of the greatest chaos with no need to clean up every single day.

Meaning - it usually looks a lot messier than on these pictures :) 

studio space

The past months have been great for my business. I am really grateful for having so many wonderful customers and clients appreciating creative goods.

I do worked a lot though with basically no breaks - even on the weekends - so I feel a bit tired right now.

At least I try not to be late for bedtime.

But what about a little day break, too? I know people who swear on power naps. 

The thing is, I can't imagine going to the bedroom for a twenty minute day nap.

Neither to the sofa in front of the TV.

Just the thought of it feels energy draining instead of fueling to me and it would make me feel all lazy and old.

I know, crazy, right?

BUT - if I had a daybed or sofa right in my studio THEN...it would be all different.

The nap would theoretically still count as "work" and I would not feel too guilty :-)

You think I am just trying to make up reasons to buy a daybed? Maybe.

Let me dream a bit... 

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I would move the wool rack back to the front right corner closer to the window where it had already been before.

And the printer could move into the little storage room right across my table to be out of sight.

Then there would be exactly enough space for a daybed.

With plenty of nice pillows.  

I like the simple look of this one for example. 

Plus it could also serve as a bed for a guest.

We do have these two convertible sleeping chairs which look fine but honestly are not really nice to sleep on. 

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Well - we'll see...

What about you - do you do daytime power naps if your schedule and location allows it?

Happy Day,

Anette 


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Little Ikea-Hack: Marble Table

23 05 2014

Recently I bought the little tray-table from the famous  Ikea Bråkig Collektion .

We use it often - it's a cute, lightweight little table around the sofa or just next to the kids who often play on the floor.

Sometimes I thought, it's a bit too lightweight because playing kids don't always watch out...

The other day I needed the tray from the table to get some things organized in my jewelry workshop.

I looked at the now bare frame and thought, that a marble top would look really nice. I have a little marble crush for a while now and really wanted a piece to prepare and photograph food on it.

So I immediately contacted two local stonemason places and asked for an estimate on a 2cm "Bianco" marble plate with a 56cm diameter.

One said  €80 - the other €250.

Ok - that was easy!

The plate was ready to be picked up after a few days and fitted perfectely onto the wooden table frame. It has a nice, heavy weight but I am still able to quickliy lift it up and place it on my counter.

Kneading dough works wonderful on it and the plate wipes easily clean. I tested it here .

Two things I wish I had payed attention to:

- I actually wanted a much whiter piece of marble with just a few light grey strands than the one I got. So, if you are picky you have to go to the stonemasonry and look at the piece of marble before they cut it into shape. Since it's a natural stone all pieces are different!

- Also take a good look at the surface of the plate before it is been cut. Mine has some matte spots which are only visible at an certain angle against back-light but if you want to photograph on it, it can be disturbing.

Ikea-Hack Marble table, Marmortisch DIY

Happy Weekend,

Anette 


Loopy Mango Big Loop Yarn Now Available In My Shop

06 05 2014

I already told you a few weeks ago that I really love the "Big Knits".

And I still do! A lot! 

The big grey blanket is finished and once I have photographed it, I will show it here on the blog.

Meanwhile I placed an order with Loopy Mango from New York because I had an eye on their Big Loop Merino Yarn for a while now.

It finally arrived here in Germany and the yarn is just gorgeous!!! 

So soft and the colors are beyond my expectation. It was such a joy to unpack the parcel.

I ordered a few more of these gigantic skeins and though I actually would love to keep them all to myself I am trying to be brave here and put some in my DaWanda Shop.

One skein is 40 oz with approximately 120 yards and you knit or crochet this yarn with needle or hook size 25mm.

The skein comes with instructions for a beautiful little blanket called the “Nantucket Throw".

My family is crazy about this throw and everyone wants it to get cozy on the sofa or balcony. It has the perfect size to cover and warm your legs or to wrap it around the shoulders.

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If you are interested in different colors from the Big Loop Merino collection  than the ones I picked just let me know and I can order them.

This yarn is hard to obtain in Germany.

Also please let me know if you want to be put on the e-mail list for future "Big Knits Workshops" in my studio. 

Happy Day,

Anette