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Friday, October 29, 2010

Kraut rock´s !

A cabbage field near our home on a foggy october morning.

It´s typical for this region in austria. ......the cabbage as well as the fog!

and this is the cabbage head that will turn into a heart-warming cabbage soup!
It is a soup recipe from Greece, so it perfectly suits to protect from cold!

Put Olive oil into a pot, add chopped onions (1 or 2 ), and chopped cabbage ,

stir-fry till it smells tasty

Then pour on aproxx. 1 liter instant soup ( the quantity depends on how big your cabbage head is)
..add 1 teaspoon fennel seed, 1 teaspoon anise, lemon zest and salt.

..some lemon juice, and then let it simmer for 25 minutes.

In the meanwhile chop parsley ....

after soup is ready, put crumbled sheep cheese in a bowl, pour in the soup......

and enjoy!

BTW, this wonderful Bowl is made by my sister-in-law. She and my brother, a painter, are running the Kunstwerkstatt Ruprecht.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Giveaway winner!

I´m the happy winner of Sumiko-shop´s giveaway!
This beautiful necklace, made by Sandra of zsazsazsu1963 will be mine soon!
It is one of her new collection : "Les doux et durs" Visit her shop for more beautiful jewelry!

Monday, October 25, 2010

old , faceted....

I was lucky to find these special beads some time ago: dark coffee-brown and faceted.
I think they are venetian, in any case they are old Beads.

They have a shimmering appearance and a special effect.
They look definitely brown, but when you hold them against the light, they have a glimmer of emerald....

They are most effective crafted simply and pure. There are not too much beads left, and so I´m very stingy, using them!

Friday, October 22, 2010


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1.Knitted grey autumn set by okapiknits

2.Silver Ball by miriadmoni craft sterling silver oval ring by kathiroussel

4.washed wool two piece sleeveless mock neck top with capelet by sandmaiden

5. The Convertible Gaiters in Blackberry-Graphite by merrybe

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Thursday, October 21, 2010


next is to remove the paper, to deburr, to rasp, to sand, to polish.....and to take a photo.....

My creative space

It seems to be an anachronism in times of laser cutting to do this , but I can not resist to make some of my Stars again .... Hand sawed out of brass and copper.
(It´s contemplative , and I´m quite good in these tiny things! )

Show your creative space ! If you want to play this week, hop over to Kootoyoo

Monday, October 18, 2010

Flickr Favorites !

For those who like to have their tea hot!...and for those who don´t want some..Crazy tea pots, I really like Nr.3
1. 09 January, 11.36, 2. Tea time, 3. Untitled, 4. Untitled

Friday, October 15, 2010

another brick in the wall....

It´s a wonderful old wall on the backside of our garden, which was overrun with ivy! The thick roots and branches were almost going to destroy it . I like ivy, but I do love that wall!
..and so we decided to restore the wall!
Two days I was fighting with the plants, then I had to take the soil out .
We have a talented bricklayer, who is experienced in working with these old, uneven bricks. be continued...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My (..not so) creative Workspace

..for the next few days... Construction Area!

I´m looking forward to show the "before and after" pictures!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Flickr Favorites

Brooming foliage ! ....not my favorite pastime, but necessary at that time of the year.....

1. brooming again, 2. Clean Sweep, 3. Untitled, 4. Standing Solo

Here you can find some more brooms ( case you need one to ride on it),
...and if you want to see more mosaics, hop over to Artmind!

Friday, October 8, 2010


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1. Beautiful Blue silk fiber paper hat by magdalenakellerman

2.Love Me Knot (Black and Gray) by MQuin

3. Made to Order Eco Friendly Bridesmaids Clutch in Natural Shade - Set of 4 by iragranteco

4. Aqua Ring by SimplyRiveting

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

New listing

Transparent, turquoise glass beads, silver oxidized.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Button Wednesday - Raku Buttons !

Buttons made of raku clay and glaze .

Find more of these wonderful buttons at wondrousstrange
Button day at Kraplap´s blog, have a look, she always finds great button objects!

Monday, October 4, 2010

That´s it

..... enough beauty treatment. (Sorry dear, we all have to live with our wrinkles..)

Sunday, October 3, 2010