26. Juni 2008

:: Wish list

Adorable mushroom money box from Kleiner Kaufladen.

:: Working 9 to 5...

...will be a dream for me. I currently work part time at a museumshop. From 13.30 to 22.00. Thursdays, fridays and saturdays. What seems devastating at first glance turns out to be perfect for me. Now I can work for Eden by day and earn money by night. But the reality is, that I have no free weekend night time the whole July through. It's gonna be tough. I warned you.

Watch the 9 to 5 Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpKAA2VxWY8#

20. Juni 2008

:: Happy Friday

Just a few pictures today. The weekend I'll spend in Stuttgart and I'm not looking forward to it.

Stitching, making Sülze and...

tending tomatos on my balcony. That's now my daily schedule.
Again some pics of my silhouette work.

17. Juni 2008

:: A Walk in the Park

On the weekend we went to the Botanical Garden. Wonderful. Only the big greenhouse is under construction.

:: Its official: Wedding Dress #3 & Eden

I just got the affirmation that I'll be participating at the Design Market of Wedding Dress on 19./20. July 2008, the independent and underground fashion and designer fair. The little sister of the big Berlin Fashion Week.
How it all began. Trendmafia turned out to be a success for me. I sold a few pieces and talked a lot with the people who bought my stuff. Interesting, that they were from around the world: U.S., Finland and of course Germany. I was also invited to present Eden at the Design Market of Wedding Dress #3. That really blew my mind! And took me at least a bottle of red vine to realize it.

Now back to reality. I got a nice e-mail from Katharina reminding me that the quality of my photos is not always good. Uhm...right. I will take this to heart and understand my blog from now on very professional. At least in my terms. I own no super magic camera, no Apple and no Photoshop. But I'll try. Promised.

I will also reopen my shop at Dawanda. Production is increasing...

9. Juni 2008

:: Trendmafia 2008

Just a view pictures from my booth at the Trendmafia Show.

3. Juni 2008

;; I'm crafting OR What do you say when you don't know what to say

Last week I had an interview for a part time job at a bookshop. When the book lady asked me what I'm doing right now I had difficulties to explain: I'm crafting... stiching and doing silhouettes...somehow...
In Germany crafting mean mainly knitting or macrame. Not very representative. Crafting is in Germany very conservative and etsy sounds here like a new home fragrance. Of course here's a vivid indie design scene in Berlin but they keep very much to themselves. Let's see how the Trendmafia fair on saturday will turn out.

Only four days to go. Yes, I'm nervous. Deciding to venture into the craft business isn't the only problem. It comes with various little questionmarks, fears and sleepless nights. There are constant self doubts about the works and the ideas, friends and family who don't understand you and of course the insecure financial situation. But all this didn't keep me from doing it.
So on saturday I will show off my crafties. It feels a bit like learning to ice skate. Trying to stand on your own feet. Gracefully and without falling. You got the new outfit and don't want to blame yourself because everyone is looking. There lies the controversy: you want to be looked at but there's still enough imperfection to hide.
The point is to get up, get a new pair of ice skaters and try the freestyle again.