Samstag, 31. Dezember 2011

Whovian New Years!

This year I'm not very excited about New Years...
Most of my friends are with their families or on vacation. I don't really want to go dancing, mostly because of the prices and all the drunk idiot strangers you don't want to spend New Years with...

I just want to spend a nice quiet evening. But I feel on New Years everyone has to do something or you'll be stamped as a bore....

Nevertheless I'll be having a nice evening with my boyfriend <3
Vegan Bavarian veal sausages and pretzels for dinner!
aaaaaaand lots of Doctor Who episodes!

My DVD boxes finally arrived ! yay~

the view from my window this morning <3 snow snow snow!

Dienstag, 27. Dezember 2011

oh noes!

I did it again.

I bought some more books. (get me a support group!)

I finally purchased "1Q84" by Haruki Murakami.
English version, 16€, Hardcover and all three books in one seemed like a good deal!

I also bought "Super Sad True Love Story" by Gary Shteyngart. Actually the cover got me a few weeks ago (yes I often buy books if the cover suits my taste). Nevertheless I put it aside and yesterday when I was watching an end-of-the-year marathon of a german show called "Der Marker" with my boyfriend, there was a contribution about this book and the author was reading some lines from it. I liked it from the beginning! 

I'm very curious about both books but I still didn't finish "Skippy Dies" by Paul Murray and "Across the universe" by Beth Revis which I'm halfway trough and totally digging!
I also pre-confirmed the next part called "A million suns" on Amazon!

And for Christmas my boyfriend got me "Der Geschmack von Chlor" by Bastien Vives, which was the one graphic novel I still wanted to have! <3

P.S.: I also finished that job at the bookstore, which is kind of sad because I had some really nice colleagues, but also good because it was reaaally stressfull...
But I already got a buttload of money from tips! and the wage will be on my bank account in a few days as well!
I sold another two bags (yay), and I got money from my parents and aunt for Christmas.
So I can buy looooots of books....lots lots lots! (And the Doctor Who DVDs!)

Montag, 19. Dezember 2011

latest events

I've finally got two days of work off, so this is a small update what happened lately :)

5 days of work are yet to come. I also have to work on the 24th, which is not that bad because I'm staying at home anyway, and the shift will end at 2 pm.

I figured working at a bookstore is very dangerous for my wallet. (because of the staff dicsount....)
I bought some books for my parents as christmas presents, but I also got myself some graphic novels

I started with "Asterios Polyp" last night and I really had to keep myself from reading it straight through.
And I still want to buy "Der Geschmack von Chlor". 

Also some bad news, I didn't take any pictures at the Kafe Kunst Fest, but it was really worth it! I sold some bags, and the pompon cape! Which is why I could buy the books above <3
And there was another Sale over at a friend's studio on friday, which I couldn't attend because of work, but I sold another two bags. YAY

Yesterday morning I got to meet some friends at a vegan brunch, which was super yummy! and I also got my first christmas present a little early but I loooove it <3
and it toally fits my blog :D

Also I managed to decorate a little for Christmas.
My dad and I decided that we won't have a Christmas Tree this year (even if one of the neighbours could get us one...)
so I put some spruce and fir branches on my wall and hang some owlies and bows on them. The owly template can be found here

Sonntag, 11. Dezember 2011

working 9 to 5

not really though. I'm working 9 to 8 
and at the moment I don't really have the time to do something for myself. but it's only three weeks and I'll get a buttload full of money :D

Nevertheless I'll spend my free day at the Kafe Kunst Fest today!
I'm so excited!
got everything packed and I'm ready to go :)

Tuesday I also got a day off, if I find the time I'll surely post some pics :D

Montag, 5. Dezember 2011

portable paintings ~ prices!

finally stated the prices for all bags and cloth I'll sell

every "under the sea" bag will cost 18€
click here for details for each bag ~

I had to state the prices a little higher than I wanted to at first. But since ever one is unique and they're not printed with screen or similiar, but handpainted it's a lot more effort.
So every one of them is somekind of portable painting and special

last preparations

something had to go wrong. it always does.
so it seems the snail mail screwed up or whatever, but I still didn't get my labels, which is indeed a problem because today I need to give the stuff I'm selling to a friend who will set up my stand on Sunday because I've got to work.

nevertheless I've also decided to sell some clothes I've sewn :)
also I managed to sew an all new piece
a rectangle shirt/cape with a pompon brooch

Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2011

under the sea ~ finished bags

I finally finished the bags for Kafe Kunst Fest, just in time, which is taking place next week's Sunday.
only thing missing now are the Team Weltretter labels, which should be coming by snail mail tomorrow.
and I still need to state the exact prices, but as I said they will be around 10-15€ I guess.

note: if you can't visit the Kafe Kunst Fest and you still want a bag leave a comment!

all bags are handpainted, dyed and embroidered. click for details :)

Mittwoch, 30. November 2011

seven and counting

seven days until I'm working at a bookstore wrapping gifts all day until christmas~

pro: I'll get books at staff discount
con: working from 9am to 8pm ( no life !!! aahhhhh!!!!!)

at least I've managed to finished all bags for Kafe Kunst Fest! pics will follow :)

Samstag, 26. November 2011


just discovered Winter Family yesterday.
I don't think you can listen to it all the time. it's just something you need to sit down for and carefully listen.

Freitag, 25. November 2011


The last months, almost a year, I lost track of finding good new music and following the bands I already love.
I missed so many new records.
I can't even tell why I got bored of music.
but I'm back now!
gonna catch up on everything! huzza!

Donnerstag, 24. November 2011


As I already said. I'm working on a batch of 10 bags right now for Kafe Kunst Fest in December.
I got 5 of them fully finished. 
All bags are handpainted, then dip dyed and embroidered.
They all got an "under the sea" theme :)
so here's a small preview of two of them.
unfortunately the lighting doesn't bring out the dip dye ombre effect...


the price will be around 10-15€ I guess. I'm
not sure yet.

pumpkin frozen yogurt

Yesterday I grabbed the last pumpkin at the supermarket and I made some delicious pumpkin pasta for about 10 people because I can never estimate how many noodles I need.

Nevertheless I had about half of the pumpkin left, and since I'm the only one in this household who likes pumpkin, I couldn't make a pie. ok I could, but I couldn't eat it all by myself. So instead I made myself some frozen yogurt!
Here's the recipe:

Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt

makes 2 servings

70g pumpkin purée
500g low fat yogurt
70g sugar
2 egg whites
vanilla flavouring

First you need to make the pumpkin purée. You could also use the canned one but I couldn't find it.
Heat up some water in a pan and cook the pumpkin about 30 minutes on low heat. 
Then pour off the water and mash the pumpkin.
Let the purée cool down a bit.

Also you need to sift the yogurt so it gets a kind of cream cheese consistency. Put a kitchen towel in a sieve and onto a bowl. Then put the yogurt in and some plastic wrap upon it. Let it rest for around 6 hours!

When the preparing is done you can mix the yogurt (wich will be only around 300g left) with sugar. Mix it for a few minutes (4-5) so it gets all creamy.
Then stir in a bit of cinnamon and ginger spice, as well as some vanilla flavouring.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and gently fold into the yogurt.
At the end mix in the pumpkin purée.

Then you have to freeze it for about 3-4 hours until it reaches the consistency you wish.
Take it out every hour and stir it.

Dienstag, 22. November 2011

For Sale!

I'm selling these handmade cotton bags!!
I made them two years ago for Kafe Kunst Fest, and those are the only two left.
They were printed with a stamp technique and cellular rubber.

Each bag is 7€ plus shipping!

fabric heaven

yesterday I went to buy some new fabric.

Usually fabric shops tend to be super expensive but I went to a wholesale plant where you can buy at purchase cost.
So I saved a whole lot of money and got myself a nice striped sweatshirt fabric.
Also I found this red Jersey on a pile of remains, which means it couldn't be cut smaller anymore, but I got it for a good price of 7€. Remains are paid 5€ per kilogram.
And they gave me some small fabric remains for free :)

Samstag, 19. November 2011

ermergency plan

I'm always late with my projects. I can't manage to keep my schedule. But when working with others I really try. Nevertheless this time all my effort didn't mean anything because now my emergency plan becomes effective.

As I told you I'll be taking part in Kafe Kunst Fest on December 11th. So a friend of mine had everything prepared..bags and shirts...and they practically just needed to be sent to me to be printed and embroiderd.
But life doesn't play like you want to, and due to a fire everything burned or is useless now.

So luckily a few weeks ago I purchased some plain cotton bags, which gives me the opportunity to still have something to sell.
I'm glad that the whole project doesn't fall trough all in all...but I'm also very sorry for my friend who might not even come....which is understandable.

So there are ten bags waiting to be handprinted, dyed and embroidered. 

(Pictures will follow)

Freitag, 18. November 2011

self control is equal to zero

if it's about books.

bought another two. ha!
the price was just too attractive.
and I had too much time left waiting for my train.

Kafe Kunst Fest

1 - Taken by me, Kafe Kunst Fest 2008|||| 2&3 - Taken by Sebastian Botzler, Kafe Kunst Fest 2009

Every year, usually one or two weeks bevor Christmas, the Kafe Kunst Fest takes place at the Kafe Kult in Munich.
This year it will take place on December 11th, only for one day.
There will be a Craft Market, with lots of d.i.y. stuff you can buy (like screenprints, selfmade bags/plushies/clothes and so on) but also an exhibition of photos, comics, illustration, zines, and so on. 
As a visitor you can participate in workshops like how to build own instruments out of tin cans and other unusual stuff.  Also there will be a station where you can print and sew something. 

I've kind of grown used to the Kafe Kunst Fest since this will be my fourth time in participating. And even though this year it will be super stressful for me to take part, I cannot imagine not doing so :)

For four years now a friend of mine and I have our own little project called "TEAM WELTRETTER". We've been sewing own clothes and bags, and some of them are handprinted afterwards as well.

I advise you to come and visit us if you can spare some time, since it's totally worth it!

So if you're in or around Munich on December 11th save the date!
Free entry!
For more information you can also visit these sites:

Donnerstag, 17. November 2011



There are days when I don't know what I want to eat. And when I finally decide what I would like to have the shops are already closed.
so that's when I start to cook up something from scratch.

Yesterday witchcraft and wizardry came together and I made this super yummy soup, which is kind of Asian, but I can't tell which kind because I just threw some stuff in and was lucky to have a good result :)

so here's the recipe: (please note: it seems like a lot of stuff to buy but most of those things either belong to my usual inventory or are cheap to get)

Vegan Super Yummy Non-Labeled Asian Soup


leek, finely chopped
pickeled bell pepper
garlic, pressed or finely chopped
bamboo shoots
mie noodles (or any other Asian soup noodles)
smoked tofu
vegetable stock 
soy sauce
dried ginger
peanut butter
vegetable oil
and some salt and pepper (I used cayenne) 

First heat up some vegetable oil in a saucepan. Stir-fry the garlic (just a bit..don't let it brown!), then add the leek, bell pepper, diced smoked tofu and a bit of soy sauce. Cook for only a few minutes then add the vegetable stock (about 700 ml). Let it cook for about 10 minutes on mid heat. 
Next you add the bamboo shoots and noodles. It needs to cook for about another 5 minutes until the noodles are done.
Now add the spices as ginger, salt and pepper. And also stir in about half a tablespoon of peanut butter. This may sound a bit weird but it goes very well with the flavours.

Mittwoch, 16. November 2011

page by page

so it happens that I started reading lots of books at once during the last few months and they're piling up next to my bed. 
still I can't stop buying more and more. Luckily I got some money for my birthday. What did I do with it? buy new books! 

I finally got myself a copy of "Blankets" by Craig Thompson , which I already read but since I also got "Habibi" a few weeks ago I wanted to complete the collection of big fast graphic novels!
I just love Craig Thompson's style of illustrating and it took me some time to read through "Habibi" because there were some pages I had to stare on for minutes before I could turn to the next.

Nevertheless my list of books I urgently want to read keeps on increasing ...
What I'll most likely buy next:
  • "Across the universe" by Beth Revis
  • The whole "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" series by Douglas Adams
  • "Black Hole" by Charles Burns (graphic novel)
  • "Der Geschmack von Chlor" by Bastien Vivès (graphic novel)

hello blogosphere!